October 25, 2018

Holiday Makeup Gift Set Recommendations to Haul During the Sephora Sale

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As we approach the Sephora 20% Holiday Bonus Event which starts tomorrow (October 25th) at Sephora and Sephora.com I thought I’d offer up some suggestions for gift sets I might be hauling for myself and ones that I think are a really great value.

I think the best thing about the Holiday season in the makeup world is the fact you can get so many great gift sets that enable you to try such a wide array of items from a certain brand’s permanent collection. Gift sets are also quite a value as many include full-size items as well as assortment of deluxe-sized.

Without further commentary from me here are some Holiday Gift Set recommendations to haul during the Sephora Sale!

NARS Little Fetishes Orgasm Lip and Blush Set ($19 after discount)
I’ve never made any secret about the fact I am avid user and fan of NARS Orgasm Blush! This little set gets you a deluxe sized version (0.12 oz) paired up with matching Lipstick in Orgasm (0.05 oz).

NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Vault ($120 after discount)
Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil are typically $27 each so this set is a huge value as you get 10 full-size shades in this vault for $10 each! That’s over 50% off!

Shades include:

  • Sex Machine (pink mauve)
  • Walkyrie (burnt coral red)
  • Dolce Vita (dusty rose)
  • Do Me Baby (chestnut rose)
  • Let’s Go Crazy (vivid pink)
  • Dragon Girl (vivid siren red)
  • Cruella (passionate scarlet red)
  • Consuming Red (bordeaux)
  • Damned (rich magenta)
  • Train Bleu (deep aubergine)

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Carnaval Extravaganza ($47.20 after discount)
I am obsessed with the tropical delicious scent of Sol De Janeiro’s Bum Bum Cream! I have the shower gel, body mist, hand cream, and body cream but this little set is ideal for anyone that hasn’t tried or those who want to gift this deliciousness to a friend!

  • Brazilian Bum Bum Cream (8.1 oz)
  • Brazilian Touch Hand Cream (1.7 oz)
  • Brazilian 4 Play Moisturizing Shower Cream-Gel (3 oz)
  • Brazilian Crush Body Fragrance Mist (3.04 oz)

Stila All That Shimmers & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set ($20 after discount)
I’ve made so great secret I love me some Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow! If you haven’t tried them yet or just love them and want more shades this set includes small versions of shades Starlight, Kitten, and Vivid Smoky Quartz (0.07 oz each)!

Stila With Flying Colors Mini Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick Set ($31.20 after discount)
I’m not a big fan of matte long-wearing liquid lipsticks but the exception to that rule is Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick! I love how lightweight, non-drying, creamy, and pigmented these are and I’ll be grabbing up this Holiday set that includes six deluxe sized shades (0.05 oz).

Too Faced The Sweet Smell of Christmas-Mini Melted Liquid Lipstick Set ($20 after discount)
Speaking of long-wearing lipsticks this adorable selection of Melted Matte Lip Colors are available in four festive Holiday shades for the Holiday season called Cinnamon Bear, Pumpkin Spice, Hot Buttered Rum, and Sugar Cookie! Each mini is 0.1 oz in size with a creamy, long-wearing, pigmented formula!

L’Occitane Holiday Crackers Set ($27 after discount)
Are you a Holiday hostess by chance? Are all the best parties and gatherings at your house during the festive season? If so, you’ll love this cute cracker set! In the tradition of British Christmas Crackers each of these can be burst open to reveal mini L’Occitane favorits like Cherry Blossom Hand Cream, Cherry Blossom Bath & Shower gel, Lavender Hand Cream, and more! Don’t worry if you aren’t planning on hosting any gatherings as you can keep them all for yourself since each one contains different, unique items!

Laura Mercier Shadows & Brights Metallic Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection ($31.20 after discount)
I recently raved Laura Mercier’s Holiday Caviar Stick Eye Colour in a prior post as being one of my favorite Holiday sets! Honestly, you can’t beat this set that includes five mini (0.03 oz) creamy eyeshadow sticks! The formula is top notch, it blends easily, and the colors always look so lovely on eyes! This is one you’ll def want to grab!

Becca Glow Kitchen Kit ($35 after discount)
Becca teamed up with Chrissy Teigen again to created this cute as hell gift set featuring yummy Holiday indulgences inspired by holiday treats! You get:

  • Glow Soufflé Eye Shadow in Cinnamon Churro
  • Face Highlighter in Cinnnamon Churro
  • Lip Soufflé in Red Velvet
  • Confectionary Glow Powder in Cinnamon Sugar

Becca Lip Icing Glow Gloss Kit ($23 after discount)
These cute mini selection of Lip Icing Glow Glosses in shades inspired by Holiday treats is most definitely on my wish list!

Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini Macaron Set ($32 after discount)
You know I dislike highlighter with a passion but there are a few exceptions and Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector would be it! I love this formula so much! It’s applies so well without looking heavy and provides such a gorgeous glow! I’m suprirsed I didn’t haul this already but hey, now I can get it cheaper!

Too Faced Peaches & Dreams Face Set ($42 after discount)
Wait, you don’t already own the Too Faced Peaches & Cream Eyeshadow Palette? Now is a good time to get it along with my favorite highlighter/blush palette! This set includes Sweet Peach Palette, Sweet Peach Glow Peach-Infused Highlighting Palette, and a full-size Sweet Peach Lip Oil in Poppin’ Peach. The set actually contains over $100 worth of product and you’re getting it all for more than 50% off!

Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy ($60 after discount)
I’m probably not doing any great benefit to my skin with Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer but I am so addicted to it! I purchase this set year after year and I have no regrets it includes six 1.7 oz masks from Peter Thomas Roth that address a host of concerns such as hydration, dryness, etc…! It always makes me feel pampered and spoiled when I use this before a sheet mask!

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift Of Magic Skin Mini Skincare Trio ($60 after discount)
I SWEAR by Charlotte’s Magic Eye Rescue Cream which is super hydrating and creamy! This set includes a full-size as well as a mini size of her Magic Night Cream (which is also HG for my dry skin) as well as a mini of her original Magic Cream! This one is well worth grabbing at this price!

Sephora Midnight Kisses #Lipstories Set ($33 after discount)
I have express my absolute joy with the creamy, pigmented, luxurious formula that’s packaged into Sephora’s little Lipstories Lipsticks and I’m def going to pick up this set that includes six full-size shades!

Belif Merry Merry Moisturizers ($30 after discount)
It’s no great secret that I love (and all of you love) Belif’s fantastic moisturizing cream! This set includes a full-size of it along with a mini Moisturizing Eye Bomb and an Aqua Bomb Sleeping Mask to skin hydrated and super most all through the Winter season!

Fenty Match Stix By The Dozen ($104 after discount)
Guilty as charged! This set is on my list and I will not be settled until I have it in my greedy hands! The set is part of Fenty’s Holiday launch and includes 12 Mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks which can be used as a blush or highlighter!

I hope this guide helped you make some great selections to use your discount on!

Do share any other gift sets you think are worth hauling!

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  • Sara

    I wish Stila would mix up the shades they include in the Glitter/Shimmer and Glow sets. I have Kitten and it seems to be in every set. Same with Smoldering Satin. I was really hoping for a set with the jewel tones but they’re only in the big vault.

    If you haven’t found them yet, Wet n Wild came out with a bunch of new Liquid Catsuit eyeshadows and they have new finishes! There is matte, shimmer and glitter now. I picked up 5 different ones (2 glitter and 3 shimmer) from CVS last week at $5.19 each and they’re fantastic. Not as glittery as Stila, but the shimmer ones are on point and the glitter ones are a little more toned down but still shiny. Great wear time too. Worth a try for sure!!! I had coupons and Extrabucks so they were basically free.

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree (even if smoldering satin is my favorite)! I wish they’d had some exclusive shades! They have an entire range of jewel tones they launched for Fall did you see those? Yup! Saw those and ordered a few (I ordered all the matte as they looked awesome).