The best beauty advent calendars of 2022, and how to buy them before they sell out

Some of this year's best beauty advent calendars are packed with gifts worth five times the sale price, and they're on sale now. Move fast!

Liberty London, Selfridges, M&S, Charlotte Tilbury and Jo Malone are among this year's most sought-after beauty advent calendars

As Christmas draws closer, so does the annual rush to grab the best beauty advent calendars before they sell out. It's no wonder: brimming with exclusive, limited edition minis and often full sized products, most of this year's best make-up advent calendars will work as a Christmas gift in their own right.

Retailers including Next, Marks and Spencer and Boots’ charity advent calendar in partnership with Macmillan are among the most popular beauty boxes this year thanks to their incredible product line-up, each costing less than £100 despite hiding top brands like Clinique, Estee Lauder and No7 behind the advent doors. 

FAQ

When do beauty advent calendars go on sale in 2022?

The Liberty, Jo Malone and Charlotte Tilbury advent calendars are on sale now, the Look Fantastic advent calendar is on sale October 1 and the MAC and Cult Beauty advent calenders are on sale October 3. All of these calendars are likely to sell out but stocks are sometimes replenished, so it's always worth registering on their websites.

Which brands have a beauty advent calendar?

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 sells out almost instantly. Last year’s had gifts from Olaplex, Votary and 111 Skin. The 2022 Liberty advent calendar includes store exclusives such as its often sold out Hera candle and recently launched Aromatherapy Associates Clear Mind essential oil

Another calendar bound to excite is from online retailer Look Fantastic. For £95, customers will enjoy 26 products with a retail value of £500, including a piece of tech and multiple full sized products. We'd advise you to join the waiting list to pre-order now or take the risk of joining the queue in October - if stock lasts that long. 

What is the best beauty advent calendar of 2022? At a glance

  • Best overallLiberty London
  • Best valueLook Fantastic
  • Best products
  • Best to buy as a giftThe White Company
  • Best affordable beauty advent calendars and Next

Those are our personal favourites but we have tried, opened and adored every calendar on offer this year. One thing we have noticed is the much more varied price point, as well as more options for men. For instance, he can bag all the men's essentials from skincare brand Nivea for £40 or stock up on all things Kiehl’s for £99. Read on for our full reviews of those, and the best of this year's full range of beauty advent calendars.


Best beauty advent calendars

1. Liberty advent calendar

£245, Liberty London

  • Products worth over £1,065
  • Available now

The Liberty beauty advent calendar launched in 2014 as the first multi-brand beauty calendar on the market. Since then it has grown into a global phenomenon and the 147 year-old store has increased stock this year by almost a third to meet demand. This year, there are five golden tickets hidden inside, giving each lucky winner £1,000 to spend at the iconic department store. 

Its 25 gifts include an exclusive Liberty candle as well as hero products from 111Skin, Sunday Riley, Vilhelm Parfumerie, Kate Somerville, and Larry King.

£245
Price at
Liberty

2. Macmillan advent calendar

£88, Boots

  • Available now

For every calendar sold, £2 from every sale will be donated directly to Macmillan Cancer Support, one of the largest British charities and provides specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer.

Its 24 gifts include a Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, a No7 The Full 360 Mascara and Champneys Moisturising Face Mask.

£88
Price at
Boots

3. Look Fantastic advent calendar

£95, Look Fantastic

  • Products worth over £500
  • Available now to Beauty Box subscribers and waitlist customers, on general sale from October 1

This calendar from the online beauty specialist is bound to sell out in record time, so sign up to the waitlist to secure this deluxe offering.  

Its 25 gifts include Elemis Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, Philip Kingsley Elasticizer Booster, ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Moisturiser (full size, worth £50) and a PMD Facial Cleansing Device.

£95
Price at
Look Fantastic

4.  John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar

£179, John Lewis

  • Products worth over £771
  • Available October 4

All the big names, with all the best products. This year John Lewis has rounded up the best of its beauty department, with a familiar edit of full size and deluxe bestsellers along with a few new entries to warmly welcome the festive season. 

Its 27 gifts include Bobbi Brown Pot Rouge, Votary Brightening Hyaluronic Serum, Givenchy L’Interdit Eau de Parfum and Clarins Hand and Nail treatment.  

£179
Price at
John Lewis

5. Fortnum & Mason advent calendar

  • Products worth over£800
  • Available now

With a history of selling out in record time since its 2018 launch, the sought-out after calendar retails at £245, filled with 25 festive wonders worth over £800. 

Its 25 gifts include Margaret Dabbs Hydration Foot Lotion, Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil and a Bramley Shampoo

£245
Price at
Fortnum & Mason

6. Next advent calendar

£85, Next

  • Products worth over £309
  • Available now

Out of the advent calendars on offer this year, don’t miss Next’s. Whether you’re wanting to spoil yourself or know a beauty brand obsessive, this is an impressive buy at an incredible price. 

Its 25 gifts include Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum, M.A.C Satin Lipstick and Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum.

£85
Price at
Next

7. The White Company advent calendar

£175, The White Company

  • Products worth £269 
  • Available now

Let this generously sized advent calendar take centre stage in your home. It includes two full sized of the brand’s signature scented candles and luxurious minis to enjoy in and out of the bathroom. 

Its 25 gifts include Winter Signature Candle (full size), Tuberose and Cashmere Hand Cream and Blanc Body Lotion.

£175
Price at
The White Company

8. Cult Beauty advent calendar

£235, Cult Beauty

  • Products worth over £1,000  
  • Available October 3

Following not two but three showstopping sold out calendars, Cult Beauty is yet to disappoint. This year’s set includes beauty expert approved products (including 13 full sizes) and on day 25 you’ll find six very special beauty finds for the ultimate Christmas pamper day.

Its 30 gifts include Sunday Riley Vitamin C Serum, Colour Wow Dream Coat Spray and Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream.

£235
Price at
Cult Beauty

9. Charlotte Tilbury advent calendar

£150, Charlotte Tilbury 

  • Products worth £244
  • Available now

If a loved one swears by Charlotte Tilbury, this box of the make-up artist’s best-sellers is bound to save face. Expect multiple full sized products and some useful handbag essentials - with a saving of nearly £100 for the lot.

The calendar's 12 gifts include Charlotte’s Magic Cream, Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara.

£244
Price at
Charlotte Tilbury

10. The Body Shop advent calendar

From £55, The Body Shop

  • Available now

This year, The Body Shop has released three varying advent calendars to choose from. The Box of Wonders, the Box of Wishes and the Box of Wishes and Wonders (above) all deliver the brand’s cult skincare buys, and then some. 

Each has 24 boxed gifts including Shea Intense Repair Shampoo, Vitamin E Quench Sheet Mask and Camomile Sumptuous Cleansing Butter.

£55+
Price at
The Body Shop

11. Jo Malone advent calendar

£335, Jo Malone

  • Available now

Housed in an elegant cream and black box, synonymous to the brand, Jo Malone London’s 25-drawer calendar can be enjoyed for years to come. Gifts include a Lime, Basil and Mandarin Cologne and a Myrrh and Tonka Mini Candle.

£335
Price at
Jo Malone

12. Kiehl’s advent calendar

£99, Kiehl's

  • Available now

Created by London and Cape Town-based animation studio, Made by Radio, this advent calendar is great to share with your other half to cater all hair and skincare needs. Its 24 gifts include Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Ultra Facial Oil Free Gel-Cream and Ultimate Strength Hand Salv. 

£99
Price at
Kiehl's

13. L’Occitane advent calendar 

From £55, L'Occitane

Price: from £55

  • Available now

This year French brand L’Occitane have produced three advent calendars, including a glorious reusable edition (above). Find coveted quintessentially Provençal treats from its shea, verbena and lavender collections. Its 24 gifts include Immortelle Divine Cream, Almond Shower Gel and Intensive Repair Shampoo.

£55+
Price at
L'Occitane

14. Penhaligon’s  advent calendar

£375, Penhaligon's

  • Available now

Created with a fragrance obsessive in mind, indulge all your senses with the ultimate perfume and candle collection by Penhaligon’s. Its 24 gifts include Halfeti Body Hand Wash, The Favourite fragrance and Luna Body Hand Lotion. 

£375
Price at
Penhaligon's

15. Yves Saint Laurent advent calendar

£220, YSL Beauty

  • Available now

Expect a celebratory mix of full sized and mini products, together with an exclusive gift to any make-up lover who is lucky (and quick enough) to get their hands on this indulgent calendar.Its 24 gifts include Lash Clash mascara, Black Opium Perfume and Touche Éclat Blur Primer.

£220
Price at
YSL Beauty

16. Space NK advent calendar

£215, Space NK

  • Products worth £770
  • Available now

What could be better than a piece of Space NK, every day in December? This curated collection offers everything Space NK is known for: products from Augustinus Bader, Caudalie and Dr Barbara Sturm are waiting to be opened. Its 24 gifts also include Rose Inc Blush Divine, Sunday Riley Vitamin C Cream, and Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lipstick.

£215
Price at
Space NK

17. Anthropologie Advent Calendar

£78, Anthropologie

  • Available now

All of Anthropologie’s beauty favourites are wrapped in this beautifully illustrated box. Ranging from essential eye masks to flirty fragrances, expect to see appearances from gorgeous brands such as Bloom & Blossom, Floral Street, Esker & Verden among many, many more.

Its 24 gifts include Christophe Robin Hydrating Melting Hair Mask, Verden D’Orangerie Hand and Body wash and a Floral Street Mini Discovery Set.

£78
Price at
Anthropoligie

18. Acqua Di Parma advent calendar

£450, Acqua Di Parma

  • Available now

Give your Christmas an Italian twist this year with Acqua di Parma’s 2022 advent calendar. Its 25-piece keepsake box will leave you smelling amazing throughout Christmas and beyond. Its 25 gifts include Colonia Futura Eau de Cologne and a Bosco Candle.

£450
Price at
Acqua Di Parma

19. MAC advent calendar

£165, MAC

  • Products worth over £400
  • Available October 3

Calling all lipstick lovers, M.A.C has certainly delivered. Bursting with surprises, expect familiar favourites and impressive newness for all the contours of the face.  Its 24 gifts will include M.A.C Stack Mascara, Luxe Powder Kiss and Iconic Matte Lipstick.

£165
Register at
MAC

20. Selfridges advent calendar

£210, Selfridges

  • Products worth over £800
  • Available now

Including over 12 full sized editor-approved products, delve into Selfridges’ famous beauty hall in your bathroom and beyond. Its 25 gifts includeLe Labo Another 13, Olaplex No. 3 and Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream.

£210
Register at
Selfridges

21. M&S beauty box

£40, Marks and Spencer when you spend £30 on clothing or home & beauty in store or online

  • Products worth over £300
  • Available October 27

Marks and Spencer’s advent offering shows you needn’t burn the Christmas budget all in one go. Enjoy Christmas shopping for everyone on your list, online and in store and reward yourself with your very own calendar. 

Its 24 gifts include Emma Hardie Midas Touch Revitalising cream, Apothecary Meditate body wash and Ren Radiance Brightening Dark Circle eye cream.

£40
Register at
M&S

22. Elemis advent calendar

£180, Elemis

  • Products worth £421
  • Available now

This year, Elemis’s Christmas offering, aptly named the Skin Wellness Advent Calendar, is our top pick to cover all your skincare needs. Its 25 gifts include the Pro-Collagen Marine Cream, Pro-Collagen Cleansing Balm and the Papaya Enzyme Peel.

£180
Price at
Elemis

23. ASOS 

£85, ASOS 

  • Products worth £315
  • Available now

ASOS's calendar is packed with all the beauty goodies a loved one would need for an indulgent night-in - including hydrating sheet masks, intensive hair treatments and a few products to replenish the make-up bag too. Plus, if you’re a new customer to ASOS, don’t miss out on its welcome discount, which is currently 20% off your first order. 

The 29 gifts (yes, 29) include a make-up bag, Olaplex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask, and Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil.

£85
Price at
ASOS

24. House of Fraser 

£125, House of Fraser

  • Worth £406
  • Available now

Deck the beauty halls quite literally with this year’s beauty line-up from House of Fraser. Its calendar includes everything to create your festive look, from the beginning of December and beyond, with 25 gifts including Sweed false eyelashes, Laura Mercier Caviar eyestick and MAC Mehr Matte Lipstick.

£125
Price at
House Of Fraser

25. Flannels

£235, Flannels

  • Products worth £800
  • Available now

The Flannels Beauty Advent Calendar is one of the most luxurious around. Featuring 25 industry-approved products, including 18 full sizes - this edit is the definition of value for money. This year's offering includes Sarah Chapman’s Morning Facial, Neom Happiness candle, and Medik8 Crystal Retinal.

£235
Price at
Flannels

26. Decléor

£120, Decléor

  • Products worth £488
  • Available now

Unlock the doors of the Decléor advent calendar to reveal its best-selling beauty products throughout December. Its 24 gifts include the Green Mandarin Night Balm, White Magnolia Aromessence and the much-loved Plum Eye Cream. 

£120
Price at
Decléor

27. Avon 24 Days Of Wonder

£65, Avon

  • Products worth £138
  • Available now

If you’re already an Avon admirer, feast your eyes upon this fabulous edit. Enjoy 11 full-size top-rated Avon must-haves and 13 mini favourites, with a saving up of up to £73. 

The 24 gifts include an Ultra Matte Lipstick, Anew Lifting Dual Eye System and three Glimmerstick Eyeliners.

£65
Price at
Avon

Check back here for more advent calendar information as details are released in the run-up to Christmas 2022. And don't forget to read our guides to the best artificial Christmas trees and the best Christmas decorations if you're gearing up for yuletide.