The Best Beauty Advent Calendars You Can Buy In 2022

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It may only be November, but this year's advent calendars have already been released. Of course, there's nothing wrong with a classic chocolate advent calendar, but if you're a bit of a makeup fanatic (no judgment), a beauty advent calendar is an ideal way to both stock up on some old faves and try some new products. Who says you can't have both, anyway? 

It isn't just beauty, either. Advent calendars have taken on a life of their own in the past few years, with calendars now including products like jewelry and adult toys (via Glamour). You can even make your morning drink more exciting with calendars that contain matcha, tea, and other beverages (via Town&Country).

However, beauty is by far one of the most popular categories, and unlike Chanel's recent advent calendar disaster, the advent calendars below are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. There's something for everyone, from lip kits to eyeshadows, meaning your makeup kit will be replenished just in time for the New Year to begin. 

This calendar is a good option if you want to try out some best sellers

Affordable, cute, and full of best-selling products, the Sincerely Yours, Beauty Advent Calendar from Benefit Cosmetics is a great pick if you don't want to break the bank this festive season. Priced at $65, it contains 12 well-known products (per ELLE). You can expect to see classics like The Porefessional Primer and Hoola Bronzer, among others. Plus, the mini sizes make it a great way to try out some Benefit products before fully committing. 

If you want to stock up on essentials, this calendar is ideal

If you're a fan of Sephora Collection products, the Sephora Wishing You Advent Calendar is the calendar for you. Priced at $45 but worth $105, it's a great choice for a little pick-me-up in the run-up to Christmas. Per She Knows, the calendar comes with 24 products and is packed full of makeup, beauty tools, and skincare. Out of the 24 products included, 15 are full-size, meaning you'll get even more for your money.

This calendar has you covered for the holiday season

NYX has long been known for its reasonably priced but high quality makeup products, and we wouldn't expect anything less from its advent calendar. Costing $65, the NYX Holiday 24 Day Advent Calendar features a mix of products, from NYX lip products that are perfect for the holiday party season to setting sprays that will finish your look perfectly (via ELLE). NYX describes the calendar as full of "fan-favorite products," so it's also a good way to stock up on your faves. 

This calendar has something for everyone

One of three advent calendars by Macy's, the 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is by far the grandest, per Hello! Priced at $99 but valued at $277, its red and gold packaging will look gorgeous on your mantlepiece. It includes beauty stalwarts like Urban Decay and bareMinerals, as well as iconic skincare brands like Kiehl's, First Aid Beauty, and many more. There are also some in-demand high-value products included, like the miniature Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Synchronized Multi-Recovery Complex.

Beauty isn't all about hair and makeup, as proved by this calendar

Not wanting to try out any new makeup? No worries — OPI has you covered. The popular nail polish brand's advent calendar, named the Holiday '22 Nail Lacquer Mini 25 Piece Advent Calendar, costs $80 and contains 25 mini polishes. From classic holiday reds to stunning glittery jewel tones, it will seriously level up your nail polish collection. Though it is an advent calendar, it would be a good gift for nail polish obsessives, too. After all, you can never have too many shades. 

The lavish packaging of this calendar makes it feel like even more of a treat

The best thing about the MAC Bursting with Surprises Advent Calendar is that it comes with 16 full-size products alongside eight minis (via Cosmopolitan). Valued at $475, it costs over $200 less at $195. You can get your hands on cult classic MAC products like their lipsticks and primer, as well as some ones you may have been wanting to try. The gorgeous box this calendar is housed in can also be repurposed as a storage space for your perfumes or other cosmetics once you have unboxed all the goodies.

Clean beauty fans won't be left out of the calendar craze this year, either

Pioneering the clean beauty game, bareMinerals proves you can stick to your principles and still look amazing. Their Clean Beauty Countdown 12-Day Advent Calendar has, you guessed it, 12 products, and is priced at $105. The value is $242, so while it isn't a crazy saving, you'll still be over $100 better off. Inside, you'll find skincare products for your eyes and face, plus makeup essentials like lipstick and mascara. There are five full-size products included.

This advent calendar makes for the perfect under-the-tree gift

Calling all Kylie Cosmetics stans! The 12 Days of Kylie Advent Calendar has arrived. Its rich red packaging is Christmas personified, and the box can also be reused for storage purposes. It's an investment at $180, but nine out of the 12 products are full-size. Each day you'll open everything from Kylie lip products (of course) to skincare and beauty tools (via ELLE). However, we can't guarantee your holidays will be quite as glam as the Kardashian celebrations even after using the products.

This advent calendar will infuse some luxury in the lead up to Christmas

Last but certainly not least is the Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar. Costing $320 but valued at a staggering total of over $1,000, Liberty has described the calendar as its "highest-value ever." Taking inspiration from the silhouette of its flagship London store, the calendar itself is beautifully decorated. It contains 30 products from the likes of Aveda, Sunday Riley, and Le Labo, 20 of which are full-size, making it a luxe treat to both look at and unbox (via Refinery29). Even more exciting is the golden ticket hidden in five of the calendars, which will give you £1000 to spend at Liberty.