Beauty advent calendars 2022: the year’s best, from Liberty, MAC, The Body Shop (2023)

From popular picks, like ASOS or M&S - to blow-the-budget choices, like Liberty or Harvey Nichols, beauty advent calendars are back for 2022. Here are the best

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Yes - we know - it’s too early to get excited about Christmas. But regardless, beauty advent calendars are starting to hit the shelves and online stores. The most popular ones are primed to sell out, so if you’re looking to get in on the action, it could be time to buy.

Luxe, decadent beauty advent calendars are now a pre-Christmas staple for lovers of all things glam - offering a cheerful countdown to the big day itself.

From skincare, perfume to make-up - every beauty brand of note has its own advent calendar. These luxurious troves come filled with a mixture of mini, travel-size, and full-sized products, and can be a great way to introduce yourself to hot new beauty brands or hero products.

Best beauty advent calendars at a glance

Perennially popular calendars include the Liberty, Selfridges, and ASOS ones, which usually sell out in no time - indeed, the Liberty advent calendar usually has a waiting list ahead of release, and sells out within minutes.

If you’ve got your heart set on a particular brand’s beauty calendar, it is wise to sign up to their notifications now, to know as soon as possible when they become available.

Here, we’re looking at the best and most exciting beauty advent calendars for 2022 - when they’re on sale, and, where it’s been announced, what they contain.

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Beauty advent calendars 2022: the year’s best, from Liberty, MAC, The Body Shop (2)
  • Price: £245
  • Value: £1,065
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: Now

The Liberty Advent Calendar is beauty lovers’ heaven, and sells out every year, for just cause.

The contents is carefully curated luxury - this year a delightful 30 gifts are contained behind 30 doors, 20 of them full-sized.

We don’t need to hype this one - it will sell out again - but if you want a taste of it’s contents, this year’s promises bounty from Sunday Riley, Le Labo, 111 Skin, and Kate Sommerville.

Oh, and in a delightful, Willy Wonka touch - one calendar will contain a golden ticket, promising the recipient £1,000 to spend in the beauty halls.

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  • Price: £40 when you spend £30
  • Value: £300
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: From 27 October

Far more thriftily (well, in the comparitive realm of Beauty Advent Calendars) the M&S option is great if you want to try out some terrific products without re-mortgaging the house.

It costs £40 when you spend £30 on clothing, home or beauty in-store or online - but that nets you 25 products, worth £300.

This year’s offering contains cult items from Emma Hardie, Nuxe, Lumene and Philip Kingsley (he of the Audrey Hepburn-endorsed elasticizer hair conditioner treatment).

A fabulously luxurious option that won’t break the bank.

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  • Price: £55
  • Value: £180
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: Now
  • 14 full-sized products

Ah, we loved this option - it gave us a warm and fuzzy feeling to trial it. Suitable for vegans, and missing the chemical nasties that some beauty brands contain, it’s a lovely selection - erring heavily on the skincare side.

With offerings from Q+A, Evolve and Ethique, including 14 full-sized products. There are bath salts, face creams, hair masks and face masks. If your idea of a treat is skin care and facials, rather than a plethora of slap, this is the calendar for you.

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  • Price: £85
  • Value: £310
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: Now

This is a prime option. With 24 products, many full sized, we’re seriously impressed with how well curated it is.

From Mac’s velvet teddy, to Charlotte Tilbury’s facial oil, Bobbi Brown mascara to Revolution palette, there’s not a dud product therein.

ASOS’ calendars are typically snapped up fairly quickly - this would make an amazing gift if you have a beauty loving teen in your life.

The box is recyclable and it comes with a handy tote, too. A great choice.

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  • Price: £235
  • Value: Over £1,000
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: 3 October

This one is impressive - 37 products from, as you’d expect, cult brands, including Sunday Riley, Biossance, Augustinus Bader, Hair by Sam McKnight, and Medik8.

The calibre of the brands here is extraordinary. Some days there are multiple products included in the box - a delightful little treat.

There’s also a Day 25 present (not always the case) that we won’t spoil here, but it’s full size and a beloved product. The whole package is impeccable, and while we can’t say it’s a bargain, you are definitely getting more than your money’s worth.

Additionally, the retailer is donating £75,000 to Mental Health UK and it is also working with (more:trees) to plant one tree for every advent calendar sold.

Sign up to the waitlist below.

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  • Price: £59.50
  • Value: £134
  • Number of days: 12
  • Available: Now

Benefit are known for everything brow related - you’ll have walked past their counter in Boots or similar and noticed women exiting it, their brows fully on fleek.

Benefit devotees are rightly fanatic - the brand makes some of the best bronzers, blushers and mascaras at mid-range price.

This year’s advent offering will feature 12 miniatures of the brand’s cult products: from ‘they’re real!’ magnetic mascara, hoola travel bronzer, and a brow pencil. It’s a great selection if you like a high impact, ‘made-up’ make-up look.

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  • Price:145
  • Value: £219
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: Now

If you adore the Body Shop, you’ll adore this. It’s crammed with a mixture of full-size and mini bestsellers, ideal for pampering.

It’s skincare and body care focused, rather than make-up focused, so don’t expect oodles of slap.

There are some seriously impressive products, though, including new, full-sized Moringa Shampoo and Conditioner, their best-selling Sleep Pillow Mist, mini, skin-tingling Himalayan Charcoal and refreshing British Rose face mask

You’ll smell and feel amazing.

The Body Shop have two alternative, less spendy Beauty Advent calendars - the box of wishes, for £45, or the box of wonders, for £95, if your budget is understandably lower.

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  • Price: £470
  • Value: N/A
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: From 15 October

Here we go again in ‘crazy money’ territory, but if you’re amply furnished in the cash department, this is a dizzy delight.

With 24 treats, including Dior’s renowned make-up, fragrances and skincare. With their most popular products - including the diorshow iconic overcurl mascara and J’adore Eau de Parfum.

Personally, if we had this kind of money we’d be opting for a calendar that went across multiple brands, but if you j’adore Dior, this is your buy.

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  • Price: £370
  • Value: N/A
  • Number of days: 24
  • Available: 12 October

When it comes to scented candles, you’re either an acolyte or a denier - believing them a senseless waste, literally burning money (we won’t argue, but you are missing out).

If you’re the former, however, French perfumier Diptyque makes the best in the business - opulent, lush scents, with plenty of ‘throw’, that only require ten minutes burn time to fill a room with a delectable fugue.

Their 24 window advent calendar is a posh paradise, a mixture of perfumes and candles, full-size and minis. For the ultimate in Christmas cheer, this calendar will feature three limited-edition Christmas scents: a small pine tree scented candle and miniature neige, and an étincelles candle.

Delicious - and our choice of the perfume options.

Beauty advent calendars 2022: the year’s best, from Liberty, MAC, The Body Shop (11)
  • Price: £235
  • Value: Over £800
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: Now

This is Flannel’s debut advent calendar, and to mark the occasion they’ve crammed their compartments with a who’s who of what’s hot right now in the beauty industry: 111Skin, Sarah Chapman, Patrick Ta and Pat McGrath.

It’s a terrific offering - 18 full-sized products - and we wouldn’t surprised if this expensive calendar joins the hallowed ranks of Liberty and Cult Beauty as a Christmas sell-out.

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  • Price: £180
  • Value: £421
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: Now

British brand Elemis is a skin-care nirvana - we always treat ourselves to their buttery cleansing balm (in pint size) when at airports, as it’s ideal for scouring off the sweat and grime that comes with international travel.

They’re not, however, a bargain brand, so the opportunity to nab £400 worth of products for £180 is a good deal (relatively speaking).

25 little boxes, including the pro-collagen marine cream (ideal for crepey, dehydrated skin) and the afore-mentioned cleansing balm. Skin-care your high? This advent calendar will give you a lovely buzz.

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  • Price: £245
  • Value: Over £800
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: Now

Another luxury department store, another luxury option - though we’ll concede Fortnum & Mason have done themselves proud. It’s not cheap, but the 25-day calendar contains a generous 21 full-sized products, four deluxe and three travel-sized products. The brands are reputable and high-end, including Aromatherapy Associates, Cult51, ESPA, Olverum, Bramley and Elizabeth Scarlett.

Highlights for us? The Aromatherapy Associates light relax bath and shower oil and the deliciously-scented F&M four seasons spiced Christmas candle.

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  • Price: £250
  • Value: £1,200
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: From 5 October

Another debut from a luxury department store - and Harvey Nichols must have been looking at our wishlist.

With a La Prairie art of beauty facial treatment voucher worth £150, a mini of Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s hugely popular baccarat rouge 540 eau de parfum (our favourite perfume in the world, hands down), Augustinus Bader facial oil, and La Mer crème de la mer moisturising cream - this advent calendar contains all the skincare you’d buy if you won the lottery.

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  • Price: £165
  • Value: £405
  • Number of days: 25
  • Available: From 3 October
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Mac is one of the superlative make-up brands - impressively creamy lipstick formulations, inclusive colour ranges, fashion forward products and stone-cold beauty classics all sit side-by-side at a Mac counter. And their 2022 beauty calendar is a doozy.

16 full size products, and 9 minis and and samples, including their fabulous new Stack mascara, and matte lipsticks aplenty. Want to look party ready come holiday season? The Mac advent calendar will do you proud.

FAQs

Is the Liberty advent calendar worth it? ›

The Liberty 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar

Not just an indulgent treat (or a perfect gift for a loved one), Liberty's advent calendar is also a savvy investment, with the contents always worth several times the price tag. In fact, this year's offering is the most generous yet.

How much is the liberty advent calendar worth? ›

About the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022

With an overall value of £1065, the £245 price tag offers a remarkable saving. In terms of the contents? It's no surprise that Liberty has excelled in every category - from skincare, to haircare, makeup and fragrance - there's no doubt it's worth the splurge.

Are Marks and Spencer doing a beauty advent calendar this year? ›

Our bestselling beauty advent calendar, worth £300*, will be arriving in store and online from 27th October. Don't miss out!

What is the most expensive advent calendar? ›

Priced at over $10 million, this Advent calendar is easily the most expensive on the planet. The million-dollar design was crafted by Debbie Wingham, a.k.a. the Queen of Christmas. Wingham was commissioned to make the calendar for a wealthy Swiss family.

What are the Sundays of advent 2022? ›

The First Sunday of Advent, the start of a four-week observation beginning on the fourth Sunday before Christmas, takes place on November 27 this year.

What do you fill an advent calendar with? ›

15 Top Advent Calendar Filler Ideas That Everyone Will Love
  • Household favourite sweets and chocolates.
  • Lego - buy a mini kit and put a piece in each drawer.
  • Tiny toys like cute erasers and plastic cars.
  • Crafty bits like glitter, ribbons, stickers, and washi tape.
  • Small jewellery and accessories.
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How much is Marks and Spencer beauty Advent calendar? ›

How much is the Marks & Spencer beauty advent calendar 2022? Filled with beauty treats worth over £300, the advent calendar is just £40 when you spend £30 on clothing, home and beauty in-store or online.

What do you do with old Advent calendars? ›

You could wrap and decorate the boxes and use as trees decorations for next year. Or you could wrap them ready for an alternative advent and fill with small gifts or sweets! Even better get the kids to wrap them!

Are Advent calendar 24 or 25 days? ›

Last year, it was 24 days long. This year, it's 26 days long. Advent calendars, though, are more consistent. They're all set up for a 24- or 25-day season, beginning December 1 and ending on Christmas Eve or, sometimes, Christmas Day.

Is there really a Jimmy Choo Advent calendar? ›

Unlike other designers whose luxury advent calendars are available to purchase by fashion enthusiasts all across the globe, Jimmy Choo's latest advent calendar is not available for purchase but rather sent to particular individuals with large social media followings.

What color is the First Sunday of Advent? ›

Purple is historically the main color used for Advent because it reflects penitence, fasting, and the color of royalty to welcome the Advent of the king (Jesus Christ).

What are the four Sundays of Advent called? ›

The Four Advent Candles
  • First Advent Candle - Hope.
  • Second Advent Candle - Love.
  • Third Advent Candle - Joy.
  • Fourth Advent Candle - Peace.

On what date do you open the first door of your advent calendar? ›

Most of them start on the first day of December, but sometimes they include the last few days of November because of the Christian advent.

What can I put in small advent drawers? ›

You'd think it would be easy to fill up advent calendars with gifts.
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2. Stuff for Creating
  • watercolors.
  • crayons.
  • erasers.
  • paintbrushes.
  • acrylic paint.
  • wood cut outs to paint (They come in various Christmas shapes and are inexpensive. ...
  • yarn.
  • ribbon.

Who did the first beauty Advent calendar? ›

Bursting with cult products and lustworthy treatments, get in line for the first Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar, worth over £1,200.

Do Advent calendars have 25 days? ›

Advent calendars, though, are more consistent. They're all set up for a 24- or 25-day season, beginning December 1 and ending on Christmas Eve or, sometimes, Christmas Day.

Are Advent calendars British? ›

The Advent calendar was first used by German Lutherans in the 19th and 20th centuries, and has since then spread to other Christian denominations.

How much is the ASOS advent calendar worth? ›

ASOS has released its 2022 advent calendars and one is worth over £310.

Does Chanel do an advent calendar? ›

Chanel N°5 Advent Calendar 2022 contains :

To celebrate the holiday season and mark 100 years of the legendary fragrance, CHANEL presents a first-of-its-kind calendar crafted in the timeless silhouette of the N°5 flacon.

Does Estee Lauder do Advent calendars? ›

Estée Lauder Holiday 12 Day Advent Calendar.

What do you put in a 3 year old advent calendar? ›

Non edible advent calendar ideas
  • Animal figures.
  • Aqua beads.
  • Bath bombs.
  • Bath crayons.
  • Bath toys.
  • Bouncy balls.
  • Bubbles.
  • Christmas socks.
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Can a 1 year old have an Advent calendar? ›

Anyone can enjoy an Advent calendar, regardless of their age. If your baby is really young they may not remember opening their daily boxes - but you probably will. Christmas is a great time to focus on your family. Spending a little time each morning to enjoy some Christmas magic is just what Santa ordered.

What do you put in an 18 month old advent calendar? ›

Stocking stuffer/advent calendar fillers suitable for all ages (baby 0-18 months to just under a teen)
  1. Spinning Top.
  2. Socks.
  3. Christmas Ornament.
  4. Flash Cards.
  5. Bouncy Light Up Balls.
  6. Finger Puppets.
  7. Books.
  8. New Mittens.

Do you open 1 or 24 first on an advent calendar? ›

“Using the historical context, it seems that the proper way to work through an advent calendar is starting with the box labeled 'one. ' The point of the calendar is not to count down, but rather to count up towards the days before Christmas,” Bustle wrote.

What are the 4 meanings of Advent? ›

Advent means "coming," and during the season, Christians prepare for Jesus' coming. The four Sundays preceding Christmas, which is when Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, are recognized for four virtues. The candles on the Advent wreath symbolize hope, love, joy and peace.

What is the meaning of pink candle in Advent wreath? ›

The third candle is pink and symbolizes joy. It is called the “Shepard's Candle,” and is pink because rose is a liturgical color for joy.

Do Americans use advent calendars? ›

They had a range of them so I guess they are not unheard of in the US, even if they aren't as popular as they are here in the UK. I'm American. It's not rare to find an advent calendar, but it's usually just chocolates and/or aimed at children. You don't see these big beauty advent calendars or anything like that.

Are Amazon doing an Advent calendar? ›

Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 :

The 2022 Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar contains a combination of 24 full size products and deluxe samples from some of our most-loved beauty brands. Availability is limited, so pre-order now to avoid missing out.

What country uses Advent calendar? ›

The popular tradition of advent calendars arose in Germany in the late 1800s and soon spread throughout Europe and North America. Originally, the images in Advent calendars were came from the Hebrew Bible. An Advent Candle has 25 marks.

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