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Makeup advent calendars 2023 UK: What’s inside the best cheap and luxury makeup calendars

8th February 2024 | Author: Victoria Woollaston-Webber

In our best makeup advent calendar 2023 guide, we’ve listed the calendars that contain makeup and tools for a range of budgets – from cheap up to premium

While there is a growing number of beauty advent calendars each year, the vast majority sell a mix of skincare, makeup, hair care, tools and more.

This is great if you’re looking to get a range of products for different needs, but if you’re only interested in makeup or looking to only increase your makeup collection, then it can be better to buy a dedicated makeup advent calendar.

Makeup advent calendars only contain makeup products and tools, or they contain makeup with the odd skincare product thrown in for good measure.

We’ve previously listed the best skincare advent calendars and the best advent calendars as well as our main beauty advent calendar hub.

And now we’ve handpicked what we consider to be the best makeup advent calendars.

Our 2023 Advent Calendar Unboxing videos are starting to go live on TikTok – CLICK HERE FOR THE 2023 ADVENT PLAYLIST

Best Makeup Advent Calendars 2023 UK

Below we’ve listed what we know about the best makeup advent calendars 2023 in the UK.

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These makeup calendars are either dedicated exclusively to makeup and tools, or the vast majority of their contents are makeup with the odd skincare product thrown in.

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♥︎ MAC Cosmetics Advent Calendar 2023 

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  • Price: £170
  • Value: £468
  • Release date: 20 September (waitlist); 25 September (general sale)
  • Size: 25 days – 21 products are full-sized
  • Where to buy: MAC

What’s inside the 2023 MAC Advent Calendar? 

The MAC advent calendar 2023 contains 21 MAC favourites, including MAC Lipsticks, the MACStack Mascara, its new HyperReal Skincare, and more. See the full list of what is in the MAC Advent Calendar 2023 here or watch our unboxing video below.

@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

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♥︎ Revolution Advent Calendar 2023

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  • Price: £48
  • Worth: £96
  • Release date: 1 September
  • Where to buy: Revolution

What’s inside the Makeup Revolution advent calendar 2023 contents?

The 2023 Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar contains 25 makeup products and tools. This includes eyeshadows and brushes, liner, contour, brow and eye pencils, powder puff, and a full-sized Reloaded Palette. In fact, 20 of these products in this makeup advent calendar are full size.

See the full list of what’s inside the Revolution Advent Calendar 2023 here or discover more of the best cheap advent calendars 2023 here.

@victoria_woolly_web 🎁 The first of this year’s advent calendar unboxing videos is of the @REVOLUTION 25 Days of Glam calendar. 25 doors, 25 products including a full-size Reloaded Pink Prosecco eyeshadow palette for £48. It’s worth £96! Let me know if you want something in particular from these videos – product names, longer unboxing, testing the products on my skin etc? I want to make sure these videos are useful 😌 Benefit, Lush and Fortnum and Mason advent calendar unboxing are coming soon 🎄 #mamabella #revolution #makeuprevolution #advent #adventcalendar #adventcalendar2023 #christmascalendar #unboxing #unboxingvideo #adventunboxing #makeupadventcalendar #cheapadventcalendar ♬ Christmas Music – Memusic

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♥︎ Revolution Emily In Paris Advent Calendar 2023

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  • Price: £40
  • Release date: Available now
  • Where to buy: Revolution

What’s inside the Makeup Revolution Emily In Paris Advent calendar 2023 contents?

The 2023 Revolution Emily in Paris Advent Calendar contains 12 Makeup Revolution products inspired by the Netflix series. You can see the full list of what’s inside the Revolution Emily In Paris Advent Calendar 2023 here, or discover more of the best cheap advent calendars 2023 here.

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♥︎ Sculpted by Aimee Advent Calendar 2023

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  • Price: £80
  • Worth: £150
  • Size: 12 days, 12 products
  • Release date: 4 October
  • Where to buy: Sculpted by Aimee

What’s inside the Sculpted by Aimee advent calendar 2023 contents?

  • Beauty Base Protect
  • Black/Brown Eyeliner Duo
  • Body Base
  • CloudCream
  • Cream Luxe Blush Blossom
  • Fresh Faced
  • Hydrate & Hold
  • Liquid Lights Bronze Glow
  • Mini Beauty Base Protect
  • Mini Body Base
  • Mini CloudCream
  • Mini Fresh Faced
  • Mini Hydrate & Hold
  • Mini Velvet Veil
  • Set & Perfect Mini Brush
  • Shimmer Shadow
  • Velvet Veil

♥︎ W7 Advent Calendar 2023 

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  • Price: £19.95
  • Release date: On sale now
  • Size: 24 days
  • Where to buy: Amazon

What’s inside the 2023 W7 Advent Calendar Contents? 

The 2023 W7 advent calendar is full of makeup and accessories, from lipsticks to powders and from scrunchies to hair clips. See the full list of what’s inside the W7 advent calendar 2023 on our cheap advent calendar guide.

Makeup 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-

What is the best makeup advent calendar?

In our view, the Makeup Revolution Advent Calendar stands out as the best makeup advent calendar 2023.

Makeup Revolution is a brand known for quality and affordability – it features on our best cheap makeup brand UK guide – and its 2023 advent calendar is the perfect example of this. It offers a wide range of products that can either bolster your existing collection or serve as a starter kit for someone new to makeup.

Priced at £48, but worth twice as much at £96, the calendar offers a lot of bang for your buck. What’s more, it’s currently dropped in price to £40, at the time of writing.

It is a 25-day advent calendar that includes a mix of makeup products and tools. Specifically, it contains eyeshadows, brushes, liner, contour, brow and eye pencils, a powder puff, and even a full-sized Reloaded Palette.

What makes this makeup advent calendar stand out is that 20 of the 25 products inside are full-sized items, which is quite generous. What’s more, the use of full-sized products means you’ll have ample time to test each item properly to determine which are worth rebuying, and which are worth avoiding.

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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.

2023 Makeup Advent Calendars: Still to come

Below are the 2023 makeup advent calendars that we’re expecting to see this year, but are yet to be announced.

♥︎ e.l.f Advent Calendar 2023

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What is it? The e.l.f advent calendar is always a hit because it’s full of affordable bestsellers from one of the best cheap makeup brands in the UK.

The 2022 calendar featured skincare, makeup, and tools.

The full list of what was inside the 2022 e.l.f advent calendar is below, to give you an idea of what to expect in 2023.

  • e.l.f. Bite-Size Eyeshadow
  • e.l.f. Holy Hydration Face Cream
  • e.l.f. Lip Lacquer
  • e.l.f. Luminous Putty Primer
  • e.l.f. Ride or Die Lip Balm
  • e.l.f. Total Face Blending Sponge
  • e.l.f. Mist & Set Setting Spray
  • e.l.f. Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow

We’re confident that there will be a 2023 e.l.f advent calendar but it’s usually announced by now so we can’t guarantee it. We’ll update this page as and when we know more.

Price: ~£50

Where to buy: Amazon

♥︎ Kylie Cosmetics advent calendar 2023

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What is it?  Kylie Cosmetics is the makeup line from Kylie Jenner that helped propel the reality TV star to billion-dollar status. It’s best known for its lip kits but it also sells a huge range of makeup and skincare products, 12 of which you can get at a discounted price in the Kylie Cosmetics Twelve Days of Kylie advent calendar. Inside the calendar is three matte liquid lipsticks, a lip liner, eyeliner pencil as well as a number of Kylie Skin products.

Price: ~£85

Where to buy: Harrods

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