Holiday Cosmetics Sets - Perfect for Giving (Or Keeping For Yourself!)

The holidays are on their way! I love the entire holiday season, giving gifts, baking treats, and just spending some much needed time with my family. Also, the holiday season gives way to some incredible deals and collections on makeup! I love to see what Sephora is going to roll out every year, putting together some of the most killer sets to buy! 

While I would love to keep all the makeup to myself (not going to lie), the sets that come out are perfect for splitting up into multiple gifts for family and friends. Usually theres enough to keep a little for yourself too! Here are some of my favorite sets coming to Sephora this season; maybe they will make some great gifts for people in your life!

 Sephora Lash Stash ($48)


So. Many. Mascaras. I love mascara, and as someone who hasn't quite mastered falsies yet, I don't think I would live very long without it. This set has a wide range of brands, types of mascara, and even has three full size items! If those three items were purchased separately, you would be spending more than the price of the entire set! This would be great to split up and give as separate gifts, or to try out a ton of mascaras and find your new holy grail! This set includes the following products: 

- 0.3 oz/ 8.5 g Benefit Cosmetics Rollerlash in Black
- 0.25 oz/7.3 g Urban Decay Troublemaker Mascara in Black
- 0.16 oz/ 4.85 mL Kevyn Aucoin Beauty The Expert Mascara in Black
- 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Dior Diorshow Mascara in Black
- 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Yves Saint Laurent The Shock Mascara in Asphalt Black
- 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara in Black
- 0.14 oz/ 3.9 g Clinique High Impact Mascara in Black
- 0.08 oz/ 2.5 mL MAKE UP FOR EVER Excessive Lash in Black
- 0.094 oz/ 2.8 mL SEPHORA COLLECTION Lashcraft Mascara in Black
- 0.85 oz/ 24 g Huda Beauty Classic Collection Lashes in Samantha #7

NYX Professional Lip Lingerie Vault ($65)


This set has 30 mini Lip Lingeries, including one brand new shade! These shades are easy to wear and perfect for pretty much anyone! Another set that would be great to break up for multiple gifts. I've purchased some of these vaults in the past, and they are super fun for getting to try out a ton of new shades while not having to buy all of the full sizes. The set is a tiny bit pricey, but the price isn't horrible when you split it across several people. This set is available for purchase at Ulta. They do go quickly, so if you have your eye on this set, I would suggest going soon!

NARSissist Velvet Lip Glide Set ($45)


NARS has to be one of my favorite luxury brands. This set is only available at Ulta, and the shade range of the lipsticks are so diverse. These shades would be pretty on just about any skin tone! I love the pops of color for the holiday season, and the bright pinks and red would be so fun for a holiday party or Christmas Eve dinner! This set is an Ulta exclusive, so head out to pick it up soon! The set contains the following shades:

  • Rapture (pink coral)
  • Night Together (rose pink)
  • Californication (pink mauve)
  • Immoral (fuchsia pink)
  • Staying Alive (orchid pink)
  • Burning Love (cherry red)


Stila Written in the Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow Set ($25)


YES, YES, YES!!! These Stila shadows are some of the most beautiful shadows I own. I have three full sized bottles, and this value set will let you try out three beautiful shades! I love these to add little bits of glitter to my everyday makeup. The quality is phenomenal and I'll definitely be repurchasing these in the full sized bottles. I'll be picking this set up for friends! This set includes 3 x 0.07 oz/ 2 mL Glitter and Glow Liquid Eyeshadows in Diamond Dust, Kitten Karma, Smoky Storm.

Sephora Favorites Give Me More Lip ($68)


Sephora never fails to bring it with their holiday sets. As someone who is obsessed with lipsticks, this set is just about as close to a dream as you can get. So many brands, shades, and finished all included in one cute set. There's also five full sized items among the minis, including one from Huda Beauty! There are so many wearable shades, and also some bold shades for those holiday parties! Heres what you get in this set: 

- 0.16 oz/ 4.5 g Anastasia Beverly Hills Lip Gloss in Vintage
- 0.13 oz/ 3.8 g Bobbi Brown Luxe Lip Color in Brocade
- 0.06 oz/ 2 mL Dior Lip Maximizer in Pink 001
- 0.17 oz/ 5 mL Huda Beauty Liquid Matte in Bombshell
- 0.05 oz/ 1.5 g Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo in Influencer
- 0.09 oz/ 2.75 g Laura Mercier Cosmetics Velour Lovers Lip Colour Sensual in Muted Pink
- 0.035 oz/ 1 g Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
- 0.04 oz/ 1.3 mL SEPHORA COLLECTION Cream Lip Stain in #01 Always Red
- 0.03 oz/ 0.9 mL Smashbox Always On Liquid Lipstick in Driver’s Seat
- 0.1 oz/ 2.8 g tarte™ Rainforest of the Sea™ Quench Lip Rescue in Nude
- 0.1 oz/ 3 mL Too Faced Melted Latex Liquified High Shine Lipstick in Shade Hot Mess
- 2 x 0.05 oz/ 1.5 mL Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo in #5 Jasmine and Brownie
- 0.03 oz/ 1 g Urban Decay Cosmetics Vice Lipstick in Big Bang
- 0.14 oz/ 4.08 g Wander Beauty Wanderout Dual Lipstick in Nikki Beach
- 0.03 oz/ 1.2 g Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in N 01, Le Rouge

Tarte Limited Edition Treasure Box Collector's Set ($59)


This is on my Christmas list this year! This amazing collector's set comes with highlighting shades, blushes, shadows, and more! Tarte makes some of my favorite shadows ever, they are creamy and so easy for anyone to work with! This set has a fair amount of neutrals and also some fun pops of color for holiday looks. This set includes the following:

- 24 x 0.024 oz/ 0.7 g Amazonian Clay Eyeshadows
- 2 x 0.1 oz/ 3 g Amazonian Clay Blushes in Perk (carnation pink), Wish (watermelon pink) 
- 2 x 0.1 oz/ 3 g Amazonian Clay Bronzers in Navigate (matte bronze), Excursion (bronze luster) 
- 0.21 oz/ 6 g Amazonian Clay Highlighter in Wanderlust (light champagne) 
- 0.007 oz/ 0.2 g Full-Size Sex Kitten Eyeliner
- 0.13 oz/ 4 mL Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-In-1 Mascara
- 0.034 oz/ 1 mL Deluxe Tarteist™ Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Grand (deep rose)

Fresh Sugar Lip Beauty Box ($45)


These lips are some of the best lips I have ever used before. They are smooth, light in flavor, and give a nice wash of color as well. These have been in my bag for years now, and are a definite repurchase every time that I run out. These lips are perfect for any woman that you're shopping for, because anyone can easily wear them, even if they aren't really big into makeup! They leave lips soft and conditioned, true perfection. This set contains the following shades: 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Sugar Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15 in Original, Tulip, Rosé, Poppy, Honey, Berry.

Lancome Merry Mascaras Set ($29.50)


Bi-Facil is my life. This set contains one of the best makeup removers ever, along with a lash serum along with other lash products. A great set to pick up for anyone, Lancome is a real treat. This set contains the following items and is available through Sephora:

- 0.18 oz/ 5.2 mL Cils Booster XL Lash Primer (full size) 
- 0.135 oz/ 4 mL Monsieur Big Mascara (travel size) 
- 1.35 oz/ 2.07 mL Hypnose Drama Mascara (travel size) 
- 0.07 oz/ 2.07 mL Defincils Mascara (travel size) 
- 1.7 oz/ 50 mL Bi-Facil Eye Makeup remover (travel size) 

What's on your list this year?! Hopefully this gave you some holiday inspiration for the shopping ahead! 

Happy Monday!

XOXO Emily