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Mumsnet picks: best beauty Advent calendars

The perfect pre-Christmas treat for any beauty addict (yourself included), a beauty Advent calendar adds a touch of luxury to every day in December

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 when you spend £35

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar, £35 when you spend £35

The hotly-anticipated M&S Beauty advent calendar is finally here! This year, you can get £250(!) worth of beauty goodies for just £35 when you spend £35 on fashion, beauty and home. The calendar contains a pleasing mix of old favourites from last year- like Emma Hardie's Moringa Cleansing Balm – and exciting new products.

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Amazon, £50

Amazon, £50

Amazon's beauty calendar contains 24 deluxe samples from their best-loved beauty brands, including Rituals, Bioré, and Essie. The calendar doesn't have “doors” as you might expect – instead, you remove a box each day and a new one drops down to take its place. £185 of goodies for £50 is great value, and – for those of you who aren't big on surprises – you can take a look at the list of brands included in the calendar (although not the specific products) on Amazon.

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Feelunique 12 Days of Beauty Calendar, £35

Feelunique 12 Days of Beauty Calendar, £35

Rather than including a gift for every day in December, Feelunique have carefully chosen twelve products from their favourite brands – NYX, Palmer's and Elizabeth Arden, to name but a few – in this more affordable advent offering.

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ASOS, £55

ASOS, £55

This calendar contains a great mixture of skincare, make-up and hair care from all your favourite brands including Nip+Fab, the Ordinary, and Eyeko. There are beauty products behind 24 windows and an ASOS discount behind the final window – just in time for the January sales.

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John Lewis, £149

John Lewis, £149

The John Lewis Advent calendar contains a mixture of full- and sample-sized high-end products, which would be worth over £300 if you bought them separately. Each product has been carefully selected according to the day of the week; for example (spoiler) you'll get a pillow spray from This Works on a Sunday, so that you get a great night's sleep ahead of the working week.

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NYX Lippie Countdown, £50

NYX Lippie Countdown, £50

A new lipstick every day for 24 days – what's not to love? This calendar features some of NYX's best-loved products, including their hydrating Butter Glosses and their bestselling wear-all-day Soft Matte Lip Creams.

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Jack Wills, £35

Jack Wills, £35

Jack Wills isn't a brand that is synonymous with beauty products, but their Advent calendar is packed full of quintessentially British skincare goodies scented with English chamomile, apple and magnolia.

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Selfridges, £120

Selfridges, £120

Selfridges' L'Oreal Luxe Advent calendar is inspired by two cities – London and Paris – and features 24 cult beauty products from across the L'Oreal family. Highlights include Kiehls skincare and the gorgeous Viktor and Rolf Flower Bomb fragrance.

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Decléor, £65

Decléor, £65

This calendar offers a daily skincare treat from all of Decléor's bestselling ranges. There are three full-sized products in this beautifully-presented calendar, as well as 21 miniatures.

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Makeup Revolution, £30

Makeup Revolution, £30

This make-up calendar contains an array of products for eyes, face and lips. All of the products are generously sized but the stand-out gift is definitely the full-sized Revoholic Eyeshadow palette.

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Soap & Glory, £40

Soap & Glory, £40

Soap & Glory's retro kitsch calendar features a range of bath and shower treats – great if, like us, you can't get enough of their signature scent – make up, and a pair of tweezers. Their “Hand Food” hand cream is particularly lovely.

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Sleek Make-Up, £35

Sleek Make-Up, £35

This bumper beauty calendar boasts three eyeshadow palettes, four nail varnishes, and four lipsticks (and a lot more besides) – all for £35. It's a great early Christmas present for any make-up junkie.

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Clinique, £75

Clinique, £75

Clinique launched their first ever Advent calendar last year and it's back and even better for 2017. The calendar is party-themed and the products – a mixture of skincare and make-up – are geared towards suiting most skin types and tones. Last year's calendar sold out incredibly quickly, so don't hang about.

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Molton Brown, £165

Molton Brown, £165

As well as being gorgeously Christmassy to look at, this Molton Brown calendar contains £256 worth of luxury bath products including two mini candles, a hand exfoliator and a hair mask – as well as nine (!) miniature body washes.

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The Body Shop, £45

The Body Shop, £45

Beauty addicts often struggle to find products that are cruelty-free and environmentally friendly – this is where The Body Shop's ethical products shine. This calendar – one of three that the brand has created this year – contains a selection of delicious-smelling, 100% vegetarian products worth £88.

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House of Fraser, £25

House of Fraser, £25

House of Fraser are taking a different route than most department stores with their Advent calendar. Rather than a pricier offering of high-end miniatures, they have filled their calendar with products from their own make-up range. At £25, it's a real bargain and a great gift for anyone looking to dip their toe into the world of make-up.

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Lookfantastic, £75

Lookfantastic, £75

The theme of this year's Lookfantastic Advent calendar is “Beauty in Wonderland” and it is beautifully presented. Your Advent treats are tucked away inside drawers which means that, after Christmas, you can use the calendar as a vanity for storing all your products. Best of all, you get £300 worth of products – nine full size and 16 samples – for just £75, making this calendar an absolute steal.

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Benefit, £34.50

Benefit, £34.50

This San Francisco-themed calendar features 12 miniatures of Benefit's best-selling products, including their Hoola bronzer and They're Real! mascara. It contains £76-worth of treats for a bargain £34.50 and the retro packaging means it makes a lovely gift.

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Bare Minerals, £75

Bare Minerals, £75

Bare Minerals are known for their make-up that cares for and conditions skin and this calendar is no exception: uncover 24 sample-sized products and a brand new make-up routine as you countdown to Christmas.

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