5 Beauty Advent Calendars To Grab Before They Sell Out

The mention of Christmas this early might leave you feeling frosty but rest assured, we have a very good reason. Every year, Christmas has beauty buffs dreaming of lust-worthy beauty advent calendars. Not only are calendars and gift sets the perfect way to top up your current must-haves and try out some new products, but the value alone is enough to put anyone in the festive spirit.

And, not to start a panic, but the best advent calendars are already selling out. There is a sense of urgency here, so we’ve taken the stress out of your search and compiled our absolute favourites.

2020 has been tough and we think everyone could do with a little treat. Whether it’s for yourself or a loved one, these are the beauty advent calendars top of our wish list.

1. Space NK Advent Calendar - The Beauty Anthology Part II €230 (value €695)

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Shaking it up for this year: Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2020


Why we love it:

Beauty advent calendars, while always a treat, can sometimes feel repetitive in format. Space NK are shaking it up this year and have opted for something different with their calendar designed to look like four book volumes. Bound in neon hues and adorned with poetry by Charlie Cox, we adore the style and charm. The calendar features an array of travel and full-size products hidden behind 24 doors from some lust-worthy brands such as Olaplex, Paula’s Choice and Diptyque.

How to get it:

Available now online at Space NK and is in stock in their Grafton Street store, for you Dublin-based beauts.

2. Benefit Shake your Beauty 2020 Gift Set €70 (value €156)

Benefit Advent Calendar 2020

Get your festive flutter on: Benefit Advent Calendar 2020


Why we love it:

This gift set contains 12 on-the-go size versions of some of Benefit’s bestselling products. This calendar features a good selection of products to fill any makeup bag from primer to blush, bronzer, liner and brows. It also includes a selection of their iconic mascaras, Bad Gal Bang, They’re Real and Roller Lash. All ideal for creating fluttery lashes which are particularly advantageous when wearing a mask and you want to make the most of your eyes.

How to get it:

Available now to buy from Cloud10. Currently 25% off so it’s down to €59.46 – GO GO GO!). Also available online and in store at Boots and online and instore at McCabes Pharmacy.

3. Soap and Glory 24 days to Roam the Foam Advent Calendar €55

Soap and Glory Beauty Advent Calender 2020

Retro pampering: Soap and Glory Beauty Advent Calendar 2020Why we love it:


We’re real lovers of Soap and Glory, their products offer a boujee self-care routine with to die for scents that won’t break the bank. With products ranging from body scrubs to lip masks, this gift set has got you covered for a decadent head to toe pamper session. One of our go-to skin pick me ups,  the Bright + Beautiful Radiance-Boosting Mask is one of the 24 products you can look forward to in this calendar.


How to get it:

Available now instore and online from Boots

4. Charlotte Tilbury - Charlotte’s Bejewelled Chest of Beauty Treasures €185

Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2020

Unapologetically glamorous: Charlotte Tilbury Advent Calendar 2020


Why we love it: The gorgeous rose gold and bejewelled packaging oozes the glamour synonymous with Charlotte Tilbury. Each of the 12 drawers opens to reveal either a full or travel size makeup or skincare product.  This calendar offers a great introduction to the brand including some of their bestsellers such as the Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Charlotte’s Magic Cream (both 15ml) as well as the iconic Pillow Talk lipstick and liner. This would make the perfect gift set for a glamorous friend or family member.

How to get it:

Available now online from Charlotte Tilbury and Cult Beauty

5. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 - €230 (value €1000)

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

Get it before it's gone: The Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020


Why we love it:

Yes, you did read that right! At €230 for a value of €1000, this calendar is incredible. We also love the Instagram-worthy pink and orange Art Deco packaging. You’re in for a treat as this box contains 32 products in total, leaving a whopping 6 products to open on Christmas Day. The selection of products included feature some of the top names including Herbivore, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Drunk Elephant and Charlotte Tilbury to name a few and also features a nice balance between makeup and skincare. Good to note that 13 of the 32 products are full size.

Cult Beauty have included a ‘golden ticket’ £1000 voucher in one of the calendars, which is a lovely touch. They have also partnered with the charity Beauty Banks and will be donating €17 from each calendar sold.

How to get it:

*Available online only here at Cult Beauty. The waiting list is now open. You simply need to sign up with your email address and once the calendar becomes available, it’s first come first serve. This calendar was a sell-out success last year so if this is the one for you, keep your eyes glued to your inbox!

*You missed it! This calendar sold out on 13 October.


Top photo: Courtesy of Cult Beauty

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