I’ve swatched, sampled, tested, and played with (someone has to do it!) just about every makeup kit out there trying to find the best ones for this holiday season. Here are my top 10 picks of makeup gift sets…
10. 10 Piece Professional Blush Palette
This 10 blush palette is great quality especially for the price! From pinks and peaches to neutrals and bronzes, anyone is bound to find the perfect color for them. Comes in a sleek enclosed case that is easy to carry around.
9. Stila Lip Glaze Collection
Ranging in colors from nude to deep red, this set from Stila has 8 lipglosses that are creamy in texture. The twist cap and brush applicator make it easy to apply just the right amount without getting messy.
This super cute palette is perfect for travel! It comes with 8 beautiful eyeshadows, a peachy pink blush, and 4 lipglosses. The case closes neatly and is small enough to keep in your purse for those late mornings out the door.
Stila’s smudge pots have been popular for their creamy texture, amazing color payoff, and waterproof formula. This set includes 4 colors (black, navy, champagne, and purple) and a small brush. Can be used as eyeliner or an eyeshadow base for that pop of color!
If you are looking for an eyeshadow palette that has every color under the sun, then look no more! With 120 colors to choose from, you’ll never run out of ideas. The quality is very good and the price cannot be beat.
Best for: The artsy girl who loves lots of color!
Where to buy: eBay
5. Bare Escentuals Get Started Kit
If you have normal to oily skin and are looking for a foundation that is “breathable”, then this mineral foundation set is for you. The coverage is great and gives a beautiful finish to the skin!
Best for: The girl that doesn’t like the feel of liquid foundation and has normal to oily skin (I don’t recommend if you have dry skin or are allergic to bismuth)
Where to buy: eBay
4. Sigma Makeup Brush Kit
This 6 piece brush set (3 face, 3 eye) is designed similar to the MAC brushes but without the MAC price tag. The bristles are soft and work really well, plus you can’t beat the price.
Best for: The budding makeup geek
Where to buy: Sigma Makeup
3. Urban Decay 24/7 Super Stash
Oh so creamy and oh so vivid, these beautiful eye pencils are perfect for adding a pop of color to any look! This set includes 9 eye pencils in a rainbow of shades. (I love my black one so much that I’m on my 3rd one…)
Best for: The die hard makeup geek who loves to play with color
Where to buy:
With 4 lipsticks and 4 lipglosses, you’ll have a wide variety of “lip looks” to choose from. These lipsticks are vitamin enriched making the lips feel ultra smooth while the lipglosses have plumping properties that make your lips look fuller.
I cannot say enough good things about this beautiful palette- the quality is similar to MAC but the price is fantastic! There’s 28 shades to choose from, and the sleek case is perfect for traveling with.
Happy shopping makeup geeks!