IT LOOKS LIKE Christmas has come early...with a wide range of beauty calendars finally arriving into stores.
Maybe you're a last minute kind of gal or a count-down queen, 2018's beauty advent calendars are guaranteed to put a spring in your step... because who doesn't like a mini lipstick mixed with the element of surprise?
With the beauty industry at an all time high, cosmetics calendars are bigger than ever.
Which means there is a lot to choose from: skincare, haircare, makeup, men's health and more.
So why not treat a friend, partner, mother, in law or, more importantly, yourself to one of these carefully edited beauty boxes compartmentalised into the many days of Christmas?
We've rounded up the best beauty calendars you can buy - and they're not as expensive as you might think.
Beauty calendars under £30
This advent calendar is an absolute bargain and one of the cheapest out there this year.
But it certainly doesn't scrimp on gifts, featuring 24 windows to peek behind - all the way up to Christmas Eve.
This kit will, quite literally, kit you out - with everything tweezers, nails files and cosmetics sponges, to highlighters and hairbands.
- Gloss Beauty Calendar, £12.50 from Boots - buy here
Counting down the 12 days to Christmas is ASOS' Beauty Extras Calendar.
The set features a mixture of skincare and hair care from the likes of popular brands Pureology, Eyeko and Starskin.
If you're looking for something a little luxer, upgrade to ASOS's Face + Body version.
- Beauty Extras countdown calendar, £25 from ASOS - buy here
Colour Cargo's calendar is perfect present someone who is keen to expand their nail polish collection.
This advent calendar contains everything a polished nail lover must have - from earthy brown hues to Christmas sparkle and vivid red.
Because there's no such thing as too many nail polish colours.
- Colour Cargo Nail Advent Calendar from Debenham's - buy here
Beauty calendars under £50
This Revolution make-up calendar is a total must for beauty beginners.
With a whole range of setting powders, bronzers, eyeshadow palettes and lip glosses, there's no look you won't be able to create once when you've uncovered all these goodies.
Not to mention just how pretty it will looked sitting in your bedroom - who needs a chocolate calendar anyway?
- Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar, £30 from Superdrug - buy here
From brushes to contour kits to lipstick, you'll be sporting an a new full-face of make-up come Christmas Day.
After all, you can't go far wrong with a festive red lip, right?
And for just £35, this fun-filled beauty calendar has gone straight to the top of our wishlist.
- Sleek Beauty Advent Calendar 2018, £35 from Boots - buy now
Originally just a clothing brand, Jack Wills' beauty range gets more comprehensive every year - it is a big hit with buyers around the holiday period.
This sleek advent calendar has 24 surprise doors.
Behind each one you will find a different beauty product - body washes, nailpolishes and lotions - for each day of Christmas.
- Jack Wills advent calendar, £35 from Boots - buy here
We couldn't do an advent calendar round-up without mentioning M&S' annual offering.
Famous for their great value festive box, 2018's calendar has stayed true to form with the likes of Pixi, This Works, and Balance Me.
In other words, it's the best of their beauty hall in a cute little box.
- M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 - available from November 6
The kitsch Cath Kidston doesn't disappoint - this might be one of the prettiest calendar's we have seen.
Behind the doors are 24 treats for December, from enriching hand creams to body scrubs and lip balms - all in some sensational scents.
The Christmas Townhouse aromas include redberries and candied sugar, madarin blossom and white rose and quince. Sign us up!
- Christmas Townhouse Advent Calendar, £40 from Cath Kidston - buy now
- L'Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar, £49 from L'Occitane - buy now
Any beauty fan worth their salt knows that L'Occitane is the one-stop shop when it comes to pampering.
From fragrant hand creams to fresh shower gels, the French brand is forever our-go when we're in need of a little TLC.
And this year's advent calendar certainly does not disappoint.
Full to the brim of products worth £85, savvy beauty shoppers can now snap up this luxurious set of classic L'Occitane products for just £49... and yes, it does include the almond shower oil.
Just think of it as pampering 101.
Beauty calendars under £75
Brace yourself lipstick lovers because NYX's advent calendar offering is a thing of beauty.
Featuring a range of the American brand's best-selling glosses and matte lipsticks, trying not to rip open all the doors on the first day is going to be a challenge.
By the time Christmas rolls around, you'll never need to buy another lipstick colour again. Just saying.
- NYX Beauty Advent Calendar 2018, £50 from Boots - buy here
With its amazing product recommendations and discount prices, Amazon has fast become our favourite place to shop for beauty of late.
So it will come as no surprise to anyone that Amazon's advent calendar is one of the best quality offerings on the market.
Featuring over 24 products from brands such as Rituals, Elemis, and Max Factor, this is one calendar worth snapping up way in advance.
- Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, £50 - buy now
No one does Christmas quite like Clarins - it's a hero skincare brand because it suits every age and skin type (you can't go wrong with Clarins for the mother-in-law on the 25th December).
This pyramid box is packed with goodies including the brand's full size SOS Primer and Honey Lip Oil.
Behind the numbered gold doors are 10 other minis for your skin and nails.
- Clarins 12 Days of Christmas, £60 from Boots - buy here
Clarins may be the only brand doing a beauty calendar for men and we applaud them. Everyone should take the time to pamper themselves.
This cool granite gift box has 12 doors that lead up to the 24th- a perfect pre-Christmas gift for your man.
Behind the doors is a full size Anti-Fatigue eye cream and active hand care lotion plus 10 other minis including scrubs, lotions and shower gels.
- Clarinsmen 12 Days of Christmas, £60 from Boots - buy here
- Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar, £60 from Latest in Beauty - buy now
Featuring a mix of our favourite ride-or-die beauty bits as well as some make-up newcomers, the Latest in Beauty advent calendar certainly does not disappoint.
Containing a whole host of beauty must-haves worth over £255 (yes, you read that correctly), you can currently snap up this incredibly good value offering for as little as £60.
Not only does the calendar include beauty blogger favourite The White Company's classic Christmas candle, but skincare enthusiasts will be thrilled to know that Oska's Nutri-Active Day cream has also made the cut.
Along with a full-sized Wet Brush and Morrocan Oil, of course.
- NUXE Beauty Countdown Calendar, £59 from Look Fantastic - buy now
If you fancy a pamper this Christmas season, the NUXE beauty countdown calendar is an absolute must.
A total treat for skincare fans, this nifty calendar will provide you with everything you need to well and truly revamp your skincare regime.
Behind each door you'll find one of the brand's cult favourite skincare products, including our all-time favourite luxurious dry oil as well as their clarifying cream mask.
Did we mention it also includes a selection of organic tea bags? Sold.
Beauty calendars under £100
Counting down the Christmas with brands from all over the world, this year's Feel Unique calendar has a total value of £250 and gets great reviews.
Featuring the Nails Inc unicorn sheet mask we've been desperate to try and a Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum cream, this beauty parcel is anything but "little".
And if you ask us, it's the gift that keeps on giving.
- Feel Unique Beauty Advent Calendar, £75 - buy now
Have you ever seen an advent calendar more inviting than this Look Fantastic beauty?
Big name goodies are hiding behind each door, with the likes of Molton Brown, Illamasqua, Glamglow and Rituals in the box.
And there are full sizes as well as sample sizes included in the skin, hair, tan and make-up haul.
PLUS it's worth £300 but will go on sale for £79 - talk about good value.
What's so great about this one is you reuse the box as a dressing table organiser.
*insert heart-eye emoji here*
- Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, £79 - buy now
Liz Earle's Hot Polish cleanser has become a household name - it has won more than 100 awards.
The brand has since expanded beyond skincare to hair and body,
This beautiful gift set includes minis of all their best-selling products.
- The 12 Days of Liz Earl, £80 from Boots - buy here
Fans of The Body Shop will also be delighted to know that the cruelty-free shop has launched its very own beauty advent calendar this festive season.
This Freddie the Fox calendar may be a pricey £99 but it includes £231 worth of products, including enough luxurious body creams to see you through till next year.
Not to mention a couple of handy make-up brushes and must-have skincare goodies.
What's more, if you want a cheeky discount, the store is currently offering a deal where you get £10 off when you spend £30 or more, which applies to all three calendars - just type code 14671 at the checkout.
- 25 Days of the Enchanted Ultimate Advent Calendar, £99 at The Body Shop - buy now
Including must-have brands such as NARS, Huda Beauty and BareMinerals, Glossybox subscribers are in for a real treat this festive season.
With beauty treats taking you right up until Christmas, we're going to struggle not ripping into each and every one of the boxes as soon as the calendar lands on our desks from 15 October.
In true Glossybox style, the advent calendar is nothing short of stunning too - and we particularly love the little inspiration words that will see us through the month of December.
Looks like Glossybox are right, this advent calendar is all we want this Christmas... along with those 17 full-size products obvs.
- Glossybox 'All I Want' Beauty Advent Calendar, £99 (£75 for subscribers) - pre-order now
Beauty calendars over £100
As always, Charlotte Tilbury's take on beauty is over the top and fabulous - we're obsessed with the makeup artist's luxury advent calendar.
Each glitter-dusted drawer features 12 full size product and also 12 mini products - it's not called a Beauty Universe for nothing.
This kit is a great chance to try a huge range of the brand's award-winning items for less, including the Pillow Talk lipstick loved by the likes of Kim Kardashian, Gigig Hadid and Jennifer Aniston.
- Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar, £150 - buy now
This year MAC cosmetics collaborated with some of the world's leading beauty brands such as Clinique, Estée Lauder, Origins and Michael Kors to create a beauty advent calendar including variety of their iconic products.
The Beauty Countdown calendar comes in a shimmering ruby star box with 25 drawers packed with a wide range of beauty and skincare treats.
This calendar is for someone who wants everything - from cleansing and detox products to MAC's liptensity lipsticks.
- MAC The Beauty Countdown advent calendar, £150 - buy now
And finally, a beauty advent calendar edit wouldn't be complete without giving Harrods' luxury offering a mention.
Packed with 25 high-end products from Charlotte Tilbury, Givenchy, and NARS, this calendar is full of the year's most-talked about beauty launches along with some cult classics.
And for that eye-watering price, you can expect to see some full-sized beauty bits...
- Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar, £250 - buy now
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