Beauty advent calendar 2023 reviews from PLT, Revolution and more

While little Christmas-themed candies are a fantastic begin to the day, the contents of advent calendars are countless now with something from meals and drink to socks obtainable.

From Next Beauty to PrettyLittleThing, our staff gathered a couple of magnificence advent calendars and determined to see what’s inside and in the event that they’re well worth the cash. 

We examined magnificence advent calendars – here is what we thought

Makeup Revolution 25 Days of Glam Advent Calendar

The Makeup Revolution advent calendar has a very good number of merchandise (Image: Newsquest)

Products – 

Lip Liner Bombshell Coral  

Pink Sponge 

Brow Defining Pencil 

Kohl Liner  

Detailed Eyeshadow Brush 

Fluffy Eye Brush 

Lip Liner Vibing Pink 

Lipstick White Wedding 

Lipstick Muted Red  

Jelly Gloss Glaze 

Lip Oil Elixir Power 

Matte Liquid Lip Mauve Berry 

Matte Liquid Lip Caramel Nude 

Cream Eyeshadow Bronze 

Cream Eyeshadow Opulence  

Pressed Contour Powder – Baecation 

Brow Gel Clear 


Blush Quad  

Highlighter Dare to Divulge  

Brow Crayon Medium Brown  

Superdewy Blush You Got Me Blushing 

Mini Baking Powder Translucent  

Powder Puff 

Reloaded Palette Pink Prosecco 

RRP – £48 

Value of merchandise – £96 

Reviewed by – Katie Collier

Is it value it?

Having by no means tried an advent calendar that isn’t crammed with small candies, I used to be not sure whether or not a magnificence one can be value it.

After opening the in another way formed packing containers of the Makeup Revolution advent calendar, I used to be pleasantly stunned.

It consists of merchandise akin to eyeshadow, liquid blush, lipsticks, make-up brushes, a small mirror and more. 

The calendar was £48 to purchase through the Revolution web site however on the time of writing it has formally offered out.

The merchandise can be utilized to create a wide range of make up seems to be (Image: Newsquest)

I believe the merchandise included within the calendar are good for anybody who needs to begin utilizing make-up or is trying so as to add to their assortment.

The shades of the make-up are spectacular as a result of they’re all inside the nude or pink nude color palette and could be worn collectively. 

They will also be combined and matched to create a number of totally different seems to be with the choice to decorate up your outfit with glittery eyeshadow choices, for instance, or put on it daily with the more pure tones.

Overall, I assume this advent calendar is certainly value shopping for due to the number of its merchandise and the versatile shades which are included.

However, if you happen to wish to put on brighter colors or need to create a whole make-up look with gadgets akin to basis or concealer, you’d want so as to add your personal as there aren’t any included with the calendar. 

Score – 8/10

LOOKFANTASTIC Beauty Advent Calendar 2023

The LOOKFANTASTIC advent calendar consists of a wide range of merchandise from many alternative manufacturers (Image: Newsquest)

Products – 

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Marine Moisture Essence (deluxe dimension) 

ESPA Positivity Bath and Shower Gel (deluxe dimension) 

DrPAWPAW Collagen Lip Oil (full dimension) 

NARS Orgasm Blusher (deluxe dimension) 

Disciple Shadow Work AHA/BHA Brightening Serum (full-size)  

Sol De Janiero Bum Bum Cream (deluxe dimension) 

LOOKFANTASTIC 4-piece Makeup Brush Set and Velvet Pouch (full dimension) 

Eyeko Black Magic Liquid Eyeliner (deluxe dimension) 

Medik8 C-Tetra Serum (deluxe dimension) 

Medik8 Surface Radiance Cleanse (deluxe dimension) 

Origins Mega Mushroom Treatment (full dimension) 

Colour Wow Dream Clean Bundle (deluxe dimension) 

NUDESTIX Gel Colour Lip + Cheek Balm in Posh (deluxe dimension) 

ISOCLEAN Make Up Brush Cleaner (deluxe dimension) or ISOCLEAN Sponge Cleaner (deluxe dimension) 

GRANDE Cosmetics GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum (full dimension) 

Aery Living x LOOKFANTASTIC Winter Thyme Candle (deluxe dimension) 

BEAUTYPRO Retinol Eye Mask x3 (full dimension) 

MAC Cosmetics MACStack Mascara Mega Brush (full dimension) 

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (full dimension) 

First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream (full dimension) 

Avant Skincare Hyaluronic Acid Molecular Boost Eye Cream (full dimension) 

Ciatè Dewy Skin Vitamin C Glass Glow Primer (deluxe dimension) 

Coco & Eve Like a Virgin Super Nourishing Coconut & Fig Hair Mask (full dimension) 

Rituals Ritual of Jing Body Scrub (deluxe dimension) 

Eve Lom Rescue Mask (deluxe dimension) 

ICONIC London Day to Slay Eyeshadow Palette (full dimension)

RRP – £99 

Value of merchandise – £565 

Reviewed by – Katie Collier

Is it value it?

The LOOKFANTASTIC advent calendar has heaps to supply and I can see why it offered out!

From skincare to hair care, this calendar is value £565 however was obtainable for £99 with manufacturers akin to NARS, Elemis, ICONIC, Rituals, Sol De Janeiro and more included. 

There’s a spread of smaller and greater merchandise and the calendar is right for anybody eager to strive new merchandise – even higher if you happen to’ve had your eye on one thing that’s included. 

I’d say it is well worth the cash if you happen to’re going to make use of nearly all of the merchandise but when, like me, you are somebody who can get into the behavior of sticking to what you know on the subject of issues like skincare, make-up and hair care, it won’t be well worth the cash.

However, you should purchase this advent calendar figuring out that you simply’re getting merchandise from a wide range of high-end manufacturers. 

The vary of things obtainable on this calendar is spectacular however there are fairly a couple of merchandise that I wouldn’t get the use out of.

If you had been hoping to select up one final minute, you are out of lick as a result of it is now offered out on its web site.

Score – 7/10

Pretty Little Thing 

We assume the PLT advent calendar was a bit underwhelming (Image: Newsquest)

Products – 

Mario Badescu Hyaluronic Dew Cream 

Premium Eyelash Curler 

Land Of Lashes Girl Boss False Eyelash 

Starskin Dream Kiss Lip Mask 

Dual Make Up Pencil Sharpener 

Aroma Active Universal Repair Cream 15ml 

This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray 5ml 

Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser 29ml 

Peaches & Cream Highlighter PC17 Brush 

Carmex Premium Vanilla Stick 4.25g 

PLT Beauty Product Lucky Dip 

Brushworks Pink and White Satin Scrunchie Duo 

Bondi Sands Pure Concentrated Self Tan Drops 40ml 

Biovene Pink Clay Mask 75ml 

Revolution Skincare Jade Gua Sha 

Morphe Make It Big Mini Mascara 7.5g 

Pink Makeup Sponge 

Primalash Lash Reusable Wands 10 Pack 

Pixi Hello Kitty Limited Edition Glow Tonic 100ml 

Brushworks Triangular Powder Puff 

Stila Stay All Day Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner Stingray 0.3ml 

Carmex Cherry Lip Balm Pot 7.5g 

Project Lip Plump and Fill Lip Liner 

Plump It! Hyaluronic Lip Plumper 

RRP – £48 

Value of merchandise – £198 

Reviewed by – Rebecca Carey

Is it value it? 

PrettyLittleThing’s magnificence advent calendar was a tad…let’s say… underwhelming.  

Don’t get me mistaken, PLT’s magnificence calendar makes a refreshing change from stuffing your face with chocolate however I should admit that the treats had been more unreliable.  

There may be 24 doorways however the number of worth behind each has slightly to be desired. 

The advent calendar guarantees “cult favorite merchandise” which vary from every part from “important skincare to make-up must-haves”. 

This calendar provides hair and skincare merchandise in addition to make-up (Image: Newsquest)

It’s true that the treats featured merchandise from prime manufacturers like Mario Badescu, Starskin, Bondi Sands, Pixi, Carmex, Morphe and This – however not essentially something you’d purchase by itself. 

Personally, the hair and skincare merchandise had been superior to its make-up providing together with a Hyaluronic Dew Cream, clay masks, glow tonic, Jade Gua Sha and lip masks.  

Meanwhile, the make-up all felt like merchandise which have been deserted and forgotten about on cabinets all yr spherical.  

The false eyelashes and scrunchies had been an excessive amount of for me – and I think many individuals. 

PLT’s magnificence advent calendar has offered out/ ( Newsquest) (Image: Newsquest)

Not to say the lip liner – which was supposed to return with the Project Lip Plump – was lacking from its door.  

With an eyelash roller, triangle powder puff and pencil sharpeners– I’ve positively gotten use out of it however I wouldn’t be in a rush to get it once more. 

For last-minute customers, PLT’s 2023 advent calendar has formally offered out.

Score – 6/10

Next Beauty

Next’s Beauty Advent Calendar options designer-branded items from Lancôme, Clarins, Bobby Brown, Rituals, L’Occitane and many more. ( Newsquest) (Image: Newsquest)

Products – 

Aromatherapy Associates Revive Morning Bath & Shower Oil, 9ml (Travel-size)

INKEY LIST Peptide Moisturizer, 50ml (Full-size)

Living proof Full Shampoo Mini, 30ml (Travel-size)

Benefit Badgal Bang Mascara, 3g (Travel-size)

ESPA Pink Hair and Scalp Mud, 30ml

BEAUTYPRO Squalane Nourishing Daily Serum, 30ml (Full-size)

Floral Street Wild Vanilla Orchid EDP, 10ml

Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick, 0.9g

Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Parfum d’Intérieur, 50ml

Neom Happiness Travel Candle,75g OR Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Travel Candle,75g

Clarins Lip Perfector Soft Pink Glow, 5ml

Pai Skincare Resurrection Girl, 20ml

REN Clean Skincare Perfect Canvas Jelly Oil Cleanser,15ml

L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream, 30ml (Travel-size)

NAILS.INC Sleighing Life Nail Polish, 14ml (Full-size)

Murad Retinol Youth Renewal Eye Mask – Single, 4ml (Full-size)

This Works Stress Check CBD Body Cocoon 100ml *not appropriate to be used when pregnant

ELEMIS Pro-Collagen Rose Cleansing Balm 20g (Travel-size)

Bath & Body Works A Thousand Wishes Travel Size Fine Fragrance Mist, 2.5 fl oz / 75 mL

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant,13g (Travel-size)

Lancôme Advanced Genifique Serum, 5ml

Sanctuary Spa Signature Natural Oils Melting Pearls Body Butter, 75ml

Eve Lom Rescue Mask, 100ml (Full-size)

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer, 40ml

ICONIC LONDON Prep Set Glow, 120 ml (Full-size)

RRP – £95 

Value of merchandise – £355 

Reviewed by – Emilia Kettle

Is it value it?

The Next Beauty 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar is the proper luxurious advent that doesn’t disappoint. 

Priced at £95, the contents are value over £355 and embrace designer-branded items from Lancôme, Clarins, Bobby Brown, Rituals, L’Occitane and many more. 

Every product has a use and nothing feels low-cost, with sizes various from journey to full dimension, you get an actual combine with out feeling you have got an excessive amount of of the identical merchandise. 

My favorite merchandise was the Eve Lom Rescue Mask (full dimension) that retails for £68 and is a saviour to pores and skin towards the chilly winter climate.

Emilia’s favorite was the Eve Lom Rescue Mask (full dimension) that retails for £68 and is a saviour to pores and skin towards the chilly winter climate. ( Newsquest) (Image: Newsquest)

A standout make-up merchandise was the Clarins Lip Perfector in Soft Pink Glow. Clarins by no means disappoints and that’s no totally different with their journey dimension which is ideal to chuck in your bag for an on-the-go touch-up. 

Another particular product from the Next Beauty advent was the Neom Perfect Night’s Sleep Travel Candle.

I’ve by no means skilled a Neom candle earlier than so it was an additional particular deal with to find and discover a new stress-free scented candle. 

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Away from the merchandise within the calendar, the design and sturdiness of the advent deserve its very personal shout-out.

With a sense that no expense was missed, each little thought was there, from the drawers and magnetic doorways to the vivid colors.

The calendar feels wealthy and solely provides to the general expertise.

Whether maintaining for your self or gifting to a fellow magnificence lover, Next Beauty created the last word advent calendar that simply retains on giving. 

The advent calendar continues to be in inventory on the time of writing.

Score: 9/10

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