5 Holiday Makeup Sets that are Totally Worth the Splurge
By Payton Goad
The season of gift-giving is upon us. You might have most grounds covered, like presents for the foodies and nesters in your life, but you can’t quite decide what to gift your beauty-obsessed friends and family. Trust us, we know there are so many to choose from. From exquisite holiday collections to to-die-for limited-edited products, our favorite makeup brands aren’t helping to narrow our search. But not to worry—whether you’re looking to treat yourself or find the perfect present for a makeup aficionado, we rounded up the best limited-edition beauty items to get the most bang for your buck.
Tarte Limited-Edition Treasure Box Collector’s Set ($433 value for $59)
This one’s not an easy one to pass up. With its adorable yet portable packaging, this limited-edition collector’s set has everything you need when you’re on the go. For $59, this kit comes with Tarte’s revered Amazonian Clay eyeshadows, blushes, bronzers, highlight, full-size eyeliner, full-size mascara, and mini matte liquid lipstick. Not to mention, a mirror on the case to do your makeup on-the-go.
Too Faced Boss Lady Beauty Agenda ($366 value for $58)
Another beautifully packaged set, this one’s perfect for the boss lady in your life. This mini leatherette zip-around agenda contains 24 eyeshadows, a bronzer, blush, highlight, mini liquid lipstick, and mini Better Than Sex mascara that’s stolen the hearts of many makeup lovers. Plus, not only does it have a built-in mirror and mini paperbound agenda, but it’s also Christmas-themed, with shades like, Santa’s Helper, Deck The Malls, and so much more. Upgrade your makeup looks (and calendar) with this festive limited-edition set.
Make Up For Ever Prep. Cover. Set. Customizable Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation Set ($74 value for $59)
Looking to step up your foundation game? This set includes everything you need to revamp your full-face foundation routine, including Skin Equalizer Hydrating Face Primer, Mist & Fix Setting Spray, and your personal shade of Ultra HD Liquid Foundation, which you get to choose from 40 different shades. The primer minimizes pores and provides a smooth base, the foundation is suitable for all skin types and leaves a natural finish, and the setting spray locks it all in place while maintaining hydrating skin. Get your hands on these coveted face makeup products before they run out!
Benefit Cosmetics Beauty & The Bay Limited Edition Holiday Value Set ($87 value for $39)
Definitely one of the more affordable picks, this Beauty & The Bay set is full of Benefit’s cult-favorite makeup items including the Hoola Bronzer, They’re Real Mascara, High Beam Face Highlight, and High Brow Highlight Pencil. The packaging is a bonus—the retro ’70s-inspired design is super fun (it was based off of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge), yet practical for display.
Benefit Cosmetics B. Right! By The Bay Limited Edition Holiday Value Set ($84 value for $42)
A complement to the Beauty & The Bay makeup set, this B. Right! By The Bay is the skincare version of the crystal ball. It includes the BROWVO! Conditioning Primer, Total Moisture Facial Cream, It’s Potent! Eye Cream, and Instant Comeback Facial Serum. Perfect for a night of relaxation and indulgence, this collection is for anyone looking to unwind and detox their skin after a full week of wearing makeup.
Whether these sets are for a loved one or yourself, be sure to get them while they’re still sold!