Best Beauty Advent Calendars for Christmas 2020 | The Sun UK

CHRISTMAS is still a couple of months away, but it's never too early to get excited for the launch of beauty advent calendars.

Don't just settle for a miniature chocolate every morning, now there are a number of glamorous beauty advent calendars available so you can count down to Christmas with a bit of sparkle.

What could be better than opening the doors to a new beauty treat every day in December?

Many of the calendars are a great way to get your favourite products for less than you'd pay in the shops and whilst they may seem expensive, they are usually worth way more than the price tag.

Whether you're looking for skincare, hair care of make up, there are plenty to choose from.

So what are you waiting for? Read on and get excited for Christmas, you'll just need to be quick, it'll be here before you know it.

Just don't hang about, most of these sell out every year!

1. Lush Advent Calendar

Our favourite natural beauty store Lush has announced their Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 and it looks like a corker.

This year the products inside the calendar are all vegan, and includes 24 products so you can enjoy a Lush treat every day in the run up to Christmas.

Perfect for someone who's looking for a more sustainable and eco-friendly approach to beauty, or Christmas, it includes favourites such as the Sleepy Shower Gel, and the Twilight Bath Bomb and Christmas specials such as Yog Log Shower Gel and Kinky Boots Bubble Bar.

It'll set you back £185 and is available for pre-order for dispatch in November so the products can stay fresh.

  • Lush Advent Calendar, £185 – buy here

2. The Body Shop Advent Calendar

Another eco-friendly favourite, The Body Shop's ever popular Advent Calendars are back.

Last year they sold one every 30 seconds, and just like last year there is more than one to choose from.

There are three calendars to choose from, and they all contain at least 24 joyful products – from bestselling minis to full-size favourites, as well as some feel good ideas and tips.

Shoppers can choose from the deluxe Make It Real Together Ultimate Calendar for £150 (worth £226), with 25 full sized products, the Make It Real Together Big Calendar for £70 (worth £136.50) with a mix of 25 minis and full sized products, and the Make It Real Together Calendar for £50 (worth £79.50) and is filled with 24 mini bath and body treats,

The only problem will be choosing which one to go for, they'll be on sale very soon.

  • The Body Shop Advent Calendars, from £50 – buy here

3. Fortnum's Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Looking for Luxury? The Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar is for you.

Priced at £195, the beautiful advent calendar is a real show-stopper and is packed with festive beauty suprises from Fortnum's iconic beauty hall.

Worth over £800, each one of the 25 drawers is packed with something special, and the best in skincare, make-up, haircare, bath, body and wellness treats.

The incredible beauty advent calendar including luxury brands such as Chantecaille, Guerlain, Patchology, Sisley, Fresh, Sol De Janeiro and Elizabeth Scarlett.

You can't go wrong with this one.

  • Fortnum's Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, £195 – buy here

4. Elemis Advent Calendar

The Elemis Calendar has yet to be revealed, but they've given us a few hints.

Filled with 25 best selling Elemis heroes, and new fan favourites from skincare must-haves to bodycare essentials, the 2020 calendar is bigger and better than ever.

It'll be available from, and you can sign up to the newsletter to find out first.

  • Elemis Advent Calendar, Price TBC – click here

5. Rituals Advent Calendar

Rituals is releasing two Advent Calendars this year – 2D and 3D versions , so it's going to be hard to choose which one!

Each calendar will have 24 doors and you'll find body and soul gifts including hero products and some of the brand's newer launches. including their new Ritual of Jing Mini Fragrance Sticks and Rose de Shiraz Eau de Parfum.

Both calendars will contain four special mini candles which have been created especially for Christmas, but other products will differ.

  • The Ritual of Advent Calendar, Price TB – buy here

The best Beauty Advent Calendars from 2019

Whilst we wait for some of our favourite brands to release their 2020 offerings lets take a look at what was on offer last year.

Featuring favourites from Marks and Spencer, Lookfantastic and more, it won't be long before they're back on our shelves.

Make sure you check back as we update the guide as the below are released for 2020.

1. LookFantastic beauty advent calendar

Lookfantastic were one of the first to announce their advent calendar last year, and it was packed with everything from skincare, haircare and cosmetics to beauty tools.

Filled with incredible brands such as Emma Hardie, Elemis, Morphe and more,  it included 25 products valued at £420, but was priced at a reasonable £79.

  • Lookfantastic's 2019 Advent Calendar, £79 – click here 

2. Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar

The Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar always looks incredible, last year's set you back £150, and was filled with twelve full size and mini award-winning beauty and skincare heroes.

With mini's including Full Fat Lashes, Wonderglow, Rock 'n' Kohl, and full-size lipsticks including Matte Revolution Pillow Talk, Hollywood Lips in Screen Siren, and Eyes to Mesmerise in Jean – it had everything a makeup addict could want.

  • Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar, £150 – click here 

3. Glossybox beauty advent calendar

Glossybox had an uber chic offering, with 25 products worth £370 in the lead up to Christmas.

Glossybox subscribers were able to get the festive offering for £70, but you can pick it up for £80 even if you aren't a user of the service.

  • Glossybox advent calendar, from £70 – click here

4. Harrods beauty advent calendar

We hope Harrod’s sell-out beauty calendar will be making a comeback this year.

Last year's luxury products inside were worth more than £600 but you only have to pay £250 for the calendar, thanks to many goodies being 50 per cent off.

Expect a host of luxury brands in its 25 drawers, including Nars, Laura Mercier, Dr Dennis Gross and Guerlain.

  • Harrods calendar, £250 – click here

5. L'Occitane advent calendar

L’Occitane filled their festive offering with an array of their best-selling items behind 24 doors.

These included Almond Milk Concentrate and intensive hand balm, with items collectively worth £79.

It was available for £49 and the best part of this calendar was it has a sustainable theme and included advice on easy ways to be kinder to the planet.

  • L’Occitane classic advent calendar, £49 – click here

6. Jo Malone advent calendar

Largely considered the holy grail of the beauty industry, Jo Malone’s advent treat sells out year upon year without fail.

The price tag may seem a bit eye-watering, but fans will get a daily treat in the form of tiny moisturiser, shower oil, candle and colognes.

If you are keen to try out the full-size products but don’t want to commit to the usual price, this could be a great way to sample out some goodies.

  • Jo Malone advent calendar, £320 – click here

7. Cult Beauty advent calendar

Cult Beauty's makeup and skincare advent calendar was priced at £195, but when you consider the whole thing is worth £680 then it's quite the saving.

The extra special calendar even had ten bestselling products and a giftcard.

Last year's calendar included huge brands such as Huda Beauty, Laura Mercier, OUAI, Nars, Iconic and many more.

  • Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £195 – sign up to the waitlist at

8. bareMinerals makeup advent calendar

Bareminerals fans were in luck last year, as the brand released their "most sophisticated and giftable Advent Calendar ever", and it's easy to see why.

It included twenty four of their favourite new and existing products in mini sizes, from all categories including face, colour and skincare.

  •  bareMineral's 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar, £79 – available 13 September. 

9. Feelunique advent calendar

Depending on how much you want to spend, Feel Unique released a 12 and 24 day version of their calendar.

Packed with surprises from a selection of full size and mini  luxury skincare, makeup and hair care treats, they also included a number of cult classics and niche brands such as Emma Hardie, Nuxe and  Rituals

The 24 Day Advent Calendar was priced at £79 but worth £256.

  • Feelunique Advent Calendar, from £79, – click here 

10. Holland and Barrett beauty advent calendar

Holland and Barrett's Advent Calendar is packed full of natural beauty products, and is a firm favouirte.

Last year it included goodies from must-have brands including Fruu, Weleda, Dr Organic, Faith in Nature and more,as well as vouchers inside the doors for Dr Organic to True Skincare.

Three winners could also win  a trip for two to Dead Sea Magik Spa worth £300.

We're excited to see what is included in the calendar this year!

  • Holland & Barrett Advent Calendar, £35 – click here

11. Birchbox advent calendar

Birchbox's £70 'Countdown to Beauty' Advent Calendar includes twenty-five beauty treats from the likes of Bumble and bumble, Oribe, Lumene, Caudalie and AVEDA.

Beauty fans could even find a full size Estee Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara hiding behind door 25 – a Christmas treat if we ever saw one.

  • Birchbox Advent Calendar, £70 – click here 

12. Marks and Spencer Beauty Advent Calendar

The much-anticipated Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar  is one of our favourites.

Last year's calendar featured mini products from brands such as own-brand M&S Beauty, Emma Hardie, NUXE, L'Occitane and more – making it the ideal way to try before you buy.

  • Marks & Spencer Advent Calendar, £40 – click here 


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