Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar – Massive Disappointment!

16th September 2019

Revolution have officially opened their Christmas gift shop on both their website, and on Superdrug. It still feels so weird talking about Christmas in September, but it feels as if the hype gets earlier and earlier every year. I noticed that Revolution have a number of beauty advent calendar options this year, and today I’m going to be going into a little more detail about their biggest offering; the Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar which is a Superdrug exclusive and contains 25 full size products. However for me this calendar is very disappointing…

 

Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

The Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar is a whopping £120 this year – I know, it’s a crazy high price for a drugstore brand. However Revolution have really increased their prices this year, with some pretty steep price hikes. I would never purchase any of the Revolution gift sets and calendars at these full prices because they always, always discount them by either a third to half off from the middle of October onwards.

£120 is much too much for a drugstore advent calendar in my opinion, but if it was half price and £60 I think it would be a lot more reasonable (without looking at the products inside). Beauty advent calendars are supposed to offer amazing value, and for £120 in all honesty I’d rather stump up the extra and go for high end products in the Cult Beauty calendar.

I’m going to list the contents now, so please don’t keep reading if you don’t want to know what’s inside the Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar.

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The Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar has the same design as last years tree except the colours have changed slightly. Last year it was bronze, silver and gold and this year it’s black, gold and burgundy. It’s massive, with 25 individual boxes. I prefer advent calendars to have drawers or doors rather than boxes, as I’m more of a traditionalist but I’m sure I’m probably in the minority.

Start the countdown to Christmas in serious style. The Revolution Christmas Tree is here to upgrade the usual chocolate advent to beauty goodies. There’s a surprise inside every box, and there’s one for every day throughout December.

That’s 25 new beauty products in one month! With full-size face, lip, eyes and accessories – Christmas will basically come early. Get the calendar-of-dreams exclusively at Superdrug

Revolution Christmas Tree Advent Calendar Contents:

1 xLiquid Highlighter Liquid Rose Gold worth £6
1x Lightening Contour Kit FO2 worth £3.50 (regularly on sale for £2)
1 x Ultra Base Corrector Palette worth £6 (regularly on sale for £3)
1 x Skin Kiss Ice Kiss worth £5 (always on sale for £2.50)
1 x Ultra Blush Palette Blush Goddess worth £6
1 x Retro Luxe Kits Matte Regal worth £6 (regularly on sale for £3)
1x Teardrop Sponge worth £5 (regularly on sale for £3)
1x Glitter brush set worth £5
1x Liquid Highlighter Mermaid Scales worth £6 (was £1.80 six weeks ago)
1x Amazing Lipstick Atomic Make It Right worth £1 (a discontinued product)
1x Skin Kiss Peach Kiss worth £5 
1x Iconic Pro 1 Palette worth £6.99 (been £4.80 all year round)
1x Gradient Highlighter sunlight Mood Lights worth £4 (I bought this very product for £1.80)
1x Retro Luxe Kits Metallic We Rule worth £6 (regularly on sale for £3)
1x Ultra Flat Contour F304 worth £9.99 (this has been £3 for 18 months and now on the site it’s miraculously £9.99)
1x Ultra Pro HD Camouflage Light worth £8 (on sale for £4)
1x Liquid Highlighter Liquid Lustre Gold worth £6
1x Lipstick Vamp Collection Rebel with Cause worth £1 (discontinued product)
1x Highlighter Palette Highlights worth £8 (was £4 six weeks ago)
1x HD Pro Cream Contour Light Medium worth £8 (was £5.60 six weeks ago)
1x Ultra Eye Contour Light and shade V3 worth £8
1x New-trals vs Neutrals Palette worth £6.99
1x Flawless Foils Conflict worth £5 (was just on sale for £2.99)
1x The Mascara Revolution worth £8

So that’s a run down of this year’s tree calendar. I think this year’s contents are quite poor as nearly every single product is something they had on sale six weeks ago (and have been on sale all year round), and there’s maybe two of their bestselling products. Anyone can find the previous prices of products online so it’s very cheeky that Revolution have done this – but in all honesty it hasn’t surprised me.

It’s almost as if they’ve chucked all of their unwanted stock (some of which they don’t even sell on their site, or on Superdrug anymore) inside this calendar which is really disappointing. You can purchase it from Superdrug online, or instore if you want to but as I said, please wait until it’s discounted as £120 is a hefty price tag and the products aren’t worth that at all.

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