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The beauty advent calendars offering the best value for money (we're talking savings of up to £820)

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Best value beauty advent calendars to add to your basket before they sell out. (Fortnum & Mason / Liberty London / Cult Beauty)

This year's beauty advent calendar choice is vast, with almost every big brand you can think of producing a tempting option.

But it's a considered purchase. The price tags are hefty with some nearing £300. However, when you consider the accumulative worth of products included, you’re actually getting yourself a very good deal.

Including some of the most covetable skincare, haircare and cosmetic buys out there, you could be saving yourself up to £820. Yes, you read that right. That figure refers to the massive worth of Liberty's spectacular £245 calendar - which has a worth of £1065.

In many cases, by the time you (or your recipient) has opened up the Day 5 surprise, you'll have already recouped the initial cost of the calendar - and then some.

8 of the best value-for-money beauty advent calendars of 2022

No7 The Ultimate Beauty Advent Calendar | £140 (worth £433) from Boots

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£140 Worth £433 at Boots

Not only do you get 25 top-rated No 7 products from makeup to skincare and body products, but a whopping 23 of these are full-sized. Here's a taster: You'll get a full-sized, 50ml Restore & Renew Face & Neck Multi-Action Day Cream SPF 15; a No7 Trio Eye Shadow Burnish Bronze; and a 200ml No7 Protect & Perfect Intense Moisturising Body Serum 200ml. One of these calendars sold every seven seconds on launch day.

Look Fantastic Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £95 (worth £500) from Look Fantastic

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£90 Worth £500 at LookFantastic

Each day for 25 days, you'll open the door to some of the most luxe names in beauty. We're talking the ESPA Optimal Skin Pro Moisturiser (worth £50); a Rodial Vit C Brightening Mask (worth £34); and Disciple Gua Sha (worth £30) as just three examples. And if you buy this you'll also get a free mystery box, too - use the code ADVENTGIFT at the checkout. We think LookFantastic's is one of the best under £100 options available this year.

John Lewis Beauty Advent Calendar | £179 (worth £771) from John Lewis & Partners

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£179 Worth £711 at John Lewis

John Lewis' beauty advent calendar never fails - and what a line-up this year: full-sized treats include superstar products like Olaplex No.3 Hair Perfector; Charlotte Tilbury Luxury Eyeshadow Palette The Bella Sofia (aka beautiful molten bronzes)l cult fave skincare Sunday Riley C.E.O. Vitamin C Rich Hydration Cream; and a full-sized Augustinus Bader The Rich Cream. Wow. Plus...10 lucky customers could win a £500 John Lewis voucher which is hidden inside door 25.

Space NK Beauty Advent Calendar | £172 was £215 (worth £770) from Space NK

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£172 Worth £770 at Space NK

Bursting with beauty joy, this has 25 Space NK faves in full or mini sizes from big names like La Mer, Olaplex, Rose Inc, Sunday Riley, Drunk Elephant and Charlotte Tilbury to name a handful. Some standouts? Must have 'skinscreen' Ultra Violette SPF 50+ Supreme Screen Hydrating Facial Sunscreen (full size); a full-size Medik8 Crystal Retinol 3; and a full-size Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour Matte in Au Naturel. As well as the £43 price reduction on this calendar, it's worth 172 NDULGE points (the Space NK loyalty program) which means £10 off your next Space NK purchase. That's what we call a nice incentive...

Fortnum's Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £245 (worth £844) from Fortnum & Mason

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£245 Worth £844 at Fortnum & Mason

Enjoy 25 days of high-end skincare, haircare, fragrance, bath, body and wellness surprises from luxe names including Aromatherapy Associates, Cult51, Escentric Molecules. Oh, and 22 of those will be full-sized, too. Fancy a sneak peek? You twisted our arm: Escentric Molecules Molecule 01 Fragrance 30ml; Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Muscle Bath & Shower Oil 55ml; Cult51 Night Cream 50ml; Acqua di Parma Colonia Body Lotion 75ml and Fortnum's Four Seasons Spiced Christmas Votive Candle 75g are just five of the treats waiting inside those magical, mint-green drawers. If you're looking for a bit of luxe, there's no better than Fortnum & Mason.

Cult Beauty Advent Calendar | £235 (worth over £1000) from Cult Beauty

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£235 Worth £1,000 at Cult Beauty

The brand claims this 37-piece calendar is in a league of its own, and we'd have to agree. Because it's not only full of surprises from the likes of Augustinus Bader, Colour Wow, and Dr Dennis Gross, but by buying it you're helping others and the planet. A huge £75,000 of calendar sales will go to Mental Health UK. And Cult Beauty will plant one tree for every advent calendar sold too. Now onto the beauty nitty gritty: some of the 13 full-sized must-haves include Farmacy Honey Halo Ultra-Hydrating Ceramide Moisturiser; Malin+Goetz Dark Rum Perfume Oil; Ren Brightening Dark Circle Eye Cream. Oh, and for a limited time, you can earn two Status Points for every £1 you spend. And for every £50 spent, you'll earn a £5 reward to put towards your next haul (meaning this purchase will get you £20 off your next buy). What a no-brainer buy...

Liberty Beauty Advent Calendar 2022 | £245 (worth £1065) from Liberty

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£245 Worth £1,065 at Liberty

A carefully curated selection of 30 of the Liberty Beauty Buyers' faves, this is the iconic store's highest-value advent offering ever and features cult buys, niche names, and fresh launches. Some of the 20 full-sized offerings include: Le Labo Thé Matcha 26 EDP; Dr. Barbara Sturm The Good C Vitamin C Serum and Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment. And - drumroll please - five calendars contain a Golden Ticket hidden inside one of the drawers. If that's you, it equals £1000 to spend at Liberty. The. Dream.

Net-a-Porter 25 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar | £260 (worth £1011) from Net-a-Porter

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£260 Worth £1,011 at Net-A-Porter

A showcase of the brand's 2022 beauty heroes, this dream calendar has everything from hair perfume to luxe skincare and body care to beauty tools you soon won't be able to live without. Whether it's lymphatic drainage via Face Gym's Multi-Sculpt High-Performance Gua Sha or a lift that lasts with makeup artist fave, Surratt Beauty's Relevée Lash Curler; serious radiance via Westman Atelier's full-size Lit Up Highlight Stick, or fending off free radicals for great skin with Dr. Barbara Sturm's The Good C serum; you'll find whatever you you need for a top-to-toe glow in this gorgeous gift collection.