Beauty Advent Calendars 2018

Monday, July 30th 2018 1

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Now that beauty advent calendars are a monumental part of the Christmas build up, here's a look at some old and new classics you can expect to find in the beauty hall this year.

NYX, £50 (coming in at £40 during Black Friday promotions)

If you have a teen queen to shop for, this calendar is wonderful. Featuring 24 brand new colours in best loved NYX textures, this is colourful and fun. I love the design, based around the idea of a Sugar Trip.

NYX Advent Calendar 2018

Advent Calendar 2018 NYX

Advent Calendar 2018 NYX

Decleor, £80 worth over £256 (coming in at £56 during Black Friday promotions)

For a total skincare fanatic, this calendar is brilliant. Not only will you get to try all of the Decleor best loved products in generous travel sizes, you’ll also take away full sized versions of two of their newest launches from this year. I travel a lot, so something like this is my idea of heaven.

Advent Calendar 2018 Decleor

Decleor Advent Calendar 2018

LookFantastic, £79 worth over £300

To give that real wow moment, the Lookfantastic calendar is enormous and full of mostly full sized products. I couldn’t get over it when I started to delve in!

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2018

What I like about this is that although most products are from best-loved brands (Illamasqua, Molton Brown, Balance Me, Aromatherapy Associates and Sleek to name a few), there are some niche additions for anyone wishing to make new discoveries. The value here is incredible and the great thing about this sturdy unit is that you can reuse it year on year, filling it with your own Christmas treats.

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2018

L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar, £49, worth £85

Such a lovely option for a family, this world of bath and body treasures is generous enough to go around everybody. Includes a mixture of fragrance, skincare, bath care, haircare, everything.

Loccitane Advent Calendar 2018

Advent Calendar 2018 Loccitane

Paul and Joe Beaute, £56

Every cat lover’s dream, this calendar is cute, kitsch and full of feline themed presents. Though it doesn’t have 24 items inside like the others, this does come complete with a button to make it miaow, which instantly makes it my favourite. Give this to someone who loves cats and let them enjoy the cat shaped lipstick inside among other beautiful treats.

Paul & Joe Advent Calendar 2018

Paul & Joe Advent Calendar 2018 cat lipstick

YSL, £TBC at Selfridges 

For the first time ever, YSL have created their own calendar. This contains 24 miniature products across make-up, skincare and fragrance.

ysl beauty advent calendar 2018

Atelier Cologne, £300 at Selfridges 

I know it’s expensive, but if you have a thing for luxury fragrances this calendar is amazing. Featuring lots of vials of fragrance from their unisex collection, this also contains two generous travel sizes (including the latest Clementine California scent) and body products.

atelier cologne advent calendar 2018

atelier cologne advent calendar 2018

Kiehls, £150 at Selfridges 

The Kiehl’s calendar always delivers and is a great unisex option. This is jam packed with skincare miniatures.

L’oreal Luxury Calendar, £TBC at Selfridges 

For me this calendar is the original luxury calendar that really set the tone for all others to come. It contains products from a whole host of brands including Urban Decay, Viktor and Rolf, Lancome, Kiehl’s and Giorgio Armani.

selfridges beauty advent calendar 2018

beauty advent calendar 2018 selfridges

Diptyque Calendar, £TBC at Selfridges 

A gorgeous gift for home, this calendar is packed with scents, candles, and skincare. I always think this is the best Christmas option for a couple, maybe their first Christmas in a new home or as a married couple.

beauty advent calendar 2018 diptyque

diptyque beauty advent calendar 2018

Marks and Spencers Beauty Advent Calendar, £TBC at M&S 

The M&S beauty hall is full of such amazing brands, this calendar is probably one of the best I’ve seen so far. Brands include L’Occitane, Stila, Nuxe, This Works… what’s not to love?

beauty advent calendar 2018 m&s

beauty advent calendar 2018 m&S contents

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar, £TBC at Fenwick 

When I saw the contents of what I think may be the first ever beauty advent calendar from Fenwick, I was amazed at what a mark they have made with their first Christmas foray! Brands include By Terry, Pixi and Dr Sebagh. SO good.

beauty advent calendar 2018 fenwick

fenwick beauty advent calendar 2018

Liz Earle 12 Days of Christmas, £TBC 

For the skincare enthusiast, something small and sweet from Liz Earle will be just the ticket. This gives a 12-day countdown of skincare, helping to build a total beauty cabinet and allowing you to try cult classics and lesser known heroes from the brand.

liz earle beauty advent calendar 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Beauty Universe, £150 

As always, Charlotte returns with her beauty universe featuring a 12 Days of Christmas style count-down with 12 luxury miniature products. What I like about Charlotte is that she doesn’t increase the price of her calendar year on year when so many brands do just this.

Charlotte Tilbury Christmas 2018 advent calendar

beauty advent calendar 2018 charlotte tilbury contents

Selfridges Beauty Workshop Selection Box, £70 at Selfridges 

The Selfridges Beauty Workshop Selection Box is something a little bit different this year, operating like a chocolate selection box rather than a 24-door advent calendar. This way you can open it bit by bit in the advent build up or you can open it all in one go on Christmas Day.

Selfridges Christmas Beauty 2018 selection box

Advent Calendar 2018 selfridges

Advent Calendar 2018 beauty selfridges

Debenhams The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar, £70 at Debenhams 

For the first time ever, Debenhams have made their own beauty advent calendar and it’s great. Brand inside include MAC Cosmetics, Too Faced and Make-up Forever, and at £70 it is one of the least expensive out of all of the luxury calendars on the market. I believe they will be operating some kind of offer wherein with a certain spend in store, you can get this for £50 instead of £70.

beauty advent calendar 2018 debenhams

beauty advent calendar 2018 debenhams

beauty advent calendar 2018 debenhams contents

Space NK, £TBC at Space NK

This calendar is MAJOR! Take a look at the contents, this is going to be a standout option for anyone that loves niche beauty.

space nk beauty advent calendar 2018

space nk beauty advent calendar 2018

I’ll update this list as and when I have more photos and prices. Spot something I should add? Tag me in @MixedGemsBeauty and show me.

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