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When time is short, and your ‘to-buy’ list is long, gifting for the holiday season can be overwhelming. However, for the beauty-conscious or makeup devotee, there’s one solution to make gift-giving seamless — a makeup gift set.
Whether you’re shopping for a friend who loves classic red lipsticks or you’re looking to curate the best makeup products, these all-inclusive makeup kits can save you valuable time and energy. Plus, they help your giftee discover and fall in love with their new favorite products, so it’s a win-win situation.
Our favorite retailers, Sephora, Ulta, and Bluemercury, have us covered with impressive deals and value sets from fan-favorite brands like Charlotte Tilbury, Buxom, Too Faced, Nars, and many more. Shoppers can expect everything from beauty advent calendars and makeup brush sets to this year’s best foundations, mascaras, bronzers, blushes, and more. So, whether you’re looking for the best gifts for the women on your list — like your mom or girlfriend — it’s never been easier.
Keep scrolling because we’ve rounded up the best makeup gift sets for 2022. Trust us — you’ll want these beauty gifts for yourself, too.
Morphe X Ariel Signature Look 12-Piece Face & Eye Brush Set
The Morphe X Ariel brush set is for someone who wants to up their brush game. This set features jaw-dropping 12 face and eye brushes, giving you the power to create any eye look you could dream up.
What reviewers say: “These brushes are definitely the best I have personally used! My only complaint is that I wish I could buy certain ones separately, like the blush brush. Absolutely applies blush like that airbrushed Kylie Jenner blush look! Its so soft, I have never used a brush like it.”
Naked X Robin Eisenberg Eyeshadow Palette
Would this be a proper beauty guide without name-dropping Urban Decay? Brand loyalists will love receiving this palette with 12 matte and glitter eyeshadows inspired by cosmic artist Robin Eisenberg. The bright and joyful hues are velvety and beyond blendable and perfect for experimenting during the holiday season.
What reviewers say: “Vibrant colors, many different ways to wear them. I’ve had fun experimenting with new looks!”
Bluemercury The Lash Edit
Give the gift of instant volume, length, and lift with Bluemercury’s The Lash Edit. It includes all the products you need to achieve gorgeous lashes without throwing on a set of false ones. Giftees will be delighted to find Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Eye Pencil in Jet, Chantecaille’s Deluxe Faux Cils Longest Lash Mascara, Kjaer Weis Volumizing Mascara, Wander Beauty’s Baggage Claim Rose Gold Eye Masks, and more.
What reviewers say: “This is such a great gift or for yourself ! Perfect products for the perfect lashes ! Comes in a adorable bag . Everything I need to have fabulous lashes”
Anastasia Beverly Hills Fluffy & Fuller Looking Brow Kit
Anastasia Beverly Hills is an undisputed eyebrow expert, and this brow gift set contains all the tools that will help anyone become a pro in their own right. It features all of the brand’s iconic favorites, including the Brow Powder Duo that adds color and fullness, the Brush 7B that fills in and adds detail with precision, and the Mini Brow Freeze lifts, tames sculpts, and sets for all-day hold with a feathered finish.
What reviewers say: “YES! I was afraid the medium brown was going to be too light because it looked lighter than the soft brown, BUT ITS NOT! It’s an amazing set, love them all!”
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Beautifying Lip Set
Charlotte Tilbury lovers, rejoice! From a lip liner to a Lip Bath, now you can get the brand’s cult-loved, universally-flattering pillow talk color in all your favorite lip products. So throw this set under the tree, and we promise you’ll wow any woman who opens it.
What reviewers say: “Love the minis to toss in my purse! Bought mainly to try out the Pillow Talk Happi Kiss and I’m obsessed! Hydrating and long lasting! Worth it if you enjoy or want to try out CT lip products.”
Dior Mini Rouge Dior Lipstick Set
Stand out this season with Dior’s Mini Rouge Lipstick Set. The 4-piece set contains the best red hues that suit all skin colors and complexions. Plus, they’re formulated with natural-origin camelina and sweet almond oils combined with shea butter so that lips feel deeply moisturized and hydrated throughout the day.
What reviewers say: “This is my 1st time buying Dior lipsticks, colors are great. With my pale skin, green eyes and red hair all of them are very flattering.”
LAWLESS The Winter Beach One Eyeshadow Palette
This eyeshadow palette will transport you to the west coast beaches in the winter. It has warm, sandy neutrals for everyday versatility and soft aquatic blues inspired by the winter waters and hazy sky. Plus, each shade is talc-free and clean, so you can look and feel good about wearing them.
What reviewers say: “I love the color story if this palette. I was looking for something that had the lighter shades too, not just medium and dark. There are many looks you can do with the various shades. So happy I purchased it.”
Buxom Mini Band of Babes Full-On Plumping Lip Polish Set
Makeup lovers know all about Buxom’s lip-plumping glosses, which is why this set is a terrific gift. It features four visibly plumping lip polishes, including two limited-edition shades, in high-shine, shimmering finishes with the unique peptide complex and Vitamins A and E for lasting moisture.
What reviewers say: “Ordered a few days ago. Arrived today. Stevie (golden) and Lola (purple) are the limited edition. Both are gorgeous. Every Christmas I created lipkit bags for gifts to my circle of friends. I can’t believe how quickly this sold out. Came to graba second one, and it’s gone. I hope they stock more. I’m happy with the 2 limited shades. Very pretty in person.”
Beautyblender Blending Queen Blend and Cleanse Set
Looking for an ornament that makes a practical gift for the beauty lover? Beautyblender’s Blending Queen Blend and Cleanse Set is just that. It includes a few skin-perfecting makeup sponges because one can never have too many blenders and a vegan sponge cleanser to reuse your sponges without bringing any unwanted dirt and grim to the skin.
What reviewers say: “Great product, in particular the cleanser. I have tried a sample beauty blender and loves it so I got this set after. Worth every penny, blends very well.”
Pat McGrath Labs Mothership VI Eyeshadow Palette
If there was ever an eyeshadow palette worth splurging on, this is it. Pat McGrath’s Mothership palettes are highly recognized for their buttery, blendable formulas and one-of-a-kind hues. The Mothership VI Eyeshadow Palette has 10 richly pigmented shades that are part of an earthy color story.
What reviewers say: “Excellent palette! This Mothership has a good amount of Astrals and shimmers, so you can make a daytime look if you don’t want to be loud during the day. It’s a fairly warm pallette and the lightest shades work as transition shades on darker skin tones as well. All of the shades blend well and would recommend this palette.”
Valentino Donna Born in Roma Eau de Parfum Gift Set
Make your giftee feel like they’re in Italy every time they use one of the two perfume sprays. The scent is a warm floral that is universal and the fragrance bottles are an ode to haute couture featuring those iconic rockstar studs.
What reviewers say: “This right here!!! Let me just say this is sexy, classy, romantic, bright but at the same time creamy and rich and a bit dark. This perfume turns men on and all honesty I feel so dang sexy wearing this even if I’m not going anywhere ! So so good!”
Too Faced Christmas Bake Shoppe Limited Edition Makeup Collection
Too Faced lets you have fun with gifting makeup sets. Its Christmas Bake Shoppe Limited Edition Makeup Collection is the perfect holiday gift for any beauty buff. It includes three face and eye palettes that smell as good as they look. The chocolate chip, sugar cookies, and gingerbread color palettes feature neutral shades that are great for everyday, year-round wear.
What reviewers say: “It is hands down the best eyeshadow palettes for dark eyes! I totally recommend it and it’s super pigmented!!”
Real Techniques Limited Edition Frost Your Face Set
Real Techniques’ Limited Edition Frost Your Face Set is great for beginners because it covers all of the basics. It’s a 12-piece kit that includes everything from a concealer and winged liner brush to a complexion and cleansing sponge. Each brush is 00% cruelty-free & vegan and comes in a stylish beauty bag to protect them.
Nars Shine On Mini Dolce Vita Lip Duo
If your friend loves anything from Nars, this is the best gift. A lip liner and lip gloss are housed in a limited-edition ornament that can either be hung on a tree or slipped into a stocking. The lip products feature the label’s infamous dusty rose color that delivers a “your-lip-color-but-better” look.
What reviewers say: “Love this! So cute and I love the colors. Nars can never disappoint.”
Lancôme Beauty Box
This Lancôme Beauty Box includes hit products from the beauty brand. Inside, you’ll find the Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate, Advanced Génifique Eye Cream, Rénergie Multi-Action Ultra Cream Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30, Tonique Confort Re-Hydrating Comforting Toner with Acacia Honey, Bi-Facil Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover, and Lash Idôle Mascara Lash-Lifting Mascara. There’s also the L’absolu Gloss, L’absolu Rouge Hydrating Lipstick in French Tea 274, and Limited Edition Holiday 2022 Eye & Face Palette to finish your makeup look. It even comes in a recycled gold makeup case, so you can easily carry your essentials wherever life takes you. While this box seems a bit pricey, just know you get eight full-size favorites for less than the price of one serum.
What reviewers say: “I literally only bought this because it was a good price with their La vie est Belle perfume purchase. so far, the mini perfume is adorable, and the gentri however you pronounce it products are fantastic! I used the toner, moisturizer and serum and my skin feels fantastic. the palette is really cool and seems like it would be good for everyday makeup. nothing too crazy. I can’t wait to try the lipstick, and I already know the mascara is good!”
Fenty Beauty Glossy Posse Volume 5.0 Full-Sized Gloss Bomb Trio
Who wouldn’t be happy to receive a Rihanna-loved gloss set? Perfect as a stocking stuffer or stand-alone present, this limited-edition kit includes three mini versions of the best-selling Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminzer in new holographic finishes, plus a full-size Gloss Bomb Cream Color Drip Lip Cream.
What reviewers say: “I love the quality of these lip products. My Sister put me onto FENTY Beauty and I thank her every day.”
Hourglass Limited Edition Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm Duo
Gift them their new favorite lip glosses with Hourglass’ Limited Edition Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm Duo. The autumn-inspired rose hues flatter every skin tone and offer serious hydration and plumpness, plus an intense pigment payoff.
Christian Louboutin Rouge Louboutin Lip Colour Trio
Christian Louboutin’s Rouge Louboutin Lip Colour Trio is a unique makeup set that makes a meaningful gift. It’s both jewelry and makeup, with the lipsticks attached to a gunmetal chain that complements each piece’s silver, gold, and black finishes. In addition, the trio includes satin, matte, and sheer lip color to suit all moods and occasions.
Laura Mercier Precious Tidings Primer and Setting Powder Set
This dynamic duo is a must-have because primers and setting powders are the key essentials to help keep your makeup in place. It includes the celeb-loved Translucent Loose Setting Powder and the timeless Pure Canvas Primer to prep, set, and enhance makeup.
Bobbi Brown Out All Night Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Set
The Bobbi Brown Out All Night Mini Long-Wear Cream Shadow Set comes with three mini stick cream shadows. For low-effort makeup days, these three minis can be used for the eyes, cheeks, and lips to provide a subtle glow in little to no time — all without a brush.
Gucci Velvet Matte Lipstick Set
It ought to be good if packaged in a green Gucci box. This Velvet Matte Lipstick Set includes three lipsticks with sheer and matte finishes. While the lipstick containers contain a beautiful gold hue that just oozes luxury, the formulations will make her understand why women worldwide flock to Gucci for makeup and skin care products.
The Original MakeUp Eraser 10-Day Cloth Set
A makeup eraser is a must-have for all makeup users. Its plush texture employs microfiber technology to remove makeup as effectively as cleansers and disposable makeup wipes. By adding water, the pad is meant to exfoliate the skin and trap makeup within the pad gently so there is no smudging or residue left on the skin. In addition, it’s more delicate on the skin than a traditional makeup remover because you’re not putting any chemicals, alcohol, or additives on your skin.
What reviewers say: “I am shocked at how well these work. I am not a heavy makeup user but still have trouble getting mascara and liner off with just about any face wash and find using a separate eye makeup remover too time consuming. I am very pleased I took a chance on these.”
Bluemercury The Female Founders Edit
This gift set will not only allow you to give someone in your life a fantastic present that they’ll love, but you’ll also get to support some phenomenal female-owned brands, and what’s better than that? You can expect top finds from brands like Dr. Barbara Sturm, Kjaer Weiss, Supergoop!, Wander Beauty and more. Plus, it’s valued at $615 but costs less than $200.
Kosas LipFuel Winter Warmup Set
The ultimate lip trio to have handy all winter long comes from none other than Kosas. The three full-size lip balms feature kissable colors ideal for the minimalist beauty lover searching for a subtle hue infused with skin-loving ingredients. In addition, each lip balm has been formulated with hyaluronic acid and Vitamin E to keep their pout conditioned and hydrated throughout the cold-weather months (and beyond).