For the beauty savants among us, Christmas is always the best time of the year. So, it’s only natural for us to want a countdown to the big day, and what better way to do that than with a beauty advent calendar?
Throughout the festive season, our favourite beauty brands know how to treat us right, launching limited edition collections or bringing back old, cult-favourites to scoop up before the festive season ends. And given that Christmas and New Years are both times where makeup and manicure moments are in full throttle, there’s no better time to whip out a beauty advent calendar and find your next go-to product.
The offerings typically come in 12 or 24 day assortments, and their fillings of best-selling products usually total more in worth than what you spent in that calendar year. And honestly, that alone makes them worth the splurge.
Below, we’ve rounded up the best and most luxurious beauty advent calendars that you can get your hands on this year—but don’t stall, these will be gone before you know it.
The Best Beauty Advent Calendars Of 2023
Yves Saint Laurent Beauty Advent Calendar 2023 from $509, Myer
Add a special moment to each morning on the lead up to Christmas with this 24-door advent calendar featuring both mini and full size beauty products from YSL Beauty.
Whether you’re a lipstick girlie on the hunt for an iconic Rouge Volupte Shine lippy, or are simply obsessed with the brand’s Black Opium perfume, this is sure to be a box that dreams are made of.
Shop Now at Myer
Sephora Collection The Future Is Yours Advent Calendar Set, $100 from Sephora
Each of the 24 doors on this beauty calendar will offer all the makeup bag staples you could ever need, from Sephora Collection mascaras and face wipes, to nail polishes and lip products.
Shop now at Sephora
The Essential Edit, now $115 from The Iconic
While The Iconic isn’t doing an ‘advent calendar’ as such, they do have a Christmas box that essentially caters to the same need. The Edit offers a six-product skincare routine designed to ‘do it all’, including: cleansing, brightening, hydrating, moisturising, eye care and protecting the skin. The collection includes products from brands such as The Ordinary, Medik8, Clinique, Ole Henriksen and Ultra Violette.
Shop Now at The Iconic.
The Body Shop Advent Calendars, $129, $189 and $289 from The Body Shop
Kicking off the holiday season, The Body Shop have wasted no time in getting this advent calendar to our shopping carts. Releasing three different versions, each has their own price point so everyone can get the chance to enjoy the lead up to Christmas. Of the three offerings, they have the Box of Wishes ($129), Box of Wonders ($189) and Box of Wishes & Wonders ($289). Jam-packed with full-sized products and new launches, each advent calendar supports a different charitable initiative.
Shop Now at The Body Shop.
LookFantastic Beauty Advent Calendar, $275 from LookFantastic
Count down 27 beauty delights in this stunning advent calendar (including 12 full size products)! The Lookfantastic beauty advent box contains classics from Coco & Eve, Colour Wow, ICONIC London, First Aid Beauty, Elemis and Medik8, for all your skincare and makeup needs.
Special Offer: $15 off with the code: ADVENT15OFF (valid until 31/10)
Shop Now at LookFantastic Australia.
Charlotte’s Lucky Chest Of Beauty Secrets, $300 from Charlotte Tilbury.
Every year Charlotte Tilbury unveils an even more beautiful and decadent advent calendar than the last, and this year is no exception. We now have our first look at the 2023 calendar, which for $300 packs a whole lot of value.
The calendar contains all your favourite Charlotte Tilbury products, including their iconic Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Spray and of course, beauty light wands in one blush and one highlight colour. Skincare aficionados will also be happy to note that it includes their Magic Serum, Magic Cream and Magic Lip Oil.
Now Sold Out
ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar, $189 from ASOS
This ASOS 25-door calendar is a must-have for any beauty lover, containing products from cult brands like The Ordinary, First Aid Beauty, Sol De Janeiro and even Charlotte Tilbury.
A mix of makeup, skincare and even a NEOM candle, this calendar is a crowd pleaser.
Shop Now at ASOS Australia.
Cult Beauty The Cult Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, $445.50 from Cult Beauty
Shop Now at Cult Beauty UK.
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, $500 from Liberty
With an all-new look, this ‘better than ever before line up’ is worth nearly $2000 Australian dollars in value. Containing 29 items, this advent calendar offers a range of must have products: think skin care from Votary, perfumes from Le Labo and makeup from Surratt.
It takes luxury to the next level, including hair accessories and, of course, Augustinus Bader’s ‘The Rich Cream’. This year, advent calendars will also have the added surprise of one lucky ‘Golden Ticket’ winner, who will be given a £1000 to spend at Liberty in London.
Shop Now at Liberty UK.
24 Day Advent Calendar 2023, $195 from Jurlique
This year’s Jurlique calendar is chock-full of lotions and potions for all your skin’s needs. With everything from their iconic Activating Water Essence to the Rare Rose Face Oil, you’ll never have felt more pampered than you do after collecting these products.
Now Sold Out.
Go-To Treasure Chest, $249, from Go-To
Featuring special Go-To x Alemais packaging, this special holiday advent calendar is packed full of your favourites like Fancy Face oil cleanser, Face Hero oil and now-cult face mask The Repair Shop. It also comes with some beauty accessories, like a Posh cloth muslin face cloth, silk eye mask and silk scrunchie.
Now Sold Out.
Palm Beach Advent Candle Collection 2023, $79.96 from MYER
Perfect for the homebodies among us, Palm Beach’s advent calendar includes fragrant candles that last up to 10 hours at a time. Bound to get anyone in the festive spirit, get your hands on these 12 differently fragrant mini candles either for yourself (or a loved one) to enjoy.
Shop Now at Myer.
24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar 2023, $275 from Glasshouse Fragrances
Surprise your nearest and dearest with this indulgent countdown to Christmas, courtesy of Glasshouse fragrances. Glasshouse’s advent calendar offers 24 scented surprises in a luxurious foiled tartan gift box, that is a must-have for fragrance fanatics in your life. Honestly, we suggest getting your hands on this beauty before it sells out.
Shop Now at Glasshouse Fragrances.
Frosted Frenzy Advent Calendar, $450 from MAC Cosmetics
This limited-edition calendar contains 24 treats, with 21 of them full-sized, worth a whopping $839 in value. The calendar contains a range of iconic MAC bullet lipsticks, liquid lipstick, mascara, lip balm, eyeshadows, lip liners and more.
Shop now at MAC Cosmetics.
Benefit All I Want Advent Calendar, $249 from City Perfume
A limited-edition calendar with 24 gifts, some full sized and others mini – including Benefit’s cult Hoola bronzer and of course a full set of their brow products. Fans of the brand will be glad to see it also includes some of their new skincare line to try out – so you can be on the cutting edge of the label’s new releases.
Now Sold Out
Lancôme Advent Calendar 2023, $349 from David Jones
This 24-door calendar is a pretty full-service collection for all your needs from skincare to the final lick of mascara. Find five full-sized items and 19 travel sizes, including perfume and the brand’s famed Geifique eye cream.
Shop now at David Jones.
Revolve 2023 Advent Calendar, $261.54 from Revolve Clothing
Offering $481 in retail value, this set offers six full sized products amongst 24 doors, featuring a range of classics from the Tower 28 MakeWaves Mascara to the Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Glossy Nourishing Hair Oil. It’s got a brilliant offering, not to mention the gorgeous case packaging that houses all your special daily surprises.
Shop now at Revolve Clothing.
24 Day Luxury Advent Calendar 2023, $110 from Cosmetic Capital
Unbox a new goodie every day from the 1st to the 24th, with this advent calendar worth $364 in retail value. Featuring beloved brands such as Sukin, Nip + Fab, Maybelline and Garnier, it offers makeup, skincare and even haircare.
Shop now at Cosmetic Capital.
Deluxe Beauty Advent Calendar, $199 from L’Occitane
B CORP certified, L’Occitane is one of those beauty lines that people just love, from their iconic shower gels and oils to the Immortelle collection, which is beloved for it’s gentle formulas that reduce signs of ageing and rejuvenate the skin.
From sheet masks to cuticle oil, pamper yourself in every way with this calendar.
Shop now at L’Occitane.
Pretty Little Thing Beauty Advent Calendar, $144 from Pretty Little Thing
Ahh the buzziest of skincare, makeup and beauty tools sit in this fun beauty advent calendar, including brands like Mario Badescu, Bondi Sands, Morphe, Pixi and Stila. Offering major value (nearly $400), it’s the perfect glam girl’s best friend.
Shop now at Pretty Little Thing.
Giorgio Armani Advent Calendar Holiday 2023 Gift Set, $649 from Myer
Unlock the joy of Armani beauty behind 24 doors this Christmas, featuring half full size products and the rest in miniature. Featuring their cult fragrances like Si and My Way (fronted by Sydney Sweeney) this is sure to be every luxury beauty lover’s dream.
Shop now at Myer.
Jo Malone Advent Calendar, $784 from Jo Malone Australia
This gingerbread inspired Christmas calendar is filled with delicious smelling seasonal surprises in each drawer. It’s not just delicious festive scents like Silver Birch and Orange Bitters, it also includes some of their cult fragrances such as Nectarine Blossom & Honey and Lime Basil & Mandarin.
Shop now at Jo Malone Australia
Endota Spa 12 Days Of Endota Advent Calendar, $160 from David Jones
Give the gift of radiant skin, with this 12-door advent calendar packed to the brim with all the lotions and potions you could need, including delectably smelling hand creams, essential oils, lip balm and even their enticing ‘Vanilla & Macadamia Body Drink’.
Shop now at Endota Spa
La Mer The World Of La Mer Advent Calendar, $835 from David Jones
Considering the normal price point of these products, this set is a much more affordable way to try all the key products from the collection. Whether it’s La Mer’s iconic Moisturising Soft Cream, or Intensive Revitalising Mask, skincare extraordinaires will be grasping to get their hands on this in-demand calendar.
Shop now at David Jones
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar, $179 from Kiehl’s
Another really great offering from Kiehl’s this year, with a 25-product calendar valued at $411 for less than half of that price. Offering their Ultra Facial Cleanser and skincare-fanatic approved favourite, the ‘Retinol Skin-Renewing Daily Micro-Dose Serum’, it’s a great opportunity to try out more great formulas from the brand.
Shop now at Kiehl’s.
Net-A-Porter ‘The Ultimate Gift Set’ Beauty Advent Calendar, from Net-A-Porter
One of the most popular calendar offerings, Net-A-Porter has always been known for hosting the very best brands in their 2023 The Ultimate Gift Set advent calendar. Owners of this product will get their hands on 15 full-sizes and minis, from the likes of Pat McGrath, Westman Atelier, Dr. Barbara Sturm, U BEAUTY, Charlotte Tilbury and 111Skin.
Due for release in October, we strongly advise you keep a close eye on this one before it sells out.
Shop soon at Net-A-Porter Australia.
Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, $378 from Selfridges & Co.
When it comes to Selfridges’ advent calendars—run, don’t walk. Back for Christmas 2022, their best-selling offering has returned and it’s bound to be better than ever. Worth a massive $1365, but only costing as little as $378, we suggest signing up for the waitlist before this beauty sells out.
Shop Now at Selfridges UK.
By Terry Opulent Star Advent Calendar $377 from MECCA
Calling all skincare lovers, cult beauty brand ‘By Terry’ has included all it’s major favourites in its 2023 beauty calendar. That includes items from their ‘Baume De Rose’ collection and even a CC Cream for those who prefer their morning skincare with a little coverage.
It also includes their Hyaluronic Hydra Powder, which is the perfect way to finish any face.
Diptyque Advent Calendar $729 from MECCA
There’s nothing quite like a Diptyque fragrance to zoop up your living room or even give yourself a delectable aroma. This 24-door calendar, offers major value for such a luxe brand and will certainly look stunning on your kitchen counter.
Experiment with your scent wardrobe this Christmas, the calendar comes with: candles (Baies, Figuier, Santal and more), perfume (Eau Rose, Do Son, Eau Capitale and more) alongside home favourites like hand wash and scented soap.
Myer Deluxe Box of Beauty, $89 from MYER (Awaiting 2023 Edition)
MYER’s coveted beauty calendar is back and full of best-selling mini’s perfecting for popping in your purse for beauty touch ups on the go. Among the 17 deluxe samples is Aceology’s highly touted Rose Petal Mask and Benefit’s beloved Roller Lash Mascara.
David Jones Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, $200 from David Jones (Awaiting 2023 Edition)
Indulge your love of beauty each day with surprises from Aveda, Elizabeth Arden, L’Occitane, Napoleon Perdis and more in the countdown to Christmas. With 24 luxurious beauty gifts designed to delight, discover what’s hiding behind each door of the David Jones Beauty Advent Calendar valued at over $400.
DIOR Advent Calendar, $820 from DIOR (Awaiting 2023 Edition)
The magical exterior of Dior’s 2022 beauty advent calendar, designed by Pietro Ruffo, friend of the House of Dior, is a stunning work of art in of itself. What lies beneath is just as stunning with each of the 24 windows opening up to a new beauty gift from J’adore Eau de Parfum to Dior Prestige Intensive Repairing Crème.
Amazon Beauty Advent Calendar, $100 from Amazon
Amazon have not skimped when it comes to the advent calendar this year, offering the equivalent of $500 of value in this $100 calendar. This year’s offering heroes brands the likes of Olaplex, Essie, COSRX, Bioderma and Maybelline. It also comes in a super cute new black-and-gold colourway so it will look beautiful on your shelf as you count down the days until Christmas.
Now Sold Out.
Makeup Revolution 25 Days Of Glam Advent Calendar, $96.00 from Revolution Beauty
A makeup-lover’s dream, this 25-door calendar contains a series of Revolution favourites, including their iconic baking powder (with adorable triangle puff), two lipsticks and a whole eyeshadow palette in gorgeous pink shades. The perfect gift for anyone looking to build out a makeup collection.
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OPI Holiday 2023 Nail Lacquer Mini 25pc Advent Calendar, $149.95 from Adore Beauty
Boasting a huge collection of 25 shades, including ‘Don’t Bossa Nova Me Around’ and ‘Big Apple Red’ this calendar is a nail lover’s dream, offering them a huge collection to choose from when they wish to create their next favourite design.
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