Hey guys! So today I have spent some time scrolling through all the gift sets available at Sephora, and giving you a list of ones that I would buy and ones I would pass on. This is all due to personal preference, some of the pass products might be ones that you guys are interested in! That’s okay, there are just products that I personally was not drawn to. I hope that my recommendations are helpful for you!
First on my recommend list is the First Aid Beauty Tales of FAB Skin. My friend bought this during the VIB sale for herself and has been loving it. First Aid Beauty has really good skin care products. As well, this kit has amazing value – it costs $65.00 but is worth $137.00. This is a good present for someone who likes First Aid Beauty or skin care in general since it includes a nice range of products.
Next is the Stila Eye for Elegance Liquid Eye Shadow Set. The formula of these eye shadows are the best if you really enjoy glitter and sparkle. There is a nice range of eye shadows in this set as well. What I like is the price of the set. While $59 might seem like a lot of money, but is has a $94 value – which means that you’re getting each eye shadow for around $10 each. This set would also be nice to split up; if you have three friends who like makeup you could each give them two. Overall I like the product and I think this is a good gift set.
Another skin care product I like is the Peter Thomas Roth Meet Your Mask set. It includes six deluxe sample sizes of their popular masks for $31 (has a $54 dollar value). Like the Stila eye shadows, I think this kit could work to split up among friends. But also it would be a great gift for one individual. I personally take forever to go through skin masks, so this kit would probably last me forever. I own the full size Irish Mud mask and it’s really nice.
The final gift I would recommend is the Tarte Limited-Edition Artful Accessories Brush Set. I feel like nice brushes are a really great gift for a makeup lover because everyone can use more brushes! I have heard that Tarte has really good quality makeup brushes, and the price-to-value for this set is great: $57 for a value of $187. There are three face brushes and 2 eye brushes in this set. Also the brushes are very pretty! A nice bonus is that they are vegan and cruelty free!
First is the Too Faced Best Year Ever Makeup Collection. Usually I love the Holiday collections that Too Faced comes out with, but this year I wasn’t that impressed. I will say that is does have a great value, $62 for $353. I just find that I am not really drawn to any of the shades. I also find the face that it’s three separate palette a little excessive, I rather just have one palette. Overall I would pass on this product, and just recommend getting one of their eye shadow palette instead.
Next is the Sephora Collection Sugarcoated Lip Gloss Set. I have never tried the formula of these glosses before, so I don’t know whether they’re good or not, but I would personally not like to get a whole collection of a lip product. The first thing is if I didn’t like the formula, then I would feel bad not using 12 lippies. The other issue is that I would probably not like all 12 shades, therefore I do not think it’s worth it, even thought it’s a good price at $36 (worth $100).
The skin care set that I didn’t like was the Shiseido Eye Wrinkle Rescue Kit. While the products might be really nice, I feel like the price of $70 for two little eye creams is excessive. I think there are other skin care sets for a much better value.
The final pass is the Huda Beauty Obsessions Eyeshadow Palette. I actually was considering getting one of these palettes until I saw how big they were in real life. They were the size of the palm of my hand, so tiny! And it costs $35! I’m personally not a fan of mini palettes, I rather save my money and get a full size palette. But that is a personal preference. Just letting you know that there palettes are quite small.
I got the Sephora Favorites Give Me Nudes Lip set during the Sephora VIB sale and I am really liking it. What I like is that there are mini products, so if I don’t like them I won’t feel as bad about not using it again. As well, since they’re all nudes shades I feel like I am more likely to like the shades (which I do). I also wanted to try a lot of these lipsticks, so it’s nice to get a mini to try the formula before buying a full size one. Here are swatches of what was inside the kit (from top to bottom: Ciaté London Liquid Velvet Moisturizing Matte Liquid Lipstick in Bitter Sweet, Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Ludwig, Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly, Bite Beauty Multistick in Brioche, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick in Rum Punch, and Makeup Up For Ever Artist Rouge in C211)
I hope you guys found this guide helpful! Let me know if there are any holiday gift sets you are thinking of getting that I might like!