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.
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
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
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
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
|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|
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)|
|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|
|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
|"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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