Christmas is looking a little different this year, but one thing guaranteed to get us into the festive spirit is a beauty advent calendar. Packed full of treats from luxury skincare to gorgeous fragrance, there’s no better way to count down to the big day. So what are the best beauty advent calendars for 2020?
We’ve looked at them all and picked our favourite ones for midlife skin. These really are the best beauty advent calendars for 2020, with skincare from brands we love and treats that every midlife woman deserves as 2020 draws to a close. Hurry, some are selling out fast. You deserve it.
Space NK The Beauty Anthology Part II, £195
This is already Space NK’s fastest selling advent calendar ever, so you’ll need to be quick to get your hands on one. As well as a stellar line-up of products from the likes of Dr. Barbara Sturm, Eve Lom and Drunk Elephant, it’s beautifully packaged into different volumes with poetry written by Charly Cox.
Charlotte Tilbury Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures, £150
Charlotte really knows how to do Christmas and her festive collections never disappoint. This year it’s a glitzy chest of beauty treasures containing her most iconic skincare and makeup. Expect to find a full-size Matte Revolution lipstick in the universally flattering shade Pillow Talk, and a travel size pot of her incredible Magic Cream.
Ritual Advent Deluxe Calendar, £89.90
This magical 3D calendar will make a beautiful addition to your decorations and it’s full of treats too. As well as festive fragrance sticks and hydrating serums, in true advent style every Sunday you’ll open the door to a new candle to light until Christmas arrives.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar, £320
If being gifted a new Jo Malone scent every day in December sounds like your idea of heaven, we have good news for you. The 2020 calendar includes a mix of colognes, bath and body luxuries, and miniature candles all wrapped up in a classic townhouse box. Bliss.
Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty, £240
This year’s offering from Net-A-Porter is ultra luxe, and we’d expect nothing less. The products read like our dream shopping list, including cult favourites like the Augustinus Bader Rich Cream, Barbara Sturm’s Hyaluronic Serum and the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder. With a total value of £1,115, you could say this is a steal.
Lancome Beauty Advent Calendar, £105
Love everything Lancôme? So do we. From the delicious La Vie Est Belle Eau de Parfum to the much-loved Hypnose Mascara and transformative Genifique serum, you’ll be set up for 2021 with this enviable collection.
Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250
Featuring Harrods’ Christmas lights on a gorgeous forrest green, this might be our favourite packaging yet. The products are equally impressive, with the likes of Chantecaille’s Gold Recovery Mask, Sunday Riley’s CEO Serum and Augustus Bastinus’ brand new face oil hidden behind the doors.
Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Skin, £175
Skincare lovers, this one’s for you. The Elemis advent calendar contains 25 of their best-selling products, including a full-size pot of the anti-ageing hero Pro-Collagen Marine Cream and a miniature Cleansing Balm. Expect a glowing complexion come January.
The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar, £160
From candles to bath oils and a Rose Quartz Gua Sha, The White Company beauty advent calendar is the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. Expect plenty of festive scents, including Fir Tree, Winter and Fireside.
Dior Advent Calendar, £340
Who wouldn’t want a bit of Dior under the tree? Why not go one better and have a gift from the couture brand to open every day in December. Inside you’ll find miniatures of all the classics, including Rouge Dior Lipstick in 999, J’adore Eau de Parfum and the Capture Youth Glow Booster Serum, plus much more.
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar, £215
The original (and perhaps still the very best) beauty advent calendar comes courtesy of Liberty London’s Beauty Hall. Like a pick and mix of their most sought-after brands, expect full-sized products from Diptyque, Dr Sebagh, Herbivore and Le Labo.