Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2020 - What to Expect
By Ree

Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2020 – What To Expect

27 Sep 2019 (Updated: 18 Jun 2020)

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It seems crazy, but before we know it, talk will turn to finding out which are the out the best Beauty Advent Calendars 2020. This post is going to be your best friend once again!

The Best Beauty Advent Calendars to Expect for 2020

So you can start planning and speculating, here’s what was on offer for last year.

Jo Malone

This is always a great calendar. Last year’s Countdown to Christmas was filled with 24 magical miniatures to surprise and delight, from captivating Colognes to fragrant  favourites for the Home and Bath & Body.

beauty advent calendars 2019

Release Date & Price

The Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2019 was £320 and there was a whole month preview on their own site before stock hit other retailers.

Jo Malone Advent Calendar details

Lancome Beauty Fantasies advent calendar

Last year’s 12 day calendar included:

  • Lancôme Miel en Mousse 15ml
  • Lancôme Confort Tonique 50ml
  • Lancôme Bi Facil Eye Makeup remover 30ml
  • Lancôme Genefique Serum 20ml
  • Lancôme Absolu Revitalising soft cream 15ml
  • Lancôme Genefique advanced eye cream 5ml
  • Lancôme Absolu rouge drama matte lipstick
  • Lancôme La Vie Et Belle fragrance 30ml
  • Lancôme La Base Pro Primer 5ml
  • Lancôme Absolu lip Lacquer
  • Lancôme Hypnose Mascara
  • Lancôme Mini Khol Eye Pencil

Cowshed Advent Calendar

This calendar was packed with 24 Cowshed products:

  • Made with essential oils, botanical extracts and wildcrafted ingredients
  • Refillable drawers
  • Made in England
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • The ultimate introduction to Cowshed

M&S Formula 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

M&S Formula 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
M&S Formula 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

Once the main M&S Beauty Advent sold out, this 12 day skincare one popped up from their own brand, Formula.

Buy M&S Skincare 12 Day Advent Calendar details

Paul & Joe

Last year’s Christmas makeup calendar from Paul & Joe was their biggest one yet. It was absolutely stuffed with gorgeousness.

Paul & Joe Advent Calendar 2019
Paul & Joe Advent Calendar 2019

As you’d expect, the box was absolutely stunning and adorned with the brand’s floral symbol, the chrysanthemum, as well as designer Sophie’s cats Gipsy and Nounette.

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Feel Unique

Last year Feel Unique did a really affordable 12 day advent calendar and it had a great selection inside.

Feel Unique Advent Calendar 2019
Feel Unique Advent Calendar 2019

There was a great mix of makeup, skincare and hair brands in there including Charlotte Tilbury, Emma Hardie, Paula’s Choice, Sigma, Zoeva and more. It also has one of my fave ever body oils – Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse!! The calendar was worth £120 but priced at £45.

Buy the Feel Unique Advent Calendar details

The White Company

I think most people have a soft spot for The White Company. It’s chic simplicity at its best and they have some absolutely gorgeous fragrances for the home and also some brilliant self care products too. Last year’s mix included candles, and bath and body products. It was a lovely line up.

The White Company Advent Calendar 2019
The White Company Advent Calendar 2019

It was available for £160 but it sold out fast!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Last year’s calendar was a little bit different in midnight blue and a brand new shape. It was full of Charlotte’s iconic products with a mix of cult classics and new wonders.

Charlotte Tilbury Christmas 2019 Collection
Charlotte TilburyAdvent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar was £150.

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Harrods

Last year was the third year for the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar! It was magnificent, and packed with the best products.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Harrods Advent Calendar 2019 was but worth over £600.

I have a full list of contents via the link below.

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar details

Clarins

Clarins were back with their 12 Days of Christmas featuring a host of skincare classics. Like the year before there was a calendar for women and a calendar for men to keep everyone happy!!

Clarins Advent Calendar 2019
Clarins Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Clarins Advent Calendars were £60 each.

Clarins Advent Calendar details

Molton Brown

Last year’s calendar was inspired by the roaring twenties and it was absolutely stunning!! It contained last Christmas’ limited edition fragrance, Bizarre Brandy, alongside a whole host of luxury goodies across hair, candles, body and  fragrance.

Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2019
Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Molton Brown Advent Calendar 2019 was £175  but worth £262.50.

Molton Brown Advent Calendar details

Decleor

So this beauty calendar is always really special, particularly if you are a Decleor fan. It is a beautiful skincare brand with so many cult products, so even if you’re not overly familiar with the range, this is a good opportunity to get to know it.

Decleor Advent Calendar 2019
Decleor Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Decleor Advent Calendar 2019 was £85 but worth £311.95.

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Armani

This is a beauty calendar first lastyear! It was the debut dedicated Giorgio Armani beauty advent calendar! It was super stunning and absolsutely stuffed with goodies.

Armani Advent Calendar 2019
Armani Advent Calendar 2019

There was a mix up makeup, fragrance and pins too and it was such a great edit that I think even hardcore Arman Beauty fans will find themselves discovering something new. You can find out exactly what is inside below.

Release Date & Price

The Armani Advent Calendar 2019 was £249.

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Latest In Beauty

This is one of the originals. Last year was its 8th year in a row, and it was very impressive indeed.

Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

This is a “Multi Brand” calendar and the 2019 edition was worth even more than the previous edition. It was retailing at just £58.50 for subscribers & £65 for non subscribers (saving over £212!).

Release Date & Price

Full details via the link below.

Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar details

John Lewis

There was  quite a lot of interest in the John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar last year. It was no surprise because it’s really good.

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

There were so many gorgeous products in this calendar from absolutely amazing brands like Sisley, Dermalogica, Lancôme, Clinique, Bobbi Brown, Laura Mercier, Elemis, Clarins, BECCA and Charlotte Tilbury. And those brands also invite you to receive a complimentary gift or service at one of their John Lewis & Partners in-store counters.

Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar details

L’Occitane

Like the previous year, we had two calendars from L’Occitane and they were both fabulous. I love L’Occitane’s skincare and these are a great way to discover it.

L'Occitane Advent Calendar 2019
L’Occitane Advent Calendar 2019

You could choose between the standard calendar and the luxury calendar, and you can check out all the contents by visiting my main blog post below.

Release Date & Price

The L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 standard edition was £49 and the luxury version was £89.

L’Occitane Advent Calendar details

Elemis

The 24 Day calendar sold out super fast last year and then a 12 Day version arrived. They were both hot property last year.

Elemis Advent Calendar 2019
Elemis Advent Calendar 2019

This main edition was stunning, and absolutely packed with Elemis essentials that includes some long time icons, plus some brand new products from the brand’s latest launch. Also, there was a full-sized Pro-Collagen Marine Cream which Elemis fans got very excited about!

Release Date & Price

The Elemis Advent Calendar 2019 was £165.

Elemis Advent Calendar details

NYX

Last year, NYX had two advent calendars – a 12 day one and a 24 day. They were both called the Love Lust Disco Advent Calendars and both contained all full size products!

NYX Advent Calendar 2019
NYX Advent Calendar 2019 – 24 Day

NYX Advent Calendar details

Net-a-Porter

The Net-a-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 was kept quite a secret for a long time last year. It was a really great one!

Net-a-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Net-a-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

It contained 15 full-size & 10 travel size products across some absolutely stunning brands!

Release Date & Price

The Net-a-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar was £225 and the value of all the products is £790, making it a really good deal.

Net-a-Porter Advent Calendar details

Look Fantastic

This one always goes down really well and last year there was a great mix of brands on offer. It had plenty of full sizes and proper deluxe sized products.

Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Look Fantastic Advent Calendar 2019 was £79 (value over £420) with a £15 discount for beauty box subscribers.

Look Fantastic Advent Calendar details

Clinique

This calendar is always super popular, great value for money and sells out every year. It is one of the more affordable luxury festive offerings and it tends to be a must-buy for Clinique fans wanting to stock up on minis and travel sizes in many essential products.

Clinique Advent Calendar 2019
Clinique Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Clinique Tilbury Advent Calendar 2019 was £85, worth over £200.

Clinique Advent Calendar details

Lancome

You realise how far the beauty calendar concept has come when brands are making separate editions for different retailers. Last year, Lancome had a Boots edition and a Selfridges edition, one 24 days and the other 12 days respectively. You can get the full details for each via the link below.

Boots Lancome Advent Calendar 2019
Boots Lancome Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Selfridges Lancome Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 was £95.

The Boots Lancome Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 was £135 with a value of £399.40

Lancome Advent Calendars details

Glossybox

Last year the Glossybox advent calendar was developed from the customer feedback the received the previous year. There was a wider product selection alongside introducing some new and exciting brands. This always sells out super fast.

Glossybox Advent Calendar 2019
Glossybox Advent Calendar 2019

The beauty advent calendar included 15 full-size products – all listed via the link below.

Release Date & Price

The Glossybox Advent Calendar 2019 was £70 for  subscribers and £80 for non subscribers (incl.P&P). The value was over £370.

Glossybox Advent Calendar details

Kiehl’s 12 Day Eco Calendar

This 12 day calendar was designed with sustainability at its core and had an organic cotton canvas with 12 pouches filled with best-selling Kiehl’s products. There were only be 600 exclusive calendars made, and the contents included the Ultra Facial Cream and coveted Crème de Corps.

Kielh's Selfridges Sustainable Calendar
Kiehl’s Selfridges Sustainable Calendar

Release Date & Price

The Kiehl’s Selfridges Sustainable Calendar was £125.

Kiehl’s Advent Calendar details

Debenhams

Last year was Debenham’s second one and there was a brilliant line up of brands and a gift card too!

Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Debenhams Advent Calendar 2019 was priced at £90 but could be purchased for £45 with any beauty purchase at Debenhams, which was amazing because the calendar was worth over £190 if products were to be purchased individually.

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Atelier Cologne

This is the one for the luxury fragrance lovers! I adore this brand’s perfumes and this is the perfect discovery kit.

Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar 2019
Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Atelier Cologne Advent Calendar 2019 was available exclusively at Selfridges at the price of £250.

Atelier Cologne  Advent Calendar details

Penhaligons

This was a newcomer to the Beauty Advent Calendar arena in 2019! Luxury fragrance brand Penhaligons joined the Christmas fun for the first time!

Penhaligons Advent Calendar 2019
Penhaligons Advent Calendar 2019

There was a great selection of fragrance and ancillary body products and also a full size candle. I have a couple of Penhaligon fragrances that I adore, but I have never owned a candle, so that was super exciting!

Release Date & Price

Penhaligons Advent Calendar details

No7

This is always one of the fatest selling advent calendars and it’s one of the originals.

No7 Advent Calendar 2019
No7 Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The No7 Advent Calendar 2019 was £42 with a value of over £173.50.

Buy No7 Advent Calendar details

Fortnum and Mason

Last year was the second year for Fortnums and it went down very well! It offered up a brilliant range of products in absolutely gorgeous packaging, plus it was amazing value for money.

Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

Fortnums Advent Calendar details

La Mer

I was thrilled at the return of the La Mer Advent Calendar last year! It was called the 12 Days of Glowing Renewal Collection and it was beautiful!

La Mer Advent Calendar 2019
La Mer Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

This beauty calendar was £335.

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YSL

This advent was absolutely gorgeous and a real winner for fans of the brand as it crossed all categories of the YSL beauty offering including skincare, makeup and fragrance.

YSL Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
YSL Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The YSL Calendar was £195.

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Space NK

I get so excited about this calendar. Last year it was called the Beauty Anthology and Space NK really raised the bar! It was divided into four volumes with individual chapters to take you through a beauty journey of discovery across the best brands they have to offer. I absolutely loved this one and it was up there with the best I have EVER seen!

Space NK Advent Calendar 2019
Space NK Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Beauty Anthology was £195 and the value was £483.14 so it was a major beauty bargain!

Space NK Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar details

Jo Loves

This beauty advent calendar wasback for its second year!

Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2019
Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2019 retailed at £300 with a value of £450.

Jo Loves Advent Calendar details

M&S

This was another absolutely brilliant one stuffed full of gorgeous brands with a vaue of over £300. Read all the details in the post below.

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Advent Calendar was just £40 when you spent £25 on Clothing, Home and Beauty* instore or online.

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Kiehl’s 24 Day Advent Calendar

The limited edition 24 calendar is such good value for money and stuffed with gorgeous products.

Kiehl's Advent Calendar 2019 X Janine Rewell
Kiehl’s Advent Calendar 2019 X Janine Rewell

It retailed for £82 and sold out super fast.

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Rodial

This was a 12 day affair packed with Rodial’s best sellers. I adore all the Pink Diamond stuff and totally recommend it.

Rodial Beauty Advent Calendar
Rodial Beauty Advent Calendar

Set contained : Magic Day Gel 9ml, Suede Lips 2.4g, Soft Focus Glow Drops 10ml, Pink Diamond Individual Mask, Pink Diamond Cleansing Balm 20ml, Dragon’s Blood Single Eye Mask, Dragon’s Blood Essence 30ml, Pink Diamond Serum 5ml, Skinny Mascara 6ml, Retinol Deluxe 10ml, Dragon’s Blood Single Lip Mask, Lip Scrub 2.2ml

Price & Availability

The Rodial calendar was £98.

Birchbox

This set had 25 beauty treats and included Bumble and bumble, Oribe, Lumene, Caudalie,  AVEDA, Estee Lauder and more!

Birchbox Advent Calendar 2019
Birchbox Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Birchbox Advent Calendar 2019 was priced at £70 with a value of over £200. Check out the full list of contents via the button below.

Birchbox Advent Calendar details

Next Beauty

Last year was the first time Next had done a beauty advent calendar and they also had one for men – see a full list of the contents of both via the link below.

Next Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 - Women's
Next Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 – Women’s

Release Date & Price

The Next Advent Calendar 2019 was £65 with a value of £239.

Next Advent Calendar details

Diptyque

If you want to go high end when it comes to beauty advent calendars, then you have to consider Diptyque. As I always say, if there was an official hierarchy for advents, this one would be at the top!

Diptyque Advent Calendar 2019
Diptyque Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Diptyque Advent Calendar 2019 was £320.

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Liberty

This is always the beauty calendar that everyone wants!

Liberty Advent Calendar 2019
Liberty Advent Calendar 2019

Once again, it was absolutely stunning last year!

Release Date & Price

The Liberty Advent Calendar 2019 was £215 with a value of over £600.

Buy the Liberty Advent Calendar details

MAC

MAC’s advent calendar last year was super successful and created a real stir.

MAC Advent Calendar 2019 - Starring You
MAC Advent Calendar 2019 – Starring You

Release Date & Price

It was £129.

Buy the MAC Advent Calendar details

Acqua di Parma

Last year Acqua di Parma had a beautiful Advent calendar. Ut featured a miniature version of the signature scent Colonia, it also included Blu Mediterraneo, Le Nobili and Signature of the Sun miniature formats and roll-on vials, bath & body products.

Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar 2019
Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar 2019

Release Date & Price

The Acqua de Parma Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 was £325.

Aqua di Parma Advent Calendar details

Please let me know if you have any questions, and stay tuned to the homepage and Instagram for news on all the latest launches and products. The Facebook page is here and make sure you also find me on YouTube.

Ree

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8 thoughts on “Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2020 – What To Expect

  1. Amazon is worth including – a really good one from them, nice selection of decent brands for £50, still available at the time of writing.

    Looking forward to hearing about the Space NK advent calendar. They seem to have left the release of their Christmas range really late this year, and are keeping the details firmly under wraps.

  2. Hi, just wanted to let you know the Jo Malone Advent Calendar and their whole Christmas range is available now on their website! I’ve just purchased mine 🙂

  3. Hi! This is a great post, I love this time of year awaiting the advent calendar season. I have pre ordered the Elle calendar and couldn’t see this in the list. It’s available to buy from tomorrow. I hope this helps. X

  4. I just saw that NARS are doing one this year. It is available in the US for the moment, will launch in UK in November.

  5. I spoke to an assistant in the beauty department at a large branch of M&S at the weekend. Apparently the production run on their calendars was 690,000 this year. This was actually a reduction on the previous year as M&S want them to sell out quickly to increase their desirability and keep a degree of exclusivity. They were completely sold out nationally over a week ago.

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