From the eco-conscious calendar to the ultimate in luxury these are the best Christmas beauty advent calendars coming out this year and you’re going to need to be quick to snap them up.

You may or may not be ready to hear the 'C word', but we’re here to tell you that Christmas is not far away which means one thing: 2022 Christmas beauty advent calendars are coming and some are already available to buy. And this year there are more than ever to choose from depending on your budget and the type of brands you’re into. But regardless of what your criteria are, there is one overall truth: if you want to get your hands on your favourite Christmas beauty advent calendar then you need to be organised, efficient and quick because they will sell out in an instant.

This year, lots of brands have decided to create waiting lists to grant you early access to be able to purchase, some have an earlier opportunity if you’re a member of their beauty subscription service (we’re looking at you Liberty) and some just go on sale and if you get one, you get one. This is why we have put together everything you need to know about some of the best beauty advent calendars Christmas 2022 including the on-sale dates and if you need to sign up for a waiting list to make sure you get your favourite one. We’ve taken into consideration their overall worth versus their retail cost, any added bonuses such as eco-initiatives as well as any charity pairings to make the idea of splashing out on something that seems quite frivolous, feel more like a positive purchase. Here are some of the best we’ve found so far.

Best beauty advent calendars 2022

The ultimate luxury advent calendar: Diptyque

Price: £370
Value: n/a as it includes products that aren't usually for sale
Available from: October online at Diptyque
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Filled with 12 of the brand’s votive size candles, two of which are limited edition holiday scents, as well as 8 bottles of fragrances and two skincare products.
Why you should buy it: This is for the person who already has everything and probably the budget to spare and what an amazing thing to get.

The Beauty Editor curated beauty advent calendar: Sunday Times x Latest in Beauty

Price: £199
Value: £810
Available from: there is a waitlist open now and it’s available to buy from 1st October
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Put together by The Sunday Times’ Beauty Editor, Sarah Jossel this is her pick of some of her favourite products and there are a staggering 21 full-size products inside including Biossance Squalane + Vitamin C Rose Oil and Olaplex No.3 but the stand-out window has to be a full-size candle from cult candle brand Boy Smells.
Why you should buy it: These are the best of the best products out there that you won’t find in other calendars. They’re problem solvers and skin solutions with a little bit of beauty joy in the mix.

The nail polish beauty advent calendar: OPI mini Advent Calendar

Price: £79.90
Value: n/a
Available from: 1st October from opiuk.com
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: There are 25 mini-sized polishes that range from new jewel-toned Christmas colours, to iconic shades such as Big Apple Red and Lincoln Park After Dark as well as a speedy drying top coat, base coat and nail treatment.
Why you should buy it: This is the perfect calendar for anyone who is obsessed with doing their nails or getting their nails done. It will stock you up for the whole of 2023.

The complete makeup look beauty advent calendar: Bobbi Brown

Price: £135
Value: £200
Available from:
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: Bobbi Brown is all about creating the perfect, natural and flawless makeup look and all the products inside this calendar are targeted for just that. There is a cleansing oil, moisture balm and eye cream, primer, shimmer brick, lip colour, mascara and more. The only thing you’ll need to add is your foundation.
Why you should buy it: Essentially all the hard work has been done for you with this beauty advent calendar edit. Every day on opening the window you can pop the product straight into your makeup bag and we promise you’ll use it every day.

The philanthropic beauty advent calendar: The Body Shop Box Of Wishes

Price: £55
Value: £85
Available from: 20th September
Number of days: 24
What’s inside: It includes best-selling face masks, body butters as well as beauty tools.
Why you should buy it: Not only is it a fabulous advent calendar but each one (there are three in total) focuses on one of The Body Shop’s Fair Trade partners. Not only that but The Body Shop is donating a minimum of £500,000 to organisations across the world to help support young people. You can also use the outer box as a storage box or you can go to the brand’s website where they have got lots of ideas on how to up-cycle the packaging so that nothing goes to waste.

The supermarket beauty advent calendar: Marks & Spencer Beauty

Price: £40 when you spend £30 on clothing, home and beauty
Value: £300
Available from: 27th October instore and online
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: A gorgeous edit of the skincare, body, hair and makeup brands that are stocked in M&S. In the mix there’s an Origins cleanser, This Works moisturiser, L’Occitane hand cream, Clinique mascara, Nails Inc. polish and Living Proof dry shampoo.
Why you should buy it: If you’re already in M&S stocking up on food bits or new bras then this is a bit of a bargain to treat yourself to along with your other purchases. And of course we have to say, this is no ordinary beauty advent calendar this is a….you know the rest!

The glam makeup beauty advent calendar: YSL

Price: £220
Value: n/a
Available from: Sometime in September
Number of days: 24
What’s inside: Housed in the gorgeous black and gold box is everything you need for every glam makeup look you want to create over Christmas and beyond. There are four full-sized products with the rest being substantially sized. There are lipsticks galore, mascaras, perfume, primers, eyeliners, skincare and even an extra YSL gift.
Why you should buy it: If going out and having fun is very much on your agenda then these are the products that you would be reaching for in prep for those nights. Or you could split the cost with some friends and that way you all get to indulge in some serious glam.

The skincare advent calendar: Liz Earle

Price: £65
Value: £164.67
Available from: 7th September in Boots
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: A comprehensive line-up of the brand’s most popular products including Cleanse & Polish, Eyebright Soothing Eye Lotion and Superskin Superlip Balm. Four of the twelve products are full-size and the rest are smaller versions that will see you through to 2022.
Why you should buy it: If you are a Liz Earle addict then surely this is the best pressie you can either gift yourself or have someone else get for you? It’s everything you’re going to need skincare-wise for quite a while and the combination of full size and minis make it very good value.

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The beauty addict beauty advent calendar: Lookfantastic.com 

Price: £95
Value: £500 plus
Available from: There is a waiting list from 1st September and it goes on general sale on 1st October. However, there is also a staggered approach to the waiting list as Lookfantastic beauty box subscribers will get first dibs at 8 am. At 10 am premier customers will be able to log their interest and everyone else will be allowed at 12 pm.
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: An amazing combination of all kinds of brands. From a skincare perspective you’ve got Drunk Elephant, Rodial, Emma Hardie, Zelens and a Disciple gua sha. Your hair will get sorted with goodies from Philip Kingsley, Christophe Robin and Sachajuan. And you can even scent your home with a reed diffuser from Rituals and female bust candles from Demi Candle.
Why you should buy it: This is the advent calendar for beauty addicts as it ticks so many boxes and you get so much for your money.

The cool brand's beauty advent calendar: Space NK

Price: £215
Value: £770
Available from: online and in-store from 16th September
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: This one contains a staggering 14 full-size products including an Ultra Violette SPF, Necessaire Hand Cream and Charlotte Tilbury lipstick as well as smaller products from Sunday Riley, Sisley and Dr Barbara Sturm.
Why you should buy it: This is the fastest-selling advent calendar so if you want it, you will need to be speedy. And with good reason, it contains a lot of brands that you won’t find in any other calendars and probably the most amount of full-size products so whilst it is pricey, if they’re brands that you love and use, then it works out a good economical purchase.

The sophisticated scent beauty advent calendar : Jo Loves

Price: £335
Value: £560
Available from: There is a pre-sale option for those who bought the calendar last year and it launches officially on 6th October in-store and online.
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Not only do you get some of Jo Loves most iconic scents such as the Christmas Tree candle, which is one of the best we’ve ever smelt and the Pomelo Fragrance Paintbrush but you will also get a voucher for a full-size Jo Loves fragrance. But what we’re most looking forward to are the exclusive Jo Loves playing cards, the Christmas family gin rummy tournament will never have looked more stylish.
Why you should buy it: Not only is this one of the most stunning advent calendars we’ve ever seen - the design is inspired by Jo’s father being a member of the highly coveted Magic Circle and her memories of being his assistant and making the seemingly impossible, possible. But this will keep you and your home scented until 2023’s advent calendar launches. If you have the budget buy this and treasure it.

The makeup advent calendar: Benefit Sincerely Yours, Benefit

Price: £59.50
Value: £134.32
Available from: it’s available to purchase now online
Number of days: 12
What’s inside: A combination of 12 full-size and pocket-friendly minis of Benefit’s best-selling products such as Hoola bronzer, They’re Real mascara and Porefessional primers.
Why you should buy it: If Benefit is your go-to makeup brand then it’s an absolute no-brainer or better yet you could buy this with your BFF and share the days to make it even more of an economical purchase.

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The iconic beauty advent calendar: Liberty London

Price: £245
Value: over £1065
Available from: If you’re a Liberty Beauty Drop subscriber, the calendar will be available to you 24hrs before everyone else. It’s 28th September for everyone else at libertylondon.com.
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Inside the gorgeous box adorned with a picture of Liberty in the snow, there are twenty full-sized products and ten slightly smaller ones - Liberty going above and beyond with their advent offering as always. Within the stellar lineup of full-sized products you’ll be able to try the Rose Inc. Brow Gel, MZ Skin Gold Face Mask, Ren Clean Skincare Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask and even a full-size Le Labo Thé Matcha 26 EDP.
Why you should buy it: If there was ever an iconic calendar, then it is this one. Liberty was the first to create a multi-brand calendar back in 2014 and its popularity and cult status have grown since then. As well as thirty brilliant beauty treats, hidden inside five calendars are golden tickets giving each lucky winner £1000 to spend at Liberty.

The conscious beauty advent calendar: Lush

Price: £185
Value: n/a as it includes products that aren't usually for sale
Available from: online from 25th August (subscribers to the Lush newsletter will get a 24hr head start) and instore from 21st September
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Bath bombs galore, bubble bars, shower gels, shower scrubs and perfume. It’s like having a Lush shop from the comfort of your home.
Why you should buy it: As you would expect from Lush all the products are vegan and the outer packaging is fully recyclable, although we predict most Lush fans will be reusing the limited edition box that has been designed by ARTHOUSE Limited, a charity that presents the artistic talents of adults living with euro-diverse and physical disabilities. Included in the 25 products are 2 retro products that were released on the previous Christmas’ (spoiler alert: it’s a gingerbread house bubble bar and Christmas party bath bomb) and 2 completely exclusive products (second spoiler alert it’s an ice rainbow bubble bar and a Christmas eve soap).

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The self-care beauty advent calendar: Rituals 2D Advent Calendar

Price: £74.50
Value: £140
Available from: 5th September online and 19th September in-store
Number of days: 24
What’s inside: A range of products from the different Rituals ranges that revive, purify, enhance your sleep and boost your mood. The types of products include shampoo, conditioner, face masks, shower foam, body oils, body creams, an exfoliating glove as well as four votive candles.
Why you should buy it: This is the ultimate way to ensure you dedicate some time to yourself during what can be quite a busy, hectic and stressful period. Each day you will get a moment to treat your body and your mind and who doesn’t want that just before Christmas?

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The reusable beauty advent calendar: L’Occitane Reusable Advent Calendar

Price: £165
Value: £235.50
Available from: 5th September online but you can set up an alert via L’Occitane’s website to notify you when it goes live
Number of days: 24 What’s inside: It comes filled with 24 of L’Occitane’s most iconic products including Imortelle Divine Cream and Overnight Reset Serum. If you were lucky enough to have got the reusable calendar from last year they are also selling a set of 24 products to refill it with this year that costs £120 but is worth £197.50.
Why you should buy it: Have you looked at it?! This is a thing of utter Christmas joy and is the sort of thing you can bring out every December either for yourself or fill up with presents for your family.

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The charity initiative beauty advent calendar: Cult Beauty

Price: £235
Value: £1000
Available from: there is already an active waiting list on Cult Beauty and it goes on sale on 3rd October.
What’s inside: This calendar is a veritable showcase of all the amazing brands that make Cult Beauty cult. There are brands like Augustinus Bader, 111SKIN, Youth To The People and The Inkey List. In total there are 37 products, with 6 to open on Christmas Day and 13 of them are full size.
Why you should buy it: As well as the amazing products, Cult Beauty is offering all kinds of goodies alongside their calendar. Hidden inside three of the calendars will be golden tickets that gift the lucky winner £1000 to spend at Cult Beauty. And from the more altruistic angle, Cult Beauty wanted to give back to others and the planet. They are donating over £75,000 from the sales of the advent calendar to Mental Health UK to help support people who find the festive period a particularly difficult time and they have also teamed up with more:trees who will plant one tree for every advent calendar sold. So you get a major beauty hit and your purchase will help put some empathy and goodness back into the world.

The bath and body beauty advent calendar: Soap & Glory

Price: £45
Value: £80.05
Available from: 15th August online and 26th September in-store at Boots
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Everything from 50ml sized body butters, and 75ml body washes to dry shampoo, rollerball perfume and a silk scrunchie in Soap & Glory colours.
Why you should buy it: Every treat works out at less than £2 each which is cheaper than buying yourself a fancy coffee every day and may just be exactly what you need to start the first 25 days of December off right.

The iconic beauty advent calendar: Jo Malone London

Price: £335
Value: n/a because it contains exclusive products that won't go on sale
Available from: 29th September online at jomalone.co.uk
Number of days: 25
What’s inside: Inside the elegant cream box which is based on the design of a jewellery box - and we think you could reuse for exactly that purpose - you will find 25 of the brand’s most iconic scents, candles as well as Christmas decorations (we’re not even going to tell you how gorgeous the snow globe is) that you can reuse year after year.
Why you should buy it: This is the single brand advent calendar that is the most sought-after year after year. Perhaps because the products will keep you going well into the following year, perhaps because it looks so darn good or maybe just because if you’re going to splash out on a beauty advent calendar then why not go all out? Whatever the reason it sells out every year so if you want to get your hands on one then make sure you signup as quickly as you can.