Beauty advent calendars have become as much a part of the Christmas buzz as those festive playlists you're about to have plugged into your ears all season. Makeup and skincare brands up their game year after year to bring us the most sought-after collection of beauty swag to count down to Christmas Day – and 2020, in that regard at least, is no different.
With online retailers like Amazon and ASOS also getting in on the action, we really are spoilt for choice. That's why, to help you narrow down your Christmas letter to Santa, we've rounded up the best beauty advent calendars available now.
We're not advocating you ditch your daily dose of chocolate (the horror!), but now you can enjoy that with a lashing of mascara or a spritz of your favourite perfume. In fact, with brands like Jo Malone also partaking in the beauty advent fun, you could even nab yourself a candle or luxurious loofah too.
Liberty's original – and highly sought-after – beauty advent is back for 2020. Boasting 26 products (which includes 18 full-size items, as well as 8 samples), it's worth an impressive £789 (yet will only cost you £215). And don't forget those trademark Liberty print drawers too.
Boohoo is back with another beauty advent calendar, with 24 days of products to keep you glam and pampered throughout the festive season.
Lookfantastic's popular beauty calendar might have sold out for 2020, but they have a host of gorgeous brands still available.
Enter, Molton Brown. Worth £259 (but available for £175), this is the perfect way to treat yourself to a little bit of luxury in the run-up to Christmas.
Filled with minis of Benefit's most popular products – including the Hoola Bronzer and a BADgal BANG! mascara – this 12-day calendar would make the perfect gift or an ideal treat for yourself this festive season.
A big box of luxury, YSL's sleek advent calendar houses a bottle of Black Opium eau de parfum along with all your beauty bag favourites such as a primer, mascara, lipsticks and an eye liner.
With products worth an impressive £376 (but to be snapped up for £150), the popular John Lewis beauty advent calendar features 25 makeup and skincare treats from brands including Acqua Di Parma, Liz Earle, Estée Lauder, Bobbi Brown, Rodial and Laura Mercier.
Featuring such cult favourite brands as Nip + Fab, Dr. PAWPAW, Eylure, The Ordinary and Too Faced Cosmetics, the ASOS Face + Body 24-day calendar is the perfect gift for the beauty obsessive in your life.
Exclusive to Selfridges, the Clarins beauty calendar includes a wide range of the brand's best skincare products as well as a few makeup essentials – including a full size Beauty Flash Balm, a Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil and a full size Supra Volume Mascara.
Christmas and candles, is there a better combo? Filled with 24 surprises, Jo Malone's beauty boxes include miniatures of their iconic fragranced candles along with colognes and bath and body products. What a treat.
Whether skincare or makeup is more your bag, Charlotte Tilbury has something for everyone. The Glittering Galaxy of Magic Makeup calendar has 12 full sized products, spanning both areas of beauty, to help you build two different looks for the festive season.
Getting in on the hype, Amazon's beauty advent calendar includes a selection of 24 makeup and skincare products. From Elemis to Sleek, it has a value of £215 but is up for grabs for just £60.
The Ritual of Advent houses 24 beauty gifts in this gorgeous design, each with a fragrance. Among its products, this calendar features The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm and mini Private Collection candles.
Boasting a vast selection of Soap & Glory's most popular products, this 24-piece beauty advent would make a great gift or the perfect personal treat.
This beautiful advent calendar pulls together a selection of Harrods' most popular skincare, makeup and fragrances. Worth over £700, it's on sale for an impressive £250.
This 12-day countdown boasts post-shave cooling masks, under eye masks, three pouches of face putty and more, to give anyone's shaving and skincare routine a complete overhaul.
With products worth £89 (but on sale for £50), this 24-day festive countdown calendar is filled with 24 of NYX Professional Makeup's best-selling products.
One of the more affordable beauty advents, Profusion Cosmetics' offering features festive eye shadows, a shimmering highlighter, some lashes, a palette, a setting spray and much more. There are 25 gifts in total – the perfect way to countdown to Christmas Day.
Shop Now Worth over £530 but costing only £125, ELLE UK's beauty advent calendar is offering the very best ELLE-approved products for a fraction of the price. Brands include Anastasia Beverly Hills, Bobbi Brown, Elemis and Marc Jacob Beauty.
Bursting with Revolution makeup – including an eyeshadow palette, cream eyeshadows, a highlighter and a baking powder – this beauty advent features 25 gifts.
Promising ESPA products for skin, body and mind, this luxurious beauty advent calendar houses 25 treats for the festive season.