Christmas comes, but once a year, and so do beauty bargains like these. Looking at this year’s beauty advent calendars, it appears that the Christmas fairy has sprinkled a little magic over all like-minded beauty fans. Forget waiting for Black Friday and pre-Christmas sales – these beauty advent calendars will save you £££s and keep you in that festive spirit all year round.
Read on to discover the beauty calendars you need on your radar right now. We share all the must-know facts, so this year, you bag the perfect advent calendar to make your heart sing higher than the Christmas choir. Read on for pre-order dates so you don’t miss the boat. In this instance, FOMO is totally justified.
Be warned – once they go on sale, it gets ugly. Bridezillas has nothing on this. Think carnage.
When Do The 2023 Beauty Advent Calendars Go On Sale, And Should I Pre-Order?
Most beauty advents go on sale from October (so RN). A few of the best ones require you to pre-order – and there is a limited supply. We’ve included the info for our selected faves below.
Does My Fave Brand Offer A Beauty Advent This Year?
Given that they are a huge hit, most makeup, perfume, and skincare brands have jumped on the festive bandwagon (or, in this case, sleigh). Also, big-name retailers like Cult Beauty, Harvey Nics, Selfridges, and Sephora have nailed the art of pampering and launched calendars consisting of a variety of luxury brands to keep you beaming inside and out.
Which Beauty Calendar Should I Buy?
This depends on whether you are a one-brand superfan or wish to indulge in a veritable treasure trove of heavenly treats. The below-mentioned calendars consist of the best luxury beauty advents that come with mindblowing savings that are too good to miss.
1. Advent Calendar For Brazen Luxury Beauty: Harvey Nics, £250 (Worth over £1300), www.harveynichols.com
Love the Nichs! Feast your eyes on the ultimate luxury festive surprise every morning this December. Boasting 45 beauty items from the likes of our cherished high-end beauty brands, such as Eve Lom, Mz Skin, Rodual, and Dr Barbara Sturm, the Harvey Nichols Beauty Advent Calendar is a beauty obsessive’s dream come true.
Better yet, if you have manifested properly, you may be lucky enough to discover a random £100 gift card to spend at Fenty or Dermalogica, too! Simply gorgeous, darling.
2. Le 30 Montaigne Advent Calendar, £570, www.dior.com
Scrap the term, ‘tis the season to be jolly’. If you bag yourself a Dior Advent Calendar, it’s the season to be bloody ecstatic! The House of Dior’s advent brings magical enchantment back into the lives of all grown-up adults. Designed to reimagine the wondrous history draped around the boutique at 30 Ave, Montaigne. and complete with exquisite poetic imagery of Parisian life, this calendar is in itself a work of art
Behind each door lies Dior’s iconic and irresistible scents, along with makeup, skincare and candles. If you obsess over Dior and love the fabulousness of utter luxury, this is the calendar to buy.
This Dior Advent Calendar can then be reused as a storage case (and as it costs an eye-watering £570, we think you’ll want to).
3. Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar, £235 (Worth over £1000), www.spacenk.com
Space NK seems to have intel on a beauty lover’s Christmas wish list, as every year, they know exactly what we beauty obsessives are dreaming of. Consequently, each year, their advent calendar scoops sell-out status. In 2023, it looks like the Space NK team has nailed it again. Loaded with much-loved beauty staples that desperately need replenishing (thank GOD) and those super luxe treats you usually can’t justify buying, this is a beauty advent well worth the splurge.
Housing a plethora (33 to be exact) of the most fantastic haircare, makeup and skincare products like Olaplex, Hourglass, Paula’s Choice and Kate Summerville, this investment will stave off the need to scavenge New Year’s sales for beauty bargains to tide you over. Because you know that no matter how much you ask, the Christmas elves never deliver the most-desired beauty items on your list!
4. Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar, £220 (Worth £1094), www.selfridges.com
This has to be one of the best skincare, haircare, and makeup selections to date. Upon seeing the collection of pampering (and incredibly effective) big-brand products crammed inside this year’s advent, time paused momentarily to suitably acknowledge the magnitude of such a discovery.
The 2023 Selfridges Beauty Advent contains sought-after luxe like Augustnus Bader, Natasha Denona, Paula’s Choice, Sam McKnight, 111Skin, JVN, and Dr. Barbara Sturm. Better yet, Selfridges has thrown in a £45 Beauty Concierge gift voucher to boot! Now we’re talking!
5. Sephora Favorites Advent Calendar 2023, £189 (Worth over £1000) Pre-Order for delivery 31 October, www.sephora.co.uk
Pick up the Sephora 2023 Beauty Advent Calendar and visualise a royal firework display going off in your mind. Yes, people, it’s that good.
Loaded with well over 25 days’ worth of beauty product wonder, Sephora’s calendar is set to sell out before it even hits the shelves. The advent holds 36 must-have beauty items to ensure you celebrate the countdown to Christmas in true style. Expect an exclusive range of some of the most fabulous haircare, skincare, makeup and fragrances. These will keep you going til the next festive season in utterly beautiful gorgeousness.
FYI – Five very lucky random people who join the waitlist will win one of these babies for free!
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