Give the Gift of Holy Grails With the Most Iconic Beauty Advent Calendars of 2022
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Whether you’re looking to treat a friend, parent, sibling or colleague who has everything, or you need small gifts for multiple people (the old “one for you, one for me” rule applies here), beauty advent calendars make a very handy gifting resource come the holiday season.
Break them up into tiny Kris Kringles, gift them whole, or treat yourself — there’s no wrong way to use a beauty advent calendar.
They’re also a great way to sample an extended range of brands you love. Do you adore the Pillow Talk Lip Liner but are unsure about Charlotte Tilbury’s skincare line? Last year, her “Diamond Chest” Advent Calendar provided an excellent opportunity to explore the line.
When Will Beauty Advent Calendars Hit Shelves in 2022?
In retail, Christmas comes earlier every year. While a few brands begin releasing and teasing Christmas specials in September, you can bet most launches will hit shelves in October — including limited-run beauty advent calendars. By now, most should be readily available for you to purchase and get stuck into.
Which Beauty Brands Are Releasing Advent Calendars in 2022?
Unless a brand already has a waitlist, you won’t know for sure, but some brands reliably stock advent calendars every year and it’s a safe bet they will this year. Last year we saw advent calendars from Charlotte Tilbury, Adore Beauty, Jo Malone, L’Occitane, MECCA MAX, Diptique, Go-To Skincare, La Mer and YSL, to name a few. We’ll be keeping this list updated, so you can stock up before they sell out.
Below, find the waitlists to jump on right now, and the beauty advent calendars you can snap up early.
The Iconic, Beauty Icons Collection
If you want a tight edit of the best beauty products on the market right now, you can rely on The Iconic. With brands like Ole Henriksen, Mac, L’Occitane, OPI, Benefit, and Kora in one chic pink and lavender bundle, The Iconic, Beauty Icons Collection ($195) has your makeup, hair, skincare, and nail needs covered. With 20 full-size and deluxe mini beauty treats at exceptional value, we predict this one will sell out fast, so get a wriggle on.
Go-To, 12 Days of Go-To
Be your skin’s best friend with Go-To, 12 Days of Go-To ($150). Our peachy pastel faves, from masks to mists, are rounded up in this Zoë Foster Blake curated calendar, plus, there are a few limited edition hair and grooming treats thrown in for good measure.
Jo Malone, Advent Calendar
Kate Middleton famously wore Jo Malone, Orange Blossom Cologne on her wedding day, and had Westminster Abbey filled with Jo Malone Orange Blossom candles to match, proving that once people fall for a Jo Malone scent they commit for life. If you’re yet to find your signature scent, spending 25 days with the brand courtesy of the Jo Malone Advent Calendar ($720) is the best place to start. From Lime Basil and Mandarin and White Moss and Snowdrop Eau de Toilettes, their unexpected combinations are subtle, original and fresh. If you don’t have Westminster Abbey, you can still pack out your home with their lotions, hand soaps and yes, candles.
111 Skin, 12 Days of Christmas Calendar
Call this what it is: an investment calendar. The 12 Days of Christmas Calendar ($937) is also possibly the best way to try the close-to-complete collection of 111Skin products without spending quadruple the price.
Packed with deluxe and full-size products, this collection curates the brand’s best sellers in one spot, for your convenience. You’ll find that products like the Rose Gold, Illuminating Mask, and high-tech Celestial Black Diamond Lifting and Firming Treatment will provide quick solutions for party season and beach-fatigued skin, ensuring that you head into the new year with a refreshed (rather than weathered) complexion.
Susanne Kaufmann, 2022 Advent Calendar
Known for luxurious, botanically-based skincare, the Susanne Kaufmann line started idyllically in the Austrian Alpine region of Bregenzerwald. Here, Kaufmann began developing botanical spa products for use in her family-owned wellness retreat, and now, we can all benefit from an at-home spa routine, and even more so with this sweet curation of de-stressing herbal and botanically derived body and skincare products. It’s been something of a turbulent year, so turn your home — or someone else’s — into an Austrian retreat this holiday season. Shop here.
Clinique, 24 Days of Clinique
Clinique is all about the classics, and there is a veritable suite of classics to be found in the 24 Days of Clinique ($230) holiday collection. From the classic 3-step routines of your adolescence to the divine Take the Day Off Cleansing Balm, this set is sure to make you a favourite at family Christmas.
Lancôme Advent Calendar 2022
Consider yourself a Lancôme lover? Share the love with the Lancôme Advent Calendar 2022 ($230), which will have your giftees fluttery-lashed, lush-lipped, and perfectly hydrated well into 2023.
Benefit, Sincerely Yours Beauty Advent Calendar
Brow and lash queens, the good people at Benefit have your back this silly season. The Benefit, Sincerely Yours Beauty Advent Calendar ($119) calendar packs three mascaras, for every lash preference, two best-selling brow gels plus blush, bronzer and two pore smoothing primers. Keep this one for yourself.
YSL Beauty, 24-Day Advent Calendar
For 24 days of French-Girl beauty, look no further than the YSL, 24-Day Advent Calendar ($495). With four full-sized products including their cult lipstick formulas, Rouge Volupte Shine and Rouge Pur Couture Slim Velvet Radical Lipstick, as well as minis of their classic Black Opium and Mon Paris Eau De Parfums, this curation will have you feeling like a jet setter and trendsetter.
Adore Beauty, 12 Days of Beauty, Luxury Advent Calendar
This is a bad boy you’ll want to move fast on! Adore Beauty’s “12 Days of Beauty” Luxury Advent Calendar ($299) is a super limited run. Previous editions have sold out within days of launch. Containing 12 luxury selections from Olaplex, Laneige, YSL Beauty and Alph H (with a retail value of $525!), consider 12 Days of Beauty your, or a very lucky friend’s, perfect discovery set. Shop here.
La Mer, 12 Days of Transformation
What would it be like if you used JUST La Mer for 12 days? If you’re contemplating emerging into 2023 with your best skin ever, seize your opportunity with La Mer, 12 Days of Transformation Advent Calendar ($845). Featuring the brand’s best selling Creme De La Mer Cream, beauty editor-adored Eye Concentrate and innovative Renewal Oil, you’ll also find a full size of the much loved La Mer, The Lip Balm, a minty fresh potion that will keep your pout plush and perfected all party season.
Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars
The most lusted after advent calendar of the holiday season, Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars ($295) has dropped.
For 2022 the Diamond Chest features five full-sized and seven mini CT products. These include Charlotte Tilbury’s Air Brush Flawless Setting Spray and Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes Mascara, as well as full-sized versions of the Hollywood Beauty Light Wand and creamy Colour Chameleon Cream Eyeshadow Pencils.
Dior, 24 Dior Surprises — Fragrance, Makeup and Skincare
Dior has made a galactic contribution to the world of luxury advent calendars with the astrally-inspired 24 Dior Surprises – Fragrance, Makeup and Skincare Calendar ($820). The calendar itself, designed by artist Pietro Ruffo, is so dazzling you may find yourself unwilling to open it. Never fear, the promise of 24 deluxe fragrances, candles, body lotions, nail varnishes, mascaras and lipsticks will get you, or whoever you gift this set to, over the line. We’re particularly intrigued by the exclusive selection of home fragrances and body products, exclusive to Dior.
Mecca Max, Max Minis 12-Piece Mini Must Haves Advent Set
Perfect for the beauty newbie, perfect for the girl or guy on the go, the MECCA MAX, 12-Piece Mini Must Haves Advent Set ($68) is a no-brainer gift for any beauty-lover in your life.
Clarins, Advent Calendar – 24 Windows
Find a festive selection of Clarins makeups, skincare and body products in this 24-piece set. With famously dedicated fans, the Clarins, Advent Calendar – 24 Windows ($150) is perfect for the Clarins devotee in your life, and the 24-piece set of travel-sized goodies will have jet setters sorted for 2023.
Cult Beauty, The Perfectly Imperfect Advent Calendar
The Cult Beauty, Perfectly Imperfect Advent Calendar 2022, (approx $316) is another hot commodity come the holiday season. Worth over $1700, you can pick it up for only $400, plus shipping. You’ll find a tonne of items that have been on your “to try list”. Discover new products from brands like Augustinus Bader, Charlotte Tilbury, Drunk Elephant, Dr Dennis Gross, Hourglass cosmetics and more. Waitlist yourself here to avoid missing out.
Mr Porter, The 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar
Need to gift a very special man in your life? Need to gift several? Whatever your “situationship,” Mr Porter has you covered with The 12 Days of Grooming Advent Calendar ($201). This premium collection of luxury unisex options includes Augustinus Bader, Malin + Goetz, Tata Harper and Dr Dennis Gross skin products that will keep him in mint condition well into the New Year.
The Body Shop
The Body Shop is kicking off the holiday season right with not one but three calendars, all at different price points: Box of Wishes ($120), Box of Wonders ($180) and Box of Wishes & Wonders ($260). When it comes to these advent calendars, more is more. Box of Wishes & Wonders is stacked with full-sized products, new launches and beauty tools worth $404! Each Advent Calendar supports a different charitable initiative. You can shop them all now at the Body Shop.
Glasshouse Fragrances, 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar
Want to smell sweet all silly season? Look no further than the Glasshouse Fragrances 24 Days of Christmas Advent Calendar ($250). The edit includes 24 of the brand’s well-loved candles, Eau de Parfums, body products and home fragrances, all in a suitably festive foiled tartan gift box. Find full sizes of your favourite scents and travel-tastic minis perfect for your kris kringle… or your handbag. Shop here.
Space NK, 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar
Space NK’s 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar ($304) is chock full of luxury icons, from La Mer, to Olaplex, Caudalie and Charlotte Tilbury. In an all killer, no filler collection, you’ll also discover new favourites, like the Summer Fridays CC Me Serum, and the Drunk Elephant Wonder Wild Miracle Butter. Plus, all orders over $75 include free shipping, so you can treat yourself (and your friends) with abandon. Shop here.
Amazon Australia, 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar
This year Amazon Australia’s 2022 Beauty Advent Calendar ($150) will showcase their top brands across skin, nails and cosmetics. You’ll find favourites from Essie, Foreo, Bioderma Skincare, Rimmel London and more.
With a $400 worth of total product for a mere $150, Amazon’s Advent calendar also comes with the gift of super speedy shipping and free shipping for Amazon Prime members – making it perfect for those last-minute gifting crises. Available for preorder now the Amazon BeautyAdvvent Calendar will ship 29th of October.
Lookfantastic, 2022 Advent Calendar
After selling out in 2021, the Lookfantastic Advent Calendar is back. Featuring a mix of beauty tools, skincare, haircare and makeup totalling $852 in value, this $199 collection is a steal. From warming eye masks to gua shas, and candles, each day of holiday will bring a little bit of luxury.Shop here.
Known for curated edits that feature only the best of beauty and fashion, you can expect to be introduced to the very best brands with Net-a-Porter’s 25-Days of Beauty Advent Calendar. Think Tata Harper’s Regenerating Cleanser, Westman Atelier’s Lit Up Highlight Sticks, and Costa Brazil’s Lua Moonlight Body Oil. Bookmark this tab before it sells out; product sizes and the price are to be confirmed.
L’Occitane Advent Calendars
L’Occitane Luxury ($168) includes 24 products like Ultra Rich Body Cream and Relaxing Pillow Mist, along with their Immortelle skincare line. Then there’s L’Occitane Reusable, ($272) along with its 24-Day Advent Calender Refill ($205) a calendar that can be refilled for next year once you’re finished! Check out the range here.
ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar
With 29 products, the ASOS Face + Body Advent Calendar ($170) has struck a perfect balance of skincare, makeup and body beautifiers. You’ll find false lashes, eyeshadow palettes, toners and hair products from brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Oskia, Bobbi Brown, Olaplex and Sol de Janeiro. The calendar even comes with a thoughtfully branded ASOS makeup bag and tote.
M.A.C. Cosmetics The MAC Advent Calendar
That’s $690 worth of MAC classics for $360 you say? The MAC Advent Calendar ($360) delivers 24 of their MUA-favourited beauty classics, 16 of which are full-sized. Whether you’re looking for a handbag-friendly Fix Plus Spray, want to try the new MACStack Mascara, or top up your neutral eyeshadow collection, we’ll forgive you for forgetting to gift to friends once you get your hands on this box of goodies.
Pop your name on that waitlist pronto right here.
Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2022
Here at POPSUGAR Australia, we love a cosmeceutical, luxurious, Hailey Bieber-endorsed serum that does what it says on the tin, no matter the price point. If you share that love, you’ll jump on this calendar. The Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent Calendar 2022, ($935) from Dr. Barbara Sturm contains 24 full-sized, deluxe and miniature iterations of the good Doctor’s award-winning best-sellers.
Contained in a sleek and chic mini armoire are full-size, deluxe and mini iterations of Sturm’s best-loved products. If you want to spoil friends and family, or head into the new year glowing like you didn’t just live through three Mercury in Retrogrades in 12 months, this is the Beauty Advent Calendar for you. Sturm fans are rabid, so shop it here.
Selfridges & Co. The Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar
We blinked in sheer disbelief when we saw Selfridge’s Beauty Advent Calendar ($358) for 2022, because it contained that many of our beauty favourites. This calendar is worth a whopping $1,365, and is chock full of must-try-in-your-lifetime products.
From uber-cool fragrance brands like Vyrao, Escentric Molecule and Le Labo, to cutting-edge skincare by Augustinus Bader, Dr Barbara Sturm and 111 Skin, Selfridges has rounded up the crème de la crème of the beauty world. We even spotted some full-sized products from Pat McGrath, Westman Atelier and Charlotte Tilbury.