Still pondering getting your hands on a beauty advent calendar to see off 2019 in style? It might only be November but now is definitely the time to get your hands on one. I'm a Christmas junkie so, for me, it's never too early to start thinking about eggnog lattes and tinsel. For those of you that are less inclined to start the celebrations early, however, I can only apologise for the fact that the beauty industry has been merrily ploughing its way into Christmas festivities since September with an onslaught of beauty advent calendars for 2019 (many of them are already sold out).
It might seem bonkers to already be thinking about the myriad ways in which you can count down to Christmas 2019 but let's be real—the early bird catches the worm. Or, in this case, the best beauty advent calendar.
Trust me—the very best ones (hello Birchbox, Liberty London and Cult Beauty) have already sold out. So if it's important to you to count down to the birth of baby Jesus via a trail of beauty miniatures then you're going to want to get organised.
Keep scrolling to see the best beauty advent calendars of 2019 along with their prices and a sneak peek at the contents. Hurry—they're selling like hotcakes.
If you're into your classic beauty brands, then John Lewis has really come up trumps with this year's beauty advent calendar. For 2019, expect to discover products like Clinique Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, Becca's best-selling Champagne Pop Highlighter and Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.
It's no surprise that this showstopper of a beauty advent calendar comes courtesy of Charlotte Tilbury. It contains everything you need to create two distinct beauty looks, including your skincare prep, and there are four full-sized products inside—including the cult classic Pillow Talk lipstick.
Without a doubt the most luxurious of all of the advent calendars on this list, Dior's advent calendar contains 24 decadent beauty treats from the world of Maison Christian Dior. Not only is the packaging beautiful—illustrated by illustrator Vincent Darré—but inside you'll find petite-but-perfectly-formed perfumes, soaps, candles and hand creams.
With a baby due around the festive period, I might skip the hassle of a Christmas tree entirely in favour of this beautiful 3D one from Rituals. It contains 24 luxury Rituals treats, including my favourite foaming shower gel, body mists and skincare alongside miniature candles and a reed diffuser.
This year's beauty advent calendar from ASOS is right up my street thanks to its mix of cult products like the Mane 'n Tail Shampoo and Conditioner and Dr. Jart Face Mask, but it also contains some great beauty basics like a Wet Brush and Origins Spot Remover to see you beyond the Christmas season.
Last year's Elemis advent calendar sold out in just five days, and I can see why. With contents worth over £344, this is a truly luxurious approach to the countdown to Christmas. It contains Elemis award winners, best sellers and new arrivals as well as a full-size jar of the brand's cult hero—its Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
If you're looking for a beauty calendar that's a little cooler than the rest, then you can't go wrong with Lumene's offering. The Scandi skincare brand has filled this Nordic delight with a range of its best-selling products—including its new skin tint and my go-to vitamin C serum as well as products that are set to launch in the UK.
If you always feel frazzled at the end of the year, then ESPA's beauty advent calendar could be the moment of calm that you're looking for. Every product has been designed to calm the skin, body and mind and smells like a spa. Totally dreamy.
Expect to see people queueing around the block for this one when it lands at the Knightsbridge store in October. Luckily, you'll also be able to get your hands on this 25-drawer delight online—but I wouldn't hang around. There's an Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder, cult eye masks from 111Skin, brow must-haves courtesy of Anastasia Beverly Hills and one of my favourite skincare tools inside, the Foreo Luna Play.
I'm a huge fan of French skincare brand L'Occitane, and its luxury advent calendar is a real celebration of its best sellers. From its classic Almond Shower Oil to its cult Immortelle Reset Serum, it contains plenty of treats alongside tips to help you return to nature.
The beauty advent calendar of dreams, Jo Malone always keep things classic with a chic 24-drawer offering of all its hero products. You'll find mini candles and colognes, moisturisers and body butters—basically everything that a fragrance fan might need. Be warned though: This one is always a sellout.
The award for the cutest advent calendar boxes might just have to go to Lancôme. And they don't just look good on the outside either—they're filled with some of the brand's best-selling makeup and skincare products, including my favourite Hypnôse mascara.
Liberty London's beauty advent calendars are always hotly anticipated and are the most successful and fastest-selling products in the brand's 145 year history. This year's offering doesn't disappoint with £600 worth or premium products inside, handpicked from Liberty's iconic beauty hall—including full-sizes, limited editions and exclusive packaging.
Fans of natural beauty products and synthetic-free makeup will love this collection of best-selling minis from the original clean beauty brand, BareMinerals. Inside, you'll find a selection of handbag-sized products across skincare and makeup—worth £218.
Call me a crazy cat lady but Paul & Joe's feline-themed delight fills me with festive joy every year. It's decorated with the brand designer's cats Gipsy and Nounette (seriously) and is filled with the most kitsch of makeup treats—including two of the brand's cult, kitty-shaped lipsticks.
If there was an award for the most innovative beauty advent calendar of 2019 then it would have to go to Space NK for this four-volume chest of beauty delights. Work your way through skin, hair and body prep before your party makeup look, night out recovery and a chapter of festive favourites. Oh, and the contents are worth an impressive £480.
First things first—that packaging. Inspired by the Northern Lights, Feelunique's holographic advent calendar contains a star-studded line-up of beauty products. Worth £256, you'll find everything from a Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette to a mini Tangle Teezer inside.
Great beauty value is name of the game with Glossybox's 2019 advent calendar. Worth over £370k it contains 15 full-size products inside, including makeup palettes from NYX and Tarte Cosmetics. Plus, there's one of my favourite fragrance launches of the year inside—Nomad byChloé.
If you're all about the skincare, rather than trending makeup products, then this luxurious advent calendar from French beauty brand Decléor is sure to delight. From cleansing milks and eye creams to exfoliators and shower gel, your skin will be taken care of from top-to-toe.
A purse-friendly option for anyone who is looking for a little pre-Christmas hair pampering, this 7-day countdown from Moroccanoil contains some of the brand's best-sellers. Including, of course, their cult treatment oil.
Scent lovers will be in their element with this incredible advent calendar from Parisian fragrance house, Diptyque. Containing candles, perfumes and scented body care, you'll have the best-smelling countdown to Christmas with this.
Possibly the fanciest countdown to Christmas that you'll ever enjoy, this bumper beauty advent calendar is worth an enormous £790 and contains 15 full-sized and 10 travel-sized beauty products. With brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, 111 Skin and Barbara Sturm inside, it's a real treat for lovers of makeup, skincare and haircare.
For a real mix of classic beauty brands and cult discoveries, the Birchbox advent calendar always delivers—and this year's is no exception. You'll find Scandi skincare from Lumene, luxurious haircare from Oribe and French pharmacy staples courtesy of Caudalie. Plus, there's a full-sized Estée Lauder Sumptuous Extreme Mascara in the mix too.
It's no surprise that Cult Beauty are serving up, well, cult products in their first ever advent calendar. From the Augustinus Bader moisturiser that VB swears by to Sienna Miller-approved hair treats from Virtue, this is full of celebrity and beauty editor favourites worth over £680. Honestly, this is the one calendar that I have my eye on this year.
Boasting contents worth £420, this calendar is one beauty junkies everywhere will be snapping up, so we recommend setting an alarm. This advent calendar is filled with luxury brands like Emma Hardie, Elemis and Philip Kingsley, and there's even a mini Morphe makeup palette in there too.
The Body Shop have an incredible three advent calendars up for grabs this year, but this is the most purse-friendly. Inside the beautifully illustrated advent calendar, you'll find 24 of the brand's classic bath and body treats, including some special seasonal editions.
Calling all Lush fans! Your prayers have been answered—Lush has just announced its first-ever advent calendar, and it's a whopper. There are 24 full-size products inside in a reusable unit made from recycled materials. You'll find festive favourites and a few throwback products inside, but with only 500 calendars available, you'll have to move fast.
A showcase of the best products available in the much underrated M&S beauty hall, you can get your hands on this 25-day advent calendar for just £40 when you spend £25 on clothing, home or beauty in-store or online. With contents worth over £300 including brands like Nuxe, Eyeko and Nails Inc, it's a an absolute steal.
Be still my beating heart—this calendar is a true celebration of scent from Jo Loves, founded by Jo Malone herself. There are 24 deluxe fragranced minis inside with a full-size, pine-scented Christmas Trees candle for the big day itself.