Yes, it’s October. Yes, we still have a whole month until Thanksgiving –but once I see holiday gift sets hitting the shelves I cannot control my excitement.
I love gift sets. I love tiny little sample sized things I can use a few times and throw away. Committing to an entire product, especially a luxury brand, gives me anxiety. But like everything else there are some gifts sets that are worth your money and some that aren’t. Allow me to guide you through the heaps of crap to a few that you will certainly want to add to your list. Here are a few of my favorites thus far…
The first thing you need to know is that Kat Von D Beauty products are surprisingly amazing. I am addicted to her everlasting liquid lipstick and have a rainbow of colors at this point. This collection has everything you need to create a great, warm look. Each of these products can get some serious everyday use and compliment a number of looks which means you will really get some mileage out of it.
Um, how cute is this set? This nifty gift set contains 10 mini polishes in some great shimmering shades as well as some great solids. Formula X produces some good quality polishes so you will definitely use all of these until they’re gone. Minis are also great because if you love it enough you can just grab a bigger one later! These shades are also really diverse with a few shimmery ones for holiday, brights for spring and summer and darker tones for fall.
Now this is my kind of gift set! In this set you will find six mini bottles of Stila’s great Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick. These are some seriously great shades that will work with just about any skintone for just about any occasion…and it costs less than 2 full sized lipsticks! Can you say stocking stuffer? I wouldn’t mind finding this under the tree.
Now here’s a set I will probably end up buying myself — Benefit’s Party Poppers set. Benefit makes the most adorable holiday sets and gives you a chance to try out a large number of its products. I use Highbeam and POREfessional already but there are still 10 more items in the set! Now that’s pretty sweet. If 12 is too many items for you check out the Sizzling Six Set!
I’ve recently been exploring false lashes and fear I’ve become addicted. This set of 15 lashes is perfect for someone who is a lash pro or a lash enthusiast. You have your long glamorous looks as well as your natural looks side-by-side. This is a great set if you like trying out new looks and are looking to start a bit of a collection. There is literally a set for every occasion.
Too Faced has so many great sets and palettes I had a hard time picking. This one is fab because it’s pretty much for anyone regardless of skin tone. You get three different blushes and three different melted lipsticks to mix and match. Great products that need to be discovered!
There are so many more that I haven’t included that belong on this list including Deborah Lippmann ‘Dressed to the Nines Set,’ Too Faced ‘Le Grand Chateau,‘ Kat Von D ‘Mi Vida Loca Remix Studded Kiss Lip Set,‘ and so on. Look out for another list soon!