Advent calendar season is fast approaching and it’s almost time to see what’s behind those mystery doors! If you’re a beauty lover looking to treat yourself this Christmas, or you’re thinking about what to gift a beauty lover in your life, you might want to keep on scrolling!

Beauty calendars usually fly off the shelves. They are a brilliant way to try an array of products from a brand (or multiple) for the best value, many including full sized and generous tester sizes so you can try before you buy into the full size. I thought I would do the hunting for you and so I have pulled together what I believe to be the best picks of the year!

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Mixed Brands


RRP £235, worth over £1,000

Behind 25 doors you will find 33 luxury beauty products from Space NK’s best selling brands. Brilliant value for money that includes some favourite products of mine including Kate Somerville goat milk cleanser, Tatcha dewy skin mist, Leneige lip mask, Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette, Colorwow dream coat to name a few.


RRP £225, worth over £1,000

A highly anticipated beauty calendar every year in the industry. Fantastic value for money that contains an edit of 39 products including 20 full sizes!

A mixture of Cult Beauty’s best selling brands and hero products across makeup, skincare and beauty. Some favourites of mine including Natasha Denona, Ouai, Augustinus Badar, Olaplex, Benefit, REN.


RRP £230, worth over £685

For the beauty loving men in your lives. Packed with a luxury selection of 25 men’s grooming must-haves and Liberty favourites. Though we don’t like to label beauty over here, so this would make a fitting gift for anyone who loves Liberty and the brands featured, or takes pride in their skincare and wellness!

By Brand


RRP £160, saving £65

Charlotte Tilbury fans are bound to love this little chest of secrets! Equipped with 12 drawers packed with a premium selection of fan favourites. Containing minis that are great for travel or on the go, as well as being a great introduction to the brand!


RRP £250, worth £398

This super chic beauty calendar reveals 5 deluxe full-sized and 18 miniature products and an additional gift to surprise you! Featuring an array of their best selling lipstick formulas ranging from universally flattering nudes to bold reds, as well as other makeup, skincare and fragrance favourites!


RRP £395, worth £565

I was lucky enough to receive last years Penhaligons calendar in the post and I would look forward to opening it each day to discover a new scent! The festive and fun play on a calendar allows you to try out fragrances that you maybe wouldn’t gravitate towards. I definitely found some new favourites but if they aren’t all to your taste, it’s always lovely to share with loved ones!


RRP £270, worth over £450

Armani Beauty invites you to explore their beauty and fragrance icons in this exclusive advent calendar. Discover 24 of Mr Armani’s most iconic products. 12 full sized and 12 minis; including Si Eau de Parfum, Lip Power #400 and the My Way Eau de Parfum. As well as some of my favourite makeup products including the eye tints and fluid sheer.

Plus my LookFantastic discount code will save you some extra pennies! Enter LFTFELLISE at checkout.


RRP £82, worth £129

This is certainly one for the skincare lovers! Indulge in a beautiful selection of Nuxe skincare products in the lead up to Christmas. Behind each of the 24 doors you can find products from across their lines, including 4 of their iconic multi-use Huile Prodigieuse dry oils.

Plus my LookFantastic discount code will save you some extra pennies! Enter LFTFELLISE at checkout.


RRP £189, worth £551

Another skincare advent calendar for face and body, this limited edition skincare wellness advent calendar boasts 25 of Elemis’s fan-favourite products. Including favourites of my own such as the iconic cleansing balm to effortlessly remove even the most stubborn of makeup, as well as the pro-collagen marine cream, superfood facial oil to name a few!


Beauty Advent Calendar Edit 2023

November 10, 2023

Beauty & Skincare