It’s holiday-gift-finding-and-occasionally-splurging-on-yourself-too season! I love all the special beauty sets and deals that come out for the holidays first of all, because they’re a great value, but also because you often get to try more things than you usually would outside a set which just feels decadent. Here are all my favorite holiday beauty buys for this year!
Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner Set- How nice to have all these Cynthia Rowley liners at your fingertips! While it includes the basics, you can also venture out and try looks you don’t usually do. Like how about pretty skin with just the lavender liner, mascara, and a neutral lip!
Eve Lom Daily Collection – I love to give decadent gifts that add luxury to the receivers day where they wouldn’t otherwise have it. The Eve Lom products are exactly that, decadent. They make doing something necessary (washing your face) into a lovely ritual.
NARS Virtual Domination Blush Palette – I love a good palette! Having good choices all bundled up in one convenient little compact gives me such pleasure. This NARS cheek palette is just that! Their 3 best blush shades tucked in with a highlighter and a contouring bronzer. YES!!! Not only will you have awesome new colors to get contoured and blushing but with this you can streamline your makeup bag for less digging.
Molton Brown Bathing Set- Such nice shower gel is always a treat because it’s unnecessary so to get 12 colorful picks and have a chance to cycle through different scents is very exciting.
Tocca “Meet the Ladies” Fragrance Collection – is perfect for the scent lover. The 10 Tocca fragrances are presented beautifully and are rollerball versions so you can tuck one in your bag, car, desk, vanity……the list goes on. Also, great if you feel like you need to get out of your fragrance rut and find a new one.
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Pro Picks Lip Tar Set- The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics’ Lip Tars are amazing. They’re vegan, come in amazing colors, are beautifully matte (though you can use the glosser if you prefer), and stay put FOREVER! This particular set has beautiful colors for you to start your love affair with the Lip Tars.
Sephora Favorites – Sephora does the most amazing holiday beauty value sets. You can get one that focuses on fragrance, lips only, mascara, or skincare and then you get a great assortment of their most popular, tried and true formulations in adorable size. These sets are great for your travel case or purse since they’re smaller or for trying great products without the commitment of shelling out for the full size version.
Urban Decay Full Frontal Lip Set – I love these Urban Decay lipstick in general but I love them all the more since they’re the petite version (I’d take a little lipstick over the full size any day). And with these six colors you’ll be set since they run the gamut between classic red, a fun pop, and neutrals.
Bobbi Brown Mini Lip & Eye Set – Bobbi Brown is right up there with Sephora when it comes to knocking it out of the park with their holiday sets! They have such good AND affordable combos and my favorite this year it is two lipsticks, one gloss, and 3 shadows in a teeny-tiny tortoise shell compact. I could have just this and pretend that I’m lo-maintenance (but really, I’d also need the NARS blush palette…..and the Urban Decay lipsticks…. You know, for choice.)
Makeup Brushes are always a splurge that ladies don’t often make because maybe you have some old funky brushes that are “good enough” which allows you to spend your beauty moola on 7 barely different shades of that one lipstick you really love. Well, in that case, you really do need good makeup brushes. Your makeup will look better, you’ll enjoy your daily application more, and…..they should be pretty too. These holiday sets make it totally pain-free making the jump because they’re a third of what it would cost to buy the brushes seperatley. They’re short-handled versions but I think that just makes them cuter and more space efficient.
Make Up Forever Travel Brush Set - Make Up Forever just launched their new artistry brush line not too long ago and it is fantastic. The set includes four little guys and comes in a adorb kissy makeup bag.
MAC Keepsakes Brush Set- Some of my all time favorite brushes are MAC and this set includes three of them. And I’d buy this just to have beautifully white brushes. So good for travel too.
Sephora 24 Karat Gold Brush Set - These six brushes come in great shapes and they’re GOLD! Yes to that.
Not necessarily a gift set, these are just a few more lady-like splurges that I need and you (or your favorite people) probably do too.
D. L. & Co Honey Absolute Candle – How pretty is this candle?! And it smells like honey (sophisticated honey, of course).
Beauty Counter Lustro Body Oil- Beauty Counter products are minus everything that beauty products shouldn’t have in them (but usually do). This pure body oil is skin’s winter dream and will leave you hydrated and soft.
Estee Lauder “After Hours” Powder Compact – I just adore these glamorous touch-up powder compacts! You buy the powder separately from the compact so you can choose formulation and color (translucent would be a good one-size-fits-all for a gift though). These compacts are HEAVY and LUXE and you’ll feel like such a lady when you powder your nose!
R + CO - I am obsessed with this line of haircare. It’s a conscious line with great formulations and their packaging is genius and styles up your counter.
Jonathan Adler Brass Bird Bowl – You obviously NEED this precious little brass bird bowl for your bobbi pins! Enough said, it is perfection.
J. Crew Pouch – I never have enough pouches. I use them all and they tidy up life in the prettiest way. I love this neon geometric pouch that would be perfect for you to store lipsticks in your purse or have a little touch-up kit in your car.
Julep Nailed It! Polish Set – We love the Julep line of polishes and this is a great range for the polish loving lady! Julep also offers Julep Maven which is a customized monthly polish box subscription which would also be fun to receive throughout the year.
J. Crew Arquiste 31 Perfume - A special J. Crew collaboration, this perfume smells dreamy because it’s lovely but not overly floral or feminine. I want it.
Madewell Zip Pouch – I already went into why I love pouches and that I can’t get enough so it’t not a surprise that I found another one to love. Love the graphic print, that it’s black & white, laminated, and also usable as a clutch in a pinch.
Aerin Beauty Rose Lip Balm- A luxurious little pot of tinted lip balm. Perfect for a stocking.
Kelly Wearstler Marble Kiss- I have this (in white) and LOVE it. It’s such a beautiful object for your shelves, vanity, or mantle.
J. Crew Band-Aids – I’ve bought the patterned Band-Aid collaboration special-editions before and they are so fun to have on hand! Shouldn’t all the small things in life be pretty too?