The best beauty advent calendars 2020
An editor-approved selection of the best luxury beauty advent calendars 2020 has to offer, because luxurious products beat tiny chocolates
Most beauty calendars are actually worth double or triple in retail value – meaning you get to try testers and full-size products (often award-winners and bestselling heroes) along with new must-haves before anyone else, all at a discounted price. Plus, if there are any items you’re not totally sold on – they also make the best stocking fillers for friends and family too. Here’s our lowdown of what you get inside the best luxury beauty advent calendars Christmas 2020 has to offer.
Also, be warned that the best of the bunch always sell out long before Christmas tunes start taking over the airwaves, so make a note of the on-sale dates and be ready.
Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar 2020, £195 (worth £800)
This luxury beauty advent calendar contains 14 full-sized products and 16 deluxe samples – all housed in Fortnum’s opulent house colours. Plus, priced at £195 but worth over £800, this has to be the beauty bargain of the century. Forget Black Friday make this your pre-Christmas wish.
Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Kiss Cupuacu Lip Butter (6.2g); Instant Effects Instant Lip Plumper, Le Prunier Beauty Oil (3.7ml); Chantecaille Rose de Mai Face Cream (10ml); Noble Isle Rhubarb Bath & Shower Gel (75ml); Noble Isle Rhubarb Body Hydrator & Noble Isle Tea Rose Body Lotion (75ml); Dr Russo SPF 30 Sun Protective Brush-on Moisturiser; Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Oil (9ml) & Revive Oil (9ml); Sisley Black Rose Skin Cream (10ml) & Sisley Black Rose Mask (10ml); Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels; Ilapothecary Keep Calm Hand & Body Lotion (30ml); Lucia Magnani Daily Firming Hydrator (15ml); Iconic London Chrome Flash Eye Pot Spellbound (50g); Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Touch Hand Cream (50ml); Christian Breton Liftox Serum (15ml); Aurelia Cell Revitalise Night Moisturiser (30ml); Bramley Body Wash (100ml); Bramley Body Lotion (100ml); Cosmetic 27 Baume (15ml); Fresh Sugar Strawberry Exfoliating Face Wash (20ml) & Fresh Soy Face Cleanser (20ml); Guerlain Abeille Royale Oil (5ml); Delilah Volumising and Defining Mascara – Carbon, Cult51 Neck and Décolleté Firming Cream (30ml); 3LAB WW Cream (15ml); Bamford B Silent Pillow Mist; Elizabeth Scarlett Night Sky Cotton Velvet Makeup Bag.
ON-SALE DATE: On sale now
Fortnum & Mason Advent Calendar 2020, £195 (worth £800) - click here
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, £250
THE USP: A curated edit from the magnificent and iconic London beauty hall with 25 magical drawers that contain everything you need to up your festive game.
111Skin Rose Gold Eye Mask; Acqua di Parma Fragrance (5ml) and Body Cream (40ml) set; Augustinus Bader Face Oil (13ml); Chantecaille Gold Recovery Mask (5ml); Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm (5ml); Dr Barbara Sturm Lifting Serum (10ml); Decorté AQ Absolute Brightening Cream (25ml); Dr Sebagh Full Size Serum Repair (50ml); Fresh Full Size Vitamin Nectar Mask (30ml); Goldfaden MD Eye Concentrate (5ml); Guerlain Orchidée Imperiale Day Cream (3ml); Hourglass Veil Setting Powder; Huda Beauty Full Size Power Bullet Lipstick; Laura Mercier Rouge Essentiel; Living Proof Color Care Shampoo & Conditioner (30ml); Maison Francis Kurkdjian Rouge 540 Candle; Murad Multi-Acid Peel (10ml); Nars Longwear Eyeliner; Natasha Denona Full Size Chroma Crystal Eyeshadow; Natura Bissé Tensolift Neck Cream (10ml); Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser (15ml); Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate Serum (10ml); set of three Slip Scrunchies; Sunday Riley C.E.O Brightening Serum (15ml); Valmont Renewing Pack (5ml).
ON-SALE DATE: 1 October 2020
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, £250 – click here
NET-A-PORTER Beauty Advent Calendar, £240 (worth £1,120)
25 covetable treats that include facial tools, make-up, skincare and hair care worth £1,120, but priced at just £240 from the stylish e-tailer.
Oribe Travel-Sized Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner (50ml); Natura Bissé Diamond Lip Booster (15ml); set of six Slip skinny silk hair ties; PAI Skincare + Net Sustain Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream (15ml); Joanna Vargas Ritual Bar (100g); Hayo'u Beauty Restorer; 111SKIN Vitamin C Brightening Booster (20ml); Virtue Restorative Treatment Mask (150ml); Chantecaille Pure Rosewater (100ml); REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Clean Primer (30ml); Philip Kingsley Elasticizer (150ml); Philip B Thermal Protection Spray (125ml); Omorovicza Deep Cleansing Mask (50ml); Mauli Rituals Supreme Skin Cleansing Oil (100ml); Susanne Kaufmann, Pollution Skin Defence System; Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, Pillow Talk; Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Hyaluronic Marine Dew It Right Eye Gel (15ml); Niod Non-Acid Acid Precursor 15% (30ml); Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream (15ml); Costa Brazil Body Cream (140ml); Dr. Barbara Sturm Hyaluronic Serum (30ml), plus four more surprises.
ON-SALE DATE: 12 October 2020
NET-A-PORTER Beauty Advent Calendar, £240 (worth £1,120) – click here
Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £85 (worth £460)
THE USP: This offering from online favourite lookfantastic has been a consistant best-seller for the past five years. Along with the brilliant saving of £375, it also comes with 479 five-star reviews – so you know you’re onto a good thing. Pre-order before it sells out now.
The exact line-up hasn’t been released yet – but judging from previous years, you can be sure that there are 25 game-changing products – from skincare to haircare, bodycare to cosmetics.
ON-SALE DATE: 12 October 2020
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2020, £85 (worth £460) - CLICK HERE
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, £199 (worth over £930)
THE USP: Cult buys and indie brands you may not have tried before come together in one exquisite art-deco box. Plus, one lucky customer might receive the package that contains a ‘Golden Ticket’ worth one thousand Cult Beauty pounds, for you to spend on you or your loved ones this festive season.
Living Proof Votary Super Seed Facial Oil, full size (50ml); Hourglass Perfect Hair Day Triple Detox Shampoo, travel size (60ml); Oskia travel-size Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush (1.3g); Verso Liquid Mask Lactic Acid Micro-Peel, full size (30ml); Malin + Goetz Eye Cream, full size (20ml); Herbivore deluxe Prism Exfoliating Glow Serum 12% (10ml); Malin + Goetz Vitamin B5 Body Moisturize, travel size(30ml); De Mamiel Settle, full size (10ml); Dr. Barbara Sturm deluxe Night Serum (10ml); Molton Brown Delicious Rhubarb & Rose Bath & Shower Gel, travel size (100ml); Allies of Skin deluxe 20% Vitamin C Brighten & Firm Serum (8ml); Kaya Jungle Firming Body Oil Costa Brazil Óleo Para O Corpo, travel size (30ml); Algenist Alive Prebiotic Balancing Mask, full size (50ml); Drunk Elephant deluxe Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil (8ml); Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream Discovery Size (15ml); Glow Recipe Banana Soufflê Moisture Cream (25ml),
111SKIN Rose Gold Radiance Booster (10ml); Too Faced Lip Injection Extreme, travel size (1.4ml); IT Cosmetics deluxe Superhero Mascara (5ml); By Terry Ombre Blackstar in Bronze Moon, travel size (0.9g); Natasha Denona Bloom Highlighting Blush, full size (4g);
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare B3 Adaptive Superfoods Stress Rescue Super Serum (15ml); Susanne Kaufmann Pillow Spray Calming, travel size (75ml); Jordan Samuel Skin Retinol Treatment Oil, full size (30ml); Charlotte Tilbury K.I.S.S.I.N.G Lipstick in Stoned Rose, full size (3.5g); Jo Loves Fig Tree Votive Candle, travel size (70g); Patchology Little Helper Energy Dietary Supplement Strips, full size (6 x 0.1g); Larry King Hair Care A Social Life for Your Hair, travel size (30ml); Huda Beauty Topaz Obsessions Palette, full size (10g); Milk Makeup deluxe Lip & Cheek in Werk (3g); Nudestix Intense Matte Lip + Cheek Pencil in Belle, full size (2.49g); Cult Beauty Summer Fridays Overtime Mask, full size (64g); Beauty Banks £15/€17 Charity Contribution.
ON-SALE DATE: 1 October 2020
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, £199 (worth over £930) – click here
The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, £215 (worth £789)
THE USP: The iconic Standen print adorns the box, while the goodies on the inside consist of 19 full-size products, and six testers, together worth a huge £789.
Diptyque Baies Mini Scented Candle, full size (70g); Venn Age-reversing Concentrate (20ml); Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (50ml); Malin+Goetz Meadowfoam Balm (30ml); Noble Isle Fireside Body Lotion (50ml), Bath & Shower gel, full size (50ml); Aveda Boptanical Repair Leave-in Treatment, full size (25ml); Le Labo Santal 33 eau de parfum, full size (15ml); Votary Super Seed Serum, full size (50ml); Vilhelm Parfumerie Dear Polly eau de parfum (10ml); Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream (15ml); Dermalogica Pre-Cleanse, full size (30ml); Nars Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl; Margaret Dabbs Nourishing Nail & Cuticle Serum Pen (full size); Mario Badescu Witch Hazel & Rosewater Toner, full size (59ml); Susanne Kaufmann Herbal Whey Bath (40g); Bamford Geranium Hand & Body Wash (100ml); Dr Sebagh Serum Repair (20ml); QMS Medicosmetics Lip Line Corrector, full size (15ml); Herbivore Prism 20% AHA 5% BHA Exfoliating Glow Facial; REN Clean Skincare Vita Mineral Active 7 Eye Gel, full size (15ml); Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadow (full size); Davines Shampoo, full size (100ml); Aromatherapy Associates Forest Therapy Bath & Shower Oil, full size (9ml); Decree Light Cleanse (30ml); Spacemasks Single Eye Mask (full size); Liberty Small Strawberry Thief Washbag.
ON-SALE DATE: 1 October 2020
The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2020, £215 (worth £789) – click here