Beauty Advent calendars for 2021 including £184 of No7 products for £47

Beauty Advent calendars are significantly pricier than chocolate ones, but they've become increasingly popular in the last few years as a way of bagging beauty products at a fraction of the normal cost. They often sell out early, but can also be heavily discounted later if they don't, so here's a round-up of some of the best I’ve seen.

50+ beauty dupes for big brands including Charlotte Tilbury, Benefit & Urban Decay

At MSE, we’ve challenged you to ‘downshift’ your grocery shop for years (check our Downshifting Guide), but you can also save on make-up and beauty products by downshifting from brands to much cheaper ‘dupes’ – lookalike products, where often even the packaging is similar to the expensive brand.

8 Boots tips & tricks incl how to get £43 of No7 cosmetics for £10ish & nab £60ish of beauty products for £20

Boots is a high street stalwart and always popular with MoneySavers. Whether you're a fan of big brands, No7, or even just a sandwich, we've been busy filling our boots with deals to bring you eight ways to save right now so you can bag some Boots bargains.

Beauty Pie – can you ditch the high-end products for cut-price alternatives?

Premium brands such as Mac, Charlotte Tilbury, Estée Lauder, etc are popular among beauty fans, but often come at a price. Beauty Pie is a luxury beauty ‘buyer's club’ that claims to keep quality high and costs low by selling products straight from the lab. But can having a slice of the pie, slice the price on your premium makeup & skincare buying habits?

NOW ENDED: Trick to get £116 of No7 beauty for £30 online by cleverly stacking deals at Boots

MSE Update, Wed 17 Feb at 11.22am: This trick has been very popular and a key element of it – the 'Shimmer All Night' set – has now sold out, which sadly means it's no longer possible to get £116 of No7 for £30. You can now get £40 of No7 beauty for £12 online, plus delivery – it's not as strong a deal, but still decent, and is significantly cheaper.

We've left the original trick below for reference as you may still want to use some of the other offers...

Here's a trick to bag a huge £116 of No7 beauty products for just £30 by stacking deals and a 'free gift' offer – you'll only be able to do this full trick online but it is possible to still get £28 of No7 for £12 in-store. Boots says it has decent stock, but these deals are incredibly popular with MoneySavers and usually go quickly, so don't hang about if you want to do this.

10-piece Lottie London cruelty-free make-up bundle for £19 all-in (£50ish bought separately)

Lottie London make-up sets are extremely popular with MoneySavers and we've blagged a beauty of a deal where you can get a £50ish make-up set for £18.95 delivered (£15 plus £3.95 delivery). 

£150 of Ciaté nail polish for £34 all-in

Ciaté made the first ever single-branded beauty Advent calendar, and it's proven popular in previous years. This year, it's come up with a more sustainable version, and we've a Blagged code to get you a discount.

£68ish of No7 make-up for £24

This year's No7 Cosmetics Star Gift from Boots contains £68ish of No7 beauty and skincare products for £24, packaged in a reusable vanity case – see the full contents below.

Update at 12.40pm on 12 Nov: Stock went for a short while but has now been replenished – the set is available again online.

Waiting list now closed: Soap & Glory bath set – join waiting list for early access and 10% off to make it £78 worth for £27

Update at 9am on Mon 9 Nov: The waiting list is now closed.

Soap & Glory's Christmas Star Gift lands at Boots this month, but those who join the waiting list (now open) get two benefits: they can get it a day early, which reduces the risk of it selling out, and they can get 10% off. 

24-piece cruelty-free make-up bundle for £34 delivered (£150ish bought separately) – incl beauty dupes for Urban Decay, Tarte, Ciaté & more

In May and June, we featured Lottie London sets that saved you over 70% by switching from big make-up brands to their designer dupes, and they were extremely popular, selling out in just a few hours. As some MoneySavers stocking up for birthdays and Christmas missed out, we've Blagged a deal on the biggest set for dupes yet. Read on especially if you're a fan of Urban Decay Naked Heat eyeshadow palette, Tarte blusher, Anastasia Beverly Hills contour sticks or Ciaté lip colours...