• Tabitha

What Beauty Advent Calendar to buy this 2020! Compare these top 10.

Updated: Feb 5, 2021

Without further a do lets get into which Beauty Advent Calendars are worth their money, a complete waste of time and which one is best suited for you.

MAC Cosmetics

Mac's 2020 Calendar boasts a large amount of products, and if you're a lipstick fan, I highly recommend this one. It has many of the brands best sellers and for £120 worth of full size professional products, I think this is definitely worth the money. Other gifts include a brow gel and primer.

Price £120 worth £291

Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury is known for being a luxurious cosmetic brand with gorgeous packaging and beautiful products. Though this calendar lacks that magical Christmas wonder in terms of visual packaging you can reuse it as a storage drawer in the future which is great news for planet Earth. As well as this you are spoilt with 12 mostly full size gifts and some mini products including a lipliner, lipstick and the gorgeous Beauty Light Wand. The only downside to this calendar is that there's more skincare then I would like as a make-up fan. At £150 this is a little pricey for a 12 product advent calendar but if you love Charlotte Tilbury, its a steal!

Price £150

Bare Minerals

If you know me, you will know I am a big fan of Bareminerals, I think they are a seriously underrated cosmetic brand. This calendar has 24 products in it. They may be minis but as part of the Bareminerals pledge to 'Give good. Do good', Bareminerals is overhauling its Christmas offering by minimising plastic across its gifting collection.

Price £89 worth £194

Pretty Little Thing

This calendar is great value for money, at only £40 you receive 24 popular branded products including Morphe, Beauty Works and Tatti Lashes. This calendar isn't exactly Christmassy in decor but very PLT and the excitement of opening a little door to something surprising and new is 100% worth it.

Price £40 Worth £160


Lush is one of my favourite brands, not only because of their ethos and creativity but because their products work! If you're looking for something fun, eco friendly and body based, this is the calendar for you. The packaging is gorgeous and you can reuse the colorful box too! There's also 24 vegan products inside– featuring a combination of products from different ranges including best sellers, 6 exclusive retro products and 3 exclusive products. The price is on the steeper side but if you're a bath loving fan and love the planet you'll love this.

Price £185


This calendar is super value for money and very suited to Christmas with 25 sparkly doors, one of which is hiding a palette behind it that's worth the price of the calendar alone! What most excites me about this calendar is that some of the prizes are brushes, not something we've seen in many calendars before.

Price £40


Now this has got to be one of the most beautiful advent calendars I have ever seen. But so it should be at the price of £340 for 24 gifts. If you can afford the splurge then I would, this calendar is so indulgent in design, products and quality. The calendar is an art form in itself, but the array of products boost the level of luxury with perfumes, skincare and makeup. The starry night sky scene, created by artist and illustrator Safia Ouares, features an illuminated deer prancing above the Paris rooftops, as a ballet takes place in front of the workshop doors.

Price £340


DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY! When I say these are minis, they are like testers. This calendar has twelve products in it and every single one of them is smaller than small. Although many of Benefits products are great, they have really disappointed themselves with this calendar. The Hula and Dandelion bronzer and blush are in small plastic cases which feel cheap and tacky, if your looking for indulgence this Christmas don't pick this calendar.

Price £58.50 Worth nothing.


From past experience, I had a friend who bought the NYX 2019 calendar and was left feeling disappointed because the packaging was underwhelming, it felt cheap and the products weren't useful, and it does look like the array of products aren't very diverse. However, it does look like NYX has upped their game a bit with this one. I wouldn't go for this calendar if you're looking for something special and plush this Christmas. But it may suit a teenager this year!

Price £50


ASOS has not one but three Beauty Advent Calendars, prices start at £35 for the ASOS Face + Body 12 Day Calendar, which is filled with treats including Nip and Fab, NARS, The Ordinary, and more.

It's worth over £80 and has a huge variation of goodies, varying from skincare to makeup, all great brands! If you really want to be fancy (I mean why not?), there's also the ASOS Face + Body 24 Day Calendar, which will set you back £75; it's the ultimate treat, and includes goodies from MAC, Elemis and Eyelure,

There's also an ASOS Grooming 12 Day Calendar, which is priced at £35 but worth over £80 - it includes treats from brands such as House 99, LAB Series and Harry's - it's the perfect present for your nearest angel. At these prices I don't think you can go wrong.

Price £35+


Most luxurious? It's got to be Dior, the gorgeous illustrations and wonderful variation of gifts puts this calendar as Most Luxurious!

Best value for money? It's Pretty Little Thing! 24 doors of high quality brands and useful gifts, this calendar is definitely worthy of this title!

Most professional make-up calendar? Mac Cosmetics! For the plethora of gifts here, you can start your own professional MUA kit whilst feeling in the Christmas Spirit.

And finally, the overall winner? I have to give it to Lush, although it might be pricey, this calendar has it all, Christmas vibes, recyclable packaging, actual Christmas themed gifts and its suitable for everyone!

Let me know what you choose to buy.

Love Tabs x

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