Last year’s P.Louise advent calendar proved hugely popular. Here’s what we’re expecting for the 2023 P.Louise beauty calendars and how to pre-order
UPDATE: P.Louise has launched its Black Friday sale.
It’s knocked up to 80% off individual products as well as bundles including eyeshadow palettes, lip kits and lip duos, eyeliners, highlighters and blushers and much more.
Sadly the P.Louise advent calendar isn’t included in the sale but seeing as all of the products in the calendar are brand new, you don’t have to worry about accidentally buying something in the sale that you’ll later get in the calendar.
If we had to choose our favourite P.Louise sale item, we’d opt for the P.Louise Babes That Save Makeup Bundle. It was £105 but you can currently get it for just £35!
Alternatively, keep scrolling to read our P.Louise advent calendar 2023 ultimate guide.
Original P.Louise Advent Calendar 2023 guide continues below
P.Louise has made a name for itself as an almost iconic makeup brand, beloved by artists for its elaborate eyeshadow looks, brushes, and palettes (among other products!)
The collection sits in the mid-range, price-wise, although you can often get bargains on the TikTok shop, or via P.Louise’s Budget Boxes.
This is because brand owner – Paige Louise – is keen to make sure everyone can enjoy her products.
Last year, she released not one but two P.Louise advent calendars – a full, size Magic in the Memories calendar (complete with fairy lights…), and a cheaper, budget version.
This year she had originally planned to launch just one calendar, called the Wonderful World of P. Louise Advent Calendar 2023, but she’s since announced a mini, budget calendar.
Pre-orders for both are now open!
Keep reading to find out what we know, what we’re waiting to find out, and what we’re expecting from the 2023 P.Louise Advent Calendars’ cost, contents, release date, and more.
Last year, the P.Louise advent calendars were only available via the official P.Louise app. You couldn’t get them online. The smaller of the two sold out almost immediately, while the larger one was on sale for a couple of weeks before running out.
Side note: The calendar looks absolutely huge and P. Louise’s boss Paige has confirmed that it weighs 10kg!
@plmakeupacademy Replying to @jenny whats included in our Advent Calender for £210😱 Don’t forget we have a payment plan available for £70 for 3 months💘 #makeup #plouise #christmas2023 #christmascountdown #giftguide #adventcalendar ♬ original sound – PLOUISE
Below is the full list of what’s in the P.Louise Advent Calendar 2023.
Everything inside the calendar is brand new. All of the contents are unreleased and currently exclusive to the calendars.
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P.Louise originally only had plans for the main 2023 P.Louise Advent Calendar but the brand faced a backlash online for making it so expensive. This led to many people calling for a cheaper, budget P.Louise calendar instead.
The CEO, Paige Louise, posted a video in response to these comments saying she’s “working on it” and is hoping to pull together a cheaper, 10-day advent calendar in time for the festive season.
She did stress in the video that she can’t promise anything yet because advent calendars take a lot of pre-planning and logistical challenges but said she’s going to try her best to make sure everyone gets a bit of P.Louise this year.
In the TikTok, she says: “I know the price point of the calendar isn’t cheap but it’s simply due to the volume of full-sized products you’re getting in it. I don’t hold back on packaging…so it does cost to have lights. It’s not been done cheap because I want to make you guys feel luxury.
“However, it is only right for me to take on board what you guys say because you are my people. Without you, I’d be a dream still. So right now, internally, me and my team are working on creating a more affordable advent calendar. 10 days of products and it will be smaller.”
She ends the post by saying that she can’t promise anything – advent calendars are ordered almost a year ahead of time – but she said she’ll keep everyone updated.
You can watch Paige’s video below or keep scrolling to pre-order the main P.Louise Advent Calendar 2023. There’s even a payment plan to help you cover the cost.
@p.louiseceoLets talk …♬ original sound – Paige Louise
As a side note, the main calendar is available on a 3-part payment plan – £70 a month for three months – if that makes it easier to get hold of the main calendar.
Like with the main P.Louise Advent Calendar, we don’t know the exact details of what’s inside the Mini P.Louise calendar but we do know that it contains 10 products, and all of these 10 products are exclusive to the advent calendar.
It should be noted that these 10 products are also found in the larger calendar so if you can afford the main P.Louise calendar, you’ll get more value. If you can’t, this cheaper one sounds like a very worthwhile substitute.
Paige Louise, the CEO of P.Louise recently came under some criticism for originally failing to offer a cheaper, smaller version of the 2023 PLouise Advent Calendar with TikTok and Instagram followers saying she’s not being inclusive and the calendar is priced too high.
This saw the brand release the Mini P.Louise Advent Calendar 2023.
We bought last year’s budget version and were a little disappointed. It contained a lot of skincare and not much makeup; certainly, not anything that stood out to us. It felt like it was an excuse to get rid of end-of-line products, or products that weren’t selling very well.
The large version, however, was fantastic. It was full of exclusive items, almost all of which were full-sized and which weren’t available in Mystery Box bundles or similar. This made it a unique purchase.
It appears that the budget P.Louise calendar contains 10 of the same products as in the main one, so we’d expect it to be better than last year.
Yes, £200+ plus is a lot to spend on anything, let alone a beauty advent calendar but if you’re into makeup and have tried P Louise products in the past, we feel the calendar is worth the investment. You’re not only getting £500’s worth of some of the best makeup on the market (you only have to look at just how many influencers love this brand), but you’ll be getting pieces that are unlikely to be available anywhere else, or ever again.
What’s more, P Louise has introduced a payment plan allowing you to buy the P Louise Advent Calendar 2023 in installments, £70 each time. This is still expensive but it ties in with Paige Louise’s mission to make sure no one misses out and that her makeup remains accessible.
We’ve pre-ordered the 2023 P.Louise calendar and will update this page as soon as we have more to share about what’s inside and if we think the P Louise Advent Calendar 2023 is worth it.
Last year we posted unboxing videos of the best beauty advent calendars and we’ll be doing the same this year.
For 2023, we’ll be posting full unboxings of each calendar individually as and when the calendars arrive and this includes the P.Louise advent calendar.
If you want to be the first to know, follow us on TikTok!
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 Oh my GOD @cultbeauty’s Christmas haul is 😱😱😱 Merry Christmas everyone and thank you for watching these videos. It means a lot to me #mamabella #adventcalendar #adventskalender #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar2022 #beautyadventcalendarunboxing #drunkelephant #magnitone #pmd #seychelles ♬ Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee
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Victoria is founder and editor-in-chief of mamabella, freelance journalist and Mum. She has a passion for empowering people to feel beautiful whatever their age, size, skin type and budget