33 best beauty advent calendars of 2023: everything we know so far
As Christmas creeps closer, so does the annual fight to grab the best beauty advent calendars as soon as they go on sale. It’s no wonder: brimming with exclusive, limited edition minis and often full sized products, most of the best make-up advent calendars work as a Christmas gift in their own right.
If last year is anything to go by, the Liberty, Jo Malone, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Cult Beauty and Harrods calendars are likely to sell out fast, so it’s worth registering on their websites right now. Sometimes it still pays to wait, though: the famous Marks and Spencer beauty advent calendar can be bought for £25 if you spend £40 at M&S. You have to take your hat off to whoever came up with that marketing ploy.
Read on to find out everything we know about 2023’s advent calendars, including those already on sale, those available for pre-sale and exclusive reveals for calendars you can’t even pre-order yet. If you’re in a rush, here are our predictions for this year’s best beauty advent calendars, based on last year.
Which is the best beauty advent calendar? At a glanceWhich brands have a beauty advent calendar?
Most big beauty brands sell their own beauty advent calendar these days. For those wanting to splurge, Liberty’s is the ultimate treat, containing beauty gifts worth around 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 for reviews of this year’s full range of beauty advent calendars.
Best beauty advent calendars already on sale1. Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets
£160, Charlotte Tilbury