37 of the best beauty advent calendars 2022 from No7, Cult Beauty and more

Swap chocolate for skin-care luxuries this December!

collage of the best beauty advent calendars in 2022 from Cult Beauty, Sephora, John lewis and Charlotte Tilbury
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Yes, it's nearly that time of year again - which is why we've rounded up the best beauty advent calendars for 2022 to help you countdown to Christmas in style.

It certainly seems there's a calendar for everyone this year, with classic chocolate advent calendars available for dad and fabulous toy advent calendars for kids. As for us girls, we're rather hoping to get our hands on one of these extra special beauty advents or perfume advent calendars that's packed full of sumptuous skin care, makeup must-haves and hero hair products.

The trend for non chocolate advent calendars has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years and the beauty industry has paid attention. Fans of cult brands like Liz Earle, Jo Malone and Clarins have been treated to 25 days of their go-to goodies. Whilst others haven't been able to resist the No7 beauty advent calender or the popular M&S beauty advent calendar- due their great price and products inside. Eager to please all, we've scoured the web and collated a mix of our favourites to add to your basket today. But before you splash the cash, our Senior Beauty Editor Rhiannon Derbyshire has shared some top tips to ensure you're getting a real beauty deal:

"Beauty advent calendars can be a great money-saver but I'm quite wary of how expensive they can be, for a quite unpredictable mix of products," she says. "If you're a huge fan of a brand and 80% of their products, it definitely makes sense to buy a calendar that'll likely feature a lot of the heroes. Do your research before buying - is the calendar really worth the money? Are the products full-sized or minis? Are they really useable items, or just make-up in strange colours that the warehouse can't shift? A healthy bit of cynicism is essential in the beauty world - especially when it comes to expensive, trend-led items."

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Where to buy the best beauty advent calendars in 2022

Best beauty advent calendars in 2022

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1. Body Shop Advent Calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: from 23
RRP: from £55

Reasons to buy

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Three different options available to suit all budgets
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Can get up to 25 products

Reasons to avoid

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A lot of the products are mini sized
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Only Body Shop products

With three different options available, Body Shop have a beauty advent calendar to suit every budget. The cheapest option is £55, worth £89.50, the medium size is £95 and worth £159 and the largest comes in at £145, packed with £219 worth of goodies.

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2. John Lewis advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 27
RRP: £179

Reasons to buy

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Range of brands and products
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Over £770 worth of goodies for £179

Reasons to avoid

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13 of the 27 products are mini size

Featuring full-size favourites from Olaplex, Charlotte Tilbury and Sunday Riley, John Lewis' calendar has been designed to offer you a number of beauty rituals including a full skincare regime, a versatile makeup look, a moment of calm, some hair essentials and three iconic fragrances. And hidden inside door 25, 10 lucky customers will be in with the chance of winning a £500 gift voucher to spend at John Lewis.

Cult Beauty beauty advent calendar 2022

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3. Cult Beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 37
RRP: £235

Reasons to buy

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More products than your average beauty advent calendar (37 items)
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Variety of products from different beauty brands
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Luxury beauty brands included - Charlotte Tilbury, Laura Mercier and Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare just a few to mention

Reasons to avoid

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Of the 37 items, 24 are mini-sized

Cult Beauty and their annual beauty advent calendar is something that needs no introduction. Beauty obsessives will no doubt already be familiar with the website's luxe festive offering, which every year is packed full of in-the-know brands and 'cult' products. 2022's advent proves to be no different, overflowing with 37 goodies to unwrap in the build-up to Christmas. We're talking a Charlotte Tilbury eyeshadow palette and the highly praised Hourglass Extreme Lash Mascara, plus Sunday Riley's  (full size) Vitamin C Brightening Serum - one of the best vitamin C serums on today's market. If that's not enough there's also three Golden Tickets hidden in the calendar - which if found mean over 1,000 Cult Beauty pounds for the lucky recipient.

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4. Look Fantastic advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 26
RRP: £95

Reasons to buy

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Range of brands
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Cheaper than lots of other beauty advent calendars

Reasons to avoid

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Lots of the products are mini sized

Packed full of beauty treats worth over £500, this is LOOKFANTASTIC's most luxurious advent calendar to date - and you're getting a saving of over £400. It contains 26 products including Rituals Ayurveda Mini Diffuser, ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Moisturiser, Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub and much more.

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5. Mac advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 24
RRP: £164

Reasons to buy

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16 of the 24 products are full sized
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Comes in a keep-forever box

Reasons to avoid

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You can only buy three per customer

Worth over £405, this limited-edition 2022 Advent Calendar is bursting with 24 indulgent treats including best-sellers such as the new MACStack Mascara and Love Me Liquid Lipcolour. Comes in a keep-forever box, wrapped in bubbles and bows.

Rituals beauty advent calendar 2022

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6. Rituals beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 24
RRP: £74.50

Reasons to buy

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Some of the best-selling beauty products on the market
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Good range of products - body and skin care, home fragrance, bath goodies

Reasons to avoid

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Majority are mini-sized items

Known for some of the best-smelling and silky-smooth-feeling body and skincare around, Rituals' beauty calendar is at the top of our Christmas wish list - and this year there's 3 to choose from (2D, 3D and Premium). We've focused on the 2D advent which has everything from shower-time staples and nifty nail care to three scented candles and a Lluxe body oil. It's safe to say you'll be feeling a million dollars come Christmas morning.

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7. Jo Malone advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £350

Reasons to buy

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A range of signature Jo Malone fragrances

Reasons to avoid

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Lack of variety of products
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Most of the products are mini sized

Fill your December with 25 days of classic Jo Malone scented treats. In this luxurious calendar you can expect mood-boosting home fragrances, popular colognes in miniature, seasonal adornments and a couple of full-sized surprises!

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8. Glossybox advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 28
RRP: £99

Reasons to buy

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Saving of over £300
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Range of brands and products

Reasons to avoid

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14 of the 28 products are mini sized

Worth a whopping £443, this advent calendar features 28 products from brands including REFY, Glossier, Rituals, P Louise and Milk. Plus, if you're a subscriber, you can get the advent calendar for just £85! And Glossybox fans certainly haven't been disappointed with the offerings either. "I love this advent calendar. It has so many nice things that I will definitely enjoy using them. I think it is as good as the one from last year and a little bit better," wrote one reviewer.

Marks and Spencer beauty advent calendar 2022

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9. M&S beauty advent calendar 2022

Specifications

Number of products: 25
RRP: £40 (when you spend £30 instore/online)

Reasons to buy

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Yours for £40 - contents worth £300
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Good mix of brands such as Clinique, Eyeko

Reasons to avoid

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Whilst it's labelled as £40, you'll have to actually spend £70 to get it (e.g. spending an extra £30 on home, beauty and clothing)

M&S's beauty team have cherry picked the best of the best for their 2022 beauty advent. This year's stunning selection contains 25 products (including 7 full-sized items) from the retailer's beauty range. Expect treats for the face, body and bath ready to unwrap - such as Clinique's High Impact Mascara and a REN Radiance Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream, plus fresh scents by Shay & Blue.

No 7 beauty advent calendar 2022

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10. No7 beauty advent calendar 2022