The very best 2016 beauty Advent calendars

They're all the rage at the moment - but which beauty Advent calendar is right for you? Mumsnetters share the ones they're keen to get their mitts on for Christmas 2016.

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Charlotte Tilbury's World of Legendary Parties, £150


When and where: Available now from Charlotte Tilbury

Why: A sell-out in 2015, Charlotte Tilbury's collection of 12 must-have make-up and skincare products (including a full-size K.I.S.S.I.N.G lipstick) is perfect for the inevitable slew of parties that December brings

What Mumsnetters say: "Charlotte Tilbury make-up is the best I have ever had - it's amazing stuff."

Perfect for: Lovers of luxe - this one's got a hefty price tag, but if you're looking for a real treat, this is definitely it

Marks and Spencer Advent calendar, £35 (with a £35+ spend on fashion, home or beauty)

When and where: Available from 10 November online and in-store

Why: Marks and Spencer's last beauty calendar was a smash hit and sold out across the country. It contains a treasure trove of high-end products from the likes of Rodial and Rituals, as well as M&S own brands

What Mumsnetters say: "Last year I bought the M&S one - some of the products were full sized and the quality was really good."

Perfect for: Those who love variety and trying out new beauty brands

Benefit Girl O'Clock Rock, £34.50

When and where: Launches 14 October on Benefit's website

Why: Benefit's colourful all-singing (literally - when you open it, it plays a song) Advent calendar features 12 essential beauty miniatures from their collection, including the best-selling 'They're Real!' mascara and Posietint lip colour

What Mumsnetters say: "I had the Benefit 12 days of Christmas last year and loved it!"

Perfect for: Brand-aware teenagers and lovers of Benefit's kitsch beauty products

The Body Shop Happy Days Ultimate Edition, £99

When and where: Order now from The Body Shop website

Why: Packed full of The Body Shop products across their skincare, bath and make-up ranges, this is one of three Advent calendars the brand have launched this year - there are two slightly more affordable options if you can't justify splashing out on this

What Mumsnetters say: "I've heard good things from someone in the industry about the Body Shop calendar."

Perfect for: Body Shop devotees and those who like getting their money's worth - a lot of the products included are full-size

The best of the rest

Decléor Advent calendar 2016

Ciaté Mini Month Month 2016

Parisian skincare brand Decléor have 25 gifts in their calendar, which means a special treat on Christmas Day! There are also two full-size products, which make it a bit of a steal. If you're more into your nail polish than make-up, the Ciaté Mini Mani Month is a good option. It features 23 mini pots and one full-size, including four new and exclusive shades.
"I've just seen the Decléor one - it's absolutely lush!"
"I had the Ciaté calendar last year and it is gorgeous."
Buy: £60, Look Fantastic Buy: £50, Ciaté

Liberty Beauty Calendar 2016

Jo Malone London Townhouse

The Liberty calendar is a sell-out every year - with good reason. Containing products worth over £400, you can reuse the lovely packaging to make your own next year too. A real indulgence with a price tag to match - but if you love Jo Malone, this collection of fragrances and candles is bound to keep you busy until Christmas Day.
"I've lusted after the Liberty one for the last couple of years. This year may just be the year."
"My SIL bought me the Jo Malone one - it was worth it! It's lasted me all year.
Buy: £149, Liberty of London Buy: £280, Harrods (from November)

Look Fantastic Beauty Secret Volume 2

L'Occitane Advent calendar

If you fancy discovering new brands in your Advent calendar, Look Fantastic's offering brings together household names and cult favourites.
The French skincare and perfume brand is offering another charming Advent calendar this year, with beautiful Parisian illustrations and 24 of their best-selling products.
"The Look Fantastic calendar looks lovely - I like the idea of getting a nice mix of things from different brands."

"I got my mum the L'Occitane one last year and she loved it! She goes away a lot so the little sample sizes are perfect."

Buy: £70, Look Fantastic Buy: £42, L'Occitane

No. 7 Advent calendar

You Beauty Box Advent calendar

A real bargain for fans of No. 7, their limited edition Advent calendar returns for another year featuring best-selling products from their make-up and skincare range. Including brands from Rimmel to The White Company, You Beauty Box have put together a cracking collection of indulgent treats to pamper yourself with.
"I got the No. 7 one last year - absolutely brilliant. There were two things I didn't like; the rest were all fantastic and I got six full size products." "It was delightful to get a little treat every day - I was worried it might contain things I wouldn't use, but I was very happy with it."
Buy: £39, Boots Buy: £69.95, You Beauty Box


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