MAC Advent calendar 2023 contents

Everything you need to know about 2024 MAC Advent Calendar

11th March 2024 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

The 2024 MAC Advent Calendar waitlist is now open – keep reading to join the list and learn about last year’s version ahead of this year’s announcement


The MAC Advent Calendar 2023 summary is as follows:

Price: £170

Worth: £485

Release date: Available now

Size: 25 days, 25 products – 21 full-size, 4 travel-size

UPDATE: The MAC Advent Calendar may have sold out, and there is no sign of it coming back in stock, but the brand has launched its MAC Mystery Bag.

It costs £45 but is worth £159 and contains seven MAC makeup favourites for your eyes, lips, and face.

The only product we know for definite is inside the bag is a full-sized lipstick in the neutral shade Hug Me.

However, looking at the silhouettes and swatches, it also appears to contain the MAC Stack mascara – one of the best MAC mascaras we’ve used; a full-size Ruby Woo lipstick, and the Brushstroke eyeliner.

These bags are only available for a limited time but they make a great gift, for a loved one or even yourself, so if you want to get your hands on it, we recommend you be quick!


UPDATE: The 2023 MAC Advent Calendar has completely sold out but the waitlist for the 2024 version is already open.

You can sign up for the waitlist here, or keep reading to learn what was in last year’s calendar ahead of this year’s official announcement.


The MAC Advent Calendar is back for 2023!

It’s full of MAC bestsellers including the products from its HyperReal collection, lipsticks, mascara and more, and 21 of the products are full-size.

The MAC calendar is a sell-out every year so if you want to be in with a chance of getting hold of it, we highly recommend grabbing it ASAP.

You can buy the calendar by clicking the link below, or keep reading to find out what’s inside.

P.s If you don’t like the look of the MAC Advent Calendar, the Sephora Advent Calendar has dropped on the same day.

It’s more expensive – at £189 – but is worth almost three times as much and contains 36 products, 23 of which are full-size!

Sadly none of them are MAC products but in our view, Sephora may be better value.

Want more MAC? Get up to 50% off MAC makeup in the MAC Factory Outlet

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MAC Advent Calendar 2023

MAC Advent Calendar release date and priceMAC
  • MAC advent calendar 2023 price: £170
  • MAC advent calendar 2023 value: £485
  • Size: 25 days, 25 products – 21 full-size, 4 travel-size
  • MAC Advent Calendar 2023 release date: Available now
  • What is in the MAC Advent Calendar 2023: See below for what’s inside the 2023 MAC Advent Calendar.
  • Where to buy: MAC | Selfridges

What is in the MAC Advent Calendar 2023 contents?

@victoria_woolly_web I wasn’t overly impressed with last year’s MAC Advent Calendar as it had a lot of single eyeshadows and mini lipsticks. This year, however, it’s MUCH better. There are 24 doors and 21 full-size products including the MACStack Mascara and the Teddy 2.0 lipstick. The 2023 MAC Advent Calendar costs £170 but is worth £485. The only annoying thing is that the snowflake thing blocks some of the doors – granted it looks pretty though! #advent #adventcalendar #adventunboxing #Mac #macadventcalendar #macadvent #macstack #premiumadvent #luxuryadvent #adventcalendarreviews #adventreviews #kmacadventcalendar2023 #bestadventcalendar2023 #advent2023 #christmascalendar #christmas #countdowntochristmas ♬ Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms

The full list of what’s in the MAC Advent Calendar 2023 is below. If you want to learn more about each of these products, including what the shade names mean and how to use the skincare, jump to our MAC Advent Calendar Contents Deep Dive section further down this article.

  • Sheer Shine Lipstick – See Sheer
  • Sheer Shine Lipstick – Syrup
  • 2 Matte Lipsticks
  • MAC Lipstick – Velvet Teddy
  • Powder Kiss Liquid Lipstick – Devoted to Chili
  • MAC Brushstroke Eye Liner – Black
  • MAC HyperReal Serumizer
  • MAC HyperReal Canvas Balm
  • MAC Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick – Nice Spice
  • MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eyeliner – Incorruptible
  • MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eyeliner –Skip the Waitlist
  • Mini MACStack Mascara
  • MAC Lip Liner – Beet
  • MAC Lip Liner – Chicory
  • MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme – Incinerated
  • MAC Dazzleshadow Liquid Eyeshadow – Rayon Rays
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Rule
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Golden Orange Brown
  • MAC Lipglass – Bittersweet Me
  • MAC Paintpot – Painterly
  • MAC Mini Mirror

Advent Calendar 2023 Unboxing Videos

Last year we did a daily unboxing of a number of advent calendars and this year we’ve taken things up a notch. Ahead of the festive season, we’re unboxing some of the biggest advent calendars of the season so we can reveal which are worth the money, and which are worth avoiding.

Follow us on TikTok for updates and be the first to know, or check out our growing Advent 2023 playlist.

Alternatively, if you want to see what was in last year’s best beauty advent calendars you can find all of the videos in our Advent 2022 Playlist on TikTok. We’ve embedded one of the videos below to give you an idea of what to expect.

@victoria_woolly_web Day 8 of beauty advent calendar unboxing A full-size @augustinusbader cream from @cultbeauty and the @hourglasscosmetics Setting Powder from @spacenk are highlights for me I’ll be donating anything I don’t use to beauty banks and via the mamabella Reader Review panel #mamabella #advent #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar2022 #beautyunboxingvideo #adventcalendarunboxing #glossyboxadventcalendar #spacenkadventcalendar2022 #macadventcalendar2022 #thewhitecompanyadventcalendar ♬ original sound – Victoria Woollaston-

Are MAC Advent Calendars worth it?

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Whether or not the MAC advent calendar is worth it depends on your budget and how much of a MAC fan you are.

We’ve bought the MAC Calendar for the past two years and while £165+ is a lot of money to spend, the amount of products and the range is great. The least interesting items (in our opinion) are the MAC eyeshadows but we absolutely loved all the lipsticks we got last year. We discovered the MAC Cleansing Oil for the first time and were able to replace our lipstick primer.

The majority of products are travel-sized but there are a couple of full-sized items, and the price MAC Advent Calendar is worth it for that alone.

If you’re a fan of MAC products, you may find that you get a lot of products that you already own. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because you’ll have replacements for your current makeup, and you may discover new favourites, but it’s worth bearing in mind.

If you’re a MAC fan but can’t usually afford its range of products, this calendar is a fantastic way to get a bargain. Even if it doesn’t quite feel like it!

If you’re not a MAC fan, or you’d prefer to choose an advent calendar with a wider selection of brands, then this may not be the calendar for you.

The MAC Christmas Advent calendar is worth it if:

  • You love MAC products or have been wanting to try its bestselling items for a while
  • You have the budget to buy a mid-range advent calendar
  • You like single-brand calendars

The MAC Christmas Advent Calendar is not worth it if:

  • Your budget is tight
  • You like a mix of brands and products when buying advent calendars

MAC Advent Calendar 2023 Contents: Deep Dive

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If you’re not sure if the MAC Advent Calendar’s contents will suit your skin tone or needs, we’ve explained more about each product below.

  • Sheer Shine Lipstick – See Sheer: A sheer coral lipstick that adds a subtle pop of colour. Best suited for light to medium skin tones.
  • Sheer Shine Lipstick – Syrup: A sheer mauve-pink lipstick that provides a natural, glossy finish. Ideal for medium to dark skin tones and works well with brown or green eyes.
  • Matte lipstick – All Fired Up: A bright fuchsia matte lipstick that adds a bold pop of colour. Best suited for medium to dark skin tones.
  • Matte lipstick – Runway Hit: A light nude-pink matte lipstick that provides a subtle, natural look. Ideal for light to medium skin tones and works well with blue or grey eyes.
  • MAC Lipstick – Velvet Teddy: A deep-tone beige matte lipstick that is universally flattering but particularly complements medium skin tones.
  • Powder Kiss Liquid Lipstick – Devoted to Chili: A warm brick red with a soft-focus, moisture-matte finish. Suitable for all skin tones.
  • MAC Brushstroke Eye Liner – Black: A black liquid eyeliner with a precision brush for fine to thick lining.
  • MAC HyperReal Serumizer: A serum that provides a luminous finish. It’s great for normal, dull skin but may be too shiny for oily skin.
  • MAC HyperReal Canvas Balm: A balm that preps the skin for makeup application. Suitable for all skin types but is particularly good for dry skin or for use during the winter.
  • MAC Powder Kiss Velvet Blur Slim Stick – Nice Spice: A warm cinnamon brown with a soft matte finish. Best suited for medium to dark skin tones.
  • MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eyeliner – Incorruptible: A deep brown gel pencil eyeliner. Ideal for blue or green eyes.
  • MAC Colour Excess Gel Pencil Eyeliner – Skip the Waitlist: A vibrant blue gel pencil eyeliner. Best suited for brown or hazel eyes and light to medium skin tones.
  • Mini MACStack Mascara: A mini mascara designed for volume and length. You can see what we think of this mascara in our best MAC mascara guide.
  • MAC Lip Liner – Beet: A vivid reddish-pink lip liner. Complements cool undertones and works well with pink or red lipsticks.
  • MAC Lip Liner – Chicory: A brownish brick-red lip liner. Ideal for warm undertones and complements brown or nude lipsticks.
  • MAC Dazzleshadow Extreme – Incinerated: A metallic dark brown eyeshadow. Suitable for all skin tones and particularly good on blue or green eyes.
  • MAC Dazzleshadow Liquid Eyeshadow – Rayon Rays: A bronze liquid eyeshadow. Ideal for all skin tones and particularly complements brown or hazel eyes.
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Rule: A matte orange eyeshadow. Best suited for medium to dark skin tones and blue or green eyes.
  • MAC Eyeshadow – Golden Orange Brown: A shimmery golden orange-brown eyeshadow. Suitable for all skin tones and eye colours.
  • MAC Lipglass – Bittersweet Me: A deep brown lip gloss with high shine. Ideal for medium to dark skin tones.
  • MAC Paintpot – Painterly: A nude beige cream eyeshadow that can also act as a primer. Suitable for all skin tones and eye colours.

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We’ve started listing all the best beauty advent calendars 2023 on our advent calendar hub but you can also read about individual calendars via the clicks below.

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