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The best, must-have beauty advent calendars of 2023

These limited-edition beauty advent calendars deserve a spot under your Christmas tree

Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, and this couldn't be more true for beauty lovers. As we count down the days until Santa Claus comes to town, beauty advent calendars make the wait worth our while.
Whether your chosen beauty advent calendar contains a limited-edition collection, fan-favourite products, or your next holy grail product, they're absolutely worth it. Why? Whether in 12 or 24-day increments, a beauty advent calendar is a cost-effective way to sample the best of beauty and skincare this 2023.
Read on to discover the most popular beauty advent calendars that deserve a spot under your Christmas tree or as a gift for a fellow beauty lover. Keep checking this article, because we're updating the list as more advent calendars are released. But be quick because these beauty advent calendars will be snapped up faster than you can say "ho, ho, ho".
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The best makeup and beauty advent calendars for 2023 in NZ

12 Days of Revlon Gift Set, $139.95, from Life Pharmacy

This highly versatile beauty advent calendar contains all your makeup favourites, from lustrous lipstick and illuminator to cream eyeshadow and bold mascara. Presented in a beautiful box, treat yourself or give the gift of 12 days of glam.

Holiday Countdown Gift Set, $500, from Estée Lauder

Luxuriate in a delightful treat for each day of the festive season, courtesy of the iconic New York beauty brand. Featuring 24 deluxe travel-size skincare, makeup and fragrance essentials, highlights from Estée Lauder's advent calendar include the powerful Advanced Night Repair Eye Supercharged Gel-Creme, Futurist Aqua Brilliance Watery Glow Primer, and the Sumptuous Extreme Lash Multiplying Volume Mascara.

Revolution X Willy Wonka 12 Days Advent Calendar, $131, from Pretty Little Thing

Give the gift of sweetly-scented makeup with this iconic Willy Wonka-themed beauty advent calendar. Inside you'll find a gold shimmery eyeshadow, candy-scented lip gloss, creamy warm-toned bronzer, and so much more. Here's to a sugary summer glow-up!

24 Days of Clinique, $350, from Adore Beauty

Clinique lovers, here's your chance to indulge in 24 skincare and makeup favourites from the luxury beauty brand. From a bestselling lip colour to a three-step skincare routine, you'll want to take this gift set everywhere you go, including on your summer holiday.

12 Days of Endota Advent Calendar, $171, from The Iconic

Invest in your skin and wellbeing with 12 most-loved products from luxury Australian spa Endota. Renowned for its natural, performance-based skincare range, the Endota advent calendar features everything from potent eye and sheet masks to hydrating moisturiser and hyaluronic lip treatment to ensure your visage is radiant and nourished over the silly season. If you or your giftee need some serious de-stressing after the year that's been, you'll be pleased to hear the gift set also includes a de-stress roll-on and Endota's signature essential oils blend for the ultimate in relaxation.

12 Days of Face, Body & Hair Mask Advent Calendar, $55, from Revolution Beauty

Do you love all things sheet masks? If so, this skincare-focused advent calendar is just the treat for you. Each day will have you open up a new luxurious mask or tool for your face, hair, or heels. It's a great price, and perfect for those desiring an all-over-glow this festive season.

24 Days of Fun Advent Calendar, $38, from Cosmetic Capital

This advent calendar is amazing value and truly provides 24 days of beautifying fun before the lead-up to Christmas. Whether you're after a new blush brush, some shimmer for your festive outings, or velvet matte lipstick for a luxe new look, this advent calendar will have you sporting a high-glamour, festive look just in time for New Year's Eve.

Peter Thomas Roth 12 Days of Holiday Glow calendar, $297.85, from Revolve

Packed with twelve days of premium skincare from the bestselling Peter Thomas Roth, give yourself or someone you love the gift of glowing holiday skin! Featuring full and deluxe sizes, the beauty advent calendar's skincare saviours include hydra-gel eye patches, a 24k gold face mask, hyaluronic moisturiser, retinol resurfacing serum, and much more.

Clarins 24 Day Beauty Advent Calendar, $280, from Selfridges

24 days of only the best skincare and makeup products await with the 2023 Clarins advent calendar. Treat yourself to an array of luxury products like night cream, shower milk, body scrub and more. This is the perfect travel set for beautification wherever you go.

Bobbi Brown 12 Days of Glow Advent Calendar, $405, from Selfridges

A gorgeous set stocked with 12 Bobbi Brown best sellers (including three full-sized products), give the gift of a glowing complexion and feel-good beauty. Highlights include the Vitamin Enriched Face Base for nourished, supple skin, the Pink Glow Highlighting Powder and the Bronze Shimmer Brick.

Sephora Collection The Future Is Yours Maxi Skincare Set, $105 from Sephora

Holidays are the perfect time to pamper your skin, and this limited-edition exclusive by Sephora Collection will provide you with much-needed rejuvenation, whether you've spent too much time in the sun or you need a little pick-me-up ahead of New Year's Eve. Featuring 20 products for the face, body and hair, sit back, relax, and let Sephora Collection work wonders.

Revolution Pro Miracle 12 Day Advent Calendar, $149, from ASOS

Tis the season to boost your beauty and skincare with the best new products and tools over 12 days. Beautifully presented in white and gold packaging, the Revolution Pro beauty advent calendar includes luxury vegan favourites like the Miracle Cream and Eye Cream, as well as new and exclusive lip care products and beauty tools. This is the perfect way to pamper yourself or a loved one.

By Terry Opulent Star Advent Calendar, $372, from Selfridges

Indulge in a vibrant 24 days with the coveted By Terry Christmas advent calendar. There are ten full-sized makeup and skincare must-haves, 12 travel minis, and two face and eye brushes. This is truly the best way possible to update your beauty cabinet, stat.

12 Day Final Countdown Advent Calendar, $71 (usually $262), from Cosmetic Capital

Starting on 13 December, this calendar will ensure you're treated to 12 days of beauty and skincare goodies. Whether you want to pamper yourself with a L'Oreal sheet mask or try out a summery eyeshadow palette from Maybelline, treat yourself or someone you love and look your best come Christmas day.

25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar, $105, from Revolution Beauty

Is your beauty bag in need of an overhaul? This glam-worthy makeup advent calendar has everything you need to refresh your look, from blush, brow gel, lip liner and eyeshadow, to must-have tools like a sponge, fluffy eye brush, and powder puff. We highly recommend you snap this advent calendar up before it sells out, and we're just as amazed as you are about how good the price is.

The World of La Mer Advent Calendar, $975, from Selfridges

This is possibly the most cost-effective way to get your hands on La Mer's coveted skincare. Over 12 days, you'll have the great pleasure of indulging in silky serums, sumptuous creams, a revitalising mask, and so much more. Go on, treat yourself.

24 Day Luxury Advent Calendar, $120 (usually $395), from Cosmetic Capital

Australian beauty hub Cosmetic Capital has done it again with its luxury beauty advent calendar that boasts everything from primers and palettes to skincare masks from favourite brands like Sukin, NYX, Marc Anthony and Revlon. Currently on sale for a mere $120, this calendar is great value for money. It's a gift that'll keep giving well after the 24 days are over.

Emily in Paris 12 Jours de Paris Advent Calendar, $87, from Revolution Beauty

Are you an Emily in Paris fan? Look no further than this snazzy makeup advent calendar. It includes everything Emily (and Camille) would need to run around Paris while looking glam, including mascara, shimmer fixing spray, matt lipstick, false lashes, and so much more. The shades on offer come in versatile hues, making it the best way to master the chic French girl aesthetic. Even better, the travel sized products will have you embarking on your summer holiday in style.

Armani Advent Calendar, $556, from LookFantastic

The luxurious Armani Advent Calendar includes iconic perfumes, lipsticks, eye shadow, and more, a coveted advent calendar that'll make for a treasured Christmas gift. Worth over $900, this calendar is already trending, so get in quick.

Beauty Advent Calendar 2022, $609 from Liberty

Worth a whopping $2125, Liberty's long-awaited lineup of beauty products is better than ever before. This year, get your hands on 30 of the brand's must-have beauty buys. 20 of the products on offer are full-size, and the advent calendar includes brands like Augustine Bader, Sunday Riley, Rose Inc and Le Labo. To add even more excitement, a Golden Ticket is hidden inside one of the drawers in five calendars, rewarding the lucky winner with £1000 to spend at Liberty in London. And if you're after the men's version of the exclusive calendar, check it out here.

The Ultimate Gift Set, $803 from Net-A-Porter

One of the most popular beauty gift set offerings, Net-A-Porter is known for hosting the very best brands in its limited edition holiday advent calendar. The lucky owners of this calendar will get their hands on 15 full-sizes and minis, from the likes of Pat McGrath, Westman Atelier, Dr. Barbara Sturm, Charlotte Tilbury and 111Skin. You'll also find beautiful jewellery and more. The set is presented in a lantern-shaped box illuminated with LED lights that doubles as a festive lamp.

Dr. Barbara Sturm Advent calendar, $1,111.96, from Revolve

This beautifully decorative advent calendar is a two-tier showcase of Dr. Barbara Sturm's top products and brand new innovations. Featuring a multitude of potent hydrating and anti-ageing serums and creams, not to mention the oh-so-popular revitalising glow drops, invest in your skin this December and beyond.

The Essential Edit, $162, from The Iconic

It's not an advent calendar, but if you want to overhaul your daily skincare routine, The Iconic's full size six-product edit is just the thing for you. The Essential Edit includes everything you need to cleanse, brighten, hydrate, moisturise, and more and includes some of the retailer's most popular beauty brands like The Ordinary, Ultra Violette and Clinique. If you've been wanting to invest in an effective daily skincare routine, this is a must-have set.