Here Are 2022's Best Beauty Advent Calendars

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Holidays are the perfect time for gifts. Christmas Day is special, as you wake up in the morning to see presents under the Christmas tree, and to sweeten the arrival of Christmas Day even more, there are advent calendars. Advent actually means arrival, and Advent Season is the time of the year preparing for the birth of Jesus, which can start at the end of November or on December 1 (via Vox). It's assumed that advent calendars became popular in the 19th century due to German Lutherans counting down the days and offering children chocolate treats leading up to Christmas Day.


Beauty advent calendars can make your anticipation of Christmas Day a whole lot prettier. If chocolates are the perfect treat for children, now we have beauty advent calendars for beauty lovers. What could be better than having a calendar that gives you little beauty goodies leading up to Christmas Day? It's the most wonderful time of the year when beauty brands and authorized retailers release limited edition beauty advent calendars with skincare products, makeup, perfumes, and other self-care items all packaged into one beautiful calendar. If you know a beauty lover, they will love this thoughtful gift, but there are many to choose from. Perhaps you could get yourself one to help create your perfect holiday beauty look, too. No matter who you buy one for, here are our favorites this year.


How we chose 2022's best beauty advent calendars

What makes beauty advent calendars amazing is that they come with multiple products in full and/or trial sizes, so you can replenish the ones you already have or try new ones. Another great aspect about them is that they're cheaper than they would be if you bought each of the items separately, so you save money when purchasing one.


These limited-edition beauty advent calendars are popular because they have the brand's bestselling items, have great reviews, and make people happy to open one each day. However, they often sell out, so act fast. With so many advent calendars on the market, we chose our favorites based on the brand's reputation and the quality of products included. With Christmas lights already decking streets and homes worldwide, these beauty advent calendars are guaranteed to brighten your day. Treat your loved ones — and yourself — with the gift of luxurious makeup, quality skincare, and a whole lot of happiness.

Best luxury skincare calendar

Dr. Barbara Strum is one fancy brand; if anything screams the most luxurious beauty advent calendar, it would be this one. This 24-piece advent calendar includes a good mix of full, deluxe, and mini sizes, and would make a perfect gift for skincare lovers in your life. It's pricey, but most of her full-size products cost well over $100, and here you're getting 24 of them in various sizes and some that are perfect for travel if you're visiting family. Our favorite products in this calendar are the super anti-aging hand cream, the Good C Vitamin C serum, enzyme cleanser, glow drops, and lip balm.


Purchase the Dr. Barbara Strum Advent Calendar at Net-A-Porter for $560.

Best calendar for face and body

Skincare should extend beyond your face, and to give your whole body plenty of TLC and self-care, Origins has the perfect advent calendar for you. The brand's Funhouse24 Essentials for Face & Body has 24 products to make every day in December before Christmas Day a treat. It includes the brand's best-selling GinZing Refreshing Eye Cream to brighten and depuff your eyes, Drink Up Intensive Overnight Hydrating Mask with Avocado & Glacier Water, and limited-edition Ginger Souffle Whipped Body Cream. A ginger travel candle and a sleeping mask don't hurt, either. All in all, it's a $211 value set for $124.


Purchase the Funhouse24 Essentials for Face & Body at Origins for $124

Best calendar for dry skin

Your skin needs extra love in the winter, and there isn't a better skincare bundle than this one. It gives you a perfect chance to try all the Kiehl's goodies you haven't tried before. If you have dry skin, Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream is a lifesaver. Its beauty advent calendar includes the nourishing cream and other bestselling products like its Midnight Recovery Concentrate, Calendula Herbal-Extract Toner, and its famous lip balm. 


This $261 value set is quite a find. It has an average of 4.7 out of five stars on Kiehl's website, with one reviewer saying, "Everyone is enjoying this practical selection of amazing skincare! Since ordered 4 more advent calendars, sent 2 to Great Britain, and they have been well received. The other 2 are for my cherished next-door neighbor girls, two generations of goodness, and I'm sure they will giggle with happiness."

Purchase the Kiehl's Avent Calendar at Kiehl's for $105.

Best cruelty-free calendar

The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Ultimate Advent Calendar comes with 25 gifts in both full-size and sample-sized products, so you have something even for Christmas morning. The pampering never stops! It includes the goodness of the brand's Himalayan Charcoal Face Mask, British Rose Hand Cream, Coconut Lip Butter, Vitamin C Sheet Mask, and more. This cruelty-free brand also uses sustainable packaging so that you can feel good about looking good and taking care of yourself.


Purchase The Body Shop Share Love & Joy Advent Calendar at Ulta for $180.

Best bang for your buck

Most beauty advent calendars have one or a couple of full-size products and even more minis. However, the Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 with 30 products has 20 full sized-products from beauty brands, including products like Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum, Sunday Riley Auto Correct Brightening and Depuffing Eye Contour Cream, Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment, and more. Ultimately, this advent calendar is worth $1,350. What's more, five of these advent calendars include a golden ticket that offers £1,000 to spend on the brand's website. Now that's quite a beauty advent calendar. Rejoice!


Purchase the Liberty London Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 on Liberty London for $320.

Best celebrity beauty brand calendar

Kylie Jenner made history with her lip kits, and she expanded to a beauty brand with skincare and makeup products. Whether you love or hate the Kardashian-Jenner clan, they never cease to get our attention. For the holidays, Kylie Cosmetics has released a 12-Days of Kylie Advent Calendar that includes nine full-sized makeup products for the lips and eyes and two travel-sized face products with a headband. It's the perfect gift for makeup lovers and comes in a beautiful festive red box.


Purchase the Kylie Cosmetics Holiday Collection 12 Days Of Kylie Advent Calendar at Kylie Cosmetics for $180.

Best calendar for makeup lovers

MAC Cosmetics is exceeding our expectations with its advent calendar that comes in a gorgeous keepsake box with 24 full-size and mini products, including MAC Stack Mascara, Liquidlast 24-hour waterproof liner, and Strobe Cream. The products are worth $475, so it's a steal for makeup lovers. This super cute box is eco-friendly, too. 


MAC's website has an impressive perfect rating, with a reviewer raving, "Every year, I keep looking at this Mac Cosmetics advent calendar and seeing how pretty they are! So, this year, I decided to treat myself to one and see what the big fuss is all about! The box itself is amazing and cute! I've had a little peek at some of the products, and some are up my alley, especially the teddy velvet lipstick and some which I haven't even used before!"

Purchase the MAC Cosmetics Bursting With Surprises Advent Calendar on MAC Cosmetics for $195.

Best luxury makeup calendar

Celebrities, makeup artists, and influencers can't stop raving about Charlotte Tilbury products. Their dreams are coming true with Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars, which has five full-size products like Hollywood Beauty Light Wand highlighter in Spotlight, Brow Fix, and Colour Chameleon eyeshadow in Golden Quartz, as well as seven mini products. This advent calendar that's worth $325 can be yours for way less, and it's pretty magical. You can truly create the hottest makeup trends this winter with this bundle.


Purchase the Charlotte Tilbury Charlotte's Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars on Charlotte Tilbury for $200.

Best calendar for true R&R

The Rituals 3D Advent Calendar literally looks like a Christmas tree because it's a mini-tree with its own set of twinkling lights and a star on top. You can spoil yourself for 24 days with products for your mind, body, and soul, including luxurious and delicious-smelling shower foams, candles, and perfumes. It's worth $213.50 but can be yours for way less. It would also make a great centerpiece because it's so well-crafted. Plus, it includes some never-before-released products, so be ready for pleasant surprises as each gift is beautifully wrapped individually.


Purchase the Rituals 3D Advent Calendar on Amazon for $125.

Best calendar with high-end beauty minis

One of the best things about authorized dealers' advent calendars is that they include multiple top-notch brands with their best-selling products, and that's why we're a fan of the Saks Fifth Avenue 2022 Advent Calendar Set. It contains cult classics like Augustinus Bader Rich Cream, Sunday Riley Good Genes Lactic Acid Treatment, Charlotte Tilbury Deluxe Pillow Talk Lipstick, Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector, and more. We couldn't have created a more perfect advent calendar for beauty lovers. The calendar's value here is $545, but the good news is that you aren't paying that amount.


Purchase the Saks Fifth Avenue 2022 Advent Calendar Set at Saks Fifth Avenue for $220.

Best luxury skincare and makeup calendar

Beauty lovers will drool over Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar because it has best-selling products from notoriously well-known beauty brands. This 25-day advent calendar includes full sizes of Caudalie Vinergetic C+ Instant Detox Mask, Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant, Nécessaire The Hand Cream Fragrance-Free, Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Matte in Au Naturel, and more, as well as mini sizes of La Mer Crème De La Mer Moisturizing Cream, Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Bum Cream, and Rare Beauty Perfect Strokes Universal Volumizing Mascara — plus much more. The total value of this advent calendar is $1,002. 


It has an average of 4.2 out of five stars on Space NK's website, with a happy reviewer saying, "This was hands down the advent calendar for me. Although the overall 'value' was less than some competitors, the Space NK calendar had more full-size products that I already use, or on my want list so this was by far the best value for me."

Purchase the Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar at Space NK for $280.

Best calendar for classic beauties

LOOKFANTASTIC is bringing back its advent calendar, and it's better than ever. It includes 16 of the best beauty products packaged in a black box. The products, which are worth over $500, include makeup favorites like NARS Laguna Bronzer and Anastasia Beverly Hills Clear Brow Gel and hair miracle products like ColorWow Dream Coat and skincare products like Dr. Jart Tiger Grass Color Correcting Treatment, which is great for redness, and Kate Somerville Exfolikate Intensive Treatment, which is a godsend for glowing skin. Any friend would be happy — and lucky — to get this. Perhaps you could get one for yourself, too!


Purchase the Beauty Chest 2022 at LOOKFANTASTIC for $100.

Best calendar for travel

Benefit Cosmetics has so many great makeup products, and the brand is bringing together the best of the best for its advent calendar. Benefit Cosmetics' 12-Day Beauty Advent Calendar is filled with 12 of its bestselling products like the Hoola bronzer, Dandelion blush, They're Real Mascara, Gimme Brow, and more in travel sizes so you can take them all with you for the holidays. Plus, it includes a cute postcard you can send a loved one. It's worth $142 and can be yours for less than half the price. This is a superb advent calendar to try the brand's top products to see if you'd like to invest in full sizes.


Purchase the Benefit Cosmetics Sincerely, Yours Beauty Advent Calendar at Ulta for $65.

Best budget-friendly calendar

If you're on a budget but still want to treat yourself or a loved one to a beauty advent calendar, look no further than NYX Professional Makeup Limited Edition Holiday 24-Day Advent Calendar, as it's under $40 and has 24 products. It has products for your eyes, lips, and face with nine lip colors, eight eyeshadows, a highlighter, two setting sprays, and more. We must say the packaging is very ornamental and festive to keep you excited every day. It won't empty your wallet, so you can continue buying more beauty goodies.


Purchase the NYX Professional Makeup Holiday 24 Advent Calendar at Ulta for $39.

Best calendar for hair, makeup, and skincare products

ASOS is a hub for fashion, and its beauty advent calendar brings you 25 days of joy with treats for your face and body. It has more surprises for your hair to keep you guessing and add a smile to your face every time you find a favorite or discover a new one. It comes in a tote bag with 24 products and a makeup bag with five products, so you get 29 total products. Some of our favorites in this one are MAC Cosmetics lipstick in Velvet Teddy, Benefit Cosmetics Benetint in Rose, Too Faced Lip Injection, and Elemis Procollagen Marine Cream.


Purchase the ASOS Face and Body 25-Day Advent Calendar on ASOS for $99.

Best calendar for bath lovers

The hit TV show "Friends" ended years ago but is still quite relevant in the media. Now, there is the Paladone 'Friends' Advent Calendar filled with 24 skincare and makeup inspired by the show, along with some of its famous quotes. This sitcom-inspired advent calendar has 4.4 out of five stars on Amazon, with one reviewer saying, "Great gift for advent for a person who fans over FRIENDS!! Clever reminders of the show." If you love taking baths, it has body washes, bath crystals, bath bars, and bath foaming powder, and you can enjoy it just like Chandler.


Purchase the Paladone 'Friends' Advent Calendar on Amazon for about $50.

Best calendar for those on the go

Want an advent calendar to help you get ready in a jiffy while looking pretty? Well, the PrettyLittleThings Beauty Advent Calendar is a must-have. It includes highly-rated products like Color Wow Raise The Root, Mario Badescu Facial Spray, This Works Pillow Spray, Aroma Active Sleep Salt Soak, many PrettyLittleThings makeup products, and more. Plus, the whole packaging is pretty and pink. It's worth over $160 and includes 24 products, but you can get it at a fantastic deal for Christmas. You'll glow for days and save more than $100.


Purchase the PrettyLittleThings Beauty Advent Calendar at PrettyLittleThings for $55.

Best French beauty calendar

Do you watch "Emily in Paris" and dream about French beauty? Well, French beauty brand Clarins has a très bien advent calendar with its top 12 makeup and skincare products. Even the Late Queen Elizabeth II was a fan of this brand (via Express)! This advent calendar has a beauty flash balm, hand and nail treatment cream, wonder-perfect mascara, and more, and it's perfect for all skin types. Act fast, as this limited-edition treasure is bound to sell out. We guarantee you'll feel like a French beauty upon applying these products.


Purchase the Clarins Holiday Sparkle Advent Calendar 12-Piece Makeup & Skin Care Set at Saks Fifth Avenue for $78.

Best calendar for candle lovers

One of the best parts about getting dolled up is the time you spend getting ready, and you can make the experience even more relaxing with Voluspa's 12-Day Advent Calendar. This 12-piece candle set has the brand's most popular fragrances like Sparkling Cuvée, Panjore Lychee, Goji Tarocco Orange, Spiced Pumpkin Latte, Baltic Amber, Gilt Pomander & Hinoki, French Cade Lavender, White Cypress, Vanilla Fireside, Tahitian Coconut Vanilla, Frosted Holly Berry, and Forbidden Fig. They smell as delicious as they sound. All the candles are vegan and cruelty-free and have over 9.5 thousand likes on Sephora's website.


Purchase the Voluspa 12-Day Advent Calendar at Sephora for $75.

Best Italian beauty calendar

Dreaming of a spa trip to Italy? Well, if you can't make it to the romantic country, try Comfort Zone, a conscious skincare brand that's made in Davines Villages in Parma, Italy. The brand's 12-piece advent calendar contains 12 iconic skincare products in mini sizes so that you can take them anywhere with you. Holidays can be taxing, so relax with the Tranquility Body Lotion, Sacred Nature Exfoliant Mask, Remedy Defense Cream, and many more. It also has certifications from environmental initiatives like 1% for the Planet, Conscious Skin Science, and Plastic Bank.


Purchase the Comfort Zone Kit Advent Calendar from Comfort Zone Skin for $99.

Best medical-grade skincare product calendar

This advent calendar makes sure you're taken care of head to toe with the goodness of Dr. Hauschka products. You'll be relieved to know that not every beauty advent calendar is over $100, as the Dr. Hauschka 2022 Advent Calendar retails for under $100 and contains 24 products, which include a full size of its bestselling Rose Day Cream along with firming and soothing masks, Moor Lavender Calming Body Oil and Blackthorn Toning Body Oil, and more. All the products are certified to meet NATRUE standards and are free from synthetic fragrance and animal testing.


Purchase the Dr. Hauschka 2022 Advent Calendar on Dr. Hauschka's website for $85.

Best calendar with products for all skin types

L'Occitane is known for its luxurious hand creams, and to make this Christmas more memorable and sustainable, the brand is releasing three advent calendars in recyclable packaging. What's more, French illustrator Éva Offredo helped design them with beautiful art. This advent calendar includes a full-sized hand cream and other goodies for your face, body, and hair, like almond shower oil, shea light face cream, almond shampoo, and conditioner. Your skin will be so soft after using them. Together, the products are worth $115, but you'll only pay $80.


Purchase the L'Occitane Best of L'Occitane Skincare Advent Calendar at Sephora for $80.

Best calendar for nail enthusiasts

Is any holiday look complete without a perfect manicure? Gel and acrylic nails look amazing but can be bad for your nails, and if you're a fan of switching up colors more frequently, the OPI Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Piece Advent Calendar has everything you'll ever need for perfectly polished nails. These nail polishes last for seven days and dry quickly, so you won't have to sit there and wait, and if you want to change it every day, you can do that too. With 25 options, this goal is right at your fingertips.


Purchase the OPI Nail Lacquer Mini 25-Piece Advent Calendar on Amazon for about $80.