M&S' £40 beauty advent calendar goes on sale - with over £300 worth of products

M&S' much-anticipated advent calendar is finally on sale. [Photo: Marks and Spencer]

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Hot on the heels of the sell-out Boots beauty advent calendar launch, Marks & Spencer’s own festive countdown is available to buy today.

The calendar costs £40 - compared to last year’s £35 - but, to be eligible to purchase it, you first have to spend £25 or more on clothing or home products.

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The contents make it worth the spend, though.

Shop the advent calendar

Beauty Advent Calendar 2019 | £40

Inside, there’s almost £300 worth of products, making it one of the better value beauty advent calendars this year.

It’s always a popular beauty advent calendar and boasts products from some of the biggest skincare, make-up, haircare and fragrance brands out there.

This year’s no different: expect to open doors to a considered selection that includes Aveda, This Works, Stila, Philip Kingsley and Emma Hardie miniatures. Of the 25 products, six are full size.

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The full list of contents in the 2019 M&S’ beauty advent calendar

  • Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream

  • Prai Throat & Decolletage Night Creme

  • Emma Hardie Purifying Detox Clay Mask

  • Pure Super Hydrate Day Cream

  • Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Boost

  • REN V-Cense™ Revitalising Night Cream

  • Murad AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser

  • Formula Absolute Total Lip & Eye

  • Filorga NCEF-Reverse Cream

  • Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser with Damask Rose

  • Skyn Iceland Minty Lip Fix with Glacial Water

  • This Works Sleep Together Calming Spray

  • Nature’s Ingredients Coconut Body Butter

  • L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream

  • Eyeko Last Alert Mascara

  • Stila Stay All Day® Liquid Lipstick

  • Autograph Dual Action Eye Brush

  • Autograph Luminosity Radiant Skin Primer

  • Autograph Kohl Eye Liner

  • PÜR Mini Highlighter

  • Shay & Blue White Peaches Natural Spray Fragrance

  • Nails Inc. Nail Polish in Weekend Millionaire

  • Philip Kingsley Body Building Weightless Shampoo

  • Aveda Damage Remedy™ Daily Hair Repair

  • Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm

Fans who pre-ordered the calendar and have received theirs this morning seem happy with their purchase.

“Got mine, it looks wonderful,” one content customer commented on M&S’ Instagram post, announcing the launch.

Another wrote: “Those people who wait until the 1st of December to open it are better people than me!”

It’s not the brand’s only advent calendar this year. A £19.50 jewellery advent calendar, filled with 10 pairs of earrings and two pendant necklaces: one gold and one silver.

Products to add to your basket to get the calendar for £40

Aviator Jacket | £69

Frill Collar Waisted Midi Dress | £49.50

Leather Hiker Ankle Boots | £75

Ren Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial | £34

Neon Happiness Candle | £32