An Early Look At 10 Of The Best Beauty Advent Calendars

It's never too soon to start counting down to Christmas, right?

There are few better ways to count down to Christmas than with one of the best beauty advent calendars.

We know what you're thinking: 'it's only October!', 'We haven't even had Halloween yet!', 'Is Christmas even happening this year?'.

And we get it.

Considering a beauty advent calendar before the arrival of autumn seems unnecessary and even a little bit silly, but considering the popularity of these treasured beauty chests (Cult Beauty's 2019 launch sold out in under two hours, while Jo Malone saw customers queuing from 6 am), it pays to be prepared.

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So, what's the appeal? Really, it's two-fold. Firstly, there's the complete joy of unwrapping a hair, skin or make-up surprise every day throughout December – trust us, an unexpected bath oil is the perfect tonic we all need in these unprecedented times. Then, there are the savings: the best beauty calendars come packed with premium products, often at a tiny snip of the usual cost. They really are the best way to discover a wealth of buzzy new products and iconic classics.

From Charlotte Tilbury and Rituals to Net-A-Porter and No7, beauty brands are once again launching a wide range of beauty advent calendars, and tucked behind the doors lies an assortment of cult skincare, must-have make-up and addictive perfumes. The only difficult decision to make is which one to buy for yourself. 

shop the best beauty advent calendars 2020:

As brands are slowly dropping their beauty advent calendars every week, keep you eyes glued to this article for all the new updates. Below, discover Irish Tatler's (early) pick of the best beauty advent calendars 2020 has to offer. 

1.Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures

What’s so special about the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar?

The Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2020 is a sight to behold. Inside the 12 bejewelled drawers, you'll discover full size and travel size makeup and skincare, including cult products like Charlotte’s legendary Magic Cream and Wonderglow, along with newer launches, such as Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara and Magic Serum Crystal Elixir. Plus, three of these products are full-sized – and yes, that includes the best-selling and cult Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk.

What’s inside the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar?

Full Size Hollywood Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight, Full Size Colour Chameleon in Copper Lights, Full Size Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, Travel Size Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, Travel Size Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Travel Size Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Travel Size Charlotte’s Magic Serum Crystal Elixir, Travel Size Wonderglow, Travel Size Rock ‘N’ Kohl in Barbarella Brown and a Travel Size Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara.

How much does the Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar cost?

€185.

When is it available and where can I buy it?

It is available to buy now at charlottetilbury.com.

2. Net-A-Porter 2 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

What's so special about the Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar?

Net-A-Porter's 25 Days of Beauty advent calendar boasts products that skin experts, influencers and beauty editors can't live without, including a mix of full- and travel-size buys. We're talking 111Skin, Charlotte Tilbury and Hourglass, to name a few seriously covetable brands.

What's inside the Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar?

Oribe's Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, Oribe's Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner, Slip Hair Tie, Pai Skincare's Feather Canyon™ Eye Cream, Joanna Vargas' Ritual soap, Hayo'u's Beauty Restorer, 111Skin's Vitamin C Brightening Booster, Virtue's Restorative Treatment Mask, Chantecaille Pure Rosewater, Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum, REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Deep Conditioning Treatment, BY TERRY's Hyaluronic Pressed Hydra-Powder, Philip B Thermal Protection Spray, Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask, Mauli Rituals Supreme Skin Cleansing Oil, Susanne Kaufmann's Pollution Skin Defence System, Charlotte Tilbury miniature Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, U BEAUTY The Super Smart Hydrator, Dr. Dennis Gross Hyaluronic Marine Dew It Right Eye Gel, NIOD quick-absorbing Non-Acid Acid Precursor, Natura Bissé Diamond Lip Booster, Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Powder in Luminous Light, Augustinus Bader's The Rich Cream, Costa Brazil Body Cream.

How much does the Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar cost?

€288.10

When is it available to buy and where can I buy it? 

It is available to buy now at www.net-a-porter.com

3. The Ritual of Advent Calendar

What's so special about the Rituals Advent Calendar?

Rituals is bringing some much-needed serenity to Christmas this year. Behind its 24 doors, you’ll find body and soul gifts, including hero products and some of the brand’s newer launches.

As always, there will be two Rituals advent calendars on sale this year. The 3D one (pictured, left) contains 24 products, including the new Ritual of Jing Mini Fragrance Sticks and Rose de Shiraz Eau de Parfum. The 2D version (pictured, right) includes relaxing products like the Amsterdam Collection Shower Foam and the Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm.

Both advent calendars will also contain four special Advent Mini Candles, all of which have been designed exclusively for The Ritual of Advent. Each one will be hidden behind a door to be opened on every Sunday of December, in line with the tradition of Advent.

What's inside the Rituals Advent Calendars?

The Ritual of Advent Deluxe 3D Calendar: The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Aging Ampoule Boosters 2ml, Elixir Collection Overnight Hydrating Mask 20ml, Candle Private Collection – Green Cardamom, The Ritual of Happy Buddha Shower Scrub 70ml, The Ritual of Samurai Shower Foam 50ml, Candle Private Collection – Black Oudh, The Ritual of Karma – Bath & Shower gel 30 ml, The Ritual of Hammam Black Soap 70ml, The Ritual of Karma Hair & Body Mist 20ml, Scrub Glove, The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Cream 70ml, Travel Eau de Parfum –Rose de Shiraz 15ml, The Ritual of Hammam Shower Foam 50ml, The Ritual of Holi Happifying Body Mist 20ml, The Ritual of Holi Playable Foam 50ml, The Ritual of Sakura Hand Balm 70ml, The Ritual of Samurai Anti-Perspirant Spray 50ml, Candle Private Collection – Wild Fig, The Ritual of Happy Buddha Parfum d’ Interieur 50ml, The Ritual of Karma Body Cream 100ml, Amsterdam Collection Shower Foam 50ml, The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Aging Serum 10ml, Candle Private Collection –Savage Garden, The Ritual of Jing Mini Fragrance Sticks 50ml.

The Ritual of Advent Exclusive 2D Calendar: The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Aging Ampoule Boosters 2ml, Candle Private Collection –Green Cardamom, The Ritual of Jing Pillow Mist 20ml, The Ritual of Sakura Body Cream 70ml, Scrub glove, Candle Private Collection, Black Oudh-The Ritual of Samurai Hair & Body Wash 70ml, The Ritual of Karma-Bath & Shower gel 30 ml, The Ritual of Jing Foaming Shower gel 50ml, The Ritual of Hammam Body Cream 70ml, Namaste Miracle Wipes Trave, The Ritual of Ayurveda Shower Oil 75m, The Ritual of Happy Buddha Shower Scrub 70ml, The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm 70ml, Amsterdam Collection Shower Foam 50ml, The Discovery Collection Soap Bar 25 gr, Candle Private Collection Wild Fig, The Ritual of Hammam Shower Foam 50ml, The Ritual of Karma Shower Foam 50ml Nail File, The Ritual of Happifying Body Mist 20ml, Elixir Collection Overnight Hydrating Hair Mask 20ml, Candle Private Collection - Savage Garden, The Ritual of Namaste Anti-Aging Ampoule Boosters 2ml.

How much do the Rituals Advent Calendars cost?

The Ritual of Advent Deluxe 3D Calendar will cost €89.90.

The Ritual of Advent Exclusive 2D Calendar will cost €59.90.

When is it available to buy and where can I buy it? 

The Ritual of Advent Deluxe 3D Calendar is available to buy now at rituals.com.

The Ritual of Advent Exclusive 2D Calendar is available to buy now at rituals.com.

4. No7 Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

What's so special about the No7 Advent Calendar?

No7's beauty advent calendar is always one of the first to sell-out in the run-up to Christmas. The popularity of No7's beauty advent calendar is perhaps not surprising considering its affordability. The calendar only costs just €55 but contains an array of No7's best-selling skincare and make-up products, worth €231 in total. Plus, this year there are ten golden tickets hidden at random worth an exciting €1,000, redeemable on all No7 products.

What's inside the No7 Advent Calendar?

No7 Stay Perfect Amazing Eyes Pencil (Black), No7 Extreme Length Mascara (Black) 7ml, No7 Skin Illuminator (Nude) 30ml, No7 Gel Finish Nail Colour (Porcini), No7 Gel Finish Nail Colour (Golden Sands), No7 Instant Illusions Airbrush Away Primer 10ml, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Day Cream 25ml, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Night Cream 25ml, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Serum 5ml, No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Advanced Eye Cream 5ml, No7 Radiant Results Revitalising Cleansing Wipes, No7 Laboratories LINE CORRECTING Booster Serum 3ml, No7 Instant Results Revitalising Peel-off Mask 10ml, No7 Hydration Mask 100ml, No7 High Shine Lip Crayon (Rosy Blush), No7 Eye Shadow Primer 10ml, No7 Moisture Drench Lipstick (Desert Rose), No7 Slanted Tweezers, No7 Body Milk 50ml, No7 Protect & Perfect Lip Care 10ml, No7 Radiant Results Daily Face Polish 15ml, No7 Lift & Curve Eyelash Curler, No7 Hydrogel Eye Mask, No7 Precision Lips Liner (Nude), Blusher Voucher (Entitles you to claim one free No7 Blusher in the shade of your choice, valid from 1st October-31st May 2021)

How much does the No7 Advent Calendar cost?

€55

When is it available to buy and where can I buy it? 

It will be available from October 15 at boots.ie. However, if you sign up to the waitlist, you will get 24-hour early access to the calendar on October 14.

5. Jo Malone London Advent Calendar 2020

What’s so special about the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar?

Possibly the hardest advent calendar to get your hands on this year, Jo Malone’s Christmas Beauty Advent Calendar continues to be the most sought-after festive launches year-after-year. This year’s edition features Jo Malone’s classic Townhouse design, but has been decorated with balloons to celebrate the festive season. Behind each of its 24 doors lies a Jo Malone treat spanning across its colognes, fragrances, home products and bath & body range.

What’s inside the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar?

Pine & Eucalyptus Mini Candle, Honeysuckle & Davana Cologne 9ml, Wild Bluebell Body & Hand Wash 30ml, Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne 9ml, Myrrh & Tonka Cologne Intense 9ml, Peony & Blush Suede Mini Candle 35g, Pomegranate Noir Cologne 9ml, Dark Amber & Ginger Lily Cologne Intense 9ml, Poppy & Barley Cologne 9ml, Blackberry & Bay Body Crème 50ml, Velvet Rose & Oud Cologne Intense 9ml, Wild Bluebell Cologne 9ml, Red Roses Body & Hand Wash 15ml, Oud & Bergamot Cologne Intense 9ml, Green Tomato Leaf Mini Candle 35g, Lime Basil & Mandarin Cologne 9ml, Tuberose Angelica Cologne Intense 9ml, Lime Basil & Mandarin Hand Cream 15ml, English Pear & Freesia Cologne 9ml, Sweet Almond & Macaroon Mini Candle 35g, Blackberry & Bay Cologne 9ml, Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense 9ml, Peony & Blush Suede Cologne 9ml, English Pear & Freesia Mini Soap 50g and an additional surprise behind door number 24.

How much does the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar cost?

€360.

When is it available and where can I buy it?

It is available to buy now at jomalone.co.uk.

6. NUXE Advent Calendar 2020

What’s so special about the NUXE Advent Calendar?

From its cult dry oil Huile Prodigieuse to its popular lip balm, French brand NUXE is all about nourishing skin and hair. In this year’s beauty advent calendar, NUXE is offering 24 products that are all about taking some time for yourself.

What’s inside the NUXE Advent Calendar?

Huile Prodigieuse Florale 10ml, Huile Prodigieuse 10ml, Huile Prodigieuse Or 10ml, Huile Prodigieuse Riche 10ml, Prodigieux Scented Body Lotion 15ml, Prodigieux Shower Oil 30ml, Rêve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream 15 ml, Rêve de Miel Face Cleansing and Make-Up Removing Gel 15 ml, Rêve de miel Face and Body Ultra-Rich Cleansing Gel 30ml, Rêve de miel Ultra-Comforting Face Balm 15ml, Rêve de miel Lip Moisturising Stick 4g, Aquabella Micro-Exfoliating Purifying Gel 15ml, Aquabella Beauty-Revealing Moisturising Emulsion 15ml, Men Moisturising Multi-Purpose Gel 15ml, Men Multi-Use Shower Gel 30ml, Crème Fraîche de Beauté Moisturising Cream 15 ml, Crème Fraîche de Beauté Moisturising Rich Cream 15 ml, Crème Prodigieuse Boost Multi-Correction Gel Cream 15 ml, Sun After-Sun Hair and Body Shampoo 50ml, Nuxuriance Gold Nutri-Fortifying Oil-Cream 15ml, Very Rose 3-in-1 Soothing Micellar Water 40ml, Instamasque Exfoliating + Unifying Mask 15ml, Le Matin des Possibles Eau de Parfum 1.2ml, Le Soir des Possibles Eau de Parfum 1.2ml

How much does the NUXE Advent Calendar cost?

€69.90

When is it available and where can I buy it?

It’s available to buy now at cloud10beauty.com.

7. Kiehl's Limited Edition Advent Calendar, €99

What's so special about the Kiehl's Limited Edition Advent Calendar?

Now, this is the ultimate treat. Inside the Kiehl's advent calendar, launching on October 16, you can find the legendary Crème de Corps, Midnight Recovery Concentrate and Ultra Facial Cream, all dressed in limited edition designs created in collaboration with Lyon-based illustrator, Maite Franchi. What's more, this year the calendar has been made with fully recycled paper and you're even able to return your Kiehl's empties in any of their stores as part of the Kiehl's Recycle and Be Rewarded Scheme. 

What's inside the Kiehl's Limited Edition Advent Calendar?

Super multi corrective cream 7ml, Midnight recovery concentrate 4ml, Rare earth masque 14ml, Calendula toner 40ml, Lip balm #1 15ml, Creme de corps 30ml, Clearly corrective dark spot solution 4ml, Midnight recovery eye 3ml, Amino acid shampoo 65ml, Amino acid conditioner 65ml, Ultra facial cleanser 30ml, Avocado eye 14ml, Facial fuel moisturiser 15ml, Hydro plump serum concentrate 5ml, Calendula foaming wash 30ml, Powerful strength eye 3ml, Super serum 4ml, Mid recovery cleansing oil 40ml, Powerful strength line reducing 5ml, Avocado mask 10g, Calendula water cream 7ml, Ultra facial oil free gel cream 7ml, Mr. Bones pin and an Ultra Facial cream 28ml.

How much does the Kiehl's Limited Edition Advent Calendar?

€99

When is it available to buy and where can I buy it? 

The Kiehl's Limited Edition Advent Calendar is exclusively available to shop in-store at Brown Thomas and Arnotts from October 16. 

8. Space NK Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar

What’s so special about Space NK’s Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar?

The second instalment from Space NK's Beauty Anthology advent calendar series, this genius twist on the classic format is perfect for book and beauty lovers alike. Split into four themed volumes, each 'book' contains 'chapter' drawers that pull out to reveal one of Space NK's must-have beauty heroes. Start the month with the 'Glisten, Glow, Smooth and Groom’ volume, and end with 'Little Luxuries’, via the 'Whisper, Waft and Woosh’ and ‘Shimmer, Pop, Glitz and Fizz’ volumes. En route, you'll be treated to Drunk Elephant skincare, Charlotte Tilbury make-up, Byredo hand cream and Diptyque perfume, to name a few.

What’s inside Space NK’s Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar?

Ren Clean Skincare Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic 100ml, Drunk Elephant F-Balm Electrolyte Water Facial Hydrating Mask 15ml, Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant 30ml, Eve Lom Cleansing Oil Capsules Travel Pack, Dr Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum 10ml, Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Dim Light 1.4g, Olverum Bath Oil 60ml, Olaplex No 7 Bonding Oil 30ml, Malin + Goetz Bergamot Hand + Body Wash 250ml, Living Proof PhD Dry Shampoo 92ml, Laura Mercier Volume Panoramic Mascara 3ml, IGK Hair Antisocial Overnight Dry Mask 66ml, NARS Mini Bronzing Powder in Laguna, Kevyn Aucoin Emphasize Eye Design Palette in Unblinking, Sol de Janeiro Rio Sunset Glow Oil 30ml, Charlotte Tilbury Mini Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk, Kate Somerville Retinol Vitamin C Moisturiser 50ml, Tan-Luxe Super Glow Body Hyaluronic Self-Tan Serum 75ml, Fresh Soy Face Cleanser 50ml, Chantecaille Bio-Lifting Mask 15ml, Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream 15ml, Jo Loves Layered Christmas Candle 140g, Diptyque Philosykos Travel Spray 7.5ml and Byredo Hand Cream 30ml.

How much does Space NK’s Beauty Anthology Advent Calendar cost?

€230 (contents worth over €630).

When is it available and where can I buy it?

It is available to buy now at spacenk.com.

9. Lancôme Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

What’s so special about the Lancôme  Beauty Advent Calendar?

For its 2020 advent calendar offering, French beauty brand Lancôme has selected its most-loved products across make-up, skincare, bath and body and even fragrance.

Alongside its iconic Hypnôse mascara, it includes skincare heroes Tonique Confort Toner and Advanced Genifique Serum and its popular La Vie Est Belle floral perfume.

What’s inside the Lancôme  Beauty Advent Calendar?

Hydra Zen Anti-stress Moisturising Cream Gel 15ml, Eau Micellaire Douceur 50ml, Bi-Facil 30ml, Advanced Génifique Yeux Light-Pearl Eye Serum 5ml, Rénergie Nuit Multi-Lift Night Cream 15ml, Tonique Confort 75ml, Effacernes Longue Tenue 02 Beige Sable Concealer SPF 30 5ml, Rénergie Multi-Lift Ultra Cream SPF20 15ml, Advanced Génifique Serum 10ml (x2), Absolue Rich Cream 15ml, Monsieur Big Mascara 2ml, Absolue Regenerating Brightening Soft Cream 15ml, Advanced Génifique Eye Cream 5ml, Prep & Matte Make-up Primer 10ml, Le Crayon Khôl 01 Noir 0.7g, La Vie Est Belle Body Lotion 50ml, La Vie Est Belle L’Eau de Parfum 4ml (x2), L’Absolu Rouge Sheer 202 Nuit & Jour 1.6g, L’Absolu Rouge Ruby Cream 01 Bad Blood 1.3g, Hypnôse 01 Noir Mascara 6.2ml, Trésor Perfumed Shower Gel 50ml, Idôle Le Parfum 5ml and a Mini Foundation Brush.

How much does the 2019 Lancome Beauty Advent Calendar cost?

€145.

When is it available and where can I buy it?

It is available to buy now exclusively in-store at Brown Thomas.

10. L'OCCITANE Classic Advent Calendar

What’s so special about the L’Occitane Advent Calendar?

This year, L’Occitane is releasing not one, not two, but three advent calendars. First, there’s the Luxury Reusable Advent Calendar, which was created in collaboration with UK illustrator Isla Simpson. It is made from recycled cotton and will be reusable after Christmas. Behind each pocket, you’ll find a luxury-sized product. Then, there’s the Luxury Advent Calendar, which holds some of the brand’s bestselling and most iconic products in a set of drawers. While the third option, the Classic Advent Calendar is covered in a fun and festive design, created by French illustrator Edith Carron.

What’s inside the L’Occitane Advent Calendar?

The full rundown is yet to be released but it will include iconic products such as L’Occitane’s Relaxing Pillow Mist, Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum and its cult Almond Shower Oil.

How much does the L’Occitane Advent Calendar cost?

The Classic Advent Calendar is €63 (worth €104).


The Luxury Advent Calendar is €115 (worth €157).

The Luxury Reusable Advent Calendar is €180.

When is it available and where can I buy it?

The Classic Advent Calendar is available buy now at ie.loccitane.com and in L’Occitane boutiques.

The Luxury Advent Calendar is available buy now at ie.loccitane.com and in L’Occitane boutiques.

The Luxury Reusable Advent Calendar will be available from October 19. 

Main image by @spacenk on Instagram

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