15 Gift Ideas for the Beauty Lover | Holiday Value Sets For Every Budget


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When the temperature drops, so do the prices. With more than 400 value sets, the Sephora website can be overwhelming, so here are are my top 15.

Charlotte Tilbury Mini Magic Secrets Skincare Set ($65): It seems that everyone who tries Charlotte Tilbury skincare products loves them — my grandma and I love the Magic Cream—and they’re pricey, so this set is a great opportunity to test them out.

Farmacy Honey Harvest Hydration Kit ($60 for $89 value): They Honeymoon Glow serum has been on my wish list for years. This set includes a full sized serum, which typically costs $58, plus two other mini bestsellers for basically no extra cost.

Laneige All Nighter Lip Set ($30 for $39 value): I love my lip sleeping mask to hydrate my lips before bed, and the flavors in this set — berry, gingersnap and peppermint — sound lovely for the holidays.

Fenty Beauty Resting Peach Face Cream Blush & Mini Gloss Bomb Cream Duo ($25 for $31 value): Fenty kills it when it comes to lip glosses, and I’ve heard their cream blushes apply beautifully. These limited edition peachy tones are everything!

Too Faced Stuff My Sticking Sexy Lashes & Plump Lips Full Size Set ($32 for $56 value): If you’re familiar with my content, then you know I love this mascara and this lip gloss. With this set, you save $24.

Beautyblender Loaded Sundae Makeup Sponge Set ($49 for $78): I genuinely cannot do my makeup without a beauty sponge, and these are my favorite! I’m not the best about replacing them, especially since they’re not the most exciting item to invest in, so this set is a great opportunity to stock up. It inlcudes $60 worth of BeautyBlenders plus a cleanser and scrub mat for $50.

Sephora Favorites Bestselling Beauty Must-Haves Set ($54 for $166 value): It can be hard to find a value set that doesn’t include products you aren’t interested in, but I would use each product in this one! I love the MILK primer, the NARS bronzer, the Natasha Denona eyeshadows, and, of course, the BeautyBlender. These are all highly rated products at an incredible price point.

Tarte Best of Blush Mini Amazonian Clay Cheek Set ($38 for $75 value): I practically collected these mini blush sets when I was younger, and even though Tarte may not be a trendy brand anymore, I would still recommend their blushes. They are long-lasting and perfectly pigmented, and these shades look gorgeous.

Nudestix Mini Nudes 3-Piece Set ($25 for $62): I still haven’t tried Nudestix, but I have a feeling that I would fall in love with the formulas. This bronzer, blush, and highlighter trio looks amazing!

Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Mini Blush Trio ($25): Everyone is raving about these blushes! This set contains ‘Bliss,’ Selena’s favorite pinky nude shade, as well as two exclusive new shades. I have a feeling I won’t be able to resist this value set.

Iconic London Mega Glow Gift Set ($47 for $67 value): The Iconic London Illuminator Liquid Highlight is a cult classic, included in this set along with a glowy hydraying mist that saves you $20. I would love to try both.

Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Fantasy 4Sum 4-Piece Gloss Bomb Set ($38 for $52 value): Fenty Gloss Bombs are one of the best lip gloss formulas I have ever tried, and I don’t think anyone could be disappointed with this set.

Summer Fridays Lip Butter Balm Trio ($48 fir $66 value): I love everything about Summer Fridays, and their beloved lip balms are at the top of my holiday wish list. This set features the original clear version as well as two new shades: a nude and a berry. They would be beautiful alone or on top of a lip liner.

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Lip Secrets Set ($45 for $71 value): I received this same set for Christmas last year, and I am still obsessed with it! The ‘Pillow Talk’ range is, of course, iconic, and each of these formulas are luxurious, expecially the lipstick and liner.

Sephora Favorites Swipe of Lip Color Lipstick & Lip Balm Set ($36 for $95 value): As I mentioned about the other Sephora value set, I think so many people would love would love each of these products. So far, I have only tried NARS’ ‘Cruella,’ but the others have fantastic reviews as well.

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