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Five beauty advent calendars to buy this Christmas

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Treat yourself to a festive glow up with a cosmetic advent calendar from these top brands

Beauty advent calendars are big business — and they have a track record of selling at speed. It seems there’s a calendar for everyone on the market, whether you’re a skincare buff or mad about makeup (and men aren’t excluded either). So, with the festive season just around the corner, get ahead of the game with our round-up of this year’s best beauty advent calendars.

Fortnum and Mason Beauty Calendar © Fortnum and Mason
Fortnum & mason’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

With a history of selling out in record time since its 2018 launch, the sought-after Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar retails at £245, yet is filled with 25 treats worth more than £800. The 2022 calendar includes an array of luxurious skincare, haircare and wellness treats from brands including Aromatherapy Associates, Cult51, Bramley and Elizabeth Scarlett. Curated from Fortnum & Mason’s famous beauty hall, the calendar includes 22 full-sized products, two deluxe and three travel-sized samples.

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25 Days of Grooming © Next
Next 25 Days of Grooming

Beauty calendars aren’t just for women and Next is here to prove it. This grooming box features a wide selection of products from the likes of ELEMIS, Clarins, Kiehl’s and L’Occitane, which are essential to every man’s wash bag. There’s a full-size Clinique Moisturizing Lotion, beard balm from The Brighton Beard Co, which is worth £32 alone, and an age-defending serum from Percy Nobleman, as well as pillow spray for deeper sleep and a scented candle. Worth over £265, this is a bargain for £85, and makes a great gift for yourself or for the man in your life.

Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars © Charlotte Tilbury
Charlotte Tilbury’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars

The make-up mogul’s much-awaited beauty calendar is here, featuring 12 of the brand’s best-selling products. It’s clear that the bigwigs at Charlotte Tilbury have opted for quality over quantity, as you’ll find five full-size products, including the popular Magic Lip Oil and Matte Revolution Lipstick. The calendar is inclusive of all skin shades as its mini Magic Cream, Wonderglow Face Primer and Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray are translucent. The baby-pink packaging is designed to be a keepsake, with each product boxed in a bejewelled draw. It certainly packs a punch, retailing at £150 while being worth £245.

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12 Days of Beauty © Liz Earle
12 Days of Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar

A chance to explore Liz Earle’s award-winning range, this calendar will leave sensitive skin feeling nourished, even on the coldest of days. Inside, you’ll find the brand’s iconic Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, as well the Superskin Alt-Retinol Booster and Skin Paste (retailing at £77) to smooth wrinkles. This option from the British skincare company is real value for money, with nearly £170 of gifts retailing at just £65.





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24 Days of Clinique © Clinique
24 Days of Clinique Favourites

Choose Clinique’s renowned advent calendar this year, which comes filled with 24 of the brand’s best sellers, including nine full-size products. This calendar is suitable for all skin types, and features Clinique’s 3-Step product line and the fan-favourite Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+. You’ll also find the Chubby Stick Lip Colour Balm and best-selling High Impact Mascara. All products come individually boxed and housed in a puzzle-like design, for £150, although it’s valued at more than £380.

 

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