Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019

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There are loads of great brands that are cruelty free these days. We really have no excuse to be still buying from brands who aren’t cruelty free, as tempting as it can be sometimes. I love getting a beatuy advent calendar for each December. It makes the month really exciting and festive getting a little treat each day. I’ve been trying to choose which I want this year so I thought I’d share my favourite cruelty free beauty advent calendars for 2019. I’ve placed them in order of cheapest to most expensive.

Sleek £30

Sleek are a brand I’m yet to use but their advent calendar would be a great way to try them out as they come in as one of the more affordable options for a cruelty free beauty advent calendar at £30. This contains everything from nail varnishes, to eye shadows, to lip creams and lip pencils and more. I’m very tempted by this one. You can buy it from Boots and get those advantage card points here (affiliate link).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - Sleek

NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust and Disco Advent Calendars £30-50

This was the calendar I got last year and it made me fall in love with this brand. Some of the lip sticks were brilliant.  This year they are doing two sizes, 12 days or 24 days. You can buy the 12 day version from Boots here (affiliate link) where it’s currently on offer for £30 (and get those advantage card points while you do it).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - NYX

Revolution £33.33

This is one of the best value advent calendars on the list, all cruelty free, some vegan. This wouldn’t make my non-toxic list though as some of the 25 products contain parabens. You can buy it here (affiliate link).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - Revolution

Body Shop £45-99

No longer owned by L’oreal (and therefore the devil himself, Nestle) I feel I can finally now shop at Body Shop again that they have been taken over by Brazilian company Natura International. The Body Shop have 3 different advent calendars at different price options this year at Body Shop (£45, £65 and £99).

This year the Body Shop’s advent calendars are illustrated by female artist, Helena Perez Garcia. Every day of advent, it celebrates the achievements of brilliant women who dream big and make history with daily trivia to inspire and empower you. Very in keeping with this blog!

You can buy them direct from the Body Shop here (affiliate link). This is the £65 version below. Body shop currently have a 20% off code and free delivery over £25 code on their site so hurry with those Christmas orders.

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - the Body Shop



Bare Minerals 24 Days of Clean Beauty Advent Calendar £67.15

Worth £218, this advent calendar has 24 non toxic and cruelty free staples. You can also get 316 advantage card points when you buy it at Boots here (affiliate link).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - bareMinerals

Elemis 12 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar £80.10

Cruelty free spa favourite Elemis has a 12 day calendar of their skincare favourites worth £154. You can buy at John Lewis here. You can also buy a 25 day version for £165 (worth £339).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - Elemis

Lumene £89.90

All Lumene’s skincare products contain a blend of natural Finnish ingredients, including pure arctic spring water, arctic cloudberry, Nordic Pine Bark and Nordic Chaga. Many of Lumene products are also vegan. The packaging is stunning too. If I had the spare cash then this is the one I would love to try. You can buy it from Look Fantastic here (affiliate link).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - Lumene

Cowshed £130

This deluxe advent calendar is filled with a wide selection of natural skincare, hand care and bath and body treats for pampering throughout the holiday season. The 2019 calendar features illustrations by botanical artist Katie Scott and refillable drawers so you can enjoy it this year, then save it to use next Christmas and in the years to come.

All Cowshed products are made in England using natural ingredients. This advent calendar is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. You can buy it from John Lewis here (affiliate link).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - Cowshed

Charlotte Tilbury Glittering Galaxy of Makeup Magic Beauty Advent Calendar £150

The most expensive advent calendar I’ve included in this list, this one does look extra special. I just love the celestial designed box packaging, imagine opening this up on a morning! However, it does only contain 12 products (worth £195) and most of them are travel sized or minis so it’s not the best value advent calendar by any stretch. You can buy it from John Lewis here (affiliate link).

Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars 2019 - Charlotte Tilbury

Sold out calendars

Honourable mentions go to the Lush, Holland and Barratt’s and Pipbox advent calendars which all looked great but clearly so great they’ve sold out in October. I’ll update if I notice them come back though.


As you can see, you don’t have to miss out on exciting beauty products if you buy cruelty free so I hope you’ll consider making the effort if you are in the market for a beauty advent calendar this year.

I’ve asked Papa Ginge for any of these for my birthday next week so I’m eager to see which he’s got and I’ll be opening a door a day on my Instagram stories so do make sure you are following me over there, if you aren’t already.

If you liked this blog post you might also like these other Christmassy blog posts of mine:

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Best cruelty free beauty advent calendars of 2019 - from bareMinerals to Charlotte Tilbury and many more.

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  1. October 25, 2018 / 18:43

    Ahhh man, the Charlotte Tilbury one is the dream! Mind you I love me some Revolution too. So pleased about The Body Shop, about time like! Totally tempted to go and get myself one of these, is that bad?! 😂😂

    • October 25, 2018 / 18:47

      DO IT! I love having them, makes December feel like you’re a kid again

  2. October 26, 2018 / 16:31

    I love the fact that there is so much choice for cruelty free now but I wish there were more 100% vegan options too as for me it should really be the same thing. Love this post though and it’s definitely a step in the right direction!

  3. Anonymous
    October 29, 2018 / 16:30

    How do you know lumene is cruelty-free?

    • October 30, 2018 / 19:49

      It says on their website.

  4. October 30, 2018 / 14:50

    I love the look of these, especially the Charlotte Tilbury one! Although not sure I could justify the cost!

    • October 30, 2018 / 19:50

      They are pretty expensive at an already expensive time of year!

  5. October 26, 2019 / 08:22

    I love sleek makeup, I’m very tempted.

    • October 29, 2019 / 19:36

      I’ve not tried them yet but I’m leaning towards getting this one.

  6. October 26, 2019 / 17:06

    Love this! Totally hadn’t realised some of these brands had advent calendars! I’m definitely tempted.

    • October 29, 2019 / 19:35

      I find that they are great value for money when you work it all out and a great way to try a new brand too.

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