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The Top 5 beauty advent calendars this year, inc. Soap & Glory, Selfridges and more

by Megan Kay. Published Thu 12 Oct 2017 21:38

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Step away from your normal chocolate advent calendar – only for a minute - and think about what could be even more exciting than opening your cardboard doors to chocolate?

Opening your cardboard doors to a different beauty item every day, that is what’s more exciting!

With more and more retailers bringing their own versions of beauty calendars, we’ve looked around and found the ten best choices on the market, ranging in price from £10 to £120, value for money is a big factor in which to buy!

First up is ‘NYX Lippie Countdown’ which retails at £50.

The brand has released an advent calendar full of their popular lip products. The pigmented, long lasting formula of their products are well represented in the calendar, which includes a variety of the brands different forms of lip products. Makeup lovers will be happy to see that the four of the best-selling Lip Lingerie shades included.

This would be the perfect gift for someone who loves to experiment with different textures and colours on their lips. Available from: http://www.boots.com/nyx-professional- makeup-lippie- countdown-advent-calendar-set- 10234366

Rating: **** Value for Money: £££££

Next up, is Makeup Revolution’s 2017 Advent Calendar at £30

Makeup Revolution are known for their budget, yet high quality products have released many limited-edition products for the festive season but their advent calendar is one of their best value for money products. Items like their popular baked highlighters and their dupes for high end product are included in their selection of items.

This is the best time to purchase the product as it is currently reduced to £30, a reduction from its original £50 price tag. Available from: https://www.superdrug.com/Gifts-for- Her/Makeup-Revolution- Advent-Calendar-2017/p/738371

Rating: *** Value for Money: £££

One of the higher end products is ASOS’ £55 calendar.

This is the calendar with the widest variety of products including a mix of skincare, makeup and hair care. Packaged in a marbled gift box, this high-quality set contains 25 windows with 24 products and the 25th day contains a discount code; perfect for use on the boxing day
sales.

Products include items from Smashbox, Eyeko and Nip + Fab, most of which will set you back close to the price of the calendar itself. This product always sells out so if you’re wanting to get your hands on one, make it quick! Available from : http://www.asos.com/beauty-extras/the- advent-calendar/prd/8212540

Rating: ***** Value for Money: £££££

Now for the brand that is always popular at Christmas, Soap and Glory which retails for £40

It’s not a Christmas in Liverpool without Soap and Glory, so what could be better than an advent calendar that has all of the brands popular products including their hand creams, and chubby lip crayons. Now, the calendar is currently sold out on Boots’ website, but it is available in all stores in the city, other than Aintree (right at time of publishing). Available from: http://www.boots.com/soap-and- glory-its-calendar- girls-10232590

Rating: *** Value for Money: ***

Last but definitely not least is Selfridges £120 advent calendar. Although a very high price point, this is without a doubt the best value for money out of all of the advent calendars included.

Featuring brands like Lancome, Urban Decay and YSL, the products included are some of the best-selling items from the brands. Products like Urban Decay’s All Nighter Setting Spray, YSL’s covetable gold-flecked Blur Primer; which would set you back £30, the price tag is fairly reasonable for the 24 products that are included. Available from: http://www.selfridges.com/GB/en/cat/selfridges-24-day-beauty- advent-calendar_340-84010339- TGB05887/

Rating: **** Value for Money: £££££



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"Great article.Found this extremely helpful in my decisions on what one to purchase (or ask my boyfriend to buy me) this year. Really useful." sophie t, London around 1 month, 3 weeks ago