What's in the Sephora Advent Calendars and are they actually good value? We peek inside...

With the festive season just around the corner, let's explore what's in the Sephora Advent Calendars and whether they're worth the purchase...

Three of Sephora's Advent Calendars in a pastel green, pink and blue template
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Tis' nearly the season and that can only mean one thing...beauty advent calendars- because who needs chocolate when you can get makeup and skincare every day of December, right? Especially when it comes to the most-coveted Sephora Advent Calendars, which are some of the best beauty advent calendars around. And now that Sephora UK has finally landed, there will be even more of us scrambling to buy them—but are they actually worth the money and what's in them? 

From Charlotte Tilbury to Huda Beauty, the beauty calendars on the market today are pretty much Christmas gifts in themselves—especially when it comes to Sephora's festive offering. This year it looks as though you can find everything,  including mini versions of the best moisturizers to the best perfumes for women all in one calendar.

And while 25 days' worth of products might seem like a lot, is snapping up one of Sephora's calendars really worth your hard earns pennies? Let's investigate what you get in each calendar and whether they're a splurge or a steal...

Sephora Advent Calendars

Currently, there are a few Sephora advent calendar options to choose from. You can either go for a calendar full of Sephora's own collection or one filled with premium beauty names like Elemis and Nars—all of which offer you a saving of over $30.

Sephora Advent Calendars in the US

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Sephora Favorites Advent Calendar

RRP: $85 | Value of contents: $271| No. of items: 25

Now, this calendar is a real dream come true as it features all of 'Sephora's favorite' which include a number of TikTok most viral products (opens in new tab), like the Supergoop Glowscreen (opens in new tab) and Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey.

Considering how you get 25 products from some of the biggest beauty brands ever, for a saving of $186, it's sooo worth it.

Sadly, it has already sold out, but with a few months left it may very well come back—so keep your eyes peeled!

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Wishing You After Advent Calendar

RRP: $25 | Value of contents: $72| No. of items: 12

Now, this calendar is a bit different from your typical advent calendar because it covers Christmas day through till New Year's—to help prolong the festive excitement.

Inside you get an array of Sephora's own collection, including a lip balm, a face mask and so on, that are worth in total $72. So, you save about $47.


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Wishing You Advent Calendar

RRP: $45 | Value of contents: $107| No. of items: 23

Inside this calendar, you get 24 of Sephora's own-brand beauty products, including lip masks, hyaluronic acid (opens in new tab)moisturizers and two eyeshadow palettes.

You save $60, for basically everything you need to not only create a cute makeup look but also enjoy a self-care moment.


Sephora Advent Calendars in the UK

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Sephora Advent Calendar 2022

RRP: £139 Value of contents: £711| No. of items: 34

Receiving this calendar on December 1st would certainly be a dream come true for many of us.

It's worth a whopping £711 but will cost you just £139 and contains 34 must-have products (17 of which are full-size), including names like Augustinus Bader, Elemis, Huda Beauty, Nars, Too Faced and Rodial to name just a few!

We'd say, with all these premium brands and saving of £572, this calendar is definitely worth it. To give you just a taster, inside you get products including the Sol De Janeiro Beija FlorTM Elasti-Cream, the Rodial Soft Focus Glow Booster Drops and Nars' Orgasm X blush.


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Sephora Collection Wishing You Premium Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 

RRP: $45 | Value of contents: £69.99| No. of items: 24

Shoppers can also snap up an advent calendar filled with 24 of Sephora's own exclusive line, which includes lip stains, hair masks and even eyeshadow palettes. 

The calendar will set you back £69.99 but the products inside add up to about £186, meaning you save around £116—which is not too shabby! If you're a lover of Sephora's own line, this is definitely a worthy investment


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Sephora Collection Wishing You Advent Calendar

RRP:  £44.99 | Value of contents: £85| No. of items: 24 

This calendar features a collection of 24 makeup, skincare, bath and accessories to tide you over until the big day. 

This calendar saves you about £35 and covers all your beauty essential needs, including the Sephora Cream Lip Stain in 01 Always Red, the Colorful Blush Matte in 22 Love sick and the popular Mango Hair sleeping mask, which smells like a summery dream.


Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team and has recently earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on beauty, trends, fashion, and entertainment for GoodTo and My Imperfect Life. She also tests and reviews beauty and skincare products and tries out the latest TikTok hacks for My Imperfect Life.


Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.