With just under 3 months to go till the big day beauty brands big and small are releasing their much anticipated advent calendars. 2016 is bigger and better then last year and there’s so much more choice available. This guide will give you a insight into the calendars available, the prices and the sort of goodies you’ll find inside. Don’t forget you’ll need to get in there quick as they sell out pretty much by the end of October!
Bareminerals A Countdown to Gorgeous
A new contender for 2016 A Countdown to Gorgeous is full of some of their best sellers. Whether it’s a new lipstick or eyeshadow you’ll find something new everyday.
£66.72 at QVC.
Asos Advent Calendar
Another calendar exclusive to 2016 is Asos’s first ever beauty advent calendar. The calendar is just £50 but has contents worth £175. It features brands such as Dermalogica, Elemis and Philosophy.
Grab it for £50.00 now!
Look Fantastic The Beauty Secret Advent Calendar
This years calendar is rumoured to have contents worth over £300 and Look Fantastic claim it’s bigger and better then 2015. Unlike the other calendar Look Fantastic don’t show what’s inside so you have even more to look forward to in December.
Pre order now for £70.00 at Look Fantastic
W7 Advent Calendar
This year’s calendar from W7 features some of their top products including hot pink nail varnishes, lipsticks and a mascara.
Get it for £19.00 at Fashion World
Yankee Candle Holiday Party Advent Calendar
Do you love your Yankee candles? Then this calendar will be perfect for you. At £24.99 this is a real bargain especially considering the price of some of the candles in store.
Get it for £24.99 here
Decleor Advent Calendar
This years release contains 2 full size products, 19 face products and 6 body solutions all for just £60.00. The entire calendar is worth £182.99 so if you like your luxury body products you may want to snap this one up.
£60.00 at HQ Hair
Prezzybox Advent Calendar
Even Prezzybox have jumped on the beauty band wagon with their 2016 release. The calendar is only £18.95 and features 24 products from Mad Beauty.
Get it for £18.95 here
You Beauty Advent Calendar
One of the first brands to launch the beauty advent calendar, You Beauty have revealed their latest calendar. Full of products from brands like MUA, The White Company and Bee Good, 2016’s box has over 20 premium products. The calendar is worth £270 but you can get it for just £69.95.
Get yours for £69.95 here
Marks and Spencers Beauty Advent Calendar
If you weren’t already aware M&S isn’t just for older ladies anymore. Asides from the wool knits and corduroy trousers they’re actually a lot more on trend then you may think, especially their beauty department which features brands like Bourjois, Autograph, Nails Inc and more. This years advent calendar is a collection of products such as Eyeko Skinny Mini eyeliner and Alpha H Liquid Gold amongst lots more. To get the calendar you will need to spend £35 on beauty, clothing and home and a extra £35 on the calendar itself. It goes on sale on 10th November and until then there’s no link I’m afraid.
Keep your eyes peeled!
Aldi Beauty Advent Calendar
Can you believe Aldi have a beauty advent calendar this year? Me neither! Aldi’s new calendar features 24 beauty products from their new Cuvee Royal Skincare range. The calendar launches on 9th October 2016 and will be available online and in store. In store you are limited to 2 per customer, but I don’t know about online.
Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar
One of my favourite advent calendars from 2015 was Makeup Revolutions. The calendar is a great budget buy and at only £30.00 is one of the cheapest available (remember cheap doesn’t mean it’s bad).
Get it for £30.00 here
Benefit Girl O’Clock Rock
One of the most sought after advent calendars, and one that sells out in minutes every year. Benefit’s new release Girl O’Clock Rock features 12 products from their top selling range including Hoola Mini, Lollibalm Mini and They’re Real mascara.
Available for £34.50 online.
Due to be released on 14 October 2016. Put it in your diary if you want to get one!
Molton Brown Scented Luxuries Advent Calendar
Get stocked up on luxury skincare with Molton Brown’s Scented Luxuries calendar. The calendar features favourites like Gingerlily body wash and Ylang-Ylang body lotion. The contents are worth £192.00 but you can get it for just £150.00.
Get yours for £150.00 here
Tanya Burr 12 Day Beauty Calendar
Tanya Burr’s 12 Days of Christmas Beauty has something special behind every door. Find little gems like Aurora lip gloss and Ice Crystals Glitter liner to add a little sparkle this Christmas. This one may be more suitable for your little sister as it seems aimed at the younger market.
Get it for £15.00 here
No7 Bright Lights Big City
No7’s 2016 advent calendar looks to be pretty exciting with a mixture of luxurious skincare and gorgeous makeup treats. Get £151.95 of contents for just £39.00.
Add yourself to the waiting list here to be notified of its release.
Diptyque Advent Calendar
This is one of the more premium advent calendars but you’ll be treated to your favourite scents from the Parisian perfumer. It includes treats such as home candles and infused facial waters.
Get it for £250.00 here
Diptyque Advent Calendar
Eclectic Little Luxuries is a real array of luxury beauty treats with brands such as Urban Decay, Lancome and Viktor & Rolf featuring. The calendar will be available for £95.00 online and instore from the 14th October.
NYX Wanderlust Envie De Voyager Advent Calendar
This is a brand new advent calendar to hit the market and it looks amazing! The box itself really stands out and looks like a makeup case. It will feature long lasting lip colours and eyeshadows, perfect for spicing up your makeup bag this festive season.
It will be available for £60.00 at Boots in store and Boots online later this month.
Lush Advent Calendar 2016
Tick away the days to Christmas with this clock face inspired Lush beauty advent calendar. It features 12 gorgeous treats including the adorable Butterbear and Golden Wonder.
Get it for £52.95 here
Paul & Joe Advent calendar 2016
This lovely Christmas inspired calendar features 6 of their lovely products. It features favourites like Lip Essence and cat shaped eye colour.
Available for £56 on Asos from November.
Cheeky Nail Advent calendar 2016
If you love your nail varnish then this is the perfect advent calendar for you. Cheeky Nails are the sister brand to Cowshed and in the calendar you’ll find 24 of their best long lasting hi shine polishes.
Get it for £50.00 here
Ciate Mini Mani Month Advent Calendar
Ciate’s Mini Mani features 18 mini paint pots and 1 full size with 4 new and exclusive shades. The calendar even features a limited edition surprise with 1 mini treatment and 2 magical nail toppers.
Available for £50.00 at Asos
The Ritual of Advent Countdown to Christmas
Ritual of Advent is filled with 24 of their luxury products including Laughing Buddha Fortune Oil and Sakura Show Foam amongst others.
Available for £49.50 on Rituals
The Bodyshop 24 Happy Days
Just like last year The Body Shop have gone all out to make your Christmas special with the release of not 1, not 2, but three advent calendars. The calendars are priced at £60, £80 and £90 and feature 24 treats like Spiced Apple shower gel and Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup remover.
Available from November at The Body Shop.
Jack Wills Advent Calendar 2016
Jack Wills have launched their first advent calendar. Priced at just £35 the calendar contains a mixture of skincare, hail and nail products.
Available from Boots stores and online later this month.
Liz Earle Botanist Cabinet
This lovely calendar contains 8 of their popular products including Cleanse & Polish and Concentrate for Night. It’s also presented in a beautiful festive box.
It will be available for £35 exclusively at Boots.com from November 2016.
Feel Unique Advent Calendar 2016
At just £30 this is a complete bargain and features products from brands like Rimmel and Bourjois.
Unsure of the release date but watch out for it at Feel Unique.
Sanctuary Spa Advent Calendar
Get down and relax this Christmas with a collection of Sanctuary Spa treats. You’ll be spoilt for choice with products such as the Thermal Detox Mas and scented candles.
Available for £25 from Boots and Boots.com.
House of Fraser Advent Calendar 2016
For £25 you’ll get a selection of House of Fraser’s exclusive own brand Colour Couture makeup. With everything from eye pencils to nail art pens you can even build up a whole new makeup bag.
Get it for £25 here
Technic Cube Beauty Advent Calendar
A brand new release for 2016 and a total steal at just £10! This little cube features some of Technic’s hot products including some fabulous nail varnishes and eyeshadows.
Get it for £10.00 here
Essence Advent Calendar 2016
One of the newest brands to hit the market, Essence have released one of their first advent calendars. I have seen their products in my local Wilkinsons store but I’ve never tried any till now so this will be a great opportunity to give them a go. It features some of the most popular products from their range.
It’s available for £20.00 from Wilkinsons stores.
Mad Beauty Advent Calendars
Mad Beauty have a few calendars out this year so those who feel the pinch can join in with the advent calendar fun. The budget beauty brand has released three calendars, they have one featured above on Prezzybox and two more including Bright Lights and 12 Days of Christmas. Bright Lights has 24 beauty products including lipsticks, nail varnishes and lipglosses. 12 Days of Christmas has 12 products including body butter, nail files and a shower puff.
Get Bright Lights for £19.99 here
Get 12 Days of Christmas for £10.99 here
Bomb Cosmetics Advent Calendar
Bomb Cosmetics have got 2 calendars out this year. The first calendar is called Countdown to Christmas and the second is called Bomb Advent Calendar. They both feature lots of pampering bathtime treats including 12 mini soap slices and 12 mini bath blasters.
Countdown for Christmas is available for £24.99 at Very. The Bomb is available for £19.99 at House of Harris.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar
Love Jo Malone? You’ll love this calendar which is full of Jo Malone goodness. Inside you’ll find scrubs, scents, candles and creams so you’ll smell amazing for months to come.
Available on Jo Malone for £260.00 – release date not yet confirmed.
Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar 2016
If you’ve not tried Charlotte Tilbury yet this is the perfect opportunity. The calendar has 12 drawers which are full of her best selling products.
Available for £150.00 on the website.
Liberty Advent Calendar
This years calendar from the luxury department store brand features products from brands including Diptyque, Aurelia, Blink and Malin + Goetz and lots more.
Available for £149.00 at Liberty London from the end of October
Vintage Cosmetics Advent Calendar 2016
This super cute calendar features 24 beauty tools or accessories so you can get yourself preened and perfected for your christmas parties. It features items like Nancy False strip lashes, Floral oval paddle brush and Rose gold eyelash curler.
Available for £125.00 at the Vintage Cosmetic Company now
Kiehls Advent Calendar
This bright offering from Kiehls has 24 doors that feature a great selection of their products. Items include Ultra Facial cream, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Strength handle salve.
Available for £95.00 from Selfridges shortly.
Clarins Advent Calendar
Clarins latest advent calendar is set to get beauty lovers hearts racing. It features some of their best selling products including Beauty Flash Balm, Instant Eye Makeup Remover and Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch. A good way of trying their products without breaking the bank.
Available for £95.00 from Clarins now.
Cowshed Advent Calendar 2016
If you’re a lover of the brand you’ll adore this calendar. It features lots of pampering goodies including moisturisers, bubble baths and other delights.
Available at Cowshed for £85.00.
OPI Breakfast at Tiffany’s Advent Calendar
This calendar looks amazing! It features Audrey Hepburn from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and has lots of treats from the OPI range. It has 25 shades so there’s something to suit every mood including the Breakfast at Tiffany’s collection. All the polishes have a chip resistant formula.
Get it for £59.95 at John Lewis now
Ghost Advent Calendar 2016
The perfect calendar for the perfume lover out there. As a big fan of Ghost perfumes this looks amazing! At £30 it’s a bargain considering you get 12 lots of mini scents and perfumed beauty treats.
Available for £30.00 from Superdrug shortly
Technic 12 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 2016
The second offering from Technic this year features 12 of their best selling products. At £16.00 the calendar is a real bargain and perfect for those who want to try a calendar without spending too much.
Available for £16.00 (currently on offer for £8.00) from Superdrug
Dirty Works Advent Calendar 2016
The Dirty Works calendar has lots of their best products all in one place. It’s only £10.00 and it looks fabulous!
Get it for £10.00 from Sainsbury’s stores from November.
Kissmas Advent Calendar 2016
This calendar is super cheap and budget friendly. These are own brand products but at £5.00 you can’t really go wrong. It features 24 products including eyeshadows, blusher, lip gloss and nail varnish.
Get it for £5.00 at Wilkinson online
Studio London 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Calendar
This budget friendly calendar features 12 of their best eye varnishes. You’ll find 4 glitter nail varnishes and 8 high shine polishes.
Available for £8.00 from Superdrug now