BEAUTY & SHOPPING
We might need a bit of extra cheering on this year in the run up to Christmas. Instead of festive outings and treats, nurture yourself at home with a beauty calendar. Here are some of the best:
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar £215 (with products worth £789)
The Liberty Beauty calendar has become a classic and it holds the record as the fastest selling product ever sold by Liberty. This one came out on Wednesday so get your skates on if you want to bag one. Each contains 26 top products (18 full-size and 8 minis) of which there are no duds – highlights include our favourite Augustinus Bader Cream and Votary Super Seed Serum. For the second year running there’s also a Men’s Advent Calendar £195 (worth £460).
This sparkly treasure box opens to reveal an arsenal of Charlotte Tilbury products. Only 3 are full size with one of these the award-winning Spotlight highlighter wand. The rest are travel size – like the cult Magic Cream and Pillow Talk mascara.
After going live on earlier this week, YSL’s beauty calendar promptly sold out online – but the good news is that a second drop lands today, and there are plenty available in store too. Includes Touché Eclat, Black Opium eau de parfum and a few Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks.
The Selfridges advent calendar took a year off last year, but this year it’s back and filled with top goodies from the Beauty Hall. Contents include Slip silk scrunches, a Pat McGrath lipstick, Dr. Barbara Sturm Glow Drops and a complimentary appointment with the Selfridges Beauty Concierge. Online from today.
Illustrator Safia Ouares’s Parisian winter wonderland is the most magical design of any calendar we’ve seen this year – what a treat this would be to open up. Full of mini perfumes, beauty products, lipsticks, mascara and nail polish.
The second year for Cult’s Beauty calendar which sold out in record time last year – sign up here to be the first to hear when this year’s lands. This one definitely gets you the most bang for your buck and includes 32 of the site’s best selling beauty products (yes you get extra to open on Christmas Day) like a full-size Votary Super Seed Facial Oil, Verso eye cream and a Jo Loves fig candle.
It’s also the second year for Space NK with their advent calendar. Find Byredo hand cream, Dr Sturm serum, bath oil by Olverum and more goodies in this calendar which comes in a fun, ‘tho not especially Christmassy colourful box.