John Lewis and Partners advent calendar 2019

Beauty advent calendar sale: The best 2019 makeup advent calendars still on sale – and how to sign up for 2020

11th June 2020 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

The beauty advent calendar sale is still on with a number of 2019 models in stock and reduced. 

The beauty advent calendar trend has exploded in recent years and they’re a fantastic way for any beauty lover to get full size products from beauty brands like Estee Lauder, Charlotte Tilbury and MAC at discounted or sale prices.

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In fact, most major beauty brands now sell limited-edition advent calendars – including the likes of third-party retailers Cult Beauty, Glossybox, LookFantastic and Boots – in 12-day or 24-day versions. They don’t just stock makeup, either. These beauty advent calendars are full of body oils, skincare, hair products and tools, 

These calendars each tend to go on sale sometime in November. However, if don’t manage to get one in time for the countdown to Christmas, you can usually pick many of them in the beauty advent calendar sale well into the New Year and beyond. 

Below we’ve listed the best beauty advent calendars from 2019 we’ve found in the ongoing beauty advent calendar sale and we’ve started listing which 2020 beauty advent calendar waitlists are now open. To skip the sale and jump straight to the waitlists, scroll to the bottom of this page. 

We’ll be adding to this list as more waitlists open, and we’ll be compiling a list of the best beauty advent calendars 2020 as and when they are revealed, so check back, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or sign up to the mamabella newsletter to be the first to know! 

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There is likely limited stock of many of these makeup advent calendars so if you see one you like, don’t hang about. Prices are subject to change and are correct at the time of writing.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Moon beauty advent calendar 2019 (Worth £196, now £150)

The Charlotte Tilbury beauty advent calendar 2019 sold out almost immediately and had remained out of stock until recently. While looking for details on the upcoming Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Bronzer, we spotted that it’s back on sale!

Sadly, it’s not been reduced and is on sale for the same price it was last year (£150), however, it is a cheapish way to get hold of some Charlotte Tilbury cult-favourites which, if bought separately, would set you back £196.

We’re not sure how long it’s back on sale for, or even if it’s a mistake, but we’ve ordered one and we’ll let you know if there are any problems. 

The 12 days of goodies in this calendar include a mixture of full-size and travel-size beauty products including: 

  • Colour Chameleon eyeshadow pencil in Champagne Diamonds (Full-size)
  • Matte Revolution Lipstick in Pillow Talk (Full-size)
  • Eyes to Mesmerise cream eyeshadow in Star Gold (Full-size)
  • Superstar Lips in Sexy Lips (Full-size)
  • Charlotte’s Magic Cream (Travel-size)
  • Wonderglow (Travel-size)
  • Multi-Miracle Glow cleanser and balm  (Travel-size)
  • Goddess Skin Clay Mask (Travel-size)
  • Rock ‘n’ Kohl eyeliner in Amber Moon (Travel-size)
  • Legendary Lashes Mascara (Travel-size)
  • Supermodel Body (Travel-size)
  • Take It All Off oil-based, two-toned cleanser and eye makeup remover (Travel-size)
Buy now from Charlotte Tilbury

♥ Clinique beauty advent calendar 2019 (£99)

Another advent calendar that’s not on sale at a discount, but is still on sale via Amazon – despite being out of stock elsewhere – is the 24 Days of Clinique calendar from last year.

Most of these are travel-size, so may not represent as good value as other beauty advent calendars in this list but if you bought all of these products as they are individually, you’d be paying more than £200. It’s also a good way to try out the skincare, in particular, before committing to the full-size bottles. 

It includes:

  • Clarifying Lotion Twice A Day Exfoliator
  • Liquid Facial Soap Mild
  • Dramatically Different Moisturising Lotion+
  • Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator
  • 7-Day Scrub Cream Rinse-Off Formula
  • Deep Comfort Hand and Cuticle Cream
  • Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
  • Clinique Pep-Start 2-in-1 Exfoliating Cleanser
  • Rinse-Off Foaming Cleanser
  • Moisture Surge Hydrating Supercharged Concentrate
  • Clinique Smart Night
  • Custom-Repair Moisturiser
  • Moisture Surge Overnight Mask
  • Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum
  • Clinique Pep-Start Eye Cream
  • All About Eyes Aromatics in Black
  • Blushing Blush Powder Blush in Precious Posy
  • Lash Power Mascara Long-Wearing Formula in Black Onyx
  • Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer in Love Pop
  • Clinique Pop Splash Lip Gloss + Hydration in Air Kiss
  • Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
  • Clinique Fresh Pressed Renewing Powder Cleanser with Pure Vitamin C
  • Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Ebony,
  • Blush Brush
Buy now from Amazon

♥ Debenhams beauty advent calendar 2019 (Was £190, now £99)

Despite the Debenhams beauty advent calendar being out of stock from Debenhams directly, it appears you can still get hold of it via Amazon.

All the products in this collection, if bought separately, would set you back £190 and it includes some great brands including NARS, MAC, NYX Professional Makeup, Benefit, Clinique and more. 

  • Kat Von D Go Big Or Go Home Mascara
  • Clinique Moisture Surge 15ml
  • Oh K! Gemstone Mini Masks 20ml
  • Ciate Watermelon Burst Hydrating Primer 5ml
  • Philosophy Purity Cleanser 30ml
  • Filorga Time Filler 15ml
  • NARS Orgasm Blusher 3.5g
  • Oh K! 3-Step Mask: Cleanser 2ml, Mask 20ml, Serum 2ml
  • Handmade Soap Company Lavender, Rosemary, Thyme & Mint Soap 160g
  • Murad Environmental Shield Essential-C Cleanser 45ml
  • Noble Isle Fireside Body Lotion 50ml
  • Benefit They’re Real Mascara 3.0g  
  • £5 Debenhams Gift Card
  • Buxom Lip Liner 2.1g
  • Philip Kingsley Shampoo 60ml
  • NYX Warm Neutrals Eyeshadow Palette Mini, 6 x 1.2g
  • Seche Vite Mini Top Coat 3.6ml
  • Elemis Superfood Facial Wash 30ml
  • Touch In Sol Pretty Filter Waterful Glow Cream 5ml
  • Clarins Lip Oil 2.8ml
  • Rituals Body Cream 70ml
  • L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil 35ml
  • Parks Orange, Cedarwood and Clove Candle 5cl
  • MAC Ruby Woo Lipstick 3g
Buy now from Amazon

John Lewis and Partners: Advent Calendar (£149)

Similar to the situation with the Debenhams Advent Calendar, it’s not possible to buy this 24-day calendar direct from John Lewis, but you can get it on Amazon. It contains a mix of travel and full-sized makeup, body products, perfume and skincare from the likes of Benefit, NARS, Lancôme, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown.

The full set includes: 

  • Neom Organics London Tranquility Scented Candle
  • Sisley Supremÿa Anti-Ageing Night Cream
  • Sisley Supremÿa Eyes At Night
  • The Soap Co. Geranium & Rhubarb Bar Soap
  • This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray
  • Floral Street Electric Rhubarb Eau de Parfum
  • NARS Bronzing Powder
  • Benefit 24 Hour Brow Setter
  • Philip Kingsley Rose and Lychee Elasticizer
  • Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant
  • REN Ready Steady Glow Daily AHA Tonic
  • Lancôme Advanced Génifique Serum
  • Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips
  • Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, Malted Pink
  • Laura Mercier Velour Extreme Lipstick, Dominate
  • Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Mask
  • Algenist Elevate Advanced Retinol Serum
  • Elemis Pro-Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream
  • Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Toilette
  • Yves Saint Laurent Volume Effet False Cils, Noir Radical
  • Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion
  • BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter
  • Sarah Chapman 3D Moisture Infusion Mask
  • Charlotte Tilbury Magic Skin Cream
  • bareMinerals GEN NUDE Matte Liquid Lipcolour, Scandal
  • Acqua Di Parma Mini Hat Box with 3 Colonia Soaps
Buy now from Debenhams

Rituals’ The Ritual of Advent 2D Beauty Christmas Tree (Was £59.90, Now £44.92)

This Rituals beauty advent calendar was previously included in the beauty advent calendar sale before going out of stock. This appears to have been temporary and Debenhams is selling it again for a cheaper price. 

This 24-day calendar contains 24 luxury Rituals products including masks, candles, shower gels, creams, soaps and more. 

None of the products contain parabens (read more about why this is a big deal on our clean beauty page) and they’re all cruelty-free. The face and body products are suitable for all skin types but Rituals says they best suit normal skin.

Rituals’ ‘The Ritual of Advent’ 2D Beauty Christmas Tree contains:

  • 1 Spoon/Spatula
  • ‘The Ritual of Namaste’ Hydrating Ampoule 
  • Wonder Mask 10g
  • ‘The Ritual of Sakura’ Shower Scrub
  • ‘The Ritual of Samurai’ Foaming Shower Gel
  • ‘The Ritual of Namaste’ Velvety Smooth Cleansing Foam
  • Nail Treat Set
  • ‘The Ritual of Ayurveda’ Foaming Shower Gel
  • ‘Private – Oriental Vetiver’  Candle
  • ‘Private – Sacred Saffron’ Candle
  • ‘Private -Savage Garden’ Candle
  • ‘Private – Precious Amber’ Candle
  • ‘Amsterdam’ Body Mist
  • ‘Amsterdam’ Hand Wash
  • ‘The Ritual of Namaste’ Pure Face Oil
  • ‘The Ritual of Samurai’ Ice Shower
  • ‘The Ritual of Dao’ Night Balm
  • ‘The Ritual of Hammam’ Black Soap
  • Scrub Glove
  • ‘The Ritual of Ayurveda’ Dry Oil VATA
  • ‘The Ritual of Happy Buddha’ Body Cream
  • ‘The Ritual of Karma’ Soap
  • Miracle Wipes
Buy now from Debenhams

♥ L’Occitane Classic Beauty advent calendar (Was £79, now £49)

LOccitane Classic Beauty Advent CalendarL'Occitane

The L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar contains 25 of the skincare brand’s best-selling products – which means you’ll get a gift on Christmas Day which is rare for beauty advent calendars – and t shower gels, shampoos, soaps and eau de toilette. If you bought all of these mini products separately, they’d cost you £79 but are available for £30 cheaper when bought as part of this advent calendar.

The L’Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar includes:

  • 5ml Immortelle Precious Cream
  • 4ml Shea Ultra Rich Lip Balm
  • 10ml Rose Hand Cream
  • 30ml Shea Ultra Rich Body Cream
  • 10ml Almond Delicious Hands
  • 33g Revitalising Sugar Bath Cube
  • 10ml Lavender Hand Cream
  • 35ml Almond Shower Oil
  • 5ml Shea Light Comforting Cream
  • 20ml Almond Milk Concentrate
  • 30ml Verbena Body Lotion
  • 10ml Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
  • 35ml Repairing Shampoo
  • 5ml Aqua Réotier Ultra Thirst-Quenching Gel
  • 10ml Shea Butter Hand Cream
  • 25g Shea Milk Extra Gentle Soap
  • 10ml Shea Intensive Hand Balm
  • 25g Verbena Leaf Soap
  • 35ml Repairing Conditioner
  • 10ml Verbena Cooling Hand Gel
  • 30ml Verbena Shower Gel
  • 35ml Cherry Blossom Shower Gel
  • 10ml Shea Butter Foot Cream
  • 40ml Aqua Réotier Water Gel Cleanser
Buy now from L'Occitane

Revolution Makeup Advent Calendar (Was £50, now £25)

Revolution beauty advent calendar
Revolution is one of our favourite cheap makeup brands and its 2019 Advent Calendar contains a host of its best-selling makeup, as well as tools including mini makeup brushes and a mirror. There’s also one of the brand’s latest, exclusive reloaded palettes.
The Revolution Advent Calendar contains:

  • Mirror
  • Eye Primer
  • Lipstick
  • Matte Liquid Lipstick
  • Liquid Lipstick
  • Lip Gloss
  • Mini Eye Palette
  • Pencil Eye Liner
  • Eyebrow Pencil
  • Lip Liner
  • Clear Brow Gel
  • Reloaded palette
  • Mini Pressed Contour/ Bronzer
  • Mini Makeup Brushes
  • Mini Baked Bronzer
  • Mini Baked Highlighter
  • Mini Pressed Highlighter
  • Mini Liquid Highlighter
  • Mini Pressed Blusher
  • Mini Pressed Baking Powder
Buy now from Revolution

♥ W7 Beauty Blast advent calendar (Was £19.95, now £10)

W7 Beauty Blast advent calendarW7

W7 makeup is remarkably high-quality for products that are so cheap. They don’t have the staying power of more expensive brands but the collection is impressive and the finish is decent. Last year, W7 was selling a beauty advent calendar with 24 of its best-selling items for £19.95 – which is already cheap in itself – but as it tries to shift stock, this price has dropped to just £10.99. 

There are enough products, and enough of a range of products, to create an entire makeup collection; have a “spare” collection for travelling; or to give to a makeup beginner. 

The Beauty Blast contains:

  • 1 x Mini Big Lash Mascara (Black)
  • 3 x Mega Matte Lip Liner (Red, Pink and Nude)
  • 3 x King Kohl Eyeliner (Black, Brown and Blue)
  • 4 x Mini Glam Gloss (Glam Bam!, Super Star, So Hollywood and Too Hot!)
  • 5 x Mini Mega Matte (Smudge, Happy, Hasta La Vista, First Class and Star)
  • 1 x Mini Glowcomotion Highlighter
  • 1 x Mini Honolulu Bronzer
  • 1 x Mini Cheeky Flusher
  • 1 x Mini Banana Dreams
  • 1 x Mini Beam Me Up Illuminator (Volcano)
  • 3 x Loose Glitter Pigment Pots (Super Silver, Gilded Gold and Pretty Pink)
Buy now from W7

Best beauty advent calendar 2020

In addition to the 2019 calendars included in the beauty advent calendar sale above, a number of brands have already opened up their respective waitlists for their 2020 beauty advent calendars and gift sets.

We’ll be adding to this list as more waitlists open, and we’ll be compiling a list of the best beauty advent calendars 2020 as and when they are revealed, so check back, follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter or sign up to the mamabella newsletter to be the first to know! 

♥ Cult Beauty advent calendar 2020

Sign up for the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 waitlist

The Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2020 waitlist opened almost as soon as the Festive season was over and, considering the brand’s first advent calendar in 2019 sold out in under two hours, there’s a chance this year’s version will be even more in-demand.

The 25-day Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 included skin, hair, wellbeing and makeup from some of the world’s biggest brands and emerging must-haves including Huda Beauty, Glow Recipe, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Iconic, NARS, Laura Mercier and many more. This means a major precedent has been set and Cult Beauty will undoubtedly make its 2020 calendar even better. 

Join the Cult Beauty waitlist

♥ MAC beauty advent calendar 2020

Sign up for the MAC Advent Calendar 2020 waitlist

MAC beauty Advent Calendar 2020 waitlistMAC


The 2019 MAC beauty advent calendar featured 24 MAC products including its Lipglass, eyeshadows, mascara, false eyelashes, skincare favourites, brow gel, Strobe cream and a full-size version of the Velvet Teddy bullet lipstick plus its Prep+Prime setting spray.

The MAC beauty advent calendar 2020 waitlist is now open if you want to see what this year’s version includes. 

Join the MAC waitlist

♥ ELLE beauty advent calendar 2020

Sign up for the ELLE beauty advent calendar waitlist

ELLE’s 2019 limited-edition advent calendar featured 10 full-size beauty products and 14 minis worth over £420 for just £115. This included the Benefit Precisely, My Brow Eyebrow pencil, Clinique’s Chubby Stick, Huda Beauty false eyelashes and more. You can currently sign up to be the first to know when the ELLE beauty advent calendar 2020 goes on sale. 

Join the ELLE waitlist

♥ ESPA advent calendar 2020

Sign up for the ESPA advent calendar waitlist

ESPA’s 2019 Precious Moments advent calendar was well-loved by beauty journalists and customers alike so the skincare giant is teasing its 2020 version via its website. The 2019 calendar cost £130 but featured 24 of its bestselling products including its Restorative Bath Oil, 24-Hour Replenishing Moisturiser, its Tri-Active Advanced Instant Facial, Overnight Hydration Therapy, the Winter Spice Candle and more. 


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