It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, that depends on who you ask. The holidays can be stressful, but let’s focus on something that we can all appreciate: holiday gift sets and seasonal products!
Beauty brands are constantly rolling out new products and collections, but it’s a little different this time of year. Brands know that what they release for the holidays is likely to reach more people, such as those new to makeup or people with enough restraint to not buy every new collection throughout the year. Since this is how many people are introduced to their products, holiday releases usually contain best-sellers and the classic items that they know people love. So, if you don’t buy beauty products year-round or you’re looking to test a new brand, this is a great time to do it.
Of all the makeup and skincare products being released this time of year, we found the best sets and hot new items that make perfect gifts- for yourself or your loved ones, ranging from affordable treats to more extravagant gifts.
This adorable set from Benefit contains mini versions of some of their most popular products. The travel sized primer, brow gel, and curling mascara will make the perfect gift for anyone trying Benefit for the first time, plus the cute packaging makes it a great gift.
This holiday nail polish set from Deborah Lippmann contains two shades, a shimmery pink and an iridescent blue, that are ideal for this snowy time of year.
Everyone needs a Beauty Blender in their life, and this mystery bag makes a super fun gift. Each bag contains a surprise color and a mini blender cleanser, and some bags contain the limited edition 2019 hue!
‘Tis the season for dry skin, so this L’Occitane set is a great gift for anyone this time of year. The set contains one of their famous hand creams, as well as a jar of pure shea butter for seriously dry areas like your cuticles and elbows.
These liquid eyeshadows from Stila are super popular and are ideal for a fun holiday makeup look. The set has three shades; a champagne with silver and copper sparkle, a bright pink with rose gold sparkle, and a deep tan with silver sparkle.
From never-ending work parties to New Year’s Eve celebrations, we all need our makeup to last this time of year. This Urban Decay set is a must-have for party-goers, as it contains their famous eyeshadow primer, a 24/7 eye pencil, the Perversion mascara, and most importantly, their All Nighter setting spray.
Navigating the K-Beauty world can be a little confusing, so if you’re looking to try a few products, this set from Soko Glam is a great place to start. In this adorable bag, you’ll find 10 products to help with all sorts of skin concerns, from dryness to wrinkles to acne scars.
This limited edition set from First Aid Beauty is ideal for cleansing, moisturizing, and promoting radiance on even the most sensitive skin. The cleanser and moisturizer get the job done with ease, but it’s the Facial Radiance Pads that are the star of the show, since they exfoliate, tone, and brighten skin in one quick swipe.
Bumble and Bumble’s Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil is a moisturizing concoction of coconut oil, argan oil, and sweet almond oil among others. This set contains a shampoo, conditioner, and heat protective primer that all have the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil to help tame frizz and leave your hair soft and silky.
Sephora favorites are always so good because if anyone knows the best items in each category, it’s Sephora. This set contains ten of the most popular mascaras of the year, with eight being travel-sized, 2 full-sized, and one primer.
This adorable Christmas Tree shaped set is a great gift, but not just because it comes in the perfect package. The set includes the infamous Better Than Sex mascara, along with 18 eyeshadows and a blush, bronzer, and highlighting shadows. At only $49, this is such a steal.
This advent calendar is a fun and festive way to discover new makeup, and we have a feeling you won’t be disappointed with what’s inside. NYX is a super affordable brand with high-quality products, like their Soft Matte Lip Cream and Butter Gloss, which you’ll find in the calendar. It also contains eyeshadows, highlighters, and blush!
Hydrate dry skin with this calendula oil-packed kit of favorites from Kiehl’s. It contains a cleansing wash, toner, hydrating masque, and moisturizing facial cream, making it a great Kiehl’s starter pack.
Kylie Jenner loves her themed collections, and this year’s Baby It’s Cold Outside collection dropped just in time for our holiday shopping. Her favorites bundle has so many collectible goodies, from her iconic liquid lipstick to an entire eyeshadow palette with 14 shades, and will make the ultimate gift.