The choice of this year’s beauty advent calendar is vast, with almost every major brand you can think of to produce a tempting option.
But it’s a thoughtful purchase. Prices are steep, with some approaching £300. However, if you consider the cumulative value of the products included, you’re actually getting a pretty good deal.
By including some of the most coveted skincare, haircare and cosmetics, you could save up to £820. Yes, you read that right. This figure refers to the massive value of Liberty’s spectacular £245 calendar – which is worth £1065.
In many cases, by the time you (or your recipient) have opened the 5 day surprise, you will have already recouped the original cost of the calendar – and more.
8 Best Value Beauty Advent Calendars of 2022
No7 The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar | £140 (worth £433) at Boots
Worth £433 at Boots
Not only do you get 25 top-rated #7 products, from makeup to skincare and body products, but 23 of them are full size. Here’s a taste: you’ll get a 50ml Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi-Action SPF 15 Day Cream; a No7 Trio Eye Shadow Burnish Bronze; and a No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Moisturizing Body Serum 200ml. One of these calendars sold every seven seconds on launch day.
Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £95 (worth £500) from Look Fantastic
Worth £500 at LookFantastic
Every day for 25 days, you’ll open the door to some of the most luxurious names in beauty. We’re talking ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Moisturizer (worth £50); a Rodial Vit C Brightening Mask (worth £34); and Disciple Gua Sha (worth £30) as three examples. And if you buy it, you’ll also get a free mystery box – use code ADVENTGIFT at checkout. We think LookFantastic is one of the best options under £100 available this year.
John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar | £179 (worth £771) from John Lewis & Partners
Worth £711 at John Lewis
John Lewis’ beauty advent calendar never fails – and what a range this year: full-size treats include superstar products like Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector; Charlotte Tilbury The Bella Sofia Luxury Eyeshadow Palette (aka Beautiful Molten Bronzes)l Cult Favorite Skincare Sunday Riley CEO Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream; and a full-size Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream. Wow. Plus… 10 lucky customers could win a £500 John Lewis voucher hidden inside Gate 25.
NK Beauty Space Advent Calendar | £172 was £215 (worth £770) from Space NK
Worth £770 at Space NK
Bursting with beauty joy, this has 25 Space NK favorites in full or mini sizes from big names like La Mer, Olaplex, Rose Inc, Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant and Charlotte Tilbury to name a handful. A few stars? Must have Ultra Violette SPF 50+ Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Sunscreen (full size); a full-size Medik8 Crystal Retinol 3; and a Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Color Matte in Au Naturel format. In addition to the £43 price reduction on this calendar, it’s worth 172 NDULGE points (the Space NK loyalty program), which means £10 off your next Space NK purchase. That’s called a nice incentive…
Fortnum Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £245 (worth £844) from Fortnum & Mason
Worth £844 at Fortnum & Mason
Enjoy 25 days of premium skincare, haircare, fragrance, bath, body and wellness surprises from luxury names like Aromatherapy Associates, Cult51, Escentric Molecules. Oh, and 22 of them will also be full size. Want a preview? You twisted our arm: Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Fragrance 30ml; Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil 55ml; Cult51 Night Cream 50ml; Acqua di Parma Colonia Body Lotion 75ml and Fortnum Four Seasons Spiced Christmas Votive Candle 75g are just five of the treats waiting in those mint green magic drawers. If you’re looking for a bit of luxury, it doesn’t get any better than Fortnum & Mason.
Cult Beauty Advent Calendar | £235 (worth over £1000) from Cult Beauty
Worth £1000 at Cult Beauty
The brand says this 37-piece calendar is in a class of its own, and we’d agree. Because it’s not only full of surprises from Augustinus Bader, Color Wow and Dr Dennis Gross, but by buying it, you’re helping others and the planet. A whopping £75,000 from calendar sales will go to Mental Health UK. And Cult Beauty will also plant a tree for every Advent Calendar sold. Now on to the serious beauty stuff: some of the 13 full-size must-haves include Farmacy’s Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturizer; Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Perfume Oil; Ren Brightening eye cream for dark circles. Oh, and for a limited time, you can earn two Status Points for every £1 you spend. And for every £50 spent, you’ll earn a £5 reward to use towards your next transport (meaning that purchase will earn you £20 towards your next purchase). What a hassle-free purchase…
Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £245 (worth £1065) from Liberty
Worth £1,065 at Freedom
A carefully curated selection of 30 of Liberty Beauty Buyers favourites, this is the most expensive advent deal ever from the iconic store and features cult buys, niche names and new launches. Some of the 20 full-size offerings include: Le Labo Thé Matcha 26 EDP; Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum and Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. And – drum roll please – five calendars contain a hidden Golden Ticket in one of the drawers. If that’s you, that’s the equivalent of £1,000 to spend at Liberty. The. Dreaming.
Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £260 (worth £1011) from Net-a-Porter
Worth £1,011 at Net-A-Porter
Showcasing the brand’s 2022 beauty heroes, this dreamy calendar features everything from hair fragrance, to luxe skin and body care, and the beauty tools you’ll soon be unable to live without. Whether it’s lymphatic drainage via Face Gym’s Multi-Sculpt High Performance Gua Sha or a lift that lasts with favorite makeup artist, Relevée Lash Curler from Surratt Beauty; a serious glow with Westman Atelier’s Lit Up Highlight Stick, or fend off free radicals for beautiful skin with Dr. Barbara Sturm’s The Good C Serum; you’ll find everything you need for a head-to-toe glow in this gorgeous gift collection.