This year, beauty brands are going all out to merge beauty and Christmas in all sorts of creative ways such as crackers, baubles and the increasingly popular beauty advent calendar. For those who fancy a daily countdown to Christmas with something a little more exciting than a tiny piece of chocolate, the beauty advent calendar may well be the thing for you! There are quite a few different ones this year, but here are my top three:
Benefit Countdown to Love
The Benefit one is gorgeous; even the most cynical beauty lover would melt at this bad boy. In this calendar you will find lots of minis of Benefit bestsellers such as Dandelion Face Powder, Hoola Bronzer, High Beam, Benetint and Bad Gal mascara plus many others. If you fancy reading a full breakdown of what’s included, head to ReallyRee here. This will be £50 and arrives on the 2nd November, but keep in mind that it’s quite limited in stock (only certain Benefit Boutiques will stock it, and even they will only have a few) both online and instore, so you’ll need to act quickly!
Boots 24 Days of Beauty
This is Boots’ first foray into advent calendars, and I’m glad to see it covers lots of brands (such as Rimmel, Vichy, Mavala and Soap and Glory) as well as Boots own brands such as Botanics and Seventeen, although strangely nothing from Boots No7; wonder why?! Anyway, Ree has the breakdown again, so if you fancy finding out what’s behind each door then head here. This has already launched at Boots online for the rather more purse-friendly price of £30, although the contents have a value of £65. Head here – link.
Selfridges Christmas Advent Calendar
From purse-friendly to seriously luxury, here we have the much more expensive Selfridges offering, that includes brands such a Lancome, Kiehl’s and Giorgio Armani. There’s a pretty good mix in here, with a few different make-up, skincare and perfume products, but I do think at £84 for what is essentially a box of 24 samples is quite a spend. However, if you have the cash to flash and would enjoy the experience of a luxury beauty treat on a daily countdown to Christmas, then this is a lovely set. This is also available now from Selfridges here – link.