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A Christmas icon (who has now, thankfully, thawed) once sang ‘All I want for Christmas is you,’ but all we’re wishing for this December season is a jam-packed beauty advent calendar. *Hint, hint*

Sure, peeping open a chocolate window every day of the festive month is nice ‘n’ all, but for us makeup, skincare and haircare fanatics, nothing quite beats the satisfaction of stocking up on all your cult beauty goodies. However, this ain’t no easy feat because if, like many, you’re debating which to invest in – bc that’s exactly what they are: an investment – we’re here to spread the cheer, not by singing loud for all to hear but instead, through having ranked the best beauty advent calendars of 2023. Tried-and-tested style!

As per, this year our fave brand names are all getting involved in the bonanza. From Sephora to MAC and even Garnier, a select few are still in stock but do be warned, they're selling out fast!

And yes, while December is well underway, there's still (albeit limited!) to grab yourself a last minute bargain! So, sit back, relax, crank up Mariah Carey and get scrolling…

The best beauty advent calendars currently on sale


NYX Makeup Fa. La. La. La. Land 12 Days of Kissmass Lip Countdown

Release date: Shop now!

Price: £44.90

Number of products: 12

What’s inside the NYX Advent Calendar? Undoubtedly, NYX is one of the best brands in the game when it comes to lip products. I mean, there's a reason they've gone viral on social media (uhum, TikTok)... multiple times. And with their 12-day advent cal, you can stock up on their best-sellers all while saving your coin! But if 12 lip products don't suffice, why not opt for their larger 24 day cal, which holds not only their new Fat Lip Oil but a bunch of eye products, too!

Garnier 12 Days of Maskmas

Release date: Shop now!

Price: On sale for £25.46!

Number of products: 12

What's inside Garnier's 12 Days of Maskmas Advent Calendar? Garnier is a cult beauty brand who have been around for yonks, so, you know you can't go wrong with this relaxing calendar – and it's one that is also a bargain, may I add! You know what the 12 days of Christmas gave to me? Well, a sheet mask to unwind the evening with, that's what!

Bobbi Brown Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Shop now!

Price: £195 (20% off with code ADVENT – making it £156)

Number of products: 12

What’s inside Bobbi Brown's Beauty Advent Calendar? Let's put it this way: With Bobbi Brown on hand, you won't be falling short of any beauty products during the holiday season. The calendar packs 12 bestselling makeup and skincare treats into one bauble-shaped box. We're yet to discover exactly what products are inside, but everyone's thinking of Vitamin Enriched Face Base, right?

The best beauty advent calendars of 2023


Rituals Classic Advent Calendar

Release date: Shop now!

Price: £87.90

Number of products: 24

What's inside the Rituals Classic Advent Calendar? The perfect gift for somebody who needs a bit of self-care and relaxation after another busy year (yes, that includes self-gifting), this Rituals advent calendar is an absolute treat for those who enjoy a good pamper. That includes candles, too... SOLD!

Paul & Joe Makeup Collection Christmas Advent Calendar

Release date: Available to buy now!

Price: £84

Number of products: 24

What’s inside the Paul & Joe Makeup Collection Christmas Advent Calendar?
Cat and beauty lovers (the most elite, niche group of people to exist – you have my heart), this one is for you because Paul & Joe's 2023 Beauty Advent Calendar is not only packaged in the most adorable cat-shaped 24-flap box but inside includes the sweetest cat-inspired products. Think: limited-edition makeup, skin and body care, as well as exclusive accessories! Coming from a cat-mum of two, it would be illegal of me not to say that this is my fave of the bunch.

L'Occitane Classic Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available to shop now!

Price: £62 (worth £122.50)

Number of products: 24

What's inside the L'Occitane Classic Advent Calendar? Going by 2022's antics, the stakes are high, yet the expectations have been met. Aka, the generous selection of skin and body care goodies on offer make for a bath-lover's dream. However, if you're more into luxurious gifting or preserving memories, see to L'Occitane's two other beauty advent calendars: Luxury Beauty Advent Calendar, £115 and Reusable Advent Calendar, £180. There's something for everyone!

MAC Cosmetics Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now!

Price: £170

Number of products: 24

What's inside the MAC's Advent Calendar? MAC's ah-mazing makeup advent calendar is one of our faves year after year. 2023's offering is brimming with the brand's best-selling heroes – including the cult Hyper Real Serum and Stack Mascara – which became staples in our makeup bag throughout Xmas and beyond. We've also spotted five full-size lipsticks hiding inside, which we cannot wait for!

SEPHORA COLLECTION The Future is Yours After Calendar

Release date: Available now!

Price: £34.99! Worth £67

Number of products: 11

What's inside the The Future is Yours After Calendar? I don't know about you but the period between Christmas and New Year's can be a little, well, anti-climatic. Yes, we have six days before the year ends to go through all of our Xmas goodies however, coming off of the festive high isn't all that fun. But (and it's a big but), rejoicing all comes Sephora with this miniature calendar filled with 11 makeup, skincare and accessories surprises! Gift to a loved one or treat yourself this holiday szn to keep spirits high post all those Turkey sarnies...

Dr. Barbara Sturm Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Shop now!

Price: £450

Number of products: 25

What's inside the Dr. Barbara Sturm Beauty Advent Calendar? If your face could speak, it would ask for this for Christmas. Possibly the most boujee advent calendar of the year at £450, this glorious box houses 24 of Dr. Barbara Sturm's cult products in full, deluxe and miniature sizes. Featuring some new inclusions as well as the brand's most-loved products (hint hint: we've spotted the newly launched Make-up Remover), we'd say this one is dedicated to the skincare lover in your life. Yes, we know the price is an eyeful – but bear in mind that the overall value comes to £1,118. When you consider the fact that 90% of her stand-alone products costing around £100, it's worth considering.

Net-A-Porter Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Available now!

Price: £275

Number of products: 15

What’s inside the Net-A-Porter Ultimate Gift Set? Net-A-Porter's Xmas offering is quite possibly the most coveted out there – and this year, the brand is switching things up. Reinventing the calendar category, NAP has announced its Ultimate Gift Set that features full- and mini-sized beauty finds, as well as an exclusive edit of fashion and jewellery discoveries. With luxury inclusions from brands like Pat McGrath, Augustinus Bader and 111Skin, this lavish kit will deliver everything you need throughout the festive season, and beyond.

This year's out of stock beauty advent calendars


Elemis Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Price: £189 (worth £551)

Number of products: 25

What’s inside Elemis' Skin Wellness Advent Calendar? You've probably tried (and loved!) Elemis' hero product, the Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm. So, why not branch out and test more from the range?! There's plenty to choose from with their 25-product calendar. But, if we have to pick a favourite, we've spotted a full-size Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, and (if you're super lucky) you may win a Golden Ticket which gives you a £1,000 spending spree at Elemis. Result!

Jo Malone London Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Price: £350

Number of products: 25

What's inside the Jo Malone London Advent Calendar? We'd be lying if we said this hadn't been on our minds all year. Heralded as one of the best beauty advent calendars every single year, Jo Malone London's offering is packed full of 25 beloved bath and body products, candles and perfumes. And if you're looking for a sneak peek, it's expected that a full-size Wood Sage & Sea Salt cologne will be found inside door number 25. It's Jo Malone after all.

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 33

What's inside the Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar? If there's one beauty advent calendar that impresses our entire beauty team year after year, it's Space NK's mammoth offering. Available to shop now (yes, you read that right so go go go), the northern-lights-inspired box is brimming with 33 makeup, hair care and skincare goodies. We've had a peep at what's inside and, we have to say, the variety is mega. Featuring brands like Kosas, Tatcha, Olaplex, Charlotte Tilbury and Medik8, we think this is one of the best cals you can get your hands on this Xmas.

M&S Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 25

What’s inside the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar? While this calendar (aka, beauty case) doesn't follow the same format as a classic window-opening box, the treats inside are all the more worth it. From Clinique to Phillip Kingsley and even Benefit, M&S provide a range of skincare, haircare and makeup heroes inside. Mark your calendars for these indulgent self-care essentials that are sure to remedy any festive havoc.

Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 33! Including 16 full-size products

What's inside the Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar? Wow, just, wow. Selfridges has pulled out ALL of the stops for its 2023 beauty advent calendar – but what did you expect? We're, quite literally, obsessed with this year's offerings, including products from Pleasing, REFY, Charlotte Tilbury, Kylie Cosmetics and Color Wow. Not to mention a certain Phlur Missing Person fragrance too 👀. We won't be surprised if this one sells out fast. I mean, it does every year.

No7 Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 25

What's inside the Ultimate No7 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar? Every year, No7's beauty advent calendar is one of the most anticipated around – and with good reason. And what makes this year even better is that the offering has been tripled! For the first time ever, customers can shop the No7 Advent Calendar tailored to their skincare needs!

The popular calendar is now available in No7's three hero franchises – Protect & Perfect, Lift & Luminate and Restore & Renew. And they all contain 11 deluxe minis, 14 full-size plus new limited edition products! How savvy.

Armani Advent Calendar Exclusive

Release date: Out of stock!

Price: £270 – worth £450

Number of products: 24

What's inside the Armani Advent Calendar? IMO, nothing screams luxe more than a boujee perfume. Oh, you think I smell nice? Well, it's by [insert: prestigious beauty brand, here]. And fulfilling this fantasy is Armani Beauty with their discounted advent calendar – that includes seven (!!) miniature fragrances. Not to mention a roster of first class makeup, too!

Glossybox Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 28

What’s inside the Glossybox Advent Calendar? Glossybox’s advent calendar is always an instant sell-out – and this year, we're expecting no different. 2023's offering contains an impressive directory of products that tick the makeup, skincare and hair care boxes. If you're up for a little spoiler, we've spotted brands including Floral Street, Made by Mitchell and Rodial – not forgetting a full-size inclusion from Medik8. The combined total of the box is £473 (yes, wow) but it will only set you back by £80. Now these are the kinds of numbers we like to see.

Lancôme Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 24

What's inside the Lancôme Beauty Advent Calendar? Enclosing a mix of five full-size and 19 travel-sized products, expect a mix of Lancôme's best-selling skincare, makeup, body care and even fragrance! Luxe but at an affordable price, what's not to love?

Makeup Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 25

What's inside the Makeup Revolution You Are The Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar? Lacking in terms of makeup in the run-up to the big day? Well, look no further than the Makeup Revolution Beauty Advent Calendar. With 25 days worth of presents, including lip glosses, highlighters, eyeliners, and accessories, you’ll never fall short of a beauty haul. Better yet, we've also spotted a few TikTok viral products inside, including the tear-shaped powder puff. Oh, and did we mention that it's under 50 squids?! If my math do be mathing, that's under £2 per product... Bargain.

ASOS Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 25

What's inside the ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Beauty Advent Calendar? As if we didn't already have enough of a reason to hand over all of our cash to ASOS, its 25 Day Face + Body Advent Calendar is now back for 2023. Promising all the beauty products our hearts desire, it has some serious contenders, including brands such as Charlotte Tilbury, Sol de Janeiro, REN and Cetaphil. Oh, and did we mention its price has a 77% saving?!

Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 24

What's inside the Harrods Beauty Advent Calendar? Standing on the top of the podium for best beauty advent calendars has to be none other than Harrods. If you're after classic, luxurious beauty gifts, there's no denying that 2023's offering will impress.

Available to order now, the emerald green chest is filled with £1,173 worth of products but will set you back by just £250. Promising all the best beauty heavyweights – including brands like Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury and 111 Skin – it's one of the most superior advent calendars you can get your hands on this Christmas.

Benefit Cosmetics All I Want Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 24

What's inside the Benefit Cosmetics All I Want Beauty Advent Calendar? Worth a whopping £281.72 (more than double last year's), Benefit Cosmetics' All I Want Beauty Advent Calendar is packed with all of their best-selling products, in both full and fun sizes, including the likes of their Porefessional Primer, They're Real Mascara and Gimme Brow Gel.

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

Price: Out of stock!

Number of products: 31!

What’s inside John Lewis' Beauty Advent Calendar? Unsurprisingly, John Lewis have not disappointed this year with a calendar filled of products from some of the largest (and our fave!) beauty brands – making for their biggest and best offering to date! Not only that but they're also treating us to a whopping 31 products including makeup, skincare and even a full-size candle.

Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Sold out!

Number of products: 12

What’s inside Charlotte Tilbury's Beauty Advent Calendar? In the words of Charlotte herself: Darrrrlings, make the magic last longer with this advent calendar! We don't want to ruin the surprise, but we will say that this festive trove delivers all the glitz and glam with 12 incredible skin and makeup delights.

Spoiler: We can say that the iconic Magic Cream will be behind one of the doors. Okay, Tilbury, you have our full attention.

Soap & Glory Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Sold out! New stock hopefully coming soon!

Price: £36.80 on sale now! Was previously £46.

Number of products: 24

What’s inside Soap & Glory's Beauty Advent Calendar? If, like Regina George, your "pores are huge" (same, girl) then look no further for with their calendar this year, Soap & Glory is providing us with pore-pleasing skincare, body-loving treats and so many more surprises. And they've even doubled their offering from last year! 24 superstar surprises for your most scent-sational festive season yet.

Neal's Yard Remedies 12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Price: £95, worth over £180.

Number of products: 12

What’s inside Neal's Yard Remedies Calendar? Featuring seven (!!) full-size products, this year’s calendar includes cult favourite Goodnight Pillow Mist and a new pick, Hyaluronic Acid Hydrating Booster. To top it all off, the calendar also features a £15 voucher to redeem on a treatment of your choice at one of the many Neal’s Yard Remedies Therapy Rooms across the UK. Luxe.

OPI Terribly Nice Nail Polish Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Price: £69.90

Number of products: 25

What's inside the OPI Terribly Nice Nail Polish Advent Calendar? Yeah, makeup, skincare and haircare are nice 'n' all, but what about the humble nail polish? Well, granting every mani-lovers dream, OPI has come thruuu this year with a calendar filled with 25 days of dual chrome reflective glitters from their 'Terribly Nice' collection! Not only do we love the brand for their colour range but their high-quality, chip-free formulas, too. And so, with this cal, you've got everything you would need at your very fingertips for that ever-so-needed Christmas pamper sesh.

Sephora Favourites Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Sold out!

Price: £189 (value of £1,045.00!)

Number of products: 36

What was in last year's Sephora Advent Calendar? OK, guys, nobody panic. I know we're all still reeling off the news that Sephora has launched in the UK but now (drum roll plz) the brand has released a gigantic advent calendar! And by gigantic, we really mean that it includes a mahoosive range of 34 products! From Huda Beauty to Nars and even Living Proof, the retailer has included the best of the best picks.

Kiehl's Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Price: £109

Number of products: 24

What’s inside Kiehl's Advent Calendar? Does this calendar not just scream Christmas nostalgia?! Artist duo Icinori Electric's design aside, what's *arguably*, more exciting is the contents. Like every year, Kiehl's has pulled through once again with their iconic formulas that can be used on all skin types. Nothing will go to waste here, folks. P.S. It's the perfect pre-Xmas gift for those in your life who love body and skincare... just sayin'.

Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 45 (!!)

What's inside the Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar? This is a major one, people. Harvey Nichols' Beauty Advent Calendar is the height of luxury. There are 25 doors to open, but 45 (yes, you heard that right) beauty items to unwrap. Featuring premium brands like Hourglass, Dr Barbara Sturm, Maison Francis Kurkdjian and Sisley, this trove has got everything we could possibly want under the Xmas tree. Oh, and not to mention a few full-size products we're ob-SESSED with, including the Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream and Sol De Janeiro Bum Bum Cream.

Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 24

What’s inside the Debenhams Beauty Advent Calendar? Including some of the biggest names in beauty – from Mario Badescu to Benefit and Lancôme – of the 24 windows, expect the majority of products (that being 14) to be full-sized! But it's selling point? Well, that would have to be the fact that it's the cheapest multi-retailer calendar of 2023! On sale now at just £72.25 means that you're saving a whopping £317.75, with the total amount of goodies amassing £390! Stock up on the essentials (shampoo and conditioner, I'm looking at you), now, friends bc what? That's on working smarter, not harder...

ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Price: £99! Was previously £125 – worth £476

Number of products: 23

What's inside the ELLE Beauty Advent calendar? Back for a sixth year, the ELLE Beauty Advent Calendar is packed full of luxe products spanning across hair care, makeup, body and skincare. As you countdown to Christmas, expect to come across cult brands like Tatcha, Bobbi Brown and Bare Minerals, Instagram favourites such as Merit and Sculpted by Aimee and popular newbies like Olivianna and Slip.

ESPA Wellness Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 25

What’s inside ESPA’s Wellness Advent Calendar? ESPA's advent calendar is the ideal wellness calendar to bring your 2023 to a peaceful close. Packed with 25 pressies, you'll find a selection of candles, essential oils and scented treatments for your mind and soul.

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock

Number of products: 29 (including 20 full-sized products)

What's inside the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar? Everybody, allow us to introduce you to one of the most sought-after beauty advent calendars of all time. A cult sell-out year after year, this stunning collection always holds the most lavish products from Liberty's Beauty Hall.

The 2023 version has a staggering £1,043 worth of products, all for £250. As for what's inside? The contents are being held under lock and key, but trust us, once we discover the full deets, you'll be the first to know. Pinky swear.

The Body Shop Advent Calendar of Wonders

Release date: Out of stock!

Number of products: 25

What’s inside The Body Shop’s Box of Wonders Advent Calendar? Packed full of minis to help you explore The Body Shop’s offering, this advent calendar also contains some full-sized products, too. It’s filled with 25 must-haves, including the popular Shea Hand Balm and cult Camomile Cleansing Butter. What more could you ask for?

There are also two other versions of The Body Shop Christmas Calendar – The Body Shop Box of Change, £59 and The Body Shop Advent Calendar of Wishes & Wonders, £145. Shop the variations to see what tickles ya fancy...

Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock

Price: £260 worth over £1010... wow.

Number of products: 30!

What's inside the Fortnum & Mason Beauty Advent Calendar? If you're after an all-out luxe calendar, Fortnum & Mason is where it's at. The contents are worth over a grand *gasps in Martin Lewis*, including luxe skincare, body and hair products from the likes of Aromatherapy Associates, OTO, ESPA and Cult51. Last year, it sold out in a matter of weeks, so don't wait too long to snap one up...

By Terry Opulent Star Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock

Number of products: 24 (including 10 full-size products)

What's inside By Terry's beauty advent calendar? If you're obsessed with By Terry's stunning range of hyaluronic-acid powered creams and serums ('coz same), then the Opulent Star Advent Calendar is everything you could hope for and more. Filled with 24 skin and makeup goodies, it holds many of our all-time faves including the cult Hyaluronic Global face cream to keep skin supple and hydrated all throughout the chilly season.

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar

Release date: Out of stock

Price: £200 worth over £1k!!

Number of products: 39

What's inside the Cult Beauty Advent Calendar? With an incredible 39 products, Cult Beauty's 2023 advent calendar takes the crown for this year's most-filled. And not only that but over half of said products (that is, 20 of them) are full-size, meaning that you're saving a whopping £775 with this investment. From satin pillowcases to Huda Beauty's best-selling blush sticks, the team at Cult Beauty really has carefully curated an A1 line-up. So, grab yours while you still can!

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