Whether you want it to or not, the Christmas season is quickly approaching! One of my favorite things about the holidays in the beauty realm is the overabundance of gift sets, collections, and limited edition items pushed out by practically every brand available. Holiday sets are not only fun to give, but they’re also fun to get (yourself). Below I’ve outlined five holiday gift sets that are definitely on my wish list!
If anybody knows brows, it’s Anastasia Beverly Hills. Included in this three-piece kit is the cult favorite Brow Wiz, Dipbrow Gel, and Clear Brow Gel (my personal favorite). The brow wiz is full-size, and the Dipbrow gel and clear brow gel are minis. This kit includes everything you need to sculpt and set natural, polished brows! It comes in five shades, so it works for a wide range of skin and hair tones. Altogether, this kit is a $43 value and is great for someone wanting to try out the brand, or for someone who’s already a fan.
2. Sephora Favorites Lashstash, $48
I am a HUGE fan of the Sephora Favorites collections! They bring a curation of the most popular products sold at Sephora, all for an affordable, try-before-you-buy price. This lash set is no different! Included in this 11 piece kit are two full-size mascaras, eight sample-size mascaras, and one set of false lashes. The brands range from Huda Beauty, to Too Faced, to YSL, and more! Classic favorites like Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash are included among newer products like NARS Climax Mascara, so it truly includes the full spectrum of lash products. At a $135 value, you can’t go wrong with this collection!
When it comes to holiday face palettes, Hourglass always consistently delivers! Each year they come out with a new palette featuring a collection of their raved-about face powders. This year, they bring us three Ambient Lighting Powders, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Lighting Bronzer. This year, the palette appears to be geared more towards lighter skin tones, so if you’re fair like me, this might be one you want to pick up for yourself! The cost of this palette is pretty steep, but for powders this unique and versatile, it really is worth the price.
Tarte is well-known for their beautifully pigmented, long-lasting Amazonian clay blushes, and this set includes nine(!) of them. This set spans the range of blush shades, from the bright punchy corals to the soft, natural nudes. Unfortunately, this set doesn’t include any of Tarte’s signature shades, like Exposed, Dollfaced, or Paaarty, but it’s made up of shades that are unavailable in the regular Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush collection. This blush kit would be perfect for the beautiful blush addict in your life (like yourself), and at a $215 value, it’s the gift that keeps on giving!
Remember years ago when the Sephora Cream Lip Stains were all the rage across all the social media spheres? There was a reason for that, and it’s because these lip stains are AMAZING! They’re creamy and moisturizing, but incredibly long-lasting and transfer resistant. The best part is they’re regularly only $14 a piece! This six-piece set contains four mattes and two metallic finishes, all full-size, and spans the range from nude to bright red. This set is an $84 value, so you’re basically buying two and getting four free. Who can argue with that?