Although I’m fully aware that now is the time to get my
holiday shopping done for others, I find myself adding more and more to the cart that will be gifts for none other than me, myself, and I (oops). Yes, I’m easily distracted and I blame one particular culprit for this: affordable (and often limited-edition) beauty gift sets. It’s so hard to resist snagging sample sizes of items I’ve wanted to try for ages when they’re as little as $20.
Because misery loves company, I decided to share so you can go a little overboard with me. I know everyone’s budget will vary, but most of these gift sets
don’t even top the $50 mark. How’s that for savings? Keep scrolling and get them while they last—they’re selling out by the minute.
If you’ve been looking for a way to sample a few new nontoxic makeup and skincare products, Sephora is offering you a way in. This set actually includes imini items from a few of my favorite brands including Saie, Milk Makeup, Caudalie, and Biossance.
I can always use more travel-size skincare and Fenty’s Total Cleans’r and Fat Water Toner get the job done. Containing Barbados cherry and coconut-derived surfactants, the cleanser nourishes the skin and won’t over-dry it while the do-it-all toner targets dark spots, pores, and brightens the skin.
Sometimes, treating yourself means doing an at-home spa day. This Ulta Beauty set comes with everything you’ll need to have the perfect one. Each item smells so earthy and delicious. Notes of star magnolia, musk, and amber woods create a seriously aromatic experience.
Brow wizards will fully appreciate this next one. Receive three full sizes of Benefit’s best-selling brow products including the Precisely, My Brown Pencil, Gimme Brow+ Gel, and the 24-HR Brow Setter Gel.
Mini sizes of Clinique’s fan favorites come wrapped up in one handy gift set. The item that has gained a cult following among these products is the Take Off the Day Cleansing Balm. So many people swear by it and this is a good opportunity to give it a go along with a few of the brand’s other offerings.
Makartt’s Poly Gel Nail Kit makes a great gift for a friend or for yourself if you’ve been wanting to experiment with DIYing your nails. Working with poly gel can definitely be a bit tricky at first, but there are so many great tutorials out there and it could save you a ton of money on salon visits in the future.
Dealing with color or heat damage? Olaplex has you covered this year. Snag a full size of the brand’s bonding oil, bond smoother, and mini size of bond protector nourishing serum.
I swear by Laneige’s lip masks, so I’ll definitely be taking the opportunity to snag this limited edition set of the brand’s best ones. They deliver intense hydration over night with a special berry fruit complex, murumuru seed, and shea butter. They’re perfect to have handy during the winter.
This five-piece set only hits the $20 mark and contains face masks for every type of skin concern—breakouts, dryness, uneven tone—you name it!
Milk Makeup is one of my favorite clean beauty brands and this starter pack is a great way to get to know the brand. Minimalists will love these minis, as they help you create the perfect, everyday no-makeup makeup look.
GXVE Beauty lipsticks haven’t let me down yet and now is your opportunity to try them for yourself at a phenomenally low price. I mean, come on, who doesn’t want a piece of Gwen’s iconic red lip look?
Sample Tatcha’s exfoliating cleanser and hydrating water cream that helps balance the skin, tighten the pores, and minimize excess oil. Star ingredients include luffa fruit, wild rose, and leopard lily.
Any true mascara lover needs this set of Lancôme’s eye makeup superstars. Receive full sizes of the brand’s popular Lash Idôle Mascara along with its lash-enhancing primer and Bi-Facial Double Action Eye Makeup Remover.
If you (or a friend) are a Disney lover, you’ll want to swoop in and grab this limited edition eye shadow palette and lip gloss collaboration with Ulta. Each of the shades in the palette is named after popular rides and characters at Disneyland. It has some gorgeous, warm neutral shades and a few more vibrant hues if you want to create a more dramatic look.
I’m obsessed with this rosy mauve shade from Nars. Each item in this cheek trio contains superfine, micronized powder pigments to ensure a soft and luminous finish.
Folks swear by Alterna’s Caviar line and this set happens to be significantly cheaper at the moment. It includes the Replenishing Moisture Shampoo, Conditioner, and CC Moisture Cream to protect hair from color fade and environmental damage.
I don’t think you can ever have too many Charlotte Tilbury lip products. If you need a variety of choices in a universally flattering nude-pink hue, look no further than this Lip Kit. It features Tilbury’s Hylauronic Happikiss, Matte Revolution Lipstick, Cheat Liner, and Collagen Lip Bath in the iconic shade Pillow Talk.
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