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Top 5 Beauty and Makeup Advent Calendars for 2018

by:   on: 27th November 2018
Make up Advent Calendars for Christmas 2018

Make up Advent Calendars for Christmas 2018

It’s coming to that time of year again when I start to think about my beauty Advent Calendar. I love this time of year, the excitement of getting something new in the lead up to Christmas. The wonderful thing about Advent Calendars is that you get something lovely every day for a whole month to open with your coffee first thing in the morning. What a treat! 

There are now so many to choose from, it can get confusing and sometimes a little overwhelming, so I thought I would put together a little list of my favourites for this year to give you an idea of some of the nicer beauty and make up advent calendars to suit a variety of tastes and budgets.

I don’t want to spoil your surprises, so I’m not going to list everything that is in each one, but will outline each Calendar with a mark out of 5.  This is based on product sizes, usefulness, quality, general gorgeousness!


For those of us who are looking for something that is environmentally friendly, paraben and chemically free, is vegan and cruelty free,The Green Peoplehave just brought out a wonderful 12 Door Advent Calendar.

Reasonably priced at £75 with £125 worth of products inside.

There are 3 full sized products including Hair Care, Moisturising and Cleansing products, a lipstick and Eyeshadow set and Mascara. It has great reviews so far, packaging is a little dull but that shouldn’t deter you.

It has a special Offer on at present with 2 Free Gifts worth £35 if you use the Code TREAT at checkout.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 4/5 Stars based on the fact that it’s a 12 Day rather than 24 Day Calendar and the Packaging is not so inspiring.
The Green Regime Organic, Vegan and Cruelty Free Beauty Advent Calendar 2018.

The Green Regime Organic, Vegan and Cruelty Free Beauty Advent Calendar 2018.

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

This looks Bright and Beautiful, with lovely drop down boxes which line up at the bottom with the date on, it has 24 days of treats and these include some of the most well know names in the beauty industry, including Elemis, Max Factor and L’Oreal Paris, to name just a few.

It has some really exciting things, including a set of strip lashes, a beautiful pale pink lipstick, a Real Techniques Foundation Brush and lots more wonderful goodies.

This box is on Amazon at the moment for a staggering £30, discounted from £50, and boasting £195 worth of products inside so this is a great find for Christmas, Ladies. Read carefully as it gives you the option to not see exactly what is in it so that you can guarantee a surprise each day!


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ – 5/5 Based on the wonderful variety of products inside, this is a very well thought out Calendar!
Amazon Beauty Calendar 2018

Amazon Beauty Calendar 2018

NET-A-PORTER 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

 If you are looking for something that little bit special to treat yourself with this Christmas, then why not take a look at this beauty!

Each of the 25 draws contain delightful brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Le Labo, Illamasqua, mainly this beautiful creation holds products which will enhance your skin and hair before the Christmas parties begin and to help with detoxing afterwards!

Yes, it is a pricier option, but  you will definitely get your moneys worth. Within this beautifully crafted box you will find decadent beauty products which will put a smile on your face every day.


⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4/5 A little on the pricy side, with some of the product names being less well known but luxury all the same.
Net A Porter Beauty Calendar 2018

Net A Porter Beauty Calendar 2018

NYX Professional Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar

This is a great gift for the younger ladies of the family, packed with wonderful products such as, highlighters, contouring products, eyeshadows and lipsticks all in bright and shimmering colours for the Party Season! If you like to experiment with your makeup and feel like your makeup bag is full of dull colours then this is a great product to buy!

The packaging is very eye-catching and would definitely appeal to the younger crowd and I think this is a great calendar with lots of different products to experiment with.

This can be bought through 20% off at the moment.

⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3.5/5 Packaging a little too garish, no beauty products just lots of eyeshadows and lipsticks, would be nice to have a primer and a cleanser included.
NYX Professional Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar

NYX Professional Makeup Sugar Trip 24 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar


Look Fantastic Advent Calendar

So Im leaving the best for last with regards to value for money and worth of this Advent Calendar, with over £300 worth of beauty products. This is very reasonably priced at the moment at just £79 through Look Fantastic.  It has 25 doors to open and each one contains a well-known brand. There is an eyeshadow pallet, self colouring green lipstick which matches your colouring, hair and beauty products galore!

LOOK IT UP and SAVE  20% with code ‘CYBER’

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 5/5 Packaging is Bright yet very tastefully done and looks expensive, lots of wonderful products and you really feel you are getting lots for your money.
Lookfantastic Advent Calendar (Worth Over £300)

Lookfantastic Advent Calendar (Worth Over £300)

I hope that you found these useful. Perhaps you have a go to beauty calendar that you already love? Do let me know – I am always keen to find some new ideas and products so I can test them out ( and enjoy the process!)



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Amanda Steed

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