Nothing says ‘Merry Christmas’ like a month of daily doses of glam and glitter. Which is exactly why beauty advent calendars are one of the most popular purchases come the end of the year.
Packed full of beauty wonders, these boxes feature anything from tiny perfumes to make you feel like a million bucks, shimmery eyeshadows to get you into the seasonal spirit, and luxurious skincare secrets to keep those holiday stress wrinkles at bay.
So, if you’re looking for a fun and fabulous way to make the holiday season even better, treat yourself to a beauty advent calendar (or a few).
The best beauty advent calendars to shop in 2023
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best beauty advent calendars on sale now in Australia, to kick-start your 2023 festivities.
Box of Wonders Big Advent Calendar, The Body Shop
$151.20 (usually $189)
Count down to Christmas Day with the 25 wonder-filled treats hiding inside this Box of Wonders Big Advent Calendar from The Body Shop.
From the classic Body Butter to mini, skin-tingling Himalayan Charcoal and energising Nicaraguan Coffee face masks, packed inside are some seriously good head-to-toe treats for keeping yourself pampered all Christmas.
“Excellent value for money, a stylish box which can be reused, contents are amazing. I ordered this last year too, and definitely not disappointed,” said a five-star reviewer.
First Class Advent Calendar, Elemis
The ultimate gift for treating yourself or someone extra special, this limited edition advent calendar features 25 fan-favourite products for the face and body.
Housed in a special keepsake box for you or your giftee to enjoy and reuse, this is the gift that keeps on giving.
“Gorgeous, well from what I’ve peeped at. Just love Elemis. Bought this for myself and am determined to save it for December,” said a five-star reviewer.
Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets, Charlotte Tilbury
Featuring some of the brand’s most iconic beauty showstoppers, award-winning makeup and glowing skincare secrets to make you look and feel amazing, this is the perfect advent calendar to have this year.
The sparkling advent calendar also doubles as a jewellery box or magic keepsake, so that when you’re done unboxing, you can still keep it on your vanity.
“For the second straight year, I have given this beauty chest to my 17-year-old granddaughter for her advent calendar. It’s an understatement to say that I am the most popular nana in all the land! She is completely smitten with all things Charlotte Tilbury. This chest of goodies is a fantastic way for her to experiment with many products,” said a five-star reviewer.
Classic Beauty Advent Calendar, Loccitane
Indulge a loved one or treat yourself to this luxurious pre-Christmas gift, which features 24 beauty treats to ring in the holiday season.
It has the most popular body, hair and skincare products from Loccitane, as well as a full-sized product for an extra special Christmas surprise.
Frosted Frenzy Advent Calendar, Mac Cosmetics
$450 ($839 value)
Featuring best-selling products and all-new shades at a very merry value, this limited-edition Holiday Beauty Advent Calendar will set you up with 24 indulgent treats, including 21 full-sized products.
That does of course include best-selling products and all-new shades, from products like eyeshadow to lipstick to mirrors.
Lookfantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2023, Lookfantastic
From elevating your ‘everything shower’ to creating cosmic makeup looks, Lookfantastic has your beauty refresh sorted as you build up to Christmas Day.
It features an indulgent collection of stand-out skincare, haircare, and makeup must-haves to keep you thriving through the festive season.
Plus, our readers can get $15 off at checkout when using the code ADVENT15OFF, valid until October 31.
ASOS Face + Body 25 Day Advent Calendar, ASOS
With 25 products across beauty, skincare and body care, these numbered boxes are the perfect daily gift in the lead-up to Christmas.
From hair oil to nourish those dry ends, to setting spray to lock in your holiday makeup look, ASOS has you covered this season.
Lancôme Advent Calendar, Adore Beauty
This luxury beauty advent calendar has 24 beauty surprises from Lancôme across a range of categories, including perfume, makeup, skincare and so much more.
The Lancôme gifts collection also reveals itself to the bright and shining pattern of the Agora rose, crafted by French artist Lydie Bossuet.
The Future Is Yours Premium Advent Calendar Gift Set, Sephora
No matter your age, skin type or preferred finish, Sephora’s 2023 advent calendar truly has you sorted. Expect everything from mascara to moisturiser and hydrating to long-wearing products that will suit you just fine.
Just follow the numbers from December 1 through 24 and open a box each day to discover the hidden beauty surprise.
Benefit All I Want Advent Calendar, City Perfume
$249 ($527 value)
Mix and match for endless holiday beauty looks with 24 of Benefit’s bestselling and fan-favourite beauty goodies with their limited edition Advent Calendar.
It has all the glitz and glam that any beauty lover could ever want (or need), making it the holiday present that literally keeps on giving.
What is the most popular beauty advent calendar?
Each year, beauty lovers count down the days to see their favourite brands and retailers release a new edition of their coveted advent calendars.
Some of the most sought-after ones are from The Body Shop, Charlotte Tilbury and Loccitane, just to name a few, all of which we’ve featured above.
Are beauty advent calendars worth it?
If you’ve never treated yourself – or a friend – to a beauty advent calendar, there is much to consider before making a purchase.
You should always consider the product value to make sure your expectations are met, as well as the variety of products, your budget, the quality vs. quantity, and even storage if you choose to keep the box as a keepsake.
Ultimately, whether a beauty advent calendar is worth it depends on your priorities and how much joy and value you derive from the experience. If the products, discovery, and holiday excitement align with your interests, it can be a worthwhile treat for the holidays.