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The 19 Best Beauty Advent Calendars of 2022 You Gotta Grab Before They Sell Out

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Advent calendars may just be the most fun part of the holiday season—especially if you love a beauty advent calendar. The 24 days leading up until Christmas are filled with different shades of lipsticks, popular serums and moisturizers, mini tubes of hand creams, and so much more—it just depends on your style and which brands you love most. Advent calendars of all kinds exist (including food advent calendars, which we're all about, too—including Bonne Maman's iconic jam and honey collection and DAVIDsTEA), and they tend to sell out quick. After all, advents are basically a fun way to give yourself gifts as you await the big day.

They're also a good excuse to sample a brand's top-sellers—generally at a discount. For instance, Liberty London's annual advent calendar (you'll see in a second if you scroll) offers over a thousand dollars worth of beauty and skin care you can get for under $300. The trick is buying it before everyone else gets their hands on a box.

So, what are you waiting for? Keep on reading for the best beauty advent calendars this year, and we'd add to cart ASAP if we were you.

Best makeup advent calendars

bareMinerals Clean Beauty Countdown 12-Day Advent Calendar — $105.00

If you’re looking to add some new festive eyeliners and lip glosses to your makeup collection, this 12-day calendar is the place to start. It comes packed with several full-size goodies, including the brand’s Loose Eyecolor in Queen Phyllis, the Mineralist Eyeliner in Onyx, and Mineralist Lipstick in Courage. Additionally, you can test out some new skin care with their mini Pureness Gel Cleanser and picks from their Skinlongevity lineup.

Pros:

  • Features six full-size items
  • Features additional skin-care samples
    Budget-friendly

Cons:

  • None that we can identify
bloomingdale's beauty advent calendar
Bloomingdale's 25-Day Beauty Advent Calendar — $240.00

The luxury department store is celebrating its 150-year history with the launch of its first-ever advent calendar which includes best-sellers from a collection of high-end brands like YSL and Valentino. Among the tops picks you get to try is a YSL Lash Clash Mascara, the Giorgio Armani Lip Maestro Lip Lip Maestro, and the Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream.

Pros:

  • Features a mix of makeup and skin care
  • Features high-end brands

Cons:

  • Pricey
Sincerely Yours, Beauty Advent Calendar Value Set — $65.00

This 12-day advent calendar offers a special collection of Benefit bestsellers in mini and “fun” sizes (the total value amounts to $142), including the popular They’re Real! Mascara and the They’re Real! Magnet Mascara, as well as the brand’s Hoola bronzer, POREfessional products, and the Roller liner.

Pros:

  • Features the brand’s bestsellers
  • Features a variety of beauty products

Cons:

  • Mini sizes only
  • Only beauty products
The Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 — $320.00

Considered one of the more luxurious beauty advent calendars, Liberty London includes 25 high-end products that are all together worth nearly $1,200 (the highest value yet). The calendar includes beloved brands like Le Labo, Sunday Riley, Malin+Goetz, and more—covering makeup, hair, perfume, and skin care.

Pros:

  • Features luxury products
  • Value worth $1,200
  • Includes full- and travel-sized items

Cons:

  • Expensive

 

 

Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte’s Beauty Dreams & Secrets Advent Calendar Set — $200.00

Twelve makeup and skin-care products—designed to create a full look—are featured in this “treasure chest” that looks like a pretty jewelry box, complete with jewel-handled drawers. The full- and travel-sized products (total value $284) include Charlotte’s Magic cream, Airbrush setting spray, travel-sized lipstick in the shade Hot Gossip, and more.

Pros:

  • Jewelry box-like packaging
  • Includes full- and travel-sized items
  • Features the brand’s hero products

Cons:

  • Expensive

 

nyx advent calendar
NYX Professional Makeup Gimme Super Stars! 24 Day Holiday Countdown Advent Calendar — $114.00

Give your lips a sparkly, shiny pout using one of the 12 different moisturizing lip creams and glosses in this NYX advent calendar. The shades of each lip product range from a bold bright red to a soft brown—a shade for every mood. Additionally, the kit features six eyeshadows in several metallic and matte colors to add some more oomph to your holiday look.

Pros:

  • Under $120

Cons:

  • Lacks variety
Anthropologie: George & Viv 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar — $82.00

Exclusive to Anthropologie, this beauty advent calendar is cute and festive, depicting an Anthropologie storefront that features a polar bear, a French Bulldog, a toasting couple, and festive decorations. The 24 samples (a $300 value) feature brands like Mario Badescu, Sunday Riley, Caudalie, and Youth to the People, while the products range from body cream to lip balm to a few fragrances.

Pros:

  • Features a wide range of products
  • Festive packaging
  • Good value

Cons:

  • Only available at Anthropologie

Best skin-care advent calendars

La Mer The Twelve Days Of Transformation 12-Piece Holiday Advent Calendar Set — $580.00

Only available at Saks, La Mer’s 2022 advent calendar offers skin-care products for every part of the body—The Eye Concentrate, The Lip Balm, The Intensive Revitalizing Mask, and much more—plus, of course, Crème de la Mer (because how could they not?). The design that’s revealed when you open the gift box is pretty in and of itself, full of rich colors and whimsical illustrations. Pre-order now.

Pros:

  • Features the brand’s hero products
  • Pretty packaging

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Only available at Saks
Premium Advent Calendar
L'Occitane Premium Advent Calendar — $140.00

Keep your skin hydrated from head to toe this winter with a collection of serums, hand creams, shampoos and body lotions in this L’Occitane Premium Advent Calendar. The luxe French-retailer known for its ultra-nourishing formulas and bath and body products has put together some of their most fan-favorite items for you to try over the holidays, including their signature Immortelle Overnight Reset Oil-in-Serum which is designed to help target fine lines and dull texture.

Pros:

  • Includes both full- and travel-size samples
  • Great variety

Cons:

  • Large packaging

 

 

Net-A-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar — $299.00

If you’re not sure what was trending this year in beauty, this Net-A-Porter calendar allows you to sample some of the industry’s most beloved products of 2022, according to their beauty buyers. For example, the calendar features travel-size versions of the Augustinus Bader face oil, the Dr. Dennis Gross vitamin C serum, a Tata Harper cleanser, and much more.

Pros:

  • Includes luxe brands
  • Features skin care and makeup

Cons:

  • Mostly travel-size
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2022 — $560.00

Every box here leads to a luxurious Dr. Barbara Sturm product that’s beloved by all, including the cleanser, lip balm, face cream, anti-aging hand cream, brightening serum, and more. For the 24 days leading up to the holidays, unwrap a mini (or deluxe!) version of all your faves that are said to be inspired by Dr. Sturm’s own mother’s advent calendars.

Pros:

  • Features a wide range of body products
  • Jewelry box-like packaging

Cons:

  • Expensive
  • Only skin-care products

 

 

chapstick advent cal
12 Days of ChapStick Holiday Advent Calendar — $20.00

If you’re looking for a practical-but-fun stocking stuffer (well, not literally; this wouldn’t quite fit!) or an item that could be part of a larger gift, look no more. This ChapStick set includes special holiday flavors like Candy Cane and Sugar Cookie, as well as Cake Batter, Cotton Candy, Passion Fruit, and more—plus the Classic Original, of course.

Pros:

  • Affordable
  • Includes a variety of flavors

Cons:

  • Only Chapstick
body shop advent calendar
The Body Shop Love Big Advent Calendar — $90.00

Got a friend who likes beauty brands that offer cruelty-free, sustainable, Fair Trade products? Here’s a great choice for their holiday gift this year. This advent calendar’s packaging looks like a Christmas pop-up book, and each day offers a little box with both a product and a suggested small act of kindness. The calendar contains everything from Strawberry Lip Butter to Mango Shower Gel to a Vitamin E Face Wash, to all the body butters you could dream of.

Pros:

  • Good value
  • Features a wide range of body products

Cons:

  • Only skin-care products
Origins 24 Essentials For Face & Body — $124.00

What a fun design for an advent calendar, beauty or otherwise—Origins’ calendar (a $211 value) includes 24 products. The gifts include four Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins products (such as the Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion), two GinZing items (like the Into The Glow Brightening Serum), and much more. All are free of parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, formaldehyde, sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS), mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, diethanolamine (DEA), and polyethylene beads.

Pros:

  • Good value
  • Products free of harmful chemicals
  • Festive packaging

Cons:

  • Only skin-care products
Clarins Holiday Sparkle Advent Calendar 12-Piece Makeup & Skin Care Set — $78.00

One nice thing about this advent calendar is that it features hero products, including the brand’s cleansing micellar water, hydrating gentle foaming cleanser, the Wonder Perfect mascara, and so much more. Bonus: it’s packaged in a bright red box with sliding drawers, perfect for the holiday season.

Pros:

  • Features makeup and skin-care products
  • Good value
  • Packaged in festive red box

Cons:

  • Only 12 items
Kiehl’s Advent Calendar Holiday Skincare Gift Set — $105.00

It would be tough to find a beauty advent calendar that’s more fun, colorful, and Christmas-y than this one from Kiehl’s. The theme shows a “snowy dreamland,” with characters in scarves and hats. In each of the 24 decorated drawers is a mini version of a bestselling product, including their Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Ultra Facial Cleanser, Energizing Scrub, and of course, Creme de Corps (total value $261).

Pros:

  • Good value
  • Features hero products

Cons:

  • Only skin-care products

Best perfume advent calendar

Apotheke 25-Day Advent Calendar — $210.00

Count down each day of the holiday season with a new scent from Apotheke. This 25-day calendar features a mix of different ways to make your home smell and feel like a retreat, including: 16 mini candles, two 5-ounce candles, two small diffusers, and one candle trimmer.

Pros:

  • Features multiple tools

Cons:

  • Small sizes
liberty advent calendar
Liberty 12 Days of Fragrance Advent Calendar — $340.00

London’s high end department store Liberty is a goldmine for finding the best of the best luxe goods. And this advent calendar is no exception. The retailer has curated some of the most aromatic scents from their Beauty Hall including 17 different gifts from brands like Byredo, Diptyque and Kilian Paris.

Pros:

  • Features a mix of luxury scents

Cons:

  • Pricey
jo malone
Jo Malone Advent Calendar — $485.00

This is not just a perfume advent calendar—it’s THE perfume advent calendar we wait for every year. Surprise yourself with 24 Jo Malone scents and candles and reuse the box as a jewelry tray when you’re done (it’s sturdy and beautiful enough to do so). Preorder now before it sells out.

Pros:

  • Features a wide array of Jo Malone scents
  • Includes full- and travel-sized items

Cons:

  • Expensive

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