It won’t be long before the countdown to Christmas begins. And, what better way to mark the days in the run up to the day itself than with one of these beauty advent calendars below?

Either treat yourself, or give to a loved one as a lovely way to remind them that you are thinking about them as they open the door of their advent calendar every day.

Be quick though. Every year, beauty and make up advent calendars sell out really quickly. Hopefully you’ll manage to snap up your favorite.

Best beauty advent calendars

Let’s take a look at some of the calendars with the best surprises behind their doors this year…


The No7 advent calendar is always eagerly anticipated. For 2020, the brand has launched a beautiful emerald green 12 days of Christmas calendar with a Wizard of Oz theme. You’ll find such products as ruby slippers-inspired lipstick and a yellow brick road highlighter. All together now, Somewhere over the Rainbow…

Beauty advent calendars - No7 Wizard of Oz 12 Days in Emerald City Beauty Calendar |

Wizard of Oz 12 Days in Emerald City Beauty Calendar

The Body Shop beauty advent

The Body Shop’s advent calendar usually sells out in super fast time. Thankfully, this year, there are a few different options, so hopefully that will mean there will be at least one available!

The Make it Real calendar (below) is full of little surprises, including coffee face mask, Vitamin E moisturizer and chamomile eye make-up remover – all in a festive, red house-shaped box.

Beauty advent calendars - The Body Shop Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar |

Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar


Pull open the red and gold drawers of Aerin’s holiday calendar to experience a new fragrance each day in the run up to Christmas. You can explore 12 Aerin favorites and decide if you want to add a big bottle to your perfume collection in the future.

For more fragrance inspiration, take a look at this article on the best winter perfumes.

AERIN holiday advent calendar |

Holiday Advent Calendar

Advent calendar for women: MAC Cosmetics

A metallic keepsake, circular case filled with little MAC surprises. You’ll find miniature versions of some of MAC’s best-loved products, including Extreme Dimension mascara, Strobe Cream, a brow set and plenty of lipglosses.

Beauty advent calendars - MAC Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar |

Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar

Make up advent calendar: Benefit 12 Day Advent Calendar

Many of Benefits products have gained cult status and the 12-day Shake Your Beauty advent calendar is the perfect way to try the likes of Hoola bronzer, Dandelion finishing power or They’re Real mascara while giving yourself or a loved one a little cheer in the run-up to Christmas.

Beauty advent calendars - benefit Shake Your Beauty 12 Day Advent Calendar |

Shake Your Beauty 12 Day Advent Calendar

Clarins advent calendar

Clarins’ advent calendar offers good value for money as the products would cost much more if you buy them all separately. Take a peak behind the little red and white doors and you’ll find products including beauty flash balm, lip comfort oil and SOS hydration mask.

Beauty advent calendars - Clarins Winter Wonders Advent Calendar |

Winter Wonders Advent Calendar

Charlotte Tilbury

Encased in a pretty golden set of drawers that you could easily reuse – perhaps to keep jewelry in – the Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar this year features many of the make-up artist’s own favorites, including Wonderglow primer and the Color Chameleon eye pencil which is designed to enhance your natural eye color.

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures Set |

Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures Set

Clinique 24 days of beauty

While some advent calendars opt for 12 days, Clinique’s is one of those that want to give you even more festive cheer. Another that offers great value as it would cost much more to buy all of the products individually, you’ll find tools to put your make-up on, and products to take it back off again.

24 Days of Clinique Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Make up calendars from bareMinerals

With a lack of fillers and parabens, bareMinerals make-up is renowned for being a good choice for anyone with sensitive skin. So, if you, or someone you know need to be extra careful about the products you put on your skin, the bareMinerals 24 days of clean beauty calendar could be the one for you.

bareMinerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty: Advent Calendar with Mini Makeup & Skincare Favorites |

24 Days of Clean Beauty: Advent Calendar with Mini Makeup & Skincare Favorites


Pull open each of the 24 drawers in L’Occitane’s limited edition advent calendar to find one of the brand’s oil-scented, natural products behind each one. You’ll find plenty of delicious-smelling handcreams as well as nourishing hair masks.

L'Occitane Holiday Advent Calendar |

Holiday Advent Calendar

12 Days of Posh Beauty

If you don’t want to commit to one brand, and you do want full-size products rather than miniature or travel-size versions, how about the 12 days of posh beauty calendar from QVC (below). You’ll find products from the likes of Elemis, Laura Geller and Mally.

QVC Beauty 12 Days of Posh Beauty Full-Size Collection


A long-standing New York institution, Kiehl’s began life as an apothecary, and some of that historic charm is captured in this season’s advent calendar (below). Featuring beautiful illustrations, it is full of Kiehl’s favorites including serums, cleansers and face cream.

KIEHL's Advent Calendar 2020 |

Advent Calendar 2020

Harrods beauty advent calendar

For a real touch of luxury during December, how about an advent calendar from London’s renowned luxury department store? The Harrods beauty calendar brings together some of the most popular products from Harrod’s packed beauty halls.

Harrods  Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 |

Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Acqua di Parma

Another calendar that is definitely at the luxury end of the market, but if you really want to indulge yourself, or a loved one, Acqua di Parma’s advent calendar, which is designed in the brand’s distinctive yellow hue, is packed with its much loved fragrances.

Acqua di Parma Advent Calendar |

Advent Calendar

ELEMIS skincare advent calendar

Offering a mixture of classic customer favorites and new products to try, Elemis’ skincare calendar is packed with facial washes, cleansing creams, toners, peels and oils.

ELEMIS 25 Days of Spectacular Skin Advent Calendar |

25 Days of Spectacular Skin Advent Calendar

Created For Macy’s

Featuring a mix of favorite products from the Macy’s beauty halls, 25 Days of Beauty features a plethora of miniature creams, lotions and potions. It’s a great way to try lots of new products and see if there are any you want to add to your regular beauty regime.

Created For Macy's 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar |

25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar


Another good choice if you want to try lots of different brands rather than sticking to one, ASOS has put together a beauty calendar (below) which features a mix of full-size and miniature products. It can also be used as a handy storage box for your make-up or jewelry.

ASOS Face + Body 24 Day holiday Calendar |

Face + Body 24 Day holiday Calendar

essie nail varnish calendar

If you love to give yourself a home manicure, then you can paint your nails a different color every day in the run up to Christmas with the essie nail calendar (below). You’ll find varnish, remover and cuticle creams to leave your hands looking and feeling good.

essie Nail Polish Christmas 2020 Advent Calendar |

Nail Polish Christmas 2020 Advent Calendar

Perfume advent calendar: Atelier Cologne

If you’re looking for a perfume calendar rather than a mix of beauty products, the Atelier Cologne advent calendar (below) is a luxury choice giving you plenty of perfumes to wear alone, or to blend into a unique fragrance.

Atelier Cologne Discovery Advent Calendar |

Discovery Advent Calendar

Bath bomb advent calendar

For an inexpensive, yet relaxing treat, the Fizzle all the Way advent calendar from Amazon (below) offers a way to soak the day away each evening in the run up to Christmas.

Fizzle All The Way Bath Bomb Advent Calendar |

Fizzle All The Way Bath Bomb Advent Calendar

Do you like to treat yourself or a loved one to an advent calendar? Do you usually opt for chocolate or might you choose a beauty advent calendar this year?

Continue reading:

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  3. Top Perfumes For Women This Winter: The Most Glamorous Scents For Your Christmas Parties

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