5 of the Best... Beauty Advent Calendars

For when a stamp-sized piece of chocolate just won’t do...

ASOS Beauty Calendar

£50

Best for: ESSENTIAL BEAUTY MINIS

For their first ever beauty advent calendar, ASOS have come up with a strong contender featuring 24 mini beauty essentials hand-picked from the haircare, skincare and make-up that the online fashion and beauty giants currently stock on site (including Cowshed, Philip Kingsley and NIP+FAB) and is worth £175. The reusable marble effect packaging makes it one of the most on-trend and instagram-worthy calendars on the market this year, but be quick as this is sure to sell out.

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Benefit Girl O’Clock Rock Calendar

£34.50

Best for: BEST-SELLING BEAUTY

Benefit is known for its unique beauty advent caledars which feature 12 of their best-selling products for that year and time and time again, they sell out within days of launching on the market. This year’s Girl O’Clock Rock calendar even plays an original “Bene-song” once opened and is worth over £68, which makes this a bargain buy. Whether you’re a loyal Bene-babe or newbie to the iconic San Francisco-born brand, you’re sure to adore having these mini products at your disposal in even the tiniest of clutch or travel bags.

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Ciaté ‘Mini Mani Month 2016’ Advent Calendar

£50

Best for: MANICURE LOVERS

In need of a few new additions to your nail varnish collection? Well Ciate’s Mini Mani Month calendar will provide you with 23 new shades to try out this festive season. Behind each winter wonderland London-themed door hides 18 iconic nail pots, four new and exclusive shades, two nail toppers, one treatment, a secret new nailcare superhero product and a golden glittery nail file. If you weren’t a manicure addict before you will be come December 25.

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L’Oreal x Selfridges Eclectic Little Luxuries

£95

Best for: High-end treats

Last but not least, it’s the mother of all beauty advent calendars, which will no doubt generate a launch day queue to rival Apple and Yeezy’s new releases. Stocked exclusively at Selfridges, L’Oreal’s Eclectic Little Luxuries beauty calendar includes the companies biggest selling perfume, skincare and beauty brands, making this an absolute winner for the favourite women in your life, and a bargain at £95.

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Kiehl’s Christmas Calendar

£95

Best for: LUXE SKINCARE

This year Kiehl’s have teamed up with artist, Jeremyville, to create an eye-popping calendar that’s as appealing to men as it is women. Beauty lovers rejoice, this limited calendar includes 24 of Kiehl’s award-winning skincare, haircare and body products in adorable travel-sized minis. What makes this even better is the inclusion of two full-sized products too.

We’ll be looking forward to the days that reveal cult classics, Ultra Facial Cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Creme de Corps. Seriously, who needs chocolate when you can have this instead?

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Words: Emily Thornhill

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