The 8 best beauty advent calendars for the makeup-lover in your life
If you or someone you know loves makeup and beauty products, you'll want to read this.
Forget chocolate advent calendars, beauty advent calendars are where it's at for 2016. Filled with skincare and makeup goodies, a beauty advent calendar is the gift that keeps on giving.
We at Independent Style have picked out the eight best beauty advent calendars on the market, ranging from high street to high end, so you can get your hands on one whatever your budget.
1. Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties Advent Calendar
It's the most expensive of the bunch, but bare with us. Charlotte Tilbury is the queen of high-end makeup and this advent calendar includes 12 travel-size versions of her best-selling products, including Magic Cream, giving you a chance to try them out before investing in the full-size. Charlotte Tilbury World of Legendary Parties, €195 at Brown Thomas.
2. Feel Unique The Magic of Beauty Advent Calendar
If you're looking for a calendar that offers a selection of brands, this is the one for you. The Feel Unique advent calendar includes products from Rimmel, Nuxe and Bourjois, to name a few. Feel Unique advent calendar, £30 (€33 approx.) at feelunique.com from 3rd November.
3. Ciate Mini Mani Month
Nail-fanatics will love this calendar, which includes 18 mini nail varnishes, one full-size nail varnish and four nail treats. Ciate Mini Mani Month, €59.95 at cloud10beauty.com.
4. No7 Bright Lights Big City Beauty Calendar
No7 has a bit of everything in this calendar, including makeup brushes, an eyelash curler, makeup and skincare. It's worth a whopping €212, but will retail at just €54. Something tells us this one is going to sell out pretty quickly. No7 Bright Lights City Beauty Calendar, €54 at Boots.
5. Lush 12 Days of Christmas
Have an obsession with bath and body products? This is the calendar for you. Relax right up until Christmas with 12 full sized products from Lush that will leave you feeling (and smelling) great. Lush 12 Days of Christmas, £53 (€56 approx.) at Lush.
6. The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Advent Calendar
The Body Shop have three advent calendars available this year, priced at €99, €135 and €160. Each calendar is jam-packed with beauty and makeup goodies, and for each sale made The Body Shop will restore one square metre of the rainforest. Win win! The Body Shop 24 Happy Days Advent Calendar, €135-€160 at The Body Shop.
7. Benefit Girl O'Clock Rock
The Benefit Girl O'Clock Rock advent calendar includes 12 mini, best-selling makeup products, giving your makeup bag a revamp just in time for party season. Benefit Girl O'Clock Rock, €46 exclusive to Debenhams.
8. ASOS The Beauty Advent Calendar
ASOS released their first beauty advent calendar this year and it doesn't disappoint. It contains 24 products from a selection of brands, including Dermalogica, Elemis and Philosophy. Plus, the marble-effect box it comes in is reusable and can be used to store all of your new products. ASOS The Beauty Advent Calendar, €66.67 at ASOS.