NOTHING says Christmas quite like opening a daily gift in the lead up to the big day.
Why not treat yourself to a good old pamper session on the daily with one of the top beauty advent calendars available for 2023? A pretty decent upgrade on the traditional chocolate advent calendars.
Looking for a beauty advent calendar?
Everyone from big beauty names like Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown, to luxury stalwarts such as Harrods and Liberty London, are pouring their energy into the advent calendar business so shoppers can get the best deal this festive season.
More so than ever before, brands are jumping on the beauty advent calendar bandwagon.
Whether you’re stocking up on your beauty favourites, trying out a new brand before committing to products full size, or using them as gifts, Beauty Advent Calendars are a great way to treat your loved ones (and yourself) in the lead up to Christmas day.
After all, it’s been a long year, so you deserve it!
The best advent calendars have a range across the world of beauty – from skincare to haircare to fragrance – so there really is something for everyone.
Plus, more and more stockists are creating their own beauty advent calendars (looking at you Cult Beauty and LookFantastic), so it’s a great way to try different brands you might not have thought of.
We’ve put together a list of the top must-have beauty advent calendars for 2023, from major players like Jo Malone London and Elemis to high-street brands such as Boots No7 and M&S.
But you’ll have to be quick. Some of the top beauty advent calendars are already in stock and they tend to sell out super fast. So if you’ve got your eyes on one, we’d recommend you get to the checkout ASAP.
Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2023
1. Bobbi Brown 12-Day Advent Calendar
Top up all your Bobbi Brown favourites with the beauty advent calendarCredit: Bobbi Brown
- Bobbi Brown 12-Day Advent Calendar, £135 – buy here
Number of products: 12, Price: £195, Worth: £264
A make-up bag staple, what better way to stock up on your favourite Bobbi Brown products than with its advent calendar?
Priced at £195, it’s worth far more than that at £264.
It features 12 bestselling skincare and beauty essentials, including three full-size favourites which are perfect for “keeping the season of glamour aglow”.
Beauty fans will find treats such as Full-Size Extra Lip Tint, Deluxe Soothing Cleansing Oil, and Travel-Size Vitamin Enriched Face Base amongst more.
2. Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
- Lookfantastic Advent Calendar 2023, £99 – buy here
Release date: September 18, Number of products: 27, Price: £99, Worth: Over £565
Lookfantastic’s 2023 advent calendar is back for what we predict will be another sell-out year.
The incredible calendar is full of 26 must-have products from Medik8, NARS, and MAC, as well as editor’s favourites such as Disciple, Coco & Eve and GRANDE Cosmetics.
You can even find must-have viral sensations such as Sol de Janeiro’s TikTok-trending Brazilian Bum Bum Cream and ISOCLEAN’s sell-out Makeup Brush Cleaner inside.
Plus there’s also an exclusive limited edition candle exclusively for Lookfantastic in collaboration with Avery.
General sale opens on September 18, but you can currently sign up for the waitlist here, and pre-sale opened on September 1.
It looks like Lookfantastic are offering Beauty Box Subscribers £15 off the advent calendar meaning you could get all of the 27 beauty delights for £84 if you sign up to The Box.
3. Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
We can’t wait to get our hands on the Cult Beauty Advent CalendarCredit: Cult Beauty
- Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, £225 – buy here
Release date: September 25 Number of products: 39 Price: £225, Worth: £1,084
There are beauty advent calendars, and then there’s Cult Beauty’s advent calendar.
With 25 doors and 39 luxury-branded products (20 of which are full size) inside such as Augustinus Bader, Votary, Olaplex and Sunday Riley inside – it’s a beauty lovers’ dream.
Shoppers can sign up for the waiting list on Cult Beauty’s website here but will have to wait until September 25 to get their hands on the sought-after beauty box.
As a reward for signing up to the waitlist, shoppers are added to a raffle to win one of three beauty calendars for free, making the wait slightly more worthwhile.
Worth over a whopping £1000, this popular calendar sells out every year, and we pretty much expect this year to follow suit as shoppers scramble for the highly anticipated beauty haul.
4. Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
Indulge in ultimate luxury with Fortnum’s advent calendarCredit: FORTNUM & MASON
- Fortnum and Mason Beauty Advent Calendar, £260 – buy here
Release date: Available now for pre-order Number of products: 25, Price: £260, Worth: £1020
Fortnum’s beauty advent calendar is the ultimate in luxury beauty.
Worth £1020, it is filled to the brim with the very best from the retailer’s iconic beauty hall.
There are 25 drawers with 30 luxury beauty products (including 22 full-sized products), from brands such as Aromatherapy Associates, ESPA, Cult 51 and Acqua di Parma can be found inside, as well as Fortnum & Mason’s festive Four Seasons Candle to get you in the Christmas spirit.
Want your own? You can pre-order it now directly from the Fortnum and Mason website here for delivery from September 23, 2023.
5. Jo Loves Advent Calendar
- Jo Loves Advent Calendar 2023, £365 – buy here
Release date: October 5 Number of products: 25, Price: £365, Worth: N/A
Fragrance fans, rejoice because the Jo Loves Advent Calendar is here.
Available from joloves.com, and priced at £365, this year’s offering comes in a stunning round bauble-shaped box in Jo Loves’s trademark red and white colours, which has been designed by textiles brand Warner House.
Meanwhile, the gifts inside include an assortment of perfumes, body products, candles and hair care in scents such as Mango Thai Lime, Pink Vetiver and the brand’s newest fragrance, Amber, Lime & Bergamot.
If that wasn’t enough, six of the products inside are full-size.
6. Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
The Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar contains many of the brand’s cult buys.Credit: Benefit
- Benefit Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £145 – buy here
Release date: August 30, Number of products: 24, Price: £145, Worth: £281
Benefit’s beauty advent calendar is back for 2023 with the ‘All I Want Advent Calendar’ and will retail for £145, although it contains £281 worth of beauty products inside making a whopping 49% reduction on the price if you were to buy the products separately.
From blushers and bronzers to mascara and brow gels, this bundle has everything, and plenty of our favourite Benefit buys
It’ll be available from August 30 and contains 24 Benefit beauty products.
7. Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
Get your hands on the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar.Credit: Charlotte Tilbury
- Charlotte Tilbury’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars Beauty Advent Calendar, £160 – click here
Release date: September 12, Number of products: 12, Price: £160, Worth: TBC
Charlotte Tilbury’s beauty advent calendars have proved to be a sell-out success in previous years, as one sold every five minutes last year, so it’s likely this year will sell fast too.
The Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets includes a number of travel and full-size icons to make you feel and look like a star.
The Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar dropped on September 12 so make sure to snap yours up now before it sells out!
8. Harrods Advent Calendar 2023
The Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with luxury goodies.Credit: Harrods
- Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £250 – buy here
Release date: September 1, Number of products: 25 , Price: £250, Worth: £1,173
Luxury beauty fans are spoilt for choice with the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar.
Priced at £250, but worth over £1,173, it features a range of full-size and deluxe-size products from luxury beauty brands such as including Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury, Dr. Barbara Sturm, 111SKIN and Acqua di Parma.
Available to buy now at harrods.com and in-store, snap up the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar before it sells out in record time.
9. Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar 2023
The Makeup Revolution Beauty Advent calendar is great value-for-money.Credit: Makeup Revolution
- Make Up Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £48 from Revolution – buy here
Release date: September 1 Number of products: 25 , Price: £48, Worth: £96
Looking for a great advent calendar on a budget? You can’t go wrong with the Makeup Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar.
Worth £96, it’s on sale for £48 and includes 20 full-size beauty buys from Revolution, including some of the designer dupes and the products, which have gone viral on TikTok.
Plus, for a limited time you can get 20% off the rest of your basket when you add the Makeup Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar.
Last year the Makeup Revolution calendar had a jaw-dropping 20,694 sign-ups on the waitlist, and sells out year after year without fail so we imagine it will be just as popular this year.
10. Holland & Barrett Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
All your holistic needs sorted.Credit: Holland & Barrett
- Holland & Barrett Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £45 (Worth £179) – buy here
Release date: September 11, Number of products: 25, Price: £45, Worth: £179
Holland & Barrett has pulled it out of the bag with this year’s Beauty Advent Calendar 2023.
Priced at £45, it contains £179 of beauty products – a hefty saving of £134 – including 16 full-sized products from your favourite brands.
This year’s bundle shoppers can expect to find the likes of VitaSkin, and Q+A, and other cult favourites such as Psychic Sisters, Ethique and the viral Weleda Skin Food.
11. Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
The Liz Earle calendar includes the cult Cleanse & Polish face wash.Credit: Liz Earle
- Liz Earle Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £65 – buy here
Release date: Available now, Number of products: 12, Price: £75, Worth: £178.50
Liz Earle has unveiled its 12 Days of Beauty advent calendar, which is available to buy now from Boots.
The 12 Days of Liz Earle Advent Calendar contains both full-sized and luxury miniatures of the brand’s best-selling products, including their best-selling, No 1 premium Cleanse & Polish.
Priced at £75, it’s worth a huge £178.50, giving beauty fans a very handy saving of nearly £100.
12. Jo Malone Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
All the fresh fragrances in the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar.Credit: Jo Malone
- Jo Malone London’s Advent Calendar, £350 from Jo Malone – buy here
Release date: September 29, Number of products: 25, Price: £350, Worth: N/A
Jo Malone has revealed its highly sought-after beauty advent calendar, and the waiting list is open now ready for launch on September 29.
Priced at £350, the Jo Malone London Beauty Advent Calendar features 25 of the brand’s top products inside, including a full-sized 30ml fragrance to open on Christmas Day.
If this year’s advent calendar is anything like previous years you can expect candles, body washes, and body creams, as well as fragrances. So what are you waiting for?
13. Liberty Advent Calendar 2023
Liberty London Advent Calendar is filled with luxury products.Credit: Liberty London
- Liberty Advent Calendar 2023, £250 – buy here
Release date: September 27, Number of products: 25, Price: £250, Worth: £1040
The Liberty Advent Calendar 2023 will be available from libertylondon.com on September 27 and is filled with top names including Kate Somerville, Sunday Riley and Dr Barbara Sturm.
Inside there are 29 products, 20 of which are full-sized and include luxury brands Vilhelm Parfumerie and Bibbi
Fragrance as well as cult favourites from Sunday Riley, Le Labo,
Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Mensah and Rose Inc.
Liberty Beauty Drop members will have early access
to the calendar via a pre-sale from 1st August until 10th
September via a personal email link, and £10 off their calendar.
It’ll then go on general sale on September 27, but you can sign up to the waitlist for notifications here. Don’t hang about – it always sells out.
14. Elemis Advent Calendar 2023
Skincare gurus rejoice!Credit: Elemis
- Skin Wellness Advent Calendar: The Complete Collection, £180 from Elemis – buy here
Release date: September 4, Number of products: 25, Price: £180, Worth: £552
Elemis is one our our favourite skincare brands, and the Advent Calendar is a great time to stock up.
The gorgeous Elemis Advent Calendar contains a mixture of full-size and miniature-sized skincare essentials, which are perfect for on the go, and to see you through the winter months.
The 25-day countdown includes some of the brand’s best-known products, including Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm, Pro-Collagen Glow Boost Exfoliator, Superfood Glow Priming Moisturiser and even a full-size Pro-Collagen Marine Cream.
We can’t wait to get our hands on it.
15. M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar is a sell out year after year.Credit: M&S
- M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £40 – buy here
Release date: October 26, Number of products: 25, Price: £40, Worth: £300
It wouldn’t be right to countdown to Christmas without an M&S beauty advent calendar, which has sold out over the last few years it has been released.
Available from October 26, the beauty bundle includes over £310 worth of products, including M&S own-brand ranges as well as premium beauty brands like Aveda, Prai and Philip Kingsley.
The bundle had all bases covered in the 25 ‘doors’, with a nice mix of items for hair make-up and skincare.
What’s more, it will cost £40 when you spend £25 or more on Clothing, Home & Beauty in-store or online.
16. Rituals Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
Rituals have released not one, but four, advent calendars for 2023.Credit: Rituals
- Rituals Classic Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £87.90 – buy here
Release date: Available now, Number of products: 25, Price: £87.90, Worth: £150
The Rituals Beauty Advent Calendars have always been a hot topic, and the brand has cottoned on to how popular they can be by not releasing just one for 2023, but four.
The Classic, Premium, Duluxe and Men’s advent calendars all feature the brand’s luxury body, home and beauty products for a truly relaxing lead-up to Christmas.
The Classic Advent Calendar comes in at £87.90, but is worth £150, and features 25 ‘gifts’ of skin and body care, as well as four candles for every Sunday of Advent and a Christmas tree ornament.
17. The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
The White Company’s calendar has dropped.Credit: The White Company
- The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £175 – buy here
Release date: Available now, Number of products: 25, Price: £175, Worth: £273
The White Company is an expert in creating beautiful products so it’s no surprise that its beauty advent calendar has a stunning wreath motif on a white background.
With 25 ‘little daily indulgences’, you can expect the brand’s famous seasonal scents and wellness gifts hiding in the advent calendar’s pull-out drawers.
Worth £273 (a saving of £98) this year’s calendar features more full-sized products than ever including two of the brand’s famous scented candles.
The White Company Beauty Advent Calendar is already available online and in-store and has only five-star reviews, so if this one is up your street we recommend picking one up stat.
18. The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
- The Body Shop Box of Wishes and Wonders Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £145 – buy here
Release date: Available now, Number of products: 25, Price: £145, Worth: £250
The countdown to Christmas Day never smelt so good. With 25 of The Body Shop’s head-to-toe treats hiding in The Advent Calendar of Wishes & Wonders you’ll be ready to pamper in no time.
One of three beauty advent calendars offered by The Body Shop, the Wishes & Wonders box comes in at £145 but is worth £250, a saving of £105!
Bursting with bestselling skincare haircare heroes, and maybe even a mask or two, the products all come through the brand’s Community Fair Trade programme, so you’re safe in the knowledge the producers, farmers, and artisans involved in the creation process are being fairly paid, too.
18. Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
Boots No7’s Beauty Advent Calendar is always a bestseller.Credit: Boots
- Boots No7 Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £145 – buy here
Release date: TBC, Number of products: 25, Price: £TBC, Worth: £TBC
Boots No7 is set to release four beauty advent calendars for 2023 differentiated by skincare regimes, according to the brand.
The 25-day beauty calendars will contain 11 deluxe minis and 14 full-size products plus new limited-edition products.
Boots hasn’t revealed when the No7 Advent Calendar will go on sale just yet, but you can sign up to the waitlist now for one day of exclusive early access.
This could be worth it, as last year it proved to be the best-selling product on boots.com on October 18, selling one every 7 seconds on the day of its launch.
19. Boots Premium Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
- Boots Beauty Advent Calendar, £99 – buy here
Release date: Coming Soon, Number of products: 25, Price: £99, Worth: £TBC
Boots teased the new Premium Beauty Advent Calendar for 2023 on its Instagram at the end of August, but so far signs of it dropping have been kept under wraps, with the post being updated to just say ‘coming soon’.
However, we do know a few things about the Boots Premium Beauty Advent Calendar for 2023.
It will include 24 beauty essentials from well-loved brands stocked by Boots, including Rituals, Liz Earle and Bobbi Brown.
If the 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar is anything to go by you’ll be getting a full skincare and make-up overhaul for a fraction of the regular price. Bargain.
20. Selfridridges Beauty Advent calendar 2023
The Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar is a huge steal.Credit: Selfridges
- SELFRIDGES Beauty advent calendar, £220 from Selfridges – buy here
Release date: Coming Soon, Number of products: 25, Price: £220, Worth: £1,049
Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 was an impressive bundle of gifts, and it looks like 2023 is no different.
Featuring 25 products, including 16 full-sized products, the 2023 Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar is worth a whopping £1,049.
However, you can get all the big brands across make-up, skincare, haircare, and health, including Byredo, JVN, 111Skin, Kylie Cosmetics and many more for £220, which is a saving of over £800!
The luxury beauty advent calendar is yet to be released, but you can sign up for the waitlist here to be one of the first to know when it lands.
21. Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
We can’t wait for Christmas now.Credit: Sephora
- Sephora Advent Calendar 2023, £189 – buy here
Release date: Coming Soon, Number of products: 36, Price: £189, Worth: Over £1,040
Now that Sephora is officially in the UK, beauty fanatics can finally get their hands on its sought-after Beauty Advent Calendar.
The 25-day advent calendar features a generous 36 products (yep, that means more than one a day!) 23 of which are full-sized.
The Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar is a stocked advent calendar stuffed full of hair, makeup, skin body and fragrance favourites from brands such as Rare Beauty, ELEMIS, Glow Recipe, Drunk Elephant and so much more.
The beauty advent calendar doesn’t currently have a launch date, but shoppers can sign up for the waitlist to be one of the first to hear when it drops. Plus, if you sign up for the waitlist you’re in with a chance of winning one of the five calendars up for grabs.
Last year Sephora’s beauty advent calendar 2022 hit the shelves on October 17, so it could be likely it will arrive around the same date.
22. Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
Join the waitlist now.Credit: Glossbox
- Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £70 – buy here
Release date: September 27, Number of products: 28, Price: £70 for Glossybox subscribers, or £80 for non-subscribers, Worth: Over £473
Another favourite amongst beauty junkies is the Glossybox beauty advent calendar, which is filled to the brim with top makeup and skincare items from coveted brands.
Glossybox’s advent calendar just gets better and better each year.
Anyone can buy the Glossybox calendar, but existing beauty box subscribers can get early access to order the special bundle.
Last year, you can expect to find brands like Iconic, Glossier and Rituals inside – a real beauty treat.
It is exclusively available to shop online from Glossybox at the end of this month (September), with early access on 27th September for subscribers.
Non-subscribers will be able to purchase at 9 a.m., from 29th September so set a reminder to not miss this drop.
23. Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2023
The Space NK beauty advent calendar waiting list is now live.Credit: Space NK
- Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, £235 – buy here
Release date: September 14, Number of products: 33, Price: £235, Worth: Over £1000
Space NK’s unmissable beauty advent calendar is one to watch.
Last year, the calendar contained 25 products and £770 worth of premium beauty and skincare favourites from Brazilian Bum Bum Cream, Paula’s Choice, Charlotte Tilbury, Rare Beauty and more.
And this year, it looks like the brand is set to go even bigger.
The Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar’s 25 boxes are filled with 33 lust worthy beauty products from bestselling Space NK brands, including Charlotte Tilbury, Hourglass, Rare Beauty, Rose Inc., Tatcha, Augustinus Bader, Olaplex, JVN, and more.
Run, don’t walk, to snap yours up before they sell out.
The best of last year’s advent calendars
1. Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
- Diptyque Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £370 – buy here
Number of products: 25, Price: £370, Worth: N/A
Diptyque is a coveted fragrance brand, producing perfumes and candles with luxe, complex scents that once you’ve tried, you’ll keep using again and again.
Inside its advent calendar last year there were two exclusive holiday-scented candles alongside other scents and candles curated by the maison.
This is always super popular and we can see why.
2. Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar
- Dr Hauschka Advent Calendar, £90 – buy here
Number of products: 24, Price: £90, Worth: Over £129
This limited edition Dr Hauschka advent calendar had 24 natural skincare products behind its doors for a beauty treat each day in the lead-up to Christmas.
Housed in sustainable packaging, you could find treats like the Rose Day Cream and Soothing Cleansing Milk to get your skin in shape for the big day.
3. The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar
- The Fragrance Shop Advent Calendar, £70 – buy here
Number of products: 25, Price: £70, Worth: Over £300
Are you a fragrance fiend? Then what better way to countdown to Christmas than with a new scent every day?
With The Fragrance Shop’s Advent Calendar, you’ll get to try out big name perfumes and colognes like Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl, Moschino Toy Boy and Mugler Alien Man as well as loads more.
The calendar is worth over £300 but was on sale for £70, plus members could get it at the even better price of £56.
4. Beauty Pro 12 Days of Christmask Advent Calendar
- Beauty Pro 12 Days of Christmask, £25 (was £39) – buy here
Number of products: 12, Price: £25 (was £39), Worth: £60
Love a sheet mask? Beauty Pro’s 12 Days of Christmask needs to be on your radar.
Costing only £25, inside was 12 of the skincare heroes ranging from its Brightening Mask to the Eye Therapy Mask.
5. Mylee Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
Take your gel manicure up a gear with the Mylee calendar
Number of products: 12, Price: £65, Worth: £92
If you love a good home gel manicure, you’ll be delighted to get your hands on the Mylee beauty advent calendar this year.
Last year it came with £92 worth of goodies including wonderfully festive nail colours and manicure accessories, so you can look gorgeous and groomed over the Christmas holidays.
6. House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
House of Fraser advent calendar is not one to miss
- House of Fraser Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 – buy here
Number of products: 25, Price: £125, Worth: Over £400
Last year’s House of Fraser’s Beauty Advent Calendar was bigger and better than ever before.
The bundle included leading beauty and skincare brands, including, Acqua Di Parma, Sweed, Philip Kingsley, MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, Oskia, and many more.
7. L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
L’Occitane has dropped four beauty advent calendars ahead of Christmas
- L’Occitane Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 – buy here
Number of products: 24, Price: From £55 to £510, Worth: From £55 to £677
Similar to The Body Shop, L’Occitane launched a wide variety of beauty advent calendars ahead of Christmas.
From classic versions, and luxury, to reusable, and refillable designs, there is something for every recipient.
8. Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
Harvey Nichols will launch it’s mega beauty advent calendar next month
- Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 – buy here
Number of products: 26, Price: £250, Worth: £1,200
Harvey Nichols launched an unmissable beauty advent calendar for 2022 and it was not to be missed.
The bundle has been expertly curated to include 30 iconic beauty brands, such as Augustinus Bader, Carolina Herrera, La Mer, Dr Barbara Sturm and many more.
It’s worth an almighty £1,200 but will retail for a fraction of the price.
Now that is one savvy saving.
9. NYX Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
NYX advent calendar is high on our radar
- NYX Professional Makeup Gimme Super Stars! Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £46.54 – buy here
Number of products: 24, Price: £46.54, Worth: N/A
NYX has been one of our go-to brands for longer than we can remember, with the Butter Gloss and Soft Matte Lip creams being an internet sensation.
The Advent Calendar included eyeshadows, primers, highlighters, and lip products, for a complete beauty regime.
10. River Island Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
River Island has launched its first ever beauty advent calendar
- River Island Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £50 – buy here
Number of products: 25, Price: £50, Worth: £240
Last year, River Island launched its first EVER beauty advent calendar.
The Christmas countdown included 25 beauty gifts, and is worth a whopping £290, but could be yours for just £50, saving you £240. Bargain.
11. Ted Baker Beauty Advent Calendar 2022
Ted Baker launches beauty advent calendar for 2022
- Ted Baker Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, £45 – buy here
Number of products: 27, Price: £45, Worth: N/A
Ted Baker never fails to impress with its beauty advent calendars year in, year out, and the 2022 variation was no different.
From lipsticks and nail polishes, to travel pouches to home your beauty favourites, it had it all – 27 pieces to be precise.
12. John Lewis Advent Calendar 2022
- John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar, £179 – click here
Number of products: 27, Price: £179, Worth: £771
Last year, the department store is offering its highest-ever value – a huge £770 – and included 14 full-size beauty must-haves.
For the first time ever, ten advent calendars also included a gift card worth £500.
It’ll include some of the biggest names in beauty like Augustinus Bader and Olaplex, alongside Sunday Riley, Votary, Charlotte Tilbury, Neom, Elemis, Bobbi Brown and Murad.
13. Debenhams Advent Calendar 2022
- Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar, £63 (Worth over £280), from Debenhams – buy here
Number of products: 24, Price: £63, Worth: Over £280
Now’s the time to get your hands on the Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar because it’s currently on sale for £63, down from £90.
It contained an almighty £280 plus worth of beauty products, which makes a saving of around £200, and includes Versace, Lancome, Elizabeth Arden, and many more.
Well worth the investment if you ask us.
14. MAC Advent Calendar 2022
- MAC Advent Calendar 2022, £165 – buy here
Number of products: 24, Price: £165, Worth: Over £400
The legendary calendar is a sell out each year, and this year we’re expecting no different.
Last year’s was worth over £400 and was priced at £165, it included the new MACStack Mascara, Luxe Powder Kiss, and the iconic Matte Lipstick.
MAC rarely misses the mark, and their advent calendar definitely hits the spot.
15. ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar 2022
- ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar 2022, £85 from ASOS – buy here
Number of products: 29, Price: £85, Worth: 73% saving
ASOS Face + Body is the gift that keeps on giving, and last year’s calendar contained 29 beauty products inside.
But how does that work? We hear you ask. Well, on 25th December you were treated to not one, but five gifts – it is Christmas, after all.
- Wellness Advent Calendar, £160 from ESPA – buy here
Number of products: 25, Price: £160, Worth: £319
We all need to treat ourselves to a day of R&R, and ESPA created a bundle so you could relax all month long.
The bundle contained 25 wellness treats, which include Positivity Pulse Point Oil, Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, an Energising bath oil and much more.
16. Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
- Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £88 from Boots – buy here
Number of products: 24, Price: £88, Worth: N/A
Macmillan charity joined forces with Boots to release the Macmillan 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, which is a sell-out success year in and year out.
This bundle contains a whole host of well-respected brands, including Soap & Glory, Liz Earle, and No7, with a percentage of proceeds going towards the charity.
17. 24 Days of Clinique Favourites Advent Calendar
- 24 Days of Clinique Favourites Advent Calendar, £150 from Clinique – buy here
Number of products: 24, Price: £150, Worth: Over £380
Clinique is a longstanding beauty and skincare brand, we know and love, so we were head over heels for their impressive beauty advent calendar.
It contained 24 beauty, skincare and fragrance essentials, which would total a whopping £381 if bought separately.
18. NET-A-PORTER 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar
- NET-A-PORTER 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar, £260 from Net-A-Porter – buy here
Number of products: 26, Price: £260, Worth: Over £1,000
Net-A-Porter is the place to shop designer labels, whether it is fashion, footwear, accessories, or beauty.
Last year’s beauty advent calendar is a marvel, containing 25 beauty stalwarts you won’t want to miss out on from celebrity-loved beauty brands, including Sarah Chapman’s full-size Skinesis Intense Hydrating Booster and Noble Panacea’s The Absolute Rejuvenation Night Balm, plus many more delights.
19. Revolve Beauty Advent Calendar
- Revolve Beauty Advent Calendar, £156 from Revolve – buy here
Number of products: 26, Price: £156, Worth: $580 USD (around £523)
Revolve is a fan-favourite clothing brand many flocks to for clothes or shoes, but last year they also had an impressive beauty advent calendar filled with sensational products to leave your hair, skin, and body glowing.
The bundle was worth $580 USD, which is approximately £523 but retailed for a fraction of the price.
20. La Mer The Twelve Days of Transformation advent calendar
- La Mer The Twelve Days of Transformation advent calendar, £450 from Selfridges – buy here
Number of products: 12, Price: £450, Worth: N/A
La Mer is one of the leading skincare brands on the market, so their impressive beauty advent calendar blew our minds.
From the iconic Crème de La Mer, to the Eye Concentrate and numerous serums, the 12 days of Christmas countdown was not to be missed.
21. Real Techniques 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar
- Real Techniques 25 Days Of Beauty Advent Calendar, £30 (Was £80) from Superdrug – buy here
Number of products: 25, Price: £30 (Was £80), Worth: N/A
Real Techniques receives a lot of praise for their iconic brushes even from famous make-up artists, which is why their calendars are not to be missed.
From brushes to tweezers, spoilers, and beauty blenders, the bundle ensured you have every possible necessity to perfect your make-up routine.
22. Beauty Works Advent Calendar
- Beauty Works Advent Calendar, £180 (Worth £300) from Beauty Works – buy here
Number of products: 12, Price: £180, Worth: £300
With 12 luxury haircare treats waiting inside, it was Beauty Works’ biggest and best Christmas countdown to date.
It featured hair brushes, nourishing hair oils, clips, the Limited Edition Gold Curl Tong and a brand-new styling tool exclusive to shoppers buying the calendar.
What’s the best value beauty advent calendar 2023?
All the beauty advent calendars listed above are good value, as they are nearly always worth more than their price tag.
Shoppers should look out for those with the most full-size items to get the best value, and also for included money off vouchers if they are regular shoppers.
Which brands have beauty advent calendars?
In short, lots and lots of them.
Most department stores and online retailers will have beauty advent calendars as well as beauty brands that specialise in make-up, skincare, body care, fragrances and any other cosmetic-related category you can think of.
Some of our favourites include Cult Beauty, Sephora, MAC, Charlotte Tilbury, The Body Shop and Space NK.
What’s the most popular beauty advent calendar?
The most popular beauty advent calendars tend to sell out pretty quickly, you can bet that the No 7 and Liberty Advent Calendars won’t be sticking around for long.
This year there’s also been a huge buzz around the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar.
When do beauty advent calendars start going on sale?
Most Beauty Advent Calendars will start going on sale in September and October, but make sure you keep an eye on this guide and mark the specific dates in your diary so you don’t miss out. You can also sign up to waitlists for the inside scoop.
What are the best beauty advent calendars in 2023?
This list is all about the best beauty advent calendars, so if you pick any of the above you’ll have made a great choice.
However, it all depends on what you’re into! No 7 sells out every year, but if you’re looking for eco-friendly then maybe Holland & Barrett is more your thing.
What are the best makeup advent calendars this year?
If you’re specifically after the best makeup advent calendar, you can’t go wrong with Charlotte Tilbury.
Although if you’re after a mix of brands, check out Glossybox, Lookfantastic or Selfridges’ advent calendars. They’re amazing too.
Do you start at number 1 or 24 on an advent calendar?
Start at number 1 on December 1 and make your way up.
Occasionally, there’s an extra special treat under the 24th door, so you’ll want to save that until last. Maybe.
Can you pre-order beauty advent calendars?
Yes you can, the more popular advent calendars will have waiting lists for when they go on sale, and some will let you pre-order in advance, but you’ll need to check which does which.
Are beauty advent calendars worth the money?
Beauty Advent Calendars are a great time to test new products and favourite brands before buying full-size products. Some Beauty Advent Calendars will also mean you’re essentially buying in bulk and are cheaper than if you were to buy them all separately. Most will say how much they are worth, but who can put a price on a beauty surprise as you count down to Christmas.
Love jewellery Check out our picks of the best Jewllery Advent Calendars.
If you are on an advent calendar shopping spree, check out Liberty London’s epic festive countdown.
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