Beauty Advent Calendars - Best Of The Rest!

Beauty Advent Calendars have become so big over the past few years with this year exploding with them. The best thing about these calendars is that it allows you to test products and brands without having to purchase the full size product (although some include the odd full size item) and they make fabulous Christmas presents.  We already reviewed our favourite two from Liberty and Charlotte Tilbury. The best of the rest from Laundry are listed below:


The Clarins Advent Calendar has more beauty treats, tips and surprises than ever before. 24 gifts, including three full-size products, trial sizes, accessories and samples. A perfect opportunity to discover Clarins best-selling and iconic products. 

The Calendar contains:  

10ml Instant Eye Make-up Remover
10ml Cleansing Milk, Normal to Dry Skin
5ml Gentle Refiner
3ml HydraQuench Intensive Serum Bi-Phase
5ml HydraQuench Cream Normal to Dry Skin
3ml HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
2ml Blue Orchid Face Treatment Oil "Dehydrated Skin"
5ml One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser
Bag Accessory Leaf
Bag Accessory Macaron
Bag Accessory Flake
3 Gift Tags

15ml Detox Booster
50ml Beauty Flash Balm
7ml Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil
50ml Hand Cream
15ml Eau Dynamisante
50ml Toning Lotion Camomille Normal to Dry Skin
3,7ml Blush Prodige #02
4ml Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
5ml Instant Light Natural Lip perfector #01
0,47g crayon Khol Eye Pencil
3ml Wonder Perfect Mascara Black #01
10ml Instant Radiance Boosting Base

Worth over £146, The Clarins Beauty Calendar costs £95.


Bare Minerals will fulfil every beauty lover’s wishlist with sumptuous colours, decadent textures, luxurious glistening finishes and complexion-loving skincare with bareMinerals’ Countdown To Gorgeous set. Each door reveals a glamorous goodie, perfectly picked for festive get-togethers and magical moments under the mistletoe. We like this one because, for die hard makeup fans, you don't just get one lipgloss and one eyeshadow, you get several colours of each. If your thing is makeup rather than skincare, this is the one for you!

The set contains:

Marvelous Moxie® Lipgloss in Crowd Pleaser, Girl Next Door, Trail Blazer, Dare Devil, Smooth Talker and Risk Taker
Pop of Passion Lip Oil Balm in Pink Passion, Rose Passion, Plumberry Pop and Nude Passion
Eyecolor in Allspice, Chime, Thankful, Vanilla Sugar and Ethereal
Lola Blush
Tropical Sunset Blush
Glee Radiance
Original Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
Tinted Mineral Veil Finishing Powder
Lash Domination™ Volumizing Mascara
Lash Domination™ Petite Precision Brush in Intense Black
Deluxe SkinLongevity™ Vital Power Infusion 7.5ml
Keepsake keychain

Bare Minerals Countdown to Gorgeous™ Advent Calendar cost £75


Clinique's Beauty Advent Calendar is full of the brands top products such as the popular Moisture Surge Overnight Mask, their high impact mascara and the gorgeous fragrance Aromatics In White.  Clinique's skincare range is one of the best so again, this is a perfect way to sample some of their products before committing to full purchase.


Moisture Surge™ Intense Skin Fortifying Hydrator 7ml
Moisture Surge™ Overnight Mask 7ml
Age Defense BB Cream SPF 30 in Shade 02 15ml
Liquid Facial Soap Mild 15ml
Clarifying Lotion 2 60ml
Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion+™ 15ml
Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser 15ml
7-Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula 30ml
All About Eyes™ 5ml
Eye Lash Curler
Repairwear Laser Focus™ Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream 5ml
Blush Brush
Superdefense™ SPF 20 Daily Defense Moisturizer (Dry Combination to Combination Oily) 7ml Clinique Smart™ Custom-Repair Serum 7ml
Take The Day Off™ Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips 30ml
Cream Shaper™ For Eyes in Black Diamond 0.8g
Chubby Stick™ Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm in Super Strawberry 1g
Long Last Lipstick in Blushing Nude 2.4g
Deep Comfort™ Hand & Cuticle Cream 30ml
High Impact™ Mascara in Black 3.5ml
Blushing Blush™ Powder Blush in Innocent Peach 3.1g
Aromatics in White™ Perfume Spray 4ml
Clinique For Men™ Moisturizing Lotion 15ml
Even Better™ Makeup SPF 15 in Neutral 15ml


And if fragrance is your thing, then two that we are loving are Jo Malone and Diptyque but at the time of publishing this article, both had sold out and we don't know if they are going to produce more. So if you want to buy a beauty advent calendar for anyone, then I wouldn't hesitate, they are getting snapped up pretty quickly.