Christmas gift guide: Makeup and beauty sets & bargains
Christmas 2019 is shaping up to be a bumper year for some really beautiful makeup gift sets and collections, with options for all budgets and skin tones. It’s the season to push the boat out and look for a few little luxuries for your nearest and dearest, and maybe something nice for yourself for the party season too. Here’s my bumper gift guide for the best value makeup and beauty kits and sets around right now.
There are a couple of spendy treats on the list but they’re excellent quality and I think you’d get a lot of wear out of them. All the rest are well under £30.00 thanks to the generous pricing that cosmetics companies tend to give you in the festive season, combined with some Black Friday and pre-Xmas sales and offers. Snap them up!
EYE MAKEUP GIFTS & OFFERS
- Beauty Pie One Palette Wonder | Edited to add: I am no longer willing to recommend this company or its products.
- Born to Sparkle Ultimate Eye Palette £10.00 (Wilko). Buy here. < I’ve been so impressed by the texture, shade range and staying power for this low price.
- Bobbi Brown Soft Smolder Gift Set | £36.00 (20% off). Buy here. < So sophisticated and long wearing, you can’t go wrong with this one.
- Charlotte Tilbury Starry Eyes to Hypnotise Eyeshadow Palette | £48.00 (20% off). Buy here. < Yes, it’s pricey but it’s a good discount and you’ll be super popular with whoever opens this on Christmas morning.
- Revolution 196 Creative Eyeshadows Palette | £15.00 (50% off & in the 3-for-2 beauty offer). Buy here. < Ideal stocking filler for teens.
- Zoeva Caramel Melange Cracker | £21.00. Buy here. < Beautiful palette & 2 luxury brushes.
BLUSHER, BRONZER & COMPLEXION
- Bare Minerals Glow On the Go £16.00. Buy here. < Neat mineral palette for the natural look.
- BECCA Your Glow-To Glow Primer, Highlighter & Lip Makeup Gift Set | £24.00 (20% off). Buy here. < Their cult primer and highlighter, plus a pretty lipstick.
- Benefit Cheek Champions Blusher & Bronzer Set | £16.66 (1/3 off). Buy here & check out everything in the Benefit offer here.
- Charlotte Tilbury Hollywood Beauty Glow gift set | £24.00 (20% off). Buy here. < Contains a Beauty Glow plus a Beauty Light Wand.
- NARS Studio 54 Softcore Mini Blush & Balm Makeup Gift Set (3 colours, shown here in ‘Orgasm’)| £17.60 (20% off). Buy here. < The blush that made them famous & a matching colour balm.
- Natasha Denona Mini Bronze and Glow | £16.00. Buy here. < Dinky version of cult classic.
- NIP+FAB Blush With Me Set | £18.00 (& in the 3-for-2 beauty offer). Buy here. < Practically a year’s supply of beautiful blushers, don’t forget to check out the skincare offers.
LIPSTICK, LIPGLOSS & TINTED BALM
- Aveda Feed My Lips™ Lipgloss Duo Makeup Gift Set | £12.80 (20% off). Buy here.
- Becca Party Popper gift set | £21.60. Buy here.
- Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hot Lips 2 Charms | £25.00. Buy here. < Three small but perfectly formed lipsticks in a range of shades and finishes.
- Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Pillow Talk Lips set | £22.50 (10% off). Buy here.
- Fenty Beauty GLOSSY POSSE Mini Gloss Bomb Collection | £28.90 (15% off). Buy here. < Limited edition set that’s about to completely sell out.
- Fresh Sugar Lip Fix Skincare Gift Set | £26.40 (20% off). Buy here. < It’s a beauty!
- NARS Studio 54 Never Enough Mini Lipstick Makeup Gift Set | £26.40 (20% off). Buy here. < Be still my beating credit card, this is bloody lovely for the festive season & beyond…
NAIL POLISH GIFT SETS
- butter LONDON Gift Set in ‘Royal Garden’ or ‘Palace Pastels’ | £25.00 (worth £48, also in the excellent 3-for-2 offer). Buy here and here. < A set of 4 premium high fashion colours.
- Essie Winter Wonderland Mini Trio Nail Polish Kit (not pictured)| £12.99 (& free gift when you buy 2 Essie items). Buy here. A red creme, a nude pink and a metallic silver gray in a neat gift box.
- Mavala Winter Trio | £11.20 (20% off). Buy here. < A lovely little stocking filler from an always-reliable brand.
- Nails Inc Oh My Lucky Days Nail Polish Gold Bar Gift Set | £23.20 (20% off). Buy here. < Gorgeous and generously sized gift.
- OPI Holiday Cracker gift set | £15.50. Buy here. < Two full-sized 15ml quality nail polishes.
Which ones are your favourites? I have my eye on a few already.