November 19, 2019

Known as the ultimate countdown to Christmas, advent calendars used to be filled with tiny pieces of milk chocolate hidden behind cardboard doors that served as wonderful gifts for friends and relatives. But since the rise of the beauty industry, these cardboard boxes of chocolate have been transformed into elaborately designed packages filled with face, hair or skincare products. With a lucrative spin that’s impossible to resist, brands like Jo Malone and Charlotte Tilbury have released their own rendition to appeal to more customers. If you haven’t gotten your hands on one, here are five advent calendars you need to snag before they sell out.

ASOS Beauty: Face + Body Advent Calendar

After the overwhelming response last year, ASOS has curated 25 new products known to be cult favourites for this year’s offering. Products hiding behind the doors of fully recyclable packaging include Coco & Eve’s hair masque, Becca’s first light priming filter, This Works’ Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, and many more.

The Body Shop: Dream Big This Christmas

The Body Shop is releasing 3 different advent calendars, and Dream Big This Christmas is the most pocket-friendly out of the 3. This particular calendar contains 24 of their hero bath and body products to tide you through the holiday season. There’s even a tub of their holy grail Shea Body Butter inside, so you can slather as much as you want on your skin.

Jo Malone

With its classy cream-coloured packaging and gold foiled numbers imprinted on each box, Jo Malone’s advent calendars are often heralded as one of the best beauty advent calendars. Expect 24 of their well-received intensely scented fragrances such as English pear & freesia, red roses and wild bluebell to cater to your every mood.


They might be a new contender in the game, but after making a debut last year, Net-a-Porter strikes a balance between having 25 travel-sized and full-sized products that are luxurious and results-driven. Sunday Riley’s glow Vitamin C oil and Joanna Vargas’ bright eye hydrating masks are amongst the products in the calendar known to be skin saviours.

Charlotte Tilbury’s Glittery Galaxy of Makeup Magic

Products vary from makeup or skincare items, sufficient to create two full glamorous looks, perfect for your holiday parties should you choose to switch up your look for the festive season. One of the doors within the luxe midnight blue packaging reveals their highly acclaimed full-sized Matte Revolution Lipstick in the shade Pillow Talk, a nude pink lip colour that’s suitable for any occasion.

Image Credits: Net-a-Porter, Selfridges