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34 best beauty advent calendars of 2023 – some of which you can *already* shop

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Best Beauty Advent Calendars 2023 To Have On Your Radar

Whether you're considering getting one for yourself, a friend or a relative, beauty advent calendars make the best Christmas gifts to add to anyone's wishlist, period. I mean, nothing really beats counting down to December 25th by opening luxe body care, skincare, makeup and fragrance goodies every morning for a whole month.

When do beauty advent calendars go on sale in 2023?

It might be the beginning of September, but several retailers have just opened their waiting lists and some are already available to shop. So far, that list includes Cult Beauty, Liberty, LookFantastic, Anthropologie, Charlotte Tilbury, Sisley and ESPA. Naturally, we expect a looot more options to go live the closer we get to December.

What are some of the items that are in a beauty advent calendar?

Everything from facial serums, moisturisers, perfumes, nail polishes, lipsticks, bronzers, blushes, body butters, bath goodies, eyeshadow palettes and more. From trending bits to newer launches from 2023 and all-time classics.

Which brands have the best beauty advent calendar?

Last year, we saw a good line-up of beauty brands dropping their advent calendars. That included everyone from Harvey Nichols, Jo Malone, LookFantastic, Liz Earle, L’Occitane, Clarins, Lumene, By Terry, Aveda, Diptyque, MAC, Selfridges, House of Fraser, Charlotte Tilbury, John Lewis, Glossybox, ASOS and Dr. Barbara Sturm and many, many more. In fact, in 2022 we spotted over 85 options, so it's more than reasonable to expect 2023 to be even more epic this time round. All included iconic brands such as MAC, Origins, Le Labo, Elemis and more.

Each advent calendar contains up to 25 (and in some cases over 30) of their bestselling and most viral beauty treats (which, if purchased separately, would cost a whole lot more than the total calendar price). Think: toners, moisturisers, eye masks, vitamin C serums, shower gels, mascaras, face masks and eyeshadow palettes.

"What is the best beauty advent calendar on the market?" - is something that we get asked on a daily basis. Long story short – it totally depends on the brands you love and the kinds of products you’re after (retinol serum and cleanser or a whole bunch of colour cosmetics?). Sephora Beauty Advent Calendar was definitely one that a lot of people got excited about most, and for a good reason.

For more from Glamour UK Commerce Writer Denise Primbet, follow her on Twitter @deniseprimbet and Instagram @deniseprimbet.

Ahead, the best beauty advent calendars in 2023 that are already available to shop or pre-order, plus a few of our faves from 2022…