Net-A-Porter’s 2022 beauty advent calendar reviewed
Epitomizing the indulgence of Christmas time, the market for beauty advent calendars is booming – and this year’s offering is more decadent than ever.
If you’re looking for pure luxury, Harvey Nichols or Liberty London are the obvious choices. If it’s value for money you’re looking for, check out John Lewis, Lookfantastic or Benefit. Elsewhere, The White Company promises to pamper you, Diptyque is your go-to for a scented countdown, and Charlotte Tilbury’s calendar is full of its most beloved products. In short, there are almost too many choices.
Net-A-Porter’s offering is one of the most hyped and decadent every year, due to the roster of high-end beauty brands stocked on its sleek site — and its 2022 calendar is no exception.
Costing £260, the luxury countdown is packed with big names in the industry – think Balmain, Westman Atelier, Dr Barbara Sturm, Face Gym, Dr Dennis Gross and Augustinus Bader – and has an overall value of £1,011. From makeup and skincare to fragrance and beauty tools, the retailer has lined up a lavish treat in every drawer of its calendar.
How we tested
With Net-A-Porter’s offering in such a crowded market, why should it be the one you splurge on this year? To find out, we did the unthinkable and opened every door before Christmas, assessing the value, quality and size of each product. Given the variety and value for money, we set out to see if the retailer’s advent calendar was worth its £260 price tag. Here’s what you can expect if you choose to indulge Net-A-Porter’s calendar this Christmas.
- Evaluation: 4/5
- Price: £260
- The penalty: £1,011
- Number of days: 25
- Product Highlights: Dr. Barbara Sturm the good c serum, Augustinus Bader face oil, Charlotte Tilbury kissing lipstick, Westman Atelier illuminé highlighting stick and Sarah Chapman skinesis intense moisturizing booster
- Available: Now
First up: the calendar packaging. Unlike many brands, Net-A-Porter favors a more classic calendar design over anything too fancy each year. True to this tradition, its 2022 offer consists of a black box with ribboned doors and 25 drawers of various sizes in festive red, gray or plum colors.
Sturdy and rigid, the minimalist box could easily be repurposed as a beauty or jewelry container all year round, while the large, clean digital font meant every day was easy to find.
To kick off your countdown, on day one you’re treated to a full-size Charlotte Tilbury pink lipstick, which usually sells for £29. In our review of Tilbury’s Kissing Lipstick formula, our tester said the satin finish was “comfortable and nourishing on the lips.” The impressive range of premium brands continues behind the next two doors, from Dr. Barbara Sturm’s Anti-Aging Body Cream (50ml) and Dr. Dennis Gross’ Vitamin C Serum (9ml) to the Westman Atelier full size highlight stick (5g) worth £44.
Other luxe highlights include Augustinus Bader’s cult face oil (10ml) and MZ Skin’s gold hydra shimmer eye mask, ensuring your peepers look well-rested this season. festivals.
The ratio of full-size to mini is high on Net-A-Porter’s schedule, with the inclusion of Sarah Chapman’s Intense Hydrating Booster Serum (30ml), a lightweight Balmain Paris Silk Perfume in full-size (200 ml), revitalizing treatment for eyes and eyelashes from Aurelia. cleanser (100ml) and another Dr Barbara Sturm favourite, the good cc vitamin serum (30ml), worth £110.
When it comes to pampering, you’ll find This Work’s Nourishing Body Oil Brazil (30ml), Deep Sleep Pillow Spray (35ml) – “perfect for putting busy minds to sleep”, according to our review – a warming mini – a standard size Cereja Cherry Spice Candle and Aromatherapy Associates Deep Relaxing Roller Scent (10ml). All to help you unwind during the holiday season.
A welcome break from the tradition of many calendars, Net-A-Porter’s festive offering includes a selection of beauty tools and essentials, such as a Relevée eyelash curler, BBB London super-grip tweezers and a Face Gym high-performance gua sha that helps with circulation. and the absorption of serums. Another of Face Gym’s tools took the top spot in our roundup of the best facial massage tools, with our tester praising it for tightening and toning muscles, after long-term use.
Value for money
Sitting at the top of the beauty advent calendar market with its £260 price tag, we admit Net-A-Porter’s offer is a big splurge – but if you were to buy each of the products individually you’d be spending a huge £1,011. Aimed at beauty lovers looking to try luxury brands at a fraction of the price, there’s no denying that this is a stellar way to line up your bathroom cabinet with some impressive names.
With its ratio of 12 full-size and 13 travel-size products, the calendar’s contents will keep your beauty cabinet stocked long after the Christmas tree is taken down.
The Verdict: Net-A-Porter Advent Calendar 2022
The price and pleasing variety of products included in Net-A-Porter’s Advent Calendar this year make it a surefire hit with beauty fanatics. As well as reliable favorites such as Charlotte Tilbury, This Works and Sarah Chapman, the 2022 offer is full of A-list names you might not usually invest in, due to their prices – such as Dr Barbara Sturm , Augustinus Bader, Dr. Dennis Gross and Balmain. We also liked the addition of beauty tools such as an eyelash curler and tweezers. If you love your beauty and are ready to splurge this Christmas, you’ll have no regrets investing and indulging in Net-A-Porter’s calendar.
Buy now £260, Net-a-porter.com
Learn more about the best beauty advent calendars for 2022:
Beauty Advent Calendars 2022 – our ultimate guide to this year’s Christmas treats from Liberty, Cult Beauty, M&S and more
The Body Shop Beauty Advent Calendar – this year’s calendar features the brand’s cult classics as well as new releases
Lookfantastic beauty advent calendar – overflowing with skincare, haircare, makeup and bath products from all the best brands
Beauty Advent Calendar The White Company – a selection of gourmet products to decompress during the holidays
Asos Beauty Advent Calendar – 25 box delight will leave you feeling glam this Christmas
Beauty Advent Calendar Diptyque – full of divine scents and scented candles
Selfridges Beauty Advent Calendar – a beauty bonus worth over £800
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Advent Calendar– the luxury beauty brand has pulled out all the stops for 2022, but is it worth it?
Beauty Advent Calendar Cult Beauty– worth over £1000, this deal is better than last year’s