The ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar Shopping Guide 2020

*bookmark this page as it will be updated often* Last update: 07/10/2020

This page will also include calendars not otherwise featured.

The most beautiful time of the year is finally here. I know that this year has been incredibly difficult, but hopefully that will not steal away our Christmas cheer. Something I find very therapeutic is opening beauty advent calendars. You already know this as otherwise I would not be known as that crazy person that purchased 14 such calendars in 2019! Yes, I heard about that via social media. I wear my title proudly.

Top Picks for 2020

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020

One of my top picks in terms of beauty advent calendars for 2020 is this one from Cult Beauty. The Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, similarly to last year (review for the 2019 calendar is available here) comes with more than just 25 beauty goodies from brands quite often encountered in the retailers goodies bags, but also brands we see less often.

In the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, you can find products from brands such as Drunk Elephant, Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tillbury and Milk, among others. However, the most special thing about this calendar is the fact that the calendar is worth over £930. More details about the Cutl Beauty Calendar are available here.

Launch date TBD. The Cult Beauty Advent Calendar will be sold exclusively here for £195

Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar

Another top pick for 2020 is the Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar. This calendar is something else entirely. The calendar from Fortnum and Mason beautifully combines both opulence and wellness in a unique way thus offering lovers of luxury something entirely different. You can find out more details here and read the review of the 2019 calendar here.

Pre-order the Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar for £195 here. The calendar will be delivered starting September 24th.

SkinCity Beauty Advent Calendar

One of my absolute favourite calendars is back for another year, The SkinCity Beauty Advent calendar is back this year and it is better than ever before! Skincare lovers, mark your calendars! More details here.

Launch date October 14th. The calendar will retail for €150 (*rumoured) and will be sold exclusively here.

Beauty Advent Calendars

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Niche Beauty Advent Calendar

Another beauty advent calendar that caught our attention this year is the one from Niche Beauty, a german beauty retailer. This calendar nor only provides amazing value, but also includes an incredible line-up of products from iconic and well known brands. More details here

Available now. The beauty advent calendar is sold here and it retails for €295. (You can get 10% off and qualify for a gift with purchase worth €100).

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Net a Porter Advent Calendar

Net-a-Porter is boring back its famous luxurious beau advent calendar and this time around it seems that this is the calendar with the highest value of the season. The Net-a-Porter Advent Calendar is worth over £1000! Details here.

Available now. The calendar retails for £240 and it is available for purchase here.

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Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

Harrods is also back again in 2020 with their classic beauty advent calendar contains 25 luxurious items. This calendar is perfect for those seeking high end beauty products and contains products from brands such as 111Skin, Slip, Shiseido, Augustinus Bader, Dr Sebagh, among others. Moe details are available here. The review of the 2019 edition can be found here.

Launch date October. The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar will be sold exclusively here for £250.

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

One of the few calendars I have yet to skip out on, the Liberty of London Beauty Advent Calendar is back again for yet another year. The gorgeous calendar featuring a classic Liberty print is every beauty lover’s dream. Find out more here. Read my review of the 2019 edition here.

Available Now. The Liberty of London Beauty Advent Calendar will be sold exclusively here for £215.

YesStyle Jet Set, Glow Beauty Advent Calendar

A K-Beauty advent called filled with full sized products? Coming right up. Find out more about this cute advent calendar from YesStyle here.

Launch date October 6th. The YesStyle Beauty Advent Calendar is priced at £135 and you can pre-order it here.

LUSH Beauty Advent Calendars

LUSH is back again with a beauty advent calendar that will surely sell out fast. The 24 products and the design are better than ever before. If you are a LUSH fan or are in the mood for pampering then this is the calendar for you. More details are available here.

Pre-order the LUSH Beauty Advent Calendar for £185 here.

Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar

Another luxurious calendar that provides a gorgeous collection of beauty products from best-selling brands is the one created by Fenwick. You can learn more details here.

Launch date October 22nd. The Fenwick Beauty Advent Calendar will retail for £150 and will be sold exclusively at Fenwick.


Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar

For the first time ever, Selfridges will launch a beauty advent calendar that is not a collaboration. This promises to be a great one. Find out more about this beauty here.

Launch date October. The Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar will retail for £210 and be sold exclusively here.

SpaceNK Beauty Advent Calendar

SpaceNK is back again with another anthology filled with impressive goodies from brands such as Augustinus Bader, Hourglass, Paula’s Choice and more. I spot a bestseller, don’t you? Find out more details here.

Available Now. The SpaceNK Beauty Advent Calendar is sold exclusively here and retails for £195. You can save £45 for a limited time only.

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

Looks who is back? The beloved John lewis Beauty Advent Calendar is also back for yet another yet and why shouldn’t it be? The new edition of the beauty advent calendar from John Lewis is just as good as its predecessors, offering a bit of everything from some of the iconic brands carried in the department store. More details about the contents here.

Launch date October. The John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar will be available exclusively at John Lewis and it will retail for £150.

The GlossyBox Beauty Advent Calendar

Another fan favourite is back. GlossyBack brought their beauty calendar back for yet another year and as always, this will sell out fast. The review of the 2019 edition can be found here. More details about the 2020 edition are here.

Available now. Get the Glossy Beauty Advent Calendar here for £80 (subscriber) or £99 (non-subscriber).

ASOS Face and Body Beauty Advent Calendar (24 product)

ASOS is also back this year with yet another cute little calendar. The brands seems keen on adding all your Christmas goodies in a reusable box. The contents are nothing to frown upon either. Read more here. If you are curious, check out my review of the 2019 edition.

Available now. Get the ASOS Face and Body Beauty Advent Calendar 24 products edition here for £75. If you are looking for something more affordable then you might be interested in the 12 product version. There is also a grooming beauty advent calendar for the men in your life, find more here.

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LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar

One of the best options in 2020, the LookFantastic Calendar is sure to impress and sell out super fast. You get value and a good price. What else can you wish for this Christmas? More details are available here.

Available now. Get the LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar now for £85 here.

FeelUnique Beauty Advent Calendar

Here we have another cute calendar for those who love to shop at FeelUnique. This calendar features products from best selling brands and provide you with a combination of skincare, body care and makeup. Here you can find more details.

Available now. Get the FeelUnique Beauty Advent Calendar here for £89. The calendar will begin to shop after the 5th of October.

Latest in Beauty Award Winners Advent Calendar

Latest in Beauty just released their latest collection box and this time, it comes in the form of an advent calendar. The beauty advent calendar from Latest in Beauty is filled with many goodies and it is a good choice for those who do not have an interest in just one particular brand. Read my review of the 2019 edition here. More details about the 2020 edition are available here.

Available now. The Latest in Beauty Advent Calendar retails for £70 and has a value fo over £300. The calendar is sold exclusively here.

Elemis 25 Days of Spectacular Skin Advent Calendar

Countdown to Christmas with this impressive beauty advent calendar from Elemis. The Elemis calendar is bursting with best-selling and iconic products from the skincare brand that are sure to leave in awe of what the brand can actually do.

Available now. Get the Elemis Beauty Advent Calendar for £175 here.

Rituals Beauty Advent Calendar Deluxe (3D version)

Explore Santaville and countdown to Christmas with this beautiful 3D advent calendar from Rituals. The calendar includes some of the best products from popular ranges such as the Rituals of Jing, the Ritual of Buddha or the Ritual of Sakura.

Available now. Get your Rituals Deluxe Advent Calendar for £89.90 here. Get the more affordable 2D version for £59.90 here.

Clarins 12 Days of Christmas Beauty Advent Calendars

Look who is back? Clarins brought back their best-selling beauty advent calendars and they are super cute. Filled with 12 products, both of these calendars provide you with best-selling items from the brand. Perfect for Clarins lovers as well as those who wish to discover the brand. More details can be found here.

Available now. Both advent calendars retail for £60 each and can be purchased here.

Molton Brown 2020 Luxury Advent Calendar

If for you self-care means taking a relaxing bath or indulging in a hot shower, then maybe this is the calendar for you. The Molton Brown 2020 Luxury Advent Calendar is filled with body & shower products in various best selling scents. Incredible fragrances coming right up..

Available now. Get the Molton Brown 2020 Luxury Advent Calendar here for £175.

The Body Shop Make It Real Together Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar

Fans of The Body Shop? Now this calendar is for you. The Make it Together Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with amazing goodies. You get the bestselling classics, but also some newer launches that always fly off the shelf. It is absolutely gorgeous, don’t you think? More details here.

Available now. The Make it Together Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar from The Body Shop retails for £130 and is available here. There is also a deluxe version and an affordable version.

Sephora Christmas Favourites Beauty Advent Calendar

Sephora? Don’t you worry – here you can find out how to order from Sephora in painless manner. I would not dare include a calendar on this list that would not be easily available! This Sephora Christmas Favourites Beauty Advent Calendar contains everything you need for a full routine as the calendar covers all the bases (no pun intended). Read my 2019 edition review here. More details about the 20202 edition are available here.

Available now. Get the Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar here. A more affordable version is available here. Check out the “More details” post for information on where you can purchase it if you live outside the UK or France. I have not included the price as it differs depending on the country of purchase.

Dr Hauschka Beauty Advent Calendar

A single brand calendar is also available from Dr. Hauschka. This calendar is filled with clean skincare goodies (100% natural) you do not want to miss out on if clean beauty is your jam.

Available now. The Dr. Hauschka Beauty Advent Calendar retails for £85 and is available for purchase here.

Origins Beauty Advent Calendar

An affordable single brand calendar is available from the Origins. This is a small one, but nevertheless cute. The calendar is filled with some of the most iconic products the brand has ever produced. A good option for those who have yet to discover the brand. More details are available here.

Launch date October 1st. The Origins Beauty Advent Calendar retails for £50 and will be available for purchase here.

Benefit Cosmetics Advent Calendar

The fans of Benefit will absolutely love this, but also those of you who have always wished to try out their products. Sorry, cannot relate! The calendar is filled with bestselling minis from the brand so you get to try their very best.

Available now. The Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Advent Calendar retails for £58.50 and is available here.

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Pretty Little Thing Advent Calendar

There is a new beauty advent calendar on the scene and it is filled with goodies. Check out the Pretty Little Thing Beauty Advent Calendar here.

Avaailable now. Get the Pretty Little Thing Advent Calendar here for £40.

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar

Sample the best of Amazon beauty brands in one single box. This beauty advent calendar is not just versatile, but also incredibly affordable Furthermore, this calendar gives you the chance to try one of the best SPFs from Altruist (it comes highly recommended by dermatologists and skincare junkies friends!), More details here.

Pre-order now. Get the Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar for £40 here.

BooHoo Beauty Advent Calendar

First PLT (see above) and now BooHoo. It seems that beauty advent calendars are more popular than ever before. How could they not be though, right? Here we have a new affordable advent calendar that was just released by BooHoo and it is filled with makeup products from various brands, including I Heart revolution, Rimmel, Sleek, Barry M and more.

Available now. The BooHoo advent calendar retails for £40 and is available for purchase here.

Nivea Ski Lodge Advent Calendar

Fans of Nivea, this sone is for you. This Nivea Beauty Advent calendar is filled with classic Nivea goodies, but also some new additions to the iconic brand’s line. Read my review of last year’s edition here or find more details about the 2020 edition here.

Available now. The Nivea Ski Lodge Advent Calendar retails for £40 and is available exclusively here.

Barber Pro Advent Calendar

Who said that beauty advent calendar were just for women? Well, they were lying. If you are looking for something different to get the men in your life or simply want to get them more interested in skincare and whatnot, then maybe this is the perfect gift for that.

Available now. The Barber’s Pro Advent Calendar is available for £39 at Very.

BeautyPro 12 Days of ChristMask

A calendar filled with just sheet masks? Yes please! The newly launched beaty advent calendar from BeautyPro give you just that. Priced at £39, the beauty advent calendar is not just affordable, but also a good deal with a value of £59.40.

Available now. The BeautyPro 12 Days of ChristMask is available now for £39 at Very here.

H&M Beauty Advent Calendar

Another brand that decided to join the beauty advent calendar scene is H&M. Can we blame them? The beauty advent calendar from the brand is filled with makeup items from their own beauty brand.

Available now. The H&M calendar retails for £24.99 and it is available here.

Dove Nourishing Beauty 12 Day Countdown To Christmas Advent Calendar

For the fans of Dove, here is a cute little advent calendar with 12 products. This is a great opportunity to visit old friends, however this calendar is also a perfect gift to give away this festive season.

Available now. Get the Dove Beauty Advent Calendar for £26.99 here.

Which Beauty Advent Calendar are you grabbing this year?

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16 thoughts on “The ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar Shopping Guide 2020

  1. I’ll put this comment here because it’s applicable to a number of retailers.
    So I’ve been eyeing the Harrod’s calendar. But I noticed that the price automatically changes to the currency of the country I’m in. Which would be OK if it wasn’t for the fact that the calendar costs 250 GBP but converted it’s the equivalent of 266 GBP. Moreover shipping costs are the equivalent of 29 GBP so overall if I wanted this calendar that costs UK residents 250 GBP with free shipping, I’d need to pay 295 GBP. Closer to 296 GBP today because the exchange rate changed slightly. I’ve exchanged 4 emails with Harrod’s customer service and so far I’ve received no explanation. I got information that shipping costs are fixed for 20 GBP (no answer why I see 29 GBP) and a statement that there are import duties included (they’re not, we’re all still in the EU).
    Feel Unique and Charlotte Tilbury websites have successfully discouraged me from buying there because they automatically force me to shop in EUR and the price discrepancies make a difference. I.e. Charlotte Tilbury big pallettes for 60 GBP (65-ish EUR) are for 75 EUR. One of the Mystery Boxes had a price discrepancy of 18 EUR, almost a lip gloss worth.
    Cult Beauty tries to shift my viewing currency to EUR every time I visit the site, and of course EUR prices are higher. The calendar? 195 GBP (213-ish EUR) and 230 EUR if you shop in Euro. Other items I looked at also seem to have this 7-8%ish increase when the price in converted to EUR.
    I’m so sick and tired of it. Firstly the price differences are for me a discrimination of customers. Secondly for me it’s still a foreign currency so I don’t understand the point. Is somebody that lazy to check that not every EU country has adopted Euro? On the other hand Harrod’s got the currency right but the difference in price is about 7%, so back to problem no. 1.
    And now Harrod’s. I also pointed out that both Fortnum’s and Liberty charge 15 GBP for shipping of their calendars. And I could simply pay in GBP if I wanted to, so it’s an honest practice. Also Net-a-Porter on their website have a currency exchange rate that’s close to the current one (fluctuation by 0.5%). So you can if you want to.
    I’m assuming it’s the cost of service to manage multicurrency transactions that is shifted onto customers. Really encourages me to spend money in a shop like that.

    So the bottom line is: I advice to compare prices and ask customer services of shops why is that so. For smaller baskets the difference is like 5 EUR but when buying more expensive items like calendars for the difference you can get a full size (albeit on the cheaper side) product and that is simply not fair.

    On the flip side maybe I’ll stop buying in those shops altogether if they keep forcing me to cover a very unfavourable exchange rate and I will switch to supporting local brands

    1. Thank you for sharing. I am sorry for not realising that this post ended up in SPAM. it is so weird that lately all valuable comments end up there. The system used to work so well until recently… Personally, i still find it better to shop in GBP regardless of where I am shopping from or delivering the item to. I get the best rates that way as my bank is not extorting me despite having pretty high fees. Plus, the pound might go down until the payment is officially made rather than the retailer just blocking the amount (not sure of that happens to you) and I end up paying less.

      I know! It can bhquite annoying that so many retailers consider that the whole of EU have the same currency. So many countries have not yet adopted the euro, but who looks so far east? Yours is like 1.1 of mine 🙂 Makes things super easy when I shop at brands such as Reserved or Sinsay 🙂 doe into matter which price I spot first as I have an idea of how much it is. Just a fun fact.

      About supporting local retailers – I kinda agree to this. I found so many shops in my country that sell products that normally I would have purchased from abroad and they have them at much better prices. Some Korean brands for example (original products, I checked!) are like half priced compared to the UK. Other classics such as Vichy, La Roche, CeraVe etc are also so much better priced at certain drugstores here. Plus there is local brands – both our countries have some pretty incredible brands with long histories behind them.

  2. Have you also noticed how more and more tores force customers to shop in a pre-defined currency with unfavourable exchange rate?

    It’s the reason I don’t shop at Charlotte Tilbury’s website: new pallettes 60 GBP which is ca. 65 EUR but I can buy them only for 75 EUR or the calendar, 150 GBP which is ca. 165 EUR but I can buy it only for 185 EUR. I also don’t shop at Feel Unique and now Harrod’s. I wanted the calendar but I will not buy it because the website forces me to pay 266 GBP instead of 250 GBP because it converts the price. Same for Cult Beauty, 195 GBP for the calendar is ca. 213 EUR but the price on the website is 230 EUR.

    1. That is so strange. I don’t have that issue, not even when I shop directly and have the items delivered straight home. I noticed only that my Net a Porter advent calendar was cheaper than advertised. I will have a look at Harrods and report back

      1. Charlotte Tilbury website: if you select UK / GBP you can ship only to the UK. If you want to ship anywhere else you need to choose a relevant site with currency EUR. You can compare the prices.
        On Cult Beauty I get a pop-up that suggests that I shop in EUR and the prices in EUR are higher, i.e. the calendar, I saw few other items, generally they are more expensive in EUR by 7-8%.
        Harrod’s converted the calendar’s proce to my local currency when I chose my shipping destination and the price in my currency is significantly higher. I’d have to pay something around 296 GBP for the calendar with delivery.
        N-a-P shows me an approximate conversion which is correct (difference 0.5%) but I haven’t ordered anything yet.
        I saw Alyaka automatically put me on the EUR version but the prices more or less match (195 GBP calendar for 215 EUR which is almost correct, depending on the day 1-2 EUR more expensive that in GBP).

    2. I had a look at Harrods and they don’t deliver the calendar to my country for some reason. However, I did remember shopping in local currency once in several department stores in London and the conversion rate was horrible. Since then, I always chose to shop in GBP as then my local bank does the swap and I found it to be considerably more advantageous even though my bank has quite high interest rates, fees and all that

  3. I think most likely these are the costs of managing a multi currency wallet, one of servces in a portfolio of e-commerce globalization tools. Back in the day when banks would charge a super high fee for changing currency a shop offering this would be useful but nowadays I can sort out my different currencies for much cheaper and simply having every product more expensive “just because” is a rip-off.
    On the flipside if there is less and less shops offering an honest payment method I will switch to supporting local brands. Some of them have superb quality skincare I never have the time to try because my cosmetic pipeline is so long and the stash so big and then I buy new GWPs, calendars or special boxes.

    1. I know what you mean. It is also a clear way in which retail is failing its customers once more. They are getting more behind with innovation every single day. The simple fact that they are still supporting traditional financial institutions rather than switching to fin tech which would be more beneficial to both them and their customers is mind boggling.

      1. It doesn’t necessarily has to be a bank. Just an expensive third party company’s service. Harvey Nichols provided information on their website that all their international prices and shipping are managed by some company and the prices may be higher. Indeed they are. I.e. a single Space Mask costs 3.50 GBP. When I choose my country it converts the price, I convert it back to GBP but the price is 4.00 GBP for the same item.
        I only would like to be able to choose my currency. And would appreciate if the converted prices weren’t that much higher in general for the principle.

      2. 🙁 I understand. Of course they should be the same especially within the EU where they cannot claim there are additional taxes. This is a clear example of taking advantage and/or not caring. Thank you for bringing this to my attention and that of the rest of our little beauty community

  4. I’ve been quite vexed about it for a while now. My only purchase at CT website was 3 years ago, before I realized the price discrepancies. Have been meaning to write their customer service, but I keep forgetting or just feel lazy since I’m on no make-up buy anyway.
    As for the calendars I saw that both Fortnum’s and LookFantastic have been sold out. LF just sent an email that due to the high volume it may take up to 4 weeks to dispatch all of the calendars!

    1. I was just about to order the LF when I saw 🙁 The last time I got it, it was still available on Black Friday and was on sale. Ever since I have been avoiding getting it before that date… no can do now. I will probably stick to just three. Funnily enough, after I found out about LF, I went onto Fortnum’s

      1. Yeah, it feels like a lottery as to what will be on sale and what will quickly sellout. I must admit that seeing on sale something I hurried to buy for full price is very disappointing.
        So what 3 did you get? Niche Beauty, Net-a-Porter and?

      2. so sorry Oliwia, two of your comments ended up in my spam folder. Only the two. I might get SkinCity and now I am considering the Expert one

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