22 Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2020 | The Sun UK

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

Don't settle for a miniature chocolate every morning, as 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 belwo beauty advent 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, haircare or makeup advent calendars, there are plenty to choose from. So what are you waiting for?

Read on and get excited for Christmas, as we've rounded up the best beauty advent calendars on the market.

You'll just need to be quick, as December will be here before you know it.

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

1. Lush Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Our favourite natural beauty store Lush has announced its 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 Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

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

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. 

  • 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 surprises 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 Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

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 body care essentials, the 2020 calendar is bigger and better than ever.

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

  • Elemis Advent Calendar, Price TBC – click here

5. Rituals Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

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

6. Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

The gorgeous calendar includes favourites such as Byredo, Morphe, Ouai, Huda Beauty, 111Skin, Pat McGrath, Slip and more, so it's a great time to snap up some beauty favourites for less.

It'll hit stores this Christmas and is available to purchase from mid-October in all Selfridges stores and online.

  • Selfridges Exclusive 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £210 – click here

7.  Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2020

Looking for the ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar, this is it – but it'll set you back £320.

Jo Malone's London themed Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with 24 surprises including much love colognes, travel size bath and body, and miniature candles. 

For 2020 their classic Townhouse design has been redressed with shimmering balloons to celebrate a Season of Scent, and there's even a super special gift behind number 24.

It's available from the 1st October from jomalone.co.uk before hitting stores two weeks later. 

  • Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2020, £320 – buy here

8. L'Occitane Beatuty Advent Calendar 2020

L’Occitane have launched three advent calendars this year.

The first, and cheapest L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar is priced at £53 but worth £87, and has designed by award winning French illustrator Edith Carron.

The Luxury Advent Calendar is priced at £99 but is worth a huge £135 – its packed with surprises for home, bath, face or body, it includes some of L'Occataine's best selling products including their Relaxing Pillow Mist, Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum, Almond Shower Oil and Herbae par L’Occitane EDP fragrance.

Lastly, there's the L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar which'll set you back £160 and has been made in collaboration with UK illustrator Isla Simpson from recycled cotton and is made to be reusable for years to come and on top of that, each pocket unveils a luxury size product.

  • L’Occitane classic advent calendar, from £53 – click here

9. Holland and Barrett Beauty Advent calendar 2020

This year Holland and Barrett's Advent Calendar is completely vegan, packed full of natural beauty products it's a firm favourite each year. 

It includes sustainable favourites from the likes of UpCircle, Ethique, Weleda and Q&A, as well as vouchers behind various doors for money off a repurchase.  

The calendar features 14 full sized and 11 sample sized products, and if they were sold separately would total over £170. 

It'll be available in store and online here from the 14th of September.

  • Holland & Barrett Advent Calendar, £40 – click here

10. No7 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

No7's Beauty Advent Calendar is a sell out every year and this year looks to be no exception. 

They've already opened the waiting list, and those that get their name down will be able to get 24 hour early access to the calendar on Wednesday 14 October ahead of general launch on 15 October.

It's full of your No7 skincare and cosmetics favourites for £45 but worth a huge £172.50, plus 10 lucky customers will find a golden ticket worth an exciting £1,000 hidden at random, which will be redeemable on all No7 products. 

  • No7 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £45 – click here

11. Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Following a sell out year in 2019, the 2020 Beauty Advent Calendar features a beautiful marble swirl design with touches of Glossy pink and metallic gold.

It contains 25 beauty treats that make the perfect countdown to Christmas and is worth over £390, but will retail at £80 for subscribers and £99 and non subscribers.The calendar is available for pre-order for Glossybox Subscribers on 8 September at 12pm, and 30 September at 12pm for non-subscribers.

  • Glossybox 2020 Beauty Advent Calendar, from £80 – buy here

12. Jo Loves 2020 Advent Calendar 

Jo Malone's Jo Loves have revealed their 2020 Advent Calendar with a spectacular wreath design, which is sure to be an eye-catching addition to any home. 

Styled around a luxury candle of the 25 December, the wreath is the ultimate centrepiece with 24 deluxe travel products and a full size surprise. 

It features a selection of brand new Jo Loves products miniatures including Mango Thai Lime Bath & Shower Gel and Body Lotion, Chistmas Trees Room Spray and more. 

  • Jo Loves 2020 Advent Calendar, £300, joloves.com – buy here

13. Nivea Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar 2020

NIVEA have released a Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar for 2020. 

Housed in a festive ski chalet design, the calendar comes complete with 24 pampering treats – from full and travel size NIVEA essentials, to deluxe beauty bonuses. 

The Nivea Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar will be available from Amazon from 7th September 2020 for £40. 

  • Nivea Ski-Lodge Advent Calendar, £40, Nivea – buy here

14. ESPA Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

ESPA have released their 'There's No Place Like Home' Advent Calendar, and it's full of 25 hand selected ESPA products for the skin, body and mind. 

Filled with new favourites from the Modern Alchemy Collection, it's best-selling Tri-Active enriched formulas, and luxurious gifts, it's guaranteed to be a sell out. 

Launching 2nd October 2020, ESPA’s advent calendar will retail at £145 and is worth £230.

  • ESPA Advent Calendar 2020, £145 – buy here

15. Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 

The 2020 edition of the calendar is packed full of beauty favourites and must have brands, including Anastasia Beverly Hills, Illamasqua, Omorovicza, ESPA and Philip Kingsley.

It's worth an impressive £450, but will retail for just £85 and contains a selection of high-worth products such as Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream which is worth £63 just by itself.

The calendar will be available for pre-order on the 12 September and will retail from 1st October at lookfantastic.com.

  • Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2020, £85 – buy here

16. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Cult Beauty's Advent Calendar is worth a huge £930, but shoppers will be able to get their hands on it for £199.

Beauty fans will also be over the moon to hear that the Christmas Day drawer is even bigger and better than before.

Whats more, one Advent Calendar will include a real Golden ticket, an £1000 Cult Beauty Voucher so you can have the shopping spree of a lifetime. Including brands such as Summer Fridays to Charlotte Tilbury,
Costa Brazil and Larry King Hair Care, it's a great chance to try a number of the top beauty brands out there without paying full price.

  • Cult Beauty 2020 Advent Calendar, £199 – buy here

17. Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 

Feel Unique's 2020 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar is worth over £250, but will set shoppers back just £89.

It's filled with an indulgent mix of beauty favourites including brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Huda Beauty, Sol de Janeiro, Nars and Elemis – basically, all our favourites.

Feel Unique's Advent Calendar will be available to pre-order from 16th September, and you can sign up to the wait list here.

  • Feel Unique's 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, £89 – buy here

18. Liberty London Advent Calendar 2020

Liberty's Beauy Advent Calendar will retail for £215, and contains almost £800 of the most sought after products from their Beauty Hall.

Nineteen of the twenty-five drawers will contain full-sized products from exclusive brands such as Vilhelm Parfumerie, and QMS alongside cult favourites from the likes of Le Labo, Augstinus Bader, Venn and Hourglass.

  • Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £215 – buy here

19. ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar 

ASOS have not one but three Beauty Advent Calendars, prices start at £35 for the ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Calendar, which is packed will goodies including Florence by Mills, NARS, and Revolution, and more.

It's worth over £80 and there's everything you could need for a big night out, or in.
Fancy treating yourself (i mean, why not?), there's also the ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Calendar, which will set you back £75; it's the ultimate indulgent treat, and includes goodies from from MAC, Living Proof, and Sunday Riley .

There's also a ASOS Grooming 12 Day Calendar, which is priced at £35 but worth over £80 – it includes treats from brands such as House 99, LAB Series and Harry's – it's the perfect present for your beau.

  • ASOS Advent Calendars, from £35 – buy here

20. Charlotte Tilbury 'Bejwelled Chest of Beauty Treasures' 

Charlotte Tilbury can do no wrong, and her 2020 Advent Calendar is no exception – her 'Bejwelled Chest of Beauty Treasures' is the ultimate gift.

The Charlotte Tilbury 'Bejwelled Chest of Beauty Treasures' will set shoppers back £150, and is available from charlottetilbury.co.uk.

You can find exactly when it launches by clicking here.

The calendar includes 12 doors with a number of make up and supercharged skincare favourites and includes full and travel size make up and skincare icons, encased in a stunning golden treasure trove.

  • Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures, £150, Charlotte Tilbury – buy here

21. Birchbox Advent Calendar

Birchbox has launched their Beauty Advent Calendar, and it's packed full of much loved brands including Sunday Riley, bareMinerals, Benefit – it's a must have for beauty fans.

The 2020 Calendar will be priced at £85, but if you're a Birchbox subscriber you can get it for even cheaper.

The calendar includes brands such as Dr Paw Paw, Nuxe, Benefit, Bumble and Bumble and many more, it's worth over £450 – so there's quite the saving.

Subscribers will be able to get their hands on the calendar for £70, and if you're not a subscriber, you can do so here.

  • Birchbox 2020 Advent Calendar, from £70 – buy here

22. John Lewis Advent Calendar 

John Lewis' Beauty Advent Calendar looks amazing, and includes some of the UK's favourite beauty brands. 

Retailing at £150, it's worth over £375 and will be available from October 1. 

The gorgeous calendar is filled with some of the nation's favourite beauty brands from the John Lewis beauty department, including Sunday Riley, Neom, Charlotte Tilbury, Disciple, Slip, Elemis, Nars, Lumene, Clarins and more.

  • John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £150, John Lewis – buy here


What's the best value beauty advent calendar 2020?

All the beauty advent calendars are good value, as they are nearly always worth more than their price tag. 

Shoppers should look out for those with the most full size items to get the best value, and also for included money off vouchers if they are regular shoppers. 

What's the most popular beauty advent calendar?

The most popular beauty advent calendars tend to sell out pretty quickly, you can bet that the No 7 and Liberty Advent Calendar's will set out pretty quickly. 

This year there's also been a huge buzz around the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 

When do beauty advent calendars start going on sale?

Most Beauty Advent Calendars will start going on sale in September and October, but make sure you keep an eye on this guide and mark the specific dates in your diary so you don't miss out. 

What are the best beauty advent calendars in 2020?

It all depends what you're into! No 7 sells out every year, but if you're looking for eco-friendly then maybe Holland & Barrett is more your thing. 

What are the best makeup advent calendars this year?

Looking for some new make up? You can't go wrong with Charlotte Tilbury, or how about Glossybox, Lookfantastic or Selfridges for a mix of brands. 

Do you start at number 1 or 24 on an advent calendar?

Start at number 1 on December 1 and make your way up. 

Can you pre-order beauty advent calendars?

Yes you can, the more popular advent calendars will have waiting lists for when they go on sale, and some will let you pre-order in advance, but you'll need to check which does which.

Are beauty advent calendars worth the money?

Beauty Advent Calendars are a great time to test new products and favourite brands before buying full size products. Some Beauty Advent Calendars will also mean you're essentially buying in bulk and are cheaper than if you were to buy them all separately. Most will say how much they are worth, but who can put a price on a beauty surprise as you count down to Christmas.

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