11 Of The Best Beauty Advent Calendars To Shop In 2022
Tiny doors, tiny treasures and a Christmas countdown—a little beauty advent calendar mystery makes for the best gift-giving.
For the beauty aficionados among us, Christmas is always the best time of the year. Frank Sinatra’s Ultimate Christmas is on repeat, holiday launches are aplenty and in recent years we’ve had the introduction of the beauty advent calendar. Why do these dollhouse sized packages, with elevated detailing make us swoon each year? It’s probably because of the nostalgia giving, day-by-day reveal. And, let’s face it, who doesn’t love tiny gifts wrapped in a little mystery that ends with an array of multi-items for your vanity? Think: skincare, body products, haircare or fragrance—it’s an all-in-one tableau of beauty!
One day you might find Charlotte Tilbury’s Light Wand, or her Wonder Glow Soft Focus Beauty Flash. Or maybe it’s Augustinus Bader’s The Rich Cream and Sunday Riley’s C.E.O Vitamin C Brightening Serum the next. Whatever your preference may be, there’s a calendar for every type of beauty enthusiast.
Ahead of the silly season, we roundup the best beauty advent calendars to shop for a merrily suspenseful countdown.
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar
The Cult Beauty Calendar is in a league of its own! A 37-piece edit including a range of “Cult Beauty Icons” and “under-the-radar indie” brands, it’s an advent calendar that has all our beauty besotted friends swooning (including us). While it might seem a bit indulgent in comparison to its counterparts, it’s worth noting that over 75,000 pounds ($133,000 AUD) from sales will be donated to Mental Health UK and a tree will be planted for every advent calendar sold.
SHOP NOW: Cult Beauty Advent Calendar, $465.30
Amazon Beauty 2022 Advent Calendar
Amazon knows a good deal, a trend and how to satisfy the soul of a beauty addict. Which explains why it’s a calendar that sells out fast. If you’re after French pharmacy (think Bioderma and Avène) meets FOREO (Luna fofo! Yes, it’s included), it’s time to add-to-cart the ‘parfaite’ trend driven line-up.
One of the most in-demand beauty calendars of the year, Net-A-Porter’s edit includes the cream of the crop. Back for its fifth consecutive year, the collection of skincare, haircare, body care and makeup includes a mix of bestsellers and new-kids on the block. From Westman Atelier’s full-size ‘Lit Up Highlight Stick’ in ‘Brûlée’ to Augustinus Bader’s full-size ‘The Face Oil’ you’ll be feeling reinvigorated well into the new year.
Diptyque Holiday Advent Calendar
Diptyque’s 25-piece assortment is wrapped in celestial mystery. With each day corresponding to a constellation, the Milky Way inspired design will reveal a selection of fragrances, scented body butter, soaps and of course candles. Including the citrusy Mimosa, vibrant Figueir and smokey Feu de Bois.
Jo Malone Limited Edition Advent Calendar
For the elegant among us, Jo Malone offers a 25-day countdown created to satiate the fragrance connoisseur. Find the classic English Pear and Freesia Cologne hidden away and a native scented, Pine and Eucalyptus candle. There’s also a limited edition snowglobe ready to add to your growing holiday decor collection.
Charlotte Tilbury’s Diamond Chest Of Beauty Stars
She’ll have you looking like one of Hollywood’s darlings! Celebrity makeup artist, Charlotte Tilbury’s, Diamond Chest Of Beauty Stars is a glam slam for the complexion. Including a full-sized Light Wand and a mini Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray, this 12-drawer medley will have you ready for many merry soirées (with a radiant glow).
M.A.C Advent Calendar
An advent calendar that packs an OG punch. The MAC Bursting With Surprises Advent Calendar is a 24-piece set filled with a range of full and mini sized beauty staples. From their Technakol Liner in Graphic Black to the perfect red lip with a blue undertone known as Russian Red. This calendar will have you prepped and primed for your New Year festivities.
L’Occitane Classic Advent Calendar
Find yourself in the illustrated countryside of Provence, France, with L’Occitane’s glazing Almond Shower oil and the Immortelle Overnight Reset Serum. Over 24-days you’ll slowly find yourself indulging in some much needed downtime, it’s foolproof for those who love the ritual of layering shower oils and body creams. Think face, lips, hands and feet—an ultimate all-rounder.
SHOP NOW: Head to your nearest L’Occitane store!
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Holiday Advent Calendar
A holiday collection that houses results driven skincare, this 24-piece beauty calendar is bound to be a favourite for anyone who loves a healthy skin-barrier. Featuring their crowd pleasing Ultra Facial Cream—the perfect light-weight hydrator for the summer months ahead—you’ll find a litany of hardworking formulas that’ll tackle dryness, fine lines and assist in evening out skin tone.
The Iconic Beauty Icons Collection
If you’re looking for a little discovery, take notes, because this one has some ‘iconic’ wins (well, 20 of them to be exact). We begin with Estee Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair which is a tried-and-tested antioxidant favourite, while Cloud Nine offers picturesque hair accessories. There’s also Kora Organics Turmeric Brightening Exfoliant Mask which is perfect for buffing keratosis pilaris on the back of the arms, and the list goes on (we have to leave a little suspense!).
SHOP NOW: The Iconic Beauty Icons Collection, $195
The Body Shop
The Body Shop’s Box Of Wishes And Wonders is a festive pop-up spa filled with full-sized bestsellers and new releases. Including everything you need to nourish your body, face and hair, be prepared to find a Sleep Pillow Mist one day and a delectable Mango Bath blend the next. You’ll not only find a relaxing body care line-up, but this calendar comes in an illustrated box adorned with little facts about the brands Community Fair Trade partners. In essence, it’s not just a beauty calendar, but a celebration of the waste pickers from Bengaluru, India.