As Christmas approaches, so does the annual battle to grab the best beauty advent calendars as soon as they go on sale. It’s no wonder: Packed with exclusive, limited-edition minis and often full-size products, many of the best makeup Advent calendars work as a Christmas gift in their own right.
If last year is anything to go by, Liberty, Jo Malone, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Cult Beauty and Harrods calendars are likely to sell out quickly, so it’s worth signing up to their websites now. Sometimes it’s worth the wait: the famous Marks and Spencer beauty advent calendar can be had for £25 if you spend £40 at M&S. You have to take your hat off to whoever came up with this marketing ploy.
Read on to find out everything we know about the 2023 Advent calendars, including those already on sale, those available for pre-sale, and exclusive reveals of the calendars you can’t even pre-order yet. If you’re in a hurry, here are our predictions for this year’s best beauty advent calendars, based on last year.
What is the best beauty advent calendar? In one look
Which brands have a beauty advent calendar?
Nowadays, most major beauty brands sell their own beauty advent calendar. For those who want to splurge, Liberty’s is the ultimate treat, containing beauty gifts worth about five times its sale price – which is why it always sells out almost instantly. If you’re looking for a budget option, try Marks & Spencer, Next, Look Fantastic or The Body Shop.
Read on to discover the full range of this year’s beauty advent calendars.
The best beauty advent calendars already on sale
1. Charlotte’s lucky chest of beauty secrets
£160, Charlotte Tilbury