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Holiday Makeup Sets That Are Worth Your Money

The six kits you should add to your wish list

(Cover photo from: loveforskincare)


As makeup lovers, knowing what products we want to purchase (or receive) for Christmas is hard work. After all, the world of makeup is so vast that -- let's be honest here: a whole lifetime is simply not enough to try and test everything out. Luckily, almost every brand has come out with their own holiday set to celebrate the Christmas season – making things easier and extra special for us beauty junkies looking for a taste of something new.

However, after years of buying festive makeup kits, we learned that not all of them are created equally. Some are worth their price, while others are just worth a return trip to the store for a refund.

If you’re looking to purchase a makeup kit to treat yourself, or your loved one, this Christmas, keep reading below as we list down six beauty sets that are worth every penny.

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Benefit Cosmetics Bigger & Bolder Brows Kit 


Benefit Cosmetics Bigger & Bolder Brows Kit, USD34 (benefitcosmetics.com)

The Benefit Bigger & Bolder Brows Kit contains three must-have products that will instantly give you #BrowsOnFleek. Besides a full sized Ka-BROW! eyebrow gel colour and a High Brow highlighter, it also includes a mini Ready, Set, Brow! gel to make sure your arches stay in perfect condition throughout all your festive parties and gatherings.

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Laura Mercier Layer Up Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection


Laura Mercier Layer Up Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection, USD38 (lauramercier.com)

An eye shadow formula that lives up to the hype, this Caviar Stick Eye Colour Collection is every eye makeup lover’s dream gift. With four deluxe sizes of their best-selling and most popular shades – Amethyst, Rose Gold, Aubergine, Tuxedo – this kit delivers endless options for effortlessly beautiful eyes for both day and night.

The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes

The Estée Edit Gritty & Glow Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes, USD58 (sephora.com)

With six shades in each palette, you’ll never run out of edgy makeup looks to create on your eyes and cheeks. The Magnetic Eye and Face Palettes contain colours that will flatter whatever skin tone you may have, and are all easily blendable and buildable so you can customise your skin’s glow and your audacious eye look.

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NARS Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Set

NARS Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Set, USD45 (sephora.com)


If you’ve always wanted to try NARS’s latest lipstick hit but have always been hesitant due to its price tag, then you’re in luck. The NARS Mind Game Velvet Lip Glide Set contains six of their mini lipstick hybrid shades, which all suit the holiday vibes of the season.


NUDESTIX Nude(art)ist Magnetic Eye Box Set

NUDESTIX Nude(art)ist Magnetic Eye Box Set, USD58 (sephora.com)


Another dream kit for the eye shadow lover, the NUDESTIX Magnetic Eye Box Set contains six of their famous Magnetic Eye Colors in full sizes. With three coming in a luminous finish and the other matte, you’ll have all the colours you need to prime, line, shade, and highlight your peepers – easily taking your look from work hours to party time.

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Too Faced The Chocolate Shop

Too Faced The Chocolate Shop, USD58 (sephora.com)


It’s all about chocolate for Too Faced this festive season as The Chocolate Shop includes all your favourites in one fabulous pink box. With 21 eye shadows infused with their cocoa powder formula, deluxe sizes of their famous Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick, Better Than Sex mascara, Shadow Insurance eye primer, Luminizer highlighter, and Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, this chocolate-scented and themed set is the perfect addition to any makeup lover's collection.