One of the biggest issues with beauty advent calendars is the risk of ending up with products you won’t use, which is why I love this Lush one. 12 of their best selling festive products in a lovely retro-style package. Yes please.
4 // YouBeauty, £59.95
I actually bought the YouBeauty advent calendar last year (you can read my initial first impressions as well as my reviews of all the products here) although it’s worth noting that the price has gone up £10 since last year. What YouBeauty do well is variety – there’s a real mix of products & brands in this calendar, all of which would appeal to a wide range of people (I think this would be sweet to share if you lived in a home with a couple of beauty-lovers).
5 // The Body Shop, £60/£80
This year the Body Shop have released two advent calendars: their standard one for £60 (which you can buy online here) & a premium one for £80 which it looks like you can only find in-store. Honestly, these both seem a little overpriced (but then I feel that way about the Body Shop’s products too) but it looks like a nice mix of products (skincare, fragrance & makeup) & you know the quality will be good.
6 // No.7, £38
Boots’ No.7 range doesn’t get the credit it deserves in the beauty world – I’m a big fan of their foundations, lipsticks & eyeshadows – & at £38 for 25 products (including 6 full size items) this seems like great value for money. My only reservation is that (like a lot of beauty advent calendars) No.7 have stuck to more neutral items to maximise the calendar’s appeal, which means that if you favour bolder shades this might not be for you.
7 // Selfridges Beauty Workshop, £60
This is definitely the luxury calendar of the lot, although in terms of price it’s pretty reasonable. Inside are some amazing product samples from brands like Eve Lom, Ole Henriksen & OCC making this the perfect choice for someone who knows their stuff in terms of beauty but still wants to treat themselves in the run-up to Christmas.
Even though I swore I wouldn’t get a beauty advent calendar this year some of these have me seriously tempted. Which calendars have caught your eye this festive season?