The 12 Best Makeup Gift Sets That Are Worth the $$$
Picking out a beauty gift set can be a gamble. They always sound like you’re getting a good deal (you know, five items for the price of one), but are you actually? Not if the set is made up of tiny sample-size products you’re only going to be able to use once or twice—ugh. But this year, we’ve got your back. Here are the 12 best makeup gift sets that are totally worth the money.
1. Discover ILIA Clean Color
Looking to get into clean beauty? Invest in this set from ILIA. It comes with four everyday staples from the well-known clean beauty brand: a mascara, a nourishing lip color, a highlighter and a lip and cheek stick. One buyer reveals that she bought one for herself and one to give to a friend. At this price point, you can easily do the same.
2. Tarte Cosmetics Gilded Gifts 8-Piece Collector’s Set
This gift set was specifically created so that you can gift half of it and keep the other half for yourself. Genius. The two included makeup collections are each made up of an eye and cheek palette, an eye shadow brush, a Tarteist Remix Lip Gloss and a Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara. Would it be wrong to keep both? That’s what one reviewer did. “I’m keeping both sets because all of the colors suit me in different ways,” she reasons. Enough said.
3. Benefit Cosmetics Queen Of The Camp Limited-Edition 4-Piece Holiday Set
Stocking up on your favorite Benefit products (or gifting them) can cost a pretty penny. So when we came across this product bundle, our jaw dropped. It includes the brand’s cult-favorite Hoola Matte Powder Bronzer, the POREfessional Smoothing Face Primer, the 24-HR Brow Setter and the BADgal Bang! Bigger, Badder Volumizing Mascara—four of Benefit’s top products. And the best part? They’re all full size.
4. beautyblender Dripping in Diamonds 4-Piece Set
Any makeup lover knows that the secret to applying flawless makeup is having a good sponge, and there’s none better than the Beautyblender. One PureWow editor declares it the most beloved tool in her makeup kit. They typically cost $20 each, but in this gem-themed set you get two Beautyblenders and two limited-edition mini gemstone-shaped solid sponge cleansers for just $35. We’d call that a justified purchase.
5. NARS VIP Room Essentials Set
Six of NARS’s best-selling products, all in one convenient gift box. It comes with full sizes of the Climax Mascara, Dolce Vita Velvet Matte Lip Pencil and Dragon Girl Velvet Matte Lip Pencil, as well as minis of the Orgasm Blush (which is Meghan Markle’s favorite blush, BTW), Laguna Bronzing Powder and Orgasm Multiple. If you need us, we’ll be upgrading our everyday makeup routine.
6. Bobbi Brown Away We Glow Set
Trying to get the most bang for your buck? Look no further. This limited-edition Bobbi Brown set is stocked with six full-size eye, lip and face products from the makeup guru’s line. According to the brand, it’s a $316 value, but you’re getting it for just $99. Not too shabby. Did we mention it comes with a convenient travel pouch?
7. RevitaLash Lash Perfecting 3-Piece Gift Collection
If RevitaLash is good enough for Meghan Markle’s lashes, it’s definitely good enough for ours. The kit includes an eye makeup remover, eyelash conditioner and mascara all specially designed to promote healthier, longer lashes.
8. Anastasia Beverly Hills Best Brows Ever Set
Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz is a cult favorite because of its ability to shape, define and fill in even the saddest of brows (trust us, we’ve seen it firsthand). Needless to say, when we saw that this package includes a full-size Brow Wiz, we instinctively hit “add to cart.” It also includes travel sizes of the Dipbrow Gel and the Clear Brow Gel, so that once you get your brows perfectly shaped, you can keep ’em locked and loaded.
9. RMS Beauty Luminizer Gift Set
This set debuted just in time for the holidays. RMS’s shimmery, ultra-dewy luminizers can be applied to the eyes, cheeks or collarbones (or all three) for a buildable glow. Celebrity makeup artist Katey Denno insists that you “absolutely need” it in your beauty lineup. This particular bundle comes with three sheer pearl, natural champagne and muted gold shades that you can apply to dazzle at Christmas and New Year’s Eve parties.
10. Too Faced Limited-Edition Tutti Frutti Gingerbread Lane Makeup Collection
Brace yourself, this collection includes three palettes for less than the price that one typically costs. The Berry Merry Christmas, Totally Bananas and Sugar Plum Cookie palettes each have four of Tarte’s high-quality eye shadows and a blush/bronzer shade. That’s literally a $270 value for just $35. We’re impressed.
11. Urban Decay Naked Honey Drop Vault
If you’ve already been eyeing the new Naked Honey palette, you might as well splurge and pick up this kit. That way, you’ll get a Honey Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Lip Plumper, Scented Sparkling Body Powder and Honey-Scented All Nighter Setting Spray too. “This vault blew me away. The palette itself is out of this world—the eyeshadows are so easy to work with. And the lip plumper is to die for,” one happy customer says. Plus the packaging looks so sleek, you won’t even have to gift wrap it. Just stick on a bow and set it under the tree.
12. Saie The Lash Kit
Give the gift of long, full lashes this year thanks to The Lash Kit from Saie. This set from the new clean beauty brand includes their signature lilac-colored lash curler and Mascara 101 to lengthen and condition the lashes. "This formula is better than even the cult-favorite mascaras that I've ever tried. And I've tried a lot of them. I'm a clean mascara convert now," one PureWow editor praises.