Move aside, chocolate treats, you've been replaced! When it comes to advent calendars in 2019, it's all about luxurious lotions and luscious lippies - and thankfully, there are more brands than ever bringing us superb beauty advent calendars for the festive season.
And they're PACKED with value!
Beauty advent calendars have been around for a few years now, and they continue to grow in popularity. Some calendars have even achieved a cult-like status — think Jo Malone, ASOS and The Body Shop — and some are known to sell out on pre-orders alone.
All of the big-brand beauty advent calendars are hot property, so if you don't want to miss your favourite brand's calendar for 2019, keep this guide handy and get ready to pounce!
ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar 2019
The annual ASOS beauty advent calendar is always popular, and the 2019 Face + Body instalment is arguably the best yet. There are 25 pieces included this year, with a focus on skincare, haircare and cosmetics. Among the offerings is a full-sized The Ordinary Hyaluronic Acid, and a Clinique All About Eyes in 15ml.
Available at ASOS $140 with free shipping.
Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar 2019
As always, the Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar is superb value at £50 (approximately $90), and it includes 25 delicious treats that will have you looking and feeling fabulous in the lead up to Christmas. Stand-outs include one Reloaded Palette, four Mini Makeup Brushes, two lipsticks and a Mini Eye Palette. Revolution Beauty if famous for its incredible palettes, and you've got some of the best of them in this calendar.
Note that Revolution Beauty only sells in GBP, USD or EURO, but it does ship to Australia.
Available at Revolution Beauty £50.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar 2019
The Jo Malone Advent Calendar is one of the most coveted beauty advent calendars on the planet, and once you see what's in it, you'll totally understand why. Inside the exquisite London Townhouse packaging are 24 Jo Malone classics including colognes, candles, bath oil, and lotions.
Coming soon! This calendar is usually available at Jo Malone stores in Australia, and Myer. Stay tuned for pricing.
ASOS Grooming Advent Calendar for Men
Why should the ladies get all the pampering, right? ASOS is famous for its men's Grooming Advent Calendar for the simple fact that it's great value and it includes fabulous products. Like last year, there are 12 gifts included, and with the likes of face masks, beard oil and even a full-sized bottle of The Ordinary's famous Hyaluronic Acid included, the fellas will love it.
- Available at ASOS $70 with free shipping
Beauty Advent Calendar FAQs
What are the most popular beauty advent calendars in Australia?
When it comes to beauty, everyone has their favourites depending on a number of factors: skin tone, skin sensitivity and preferences for certain scents. Considering this, there are naturally more than a few bestsellers when it comes to beauty advent calendars in Australia.
The Jo Malone Advent Calendar is always incredibly popular (despite the price tag) and it never fails to absolutely floor fans with the goodies included and the exquisite design. Just know that this one will sell out early, year on year.
Another favourite in Australia is the Sephora Collection advent calendar, which always looks incredible, and comprising loads of bestselling beauty products, it offers superb value.
Watch this space, we'll keep you in the loop of the hottest calendars for 2019 as more arrive on the scene.
What should I look for in a beauty advent calendar?
One word: Value!
It's natural to gravitate toward your favourite brands when it comes to beauty advent calendars (with a few distractions along the way!), and what you should be looking for is a situation where the contents is worth more than the price of the calendar.
If the calendar is worth a lot more than the price tag, grab it! You can re-stock your beauty inventory for a bargain.
Which is the best value beauty advent calendar?
Our favourite calendar for value has to be the stunning L'Occitane Advent Calendars. Packed with signature favourites, any loyal fan should scoop them up STAT!
There were two L'Occitane advent calendars in 2018, one priced at $99 and worth $130, and the Premium Advent Calendar was priced at $180 and valued at $235. This is the sort of value that we love to see at Christmas, and just what we expect to see more of in 2019.
What is the cheapest beauty advent calendar?
For advent calendars that don't break the bank, keep your eyes peeled for 12-day calendars. Last year ASOS had a cracking 12-day advent calendar for less than $30! Watch this space, we'll let you know the cheapest options as more are released.
Which advent calendars make the best gifts?
Any of them! They're all so gift-worthy!
But if we truly had to choose, there are a few that are extra special when it comes to a pre-Christmas gift, and it comes down to a combination of aesthetics and the products they contain.
Everyone loves to receive something pretty, and The Body Shop Advent Calendars are absolutely that. This year the theme is 'Dream Big,' and trust us when we say, these are impossibly not to love. They're filled with cosmetics, fragrances and skincare, and mostly signature items that everyone loves. (Plus, there's the reassurance of knowing that The Body Shop products are never tested on animals, and we all love The Body Shop's stance on such matters.)
Equally gift-worthy is the Revolution Beauty calendar. This makeup brand has achieved worldwide cult status for delivering affordable cosmetics of high quality and in a veritable rainbow of shades that knock it out of the park. That said, the Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar for 2019 will positively thrill any makeup fan, and at less than $100, it's ahh-mazing value.
Do you have a favourite beauty advent calendar? What have you got your eye on this year? Leave us a comment!