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The must-have beauty holiday advent calendars

Makeup items scattered on a pink background

With Christmas just around the corner, what better way to start the countdown than with a beauty holiday advent calendar? A little beauty boost with your morning coffee is a lovely way to show yourself or a loved one some self-care in the run-up to the festive season.

But which one should I choose, we hear you ask?

We have done the research, so you don’t have to and found a wonderful selection of some of the best must-have beauty holiday advent calendars on the market ready for Christmas 2022.

(Please note, the majority of these advent calendars link through to Australian beauty websites with international delivery available.)

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me…an advent full of beauty!

There is an almost overwhelming selection of amazing holiday advent calendars available at the moment.

And so, to make things a little easier, we have selected a few of our favourites, each within different styles and budget ranges, to give you an idea of how you might want to spend your countdown to Christmas.

Get fancy


A beautifully designed pink advent calendar. Priced at $127, it’s on the lower end of the more expensive calendars and does not fail to deliver the goods. 

The calendar consists of multiple numbered boxes to open each day, each containing various travel and full-sized products to enjoy, all leading towards the final day when you get to unwrap the golden Eiffel Tower at the centre of the box for the ultimate beauty surprise. 

Fortnum and Mason

Fortnum and Mason’s beauty calendar, priced at $442, is one of the more expensive calendars but does not skimp on luxury. 

This gorgeous ornate turquoise calendar brings together different brands to offer you the ultimate Christmas beauty experience. With everything from face and hair care to bath scents and body fragrances, this is a truly special gift to give a loved one for the holiday season.

Liberty London

Priced at $485 with an overall product worth of $1923, this high-end beauty calendar is a lesson in true luxury. 

Adorned with a festive scene of the shop itself on the outside and a deep blue peacock feather interior, this calendar is a true treat. Each little drawer that is opened is home to a new surprise, containing a multitude of products from different brands. 

And that’s not all! A golden ticket has been hidden in five calendars, boasting a generous reward of £1000 Liberty spending funds…could you be one of the lucky winners?

Your favourite beauty brands


At $360, M.A.C’s lipstick-heavy advent calendar will cover all your festive looks! Mascara, powder and an assortment of M.A.C’s famous lipstick shades awaits whoever opens the drawers.


Benefit’s Sincerely Yours Beauty Advent Calendar Set, priced at $119, is a gorgeous choice for anyone wanting to build up the staples of their makeup bag or restock on some of their favourite products. 

With miniature versions of some of Benefit’s most popular products, including their renowned pore primers and mascaras, this Christmas treat will be used after the festivities have finished.

Charlotte Tilbury

With a name like Charlotte’s Diamond Chest of Beauty Stars, you know this calendar will be something special. Priced at $295, this is a fairly reasonable calendar for such a prominent brand. 

This calendar is kitted out with all the staples of a Charlotte Tilbury fanatic’s makeup bag, such as Wonderglow and Magic Cream, whilst also being home to five full-sized products, including Colour Chameleon, Magic Lip Oil, Matte Revolution, Brow Fix and Beauty Light Wand.

Natural vibes

The Body Shop

Looking for the perfect natural beauty gift for your planet-conscious pals? Look no further than The Body Shop’s Box of Wishes and Wonders Big Advent Calendar

At a more affordable $180, this 25-piece calendar holds a world of nature-friendly magic within its drawers. With all The Body Shops’ favourites, such as rich body butters and fragrant, invigorating body scraps and balms, this kit has it all. 

Not only that, but the box is reusable, made with Community Fair Trade recycled plastic, and supports waste pickers in Bengaluru, India. This is a beautifully thoughtful and planet-friendly gift for a loved one or just for yourself. 


With LUSH, what you see is what you get. Their cruelty-free and completely natural products make them a wonderfully reliable source of sustainable beauty products. 

This eclectic advent calendar is priced at A$368, making it a bit on the expensive side, but in our opinion, TOTALLY worth it! Bath bombs, soaps, lip scrubs, shower gels – all your festive LUSH favourites are in there, ready to take you into the holiday season with a burst of colour.

Have a passion for all things beauty?

Can’t wait to find beauty products in your stocking this Christmas? Have a love and passion for all things hair, makeup and nails? 

…Then, have you considered a career in the beauty industry – we bet you’d be amazing!

Enrolling in an online short makeup course at New Zealand Beauty School will equip you with all the tools and skills you will need to succeed in a career in the beauty industry, whichever beautiful path you take!

Our Certificate in Professional Makeup Artistry is completely online to allow you total flexibility in learning and also comes with a custom-designed kit containing everything you will need to complete your training, sent right to your front door. 

The kit will have all the necessary gear to aid you on your makeup artist journey, allowing you to experiment and explore from the comfort of your own home. You will learn all the classic tips, tricks and techniques, as well as starting to curate your branding and find where you fit in the beauty industry. 

With our friendly course advisors on hand to help you with any questions or queries you might have regarding your training, we are with you every step of the way.

Download our course brochures for further information about course content, modules and assessments, as well as access your learning online and what support you will receive from tutors.

We offer an interest-free payment plan, where you can pay your fees in instalments of a small amount per week, or you can receive a discount if you choose to pay your course fees upfront.

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