Inside the Charlotte Tilbury beauty advent calendar as it goes on sale

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Charlotte's Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets (Image: Charlotte Tilbury)

Charlotte Tilbury’s viral beauty advent calendar has made a return for 2023, and shoppers can bag it here. After selling out in 2021 and 2022, Charlotte Tilbury has announced the theme of this year’s calendar to be Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets.

Retailing at £160, it promises to host a range of ‘makeup magic and glowing skincare’ behind each jewel-handled drawer. Inside, beauty buffs will find 12 of the brand’s most iconic products, including Charlotte’s award winning Magic Cream, the social media sensation Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray and a full size Hot Lips 2 Lipstick plus many more.

The calendar is now on sale and already flying off the digital shelves. In this guide we’ll be sharing everything you need to know about the 2023 beauty advent calendar from Charlotte Tilbury, including how much it costs, how to join the waitlist, the full contents and whether we think it’s worth it.

When does the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Calendar 2023 go on sale and how much does it cost?

The waitlist for the saw hundreds, if not thousands of beauty fans sign up for early access. Shoppers who download the Charlotte Tilbury app were able to bag themselves the calendar from September 12, ahead of the general sale. Now, shoppers can find it online via this link.

The but the contents are worth £223, meaning shoppers get around £63 worth of Charlotte Tilbury faves for free.

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Inside the Charlotte Tilbury beauty advent calendar as it goes on sale


Full contents *spoilers ahead*

The is a 12-door beauty advent calendar featuring some of the most popular, award-winning makeup and skincare icons from the iconic brand, including their Magic Cream and Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray - some of our absolute faves. For fans of the brand, it's a great way to stock up on skincare saviours and makeup must haves for less.

There are two full-size products inside, including Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir, which is usually £28, and the Hot Lips 2 lipstick in Glowing Jen, usually £29.

Here’s what is inside Charlotte’s Lucky Chest of Beauty Secrets 2023:

  • FULL-SIZE Charlotte's Magic Lip Oil Crystal Elixir (8ml)
  • FULL-SIZE Hot Lips 2 lipstick in Glowing Jen (3.5g)
  • Travel-Size Charlotte's Magic Cream (15ml)
  • Travel-Size Charlotte's Magic Serum Crystal Elixir (8ml)
  • Travel-Size Hollywood Complexion Brush
  • Travel-Size Pillow Talk Matte Beauty Blush Wand in Pillow Talk (5ml)
  • Travel-Size Beauty Light Wand in Spotlight (5ml)
  • Travel-Size Collagen Lip Bath in Walk of No Shame (2.6ml)
  • Travel-Size Rock 'N' Kohl in Barbarella Brown (0.8g)
  • Travel-Size Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara in Super Black (4ml)
  • Travel-Size Lip Cheat Lip Liner in Hot Gossip (0.8g)
  • Travel-Size Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray (34ml)

Is it worth it?

Charlotte Tilbury's beauty advent calendars have sold one every five minutes in 2021 and 2022, so we can expect to be a sell-out success as has been the case in previous years. Last year the calendar was £150 and worth £244, so the savings don’t seem to be quite as lucrative in 2023.

Inside the Charlotte Tilbury beauty advent calendar as it goes on sale

Beauty editor Sarah Bradbury described it as a beauty advent calendar 'for the Charlotte Tilbury super fan'. She said: "For £160 this year, you get 12 ‘handbag heroes’ that will literally see you through the party season - we’re talking desk to date to dawn! You’ll find a mini mascara, full-size lipstick, that Magic Cream, blush, serum, lip oil, eyeliner, highlighter and the rest. Now with products being ‘one shade fits all’, I worry that it’s not going to be to everyone’s taste.

"So if you’ve been searching for the perfect present for your bestie that has everything, a fussy makeup-mad sibling or just someone that you really care about - this advent calendar is more like the ultimate present, rather than something you’d open everyday, leading up to Christmas. With an item for every part of the face, it’s the perfect way to try out Charlotte’s award winning products - without wasting your money."

You can find out what Sarah's favourite products from the calendar were in her full review here.

Top alternatives to the Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar

We love a beauty advent calendar here at The Mirror, and our team have reviewed dozens over the years - but there are some that stick out as our favourites, offering the best value for money and most exciting contents.

Among the rivals for this year are the likes of , and , all offering that have a value of more than £1,000.

Though if you’re keen to get your hands on a mid-range calendar, and are some great options for If you're looking for something even cheaper, has reduced their calendar to £40, with coming in at £48, with being popular choices as people look to maximise savings this winter.

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But when it comes to savings, it's that has the largest price to product value ratio, - their calendar costs £80, but is worth a whopping £473.

That said, if you still want to get your hands on some Charlotte Tilbury goodies but still fancy a good mix of brands, then- some of which are £45 eyeshadow palettes!

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Bethan Shufflebotham

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