The best beauty advent calendars of 2023 are here and already available to buy

We've compiled the best beauty advent calendars 2023 has to offer, from Charlotte Tilbury to Liberty London

collage of three of the best beauty advent calendars 2023
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Cast your minds back a few years and the best beauty advent calendars were hot property. Sometimes selling out quicker than you could say "what's behind door 24?", it wasn't unheard of for these money-saving bundles to cause queues outside department stores on the day of launch (we're looking at you, Liberty London).

Thankfully, cottoning onto beauty shoppers' demand, brands no longer make quite such limited supplies of their coveted calendars – though that's not to say they don't still sell out year after year. If you have your eye on a particular brand, it's always smart to make a note of its on-sale date to avoid disappointment. 

There are really two routes you can go down when selecting one; either look to a specific brand you love – Charlotte Tilbury, Kiehl's, or MAC, for example – to get your hands on a selection of their much-loved miniature and full-size products, perhaps sprinkled with a few limited edition treats. Or, go for a department store or e-tailer (Space NK, Cult Beauty, Selfridges and co), to get a mixture of iconic products across makeup, haircare, skincare, and even the best perfumes for women. Something you love is almost guaranteed to be in there, but it's also a great way to discover new beauty favourites - meaning it's also a perfect beauty gift idea

Some people are of the opinion that it's never too early to start thinking about the holidays, and we think that's certainly true in the case of beauty advent calendars. Ahead are some of the best buys for 2023, and most are already on sale. 

The best beauty advent calendars for 2023

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What are the most popular beauty advent calendars every year?

All of the calendars included in our round-up are very popular choices, so it's difficult to pinpoint which are the most popular, officially. However, some very popular examples include well-loved makeup brands like Charlotte Tilbury and MAC Cosmetics, and department store offerings from Liberty London, Space NK, and John Lewis.

Which beauty advent calendars are set to sell out in 2023?

Every beauty advent calendar has the chance of selling out, but a few particular standouts that are almost guaranteed to sell out completely include Space NK, No7, Cult Beauty, and Liberty London. Remember that beauty advent calendars are limited edition – once they're gone, they're gone!

Which is the most expensive beauty advent calendar this year?

As the details of 2023 calendars are still being drip-fed, it's not possible to know which is the most expensive just yet. However, it's worth noting that fragrance brands' calendars do tend to come with heftier price tags due to the contents – Jo Malone London's costs £350 this year, for example.

View the latest John Lewis discount codes from woman&home's voucher team to get some money off your Christmas purchases.

Lucy Abbersteen

Lucy is a UK-based beauty journalist who has written for titles including Marie Claire, Glamour and OK!, as well as contributing to woman&home. Her work covers everything from expert skin and haircare advice to beauty trends and reviews of the latest products. During her career she regularly speaks to the industry's leading hairdressers, dermatologists and make-up artists, has covered backstage at London Fashion Week and interviewed many a celeb about their beauty routine.

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