The 2023 MAC Advent Calendar is on sale now – keep reading to find out where to buy, what’s inside, and if it’s worth the money
The MAC Advent Calendar is back for 2023!
It’s full of MAC bestsellers including the products from its HyperReal collection, lipsticks, mascara and more, and 21 of the products are full-size.
The MAC calendar is a sell-out every year so if you want to be in with a chance of getting hold of it, we highly recommend grabbing it ASAP.
You can buy the calendar by clicking the link below, or keep reading to find out what’s inside.
P.s If you don’t like the look of the MAC Advent Calendar, the Sephora Advent Calendar has dropped on the same day.
It’s more expensive – at £189 – but is worth almost three times as much and contains 36 products, 23 of which are full-size!
Sadly none of them are MAC products but in our view, Sephora may be better value.
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@victoria_woolly_web I wasn’t overly impressed with last year’s MAC Advent Calendar as it had a lot of single eyeshadows and mini lipsticks. This year, however, it’s MUCH better. There are 24 doors and 21 full-size products including the MACStack Mascara and the Teddy 2.0 lipstick. The 2023 MAC Advent Calendar costs £170 but is worth £485. The only annoying thing is that the snowflake thing blocks some of the doors – granted it looks pretty though! #advent #adventcalendar #adventunboxing #Mac #macadventcalendar #macadvent #macstack #premiumadvent #luxuryadvent #adventcalendarreviews #adventreviews #kmacadventcalendar2023 #bestadventcalendar2023 #advent2023 #christmascalendar #christmas #countdowntochristmas ♬ Jingle Bell Rock – Bobby Helms
The full list of what’s in the MAC Advent Calendar 2023 is below. If you want to learn more about each of these products, including what the shade names mean and how to use the skincare, jump to our MAC Advent Calendar Contents Deep Dive section further down this article.
Last year we did a daily unboxing of a number of advent calendars and this year we’ve taken things up a notch. Ahead of the festive season, we’re unboxing some of the biggest advent calendars of the season so we can reveal which are worth the money, and which are worth avoiding.
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 Day 8 of beauty advent calendar unboxing 🎁 A full-size @augustinusbader cream from @cultbeauty and the @hourglasscosmetics Setting Powder from @spacenk are highlights for me 🥰 I’ll be donating anything I don’t use to beauty banks and via the mamabella Reader Review panel #mamabella #advent #beautyadventcalendar #beautyadventcalendar2022 #beautyunboxingvideo #adventcalendarunboxing #glossyboxadventcalendar #spacenkadventcalendar2022 #macadventcalendar2022 #thewhitecompanyadventcalendar ♬ original sound – Victoria Woollaston-
Whether or not the MAC advent calendar is worth it depends on your budget and how much of a MAC fan you are.
We’ve bought the MAC Calendar for the past two years and while £165+ is a lot of money to spend, the amount of products and the range is great. The least interesting items (in our opinion) are the MAC eyeshadows but we absolutely loved all the lipsticks we got last year. We discovered the MAC Cleansing Oil for the first time and were able to replace our lipstick primer.
The majority of products are travel-sized but there are a couple of full-sized items, and the price MAC Advent Calendar is worth it for that alone.
If you’re a fan of MAC products, you may find that you get a lot of products that you already own. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing because you’ll have replacements for your current makeup, and you may discover new favourites, but it’s worth bearing in mind.
If you’re a MAC fan but can’t usually afford its range of products, this calendar is a fantastic way to get a bargain. Even if it doesn’t quite feel like it!
If you’re not a MAC fan, or you’d prefer to choose an advent calendar with a wider selection of brands, then this may not be the calendar for you.
The MAC Christmas Advent calendar is worth it if:
The MAC Christmas Advent Calendar is not worth it if:
If you’re not sure if the MAC Advent Calendar’s contents will suit your skin tone or needs, we’ve explained more about each product below.
We’ve started listing all the best beauty advent calendars 2023 on our advent calendar hub but you can also read about individual calendars via the clicks below.
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