Best value Christmas beauty gifts 2021: Lip & cheek makeup
More great value beauty gifts for you now, ranging from the bigger gifts to the sweetest little stocking fillers, and covering the best Christmas 2021 lip, face, cheek and beauty tools presents around. Now’s the time to find quality products at their most reasonable prices, with a few discount codes thrown in for good measure. Pucker up, buttercup…
Lipstick & lipgloss gifts
There’s nothing quite like a slick of new lippy to brighten up a look, and there’s a shade and finish out there to suit just about everyone this year, from matte to satin to super-glossy. Take your pick. This year the most attractive lip-only gift sets all contain mini lip products, so most will work for that ‘little something’ kind of present.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Collagen Lip Bath Icons (worth £24.68) | RRP £20, best price £17.00 at John Lewis.
A trio of very pretty non-sticky travel size glosses to pop in a pocket or handbag. Contains: Walk of No Shame sheer berry lip gloss, Pillow Talk sheer nude-pink and Refresh Rose original clear high-shine gloss. Buy this for any glamourpuss and they’ll be delighted, but don’t wait too long to pick one up because they’re extremely popular right now.
Illamasqua Firework Mini Lip Trio (worth £36.00) | RRP £24.00, best price £15.60 at LookFantastic.
The ultimate nude lip kit containing: a mini Antimatter semi-matte Lipstick in ‘Bang’, a creamy Mini Lip Pencil in ‘Fantasy’ and a glossy, glassy Beyond Lip Polish in ‘Fizz’ with multidimensional shimmer. For your favourite rock chick to team with their flawless smoky eyes, or anyone who actually thinks of makeup when they hear the phrase ‘send nudes’.
Clarins Beautiful Lips Makeup Gift Set | RRP £22, best price £17.60 at John Lewis.
Four mini lip products in this popular bauble: Lip Comfort Oil in 01 Honey, 2.8ml, Natural Lip Perfector in 01 Rose Shimmer, 5ml, Velvet Natural Lip Perfector in 03 Velvet Red, 5ml and a Joli Rouge Velvet lipstick in 705 Soft Berry, 1.5g. For anyone who likes plumping, moisturising lip products and subtle colours.
Benefit Kisses & Wishes Christmas 2021 Lip Balm Gift Set | RRP £22.50, best price £18.00 at LookFantastic.
Contains four moisturising and vibrantly tinted mini California Kissin’ ColorBalm lip balms, laced with wild mango butter and hyaluronic acid. The shades are Spiced Red, Ruby, Nude Rose and Rosewood.
YSL Rouge Pur Couture trio lipstick gift set | RRP £35, best price £28.00 at John Lewis online.
Three travel size satin-finish Rouge Pur Couture lipsticks in shades 1, 70 and 83 (rich red, nude pink and a rosy plum), plus a matching gold makeup pouch. For that stylish, put-together person you know who’s a fan of classic couture.
Clinique Pop Treats: Lipstick Gift Set bauble | RRP £15.00, best price £12.00 at Clinique.
A cute bauble gift at a very reasonable price. Contents: a Clinique Pop™ Lip Colour + Primer in Plum Pop 2.3g and a Clinique Pop Splash™ Lip Gloss + Hydration in Air Kiss 1.5ml. Two different colours and finishes to perk up daytime looks.
For a bigger, bolder Clinique lip gift, check out their Plenty Of Pop Set (worth £90+), RRP £39.99, best price £31.20 at Clinique. Contains five 3.8g Pop Lip Colour + Primer lipsticks and an attractive cosmetics bag. The colours suit a wide variety of skin tones and the shades are Mocha Pop, Berry Pop, Cherry Pop, Nude Pop and Bare Pop.
KVD Beauty Epic Kisses Mini Nourishing Vegan Butter Gift Set (worth £44) | RRP £26, find it at Boots.
A limited-edition, four-piece gift set of high-pigment, hydrating mini Epic Kiss lipsticks, including shades: Lolita, Shedefined, Zine Queen and Rolebreaker. One for your vegan buddy or relative.
Face makeup gift sets
Sculpt, shape, brighten and banish shine with this time-saving edit of the prettiest face and cheek gifts at the most competitive prices.
Laura Mercier Set-À-Porter Loose Setting Powder 5g bauble in Translucent | RRP £12, Selfridges. A limited edition gift set containing a travel size of the cult classic finishing powder. For deeper shades and a £9.60 offer, visit John Lewis.
Nars Laguna mini duo gift | £22.00, plus extra 20% off with code: CYBER20, exclusive to LookFantastic. A dinky Mini Bronzing Powder and Mini Afterglow Lip Balm in their flattering raved-about shade ‘Laguna’.
Benefit Cheektopia 2021 gift set (worth £78.00)| RRP £28.50, best price £22.80 at LookFantastic. Five gorgeous cheek minis: Dandelion, Georgia and Sugarbomb blushes plus Dallas and Hoola bronzers.
Beauty & complexion tools gift sets
If you still can’t work out what to buy for the cosmetics lover in your life, think about picking up a beauty tools gift set or two. These are all excellent quality without being overpriced, and the offers make them even better value.
Morphe Face the Beat 5 Piece Face Brush Collection & Bag (worth £79.00)| £27.00 at FeelUnique.
Already sold out at several well known beauty retailers, get even and precise application with this kit. It includes: a flat buffer brush, powder fluff brush, precision powder brush, deluxe angle brush and a highlight definer brush, to ensure an airbrushed finish. MUA quality, and multiple rave reviews.
Real Techniques Everyday Radiance Gift Set | RRP £60.00, now £30.00 at Superdrug.
This kit really is everything including the kitchen sink for both everyday and special occasions. The 13-piece limited edition set contains: antimicrobial applicator sponges, miracle cleansing sponge, lip exfoliating brush, flat liner brush, smudge brush, fan brush, complexion blender brush, sculpting brush, expert face brush, brightening concealer brush, winged liner brush, mask applicator, steamer cloth and a beauty bag. Wowser.
Face Halo Pro black gift pack | RRP £18, best price £15.30 at LookFantastic.
Get every last scrap of the day’s makeup off with hardly any cleanser involved, by using this trio of clever washable pads that can be reused hundreds of times.
Who do you buy beauty and makeup gifts for, and what do they like most? More importantly, will you be treating yourself to any of the bargain buys above?