Our Top Beauty Advent Calendars

The countdown to Christmas is soon upon us, and we at The Amazing Blog could not be more eager for the festivities to begin. We don’t see why each day leading up to Christmas day can’t be an opportunity for a little gift, which is why these beauty advent calendars have us so excited. Of course, they are all beauty related because, you know us.

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We’re starting our list of top choices with the Clarins’ The 12 Day Christmas Calendar. This collection of Clarins’ hero products is, quite frankly, to die for. You get a range of make-up and skincare in travel-sizes and full-sizes, in some of our Clarins favourites, such as Instant Light Natural Lip Perfectors, Supra Volume Mascara, the Beauty Flash Balm, Limited Edition Eau Dynamisante Candle, Tonic Bath and Shower Concentrate.

Clarins have even extended this into a Men 12 Day Christmas Calendar with a fantastic range of men’s grooming products, i.e. After Shave Soother, Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil, Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil to name just a few.

If you would like to get your hands on all of these goodies, for only £60 we think this is an absolute steal. You can purchase both 12 Day Christmas Calendars at selected stores and online.

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Our next pick is one for the skincare junkies. Liz Earle’s 12 Days of Christmas advent calendar features twelve of the brand’s iconic classics, including skincare, fragrances and beauty accessories. Included in the calendar is the famous Hot Cloth Cleanser, a Deep Cleansing Mask, Superskin Concentrate for Night and the Botanical Essence No. 15 Eau de Parfum to name but a few. In this calendar there's enough skincare for a well-rounded regime to last you a while, with even some pure cotton cloths, a sponge and a soft headband. Let the pampering begin.

You can purchase the Liz Earle 12 Days of Christmas advent calendar at Liz Earle flagship stores and, at John Lewis and Boots, and at Liz Earle online and QVC, for £66.

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For those wanting a purely make-up themed advent calendar, we have the bareMinerals Box of Wonders advent calendar, new this year. We love all things bareMinerals, so their advent calendar piqued our interests. It includes 24 of the brand’s best-selling products; including their Marvelous Moxie Lipglosses, the Marvelous Moxie Lipsticks, both in an array of colours, Blush, Elite Eyecolors and Mineral Veil Finishing Powder. You won’t need to reach for anything else when doing your make-up, as this calendar will have your whole face covered. For us, bareMinerals does natural make-up products faultlessly and so we just couldn’t keep this new launch to ourselves.

Priced at £75, you can purchase the Box of Wonders online and in stores.

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The last one we have for you is a real treat for the skin. L’Occitane has created both the Luxury and Classic Advent Calendars with 24 irresistable mini treats. The former has 24 drawers of L’Occitane’s best products, such as the new Terre de Lumiere Eau de Parfum and the Anti-Ageing Divine Cream. The latter includes the products Almond Delicious Soap, Shea Comforting Cream and the Relaxing Shower Gel. Both will feature a selection of best-sellers, and you really can’t go wrong with any L’Occitane products. It is the perfect calendar to treat your face and body during the hectic festive season.

Not only do you get a wonderful selection of skincare treats, the calendars are beautifully illustrated, making them a gorgeous addition to your mantelpiece. Open the individual château doors to retrieve your surprise. Purchase the Luxury Advent Calendar for £89 and the Classic Advent Calendar for just £49, both from L’Occitane stores and online.

Whether you want to nab one for yourself (go on, treat yourself!) Or you want to gift someone an early Christmas present, there is bound to be an advent calendar in this selection that any beauty lover will pine after.