It goes without saying that chocolate advent calendars will forever remain a tradition, but really, we’d rather be unwrapping a beauty treat each day in the run-up to Christmas.
Every year the beauty advent calendar competition grows, with retailers and brands competing to pull off the most extravagant offering. Plenty never fail to delight – including Charlotte Tilbury and Jo Malone – but few achieve the popularity of the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar.
Featuring a mixture of high-street and big-name brands, including Philip Kingsley, Clinique and L'Occitane, the Marks and Spencer beauty advent calendar is a great opportunity to test out bestselling products before you invest.
The calendar officially hit both online and in-store shelves today (26 October), so we'd highly suggest securing yours now before it sells out.
Unlike chocolate that you eat right away, the most exciting part of a beauty advent calendar is that you can continue to use the products well after the festive season ends. Better still, the new M&S advent calendar is packaged inside a chic vegan vanity case that we'll be using all year.
How much is the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar?
M&S claims that this huge beauty trove (and reusable makeup bag, let's not forget), is worth a total of £340. The price tag, however, is a pocket-friendly £45 when you spend £35 on full-price clothing, home or beauty.
If you only want the advent calendar, then here are a few of our favourite M&S pieces worth around the £35 mark to help you out:
What's inside the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar?
While we don't want to fully ruin the surprise, we can see that the bag is packed full with 25 products, including major brands that you'll already know and love.
It contains everything you need to prepare yourself for the party season ahead – including makeup and hair styling products – as well as pampering skin and body goodies to help you unwind after the festivities.
For those interested in the skincare offerings, we've spotted a full-size tube of the REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel, which will come in handy as sensitive skin season approaches. Makeup buffs will enjoy opening the Benefit Roller Lash Curling Mascara and Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Plum Pop, and hair enthusiasts can make use of the travel-friendly Philip Kingsley shampoo and conditioner set.
If you enjoy surprises, close your eyes at this point, but if you can’t wait to know the details, here’s everything you'll be unwrapping in 2023’s M&S Beauty Advent Calendar.
When does the M&S Beauty Advent Calendar go on sale?
The M&S Beauty Advent Calendar is available from today (26 October), both in-store and online.
M&S Beauty Advent Calendar 2023: The contents
Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Booster Restoring Conditioner
Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Combination Shampoo
Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Combination Conditioner
Nails Inc Victoria & Albert Nail Varnish
Nail Inc Crown Place Nail Varnish
Percy & Reed Turn Up The Volume Volumizing No Oil Oil
Pixi Brow Tamer
Shay & Blue Atropa Belladonna Natural Spray Fragrance
L’Occitane Verbena Shower Gel
Apothecary Revive Clarifying Mask
This Works Deep Sleep Body Cocoon
Murad Essential-C Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Apothecary Meditate Hand Cream
Dr Paw Paw Overnight Lip Mask
Pixi LipLift Max
L’Occitane Cherry Blossom Hand Cream
Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Curling Mascara
Leighton Denny Renovate Intensive Nail Repair Cream & Buffer
Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil
REN Clean Skincare Evercalm Gentle Cleansing Gel
Aveda Botanical Repair Styling Crème
Clinique Pop Lip Colour + Primer Plum Pop
Filorga Hydra-Hyal: Hydrating Plumping Serum
Clinique Moisture Surge 100H
Origins Ginzing Gel
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