Gift-giving season is almost upon us. If you’re struggling to think of what to buy the women in your life, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love one of these beautiful makeup gift sets.
And, of course, you could always drop a few not so subtle hints to your nearest and dearest if you would like to receive one of these yourself!
Why makeup gift sets can be a great present idea
If you know that the woman you are buying for loves make-up or beauty products, but you aren’t quite sure exactly which products she uses, a gift set can be a great way to buy her a selection she can try.
They’re also a good option if you know which brand she likes as a set will give her the opportunity to try out some new and classic pieces of makeup she may not have used before.
Not only that, but makeup gift sets tend to be packaged prettily, making them perfect for gift-giving.
That’s why I’m collaborating with Nordstrom to bring you my pick of the best makeup gift sets this year.
Makeup gift sets on sale
Plus, there are plenty of gift sets as well as other hero make up and beauty products at 15% off as part of Nordstrom’s Cyber deals for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
You can get early access to the Nordstrom Cyber makeup and beauty event here.
Makeup gift sets for you
Of course, gift sets don’t have to be gifted to someone else. You could always buy yourself a present. I’m sure you deserve it!
Make up gift sets can give you the ideal opportunity to invest in some new make-up for the festive season, if you would like something a bit more dramatic than your usual daytime looks.
They also give you the chance to try new products, and it’s often more cost-effective to buy make-up or beauty items in a set than it is to buy them separately.
You’ll also often find that if you spend a certain amount on make up or beauty products, there are offers where you will get a free gift along with your gift set.
For instance, you can choose a free gift worth up to $85 with your Clinique purchase or free samples with your Lancome purchase.
Makeup gift sets for women who travel
If you have a loved one or friend (or yourself) who travels a lot, a make-up palette is a good way to take the make-up you need without having to pack lots of different products.
Makeup gift sets to choose from
Whether you’re shopping for a family member, friend or, let’s be honest, yourself, I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t love one of these sets.
Here are some of my own favorites…
Gift sets for women: YSL mascara and lipstick set
Perfect for anyone who loves a classic, timeless look, this YSL set features a full-size black mascara and travel-size lipstick.
Make up gift sets: Charlotte Tilbury mini lipstick set
A limited edition set that’s presented in a chic handbag, making it a perfect gift option.
There’s a soft pink, a berry shade and a plum shade, which should all be flattering for most skin tones.
Christmas gift sets: Brows about town set
Well-groomed brows can help to define your face and make you look younger.
This set comes in a very festive Christmas town house box, and includes a brow definer and gloss.
Makeup gifts: Lancome beauty box
A set where you have to make a purchase in order to buy it, but still well worth it.
With a $39.50 Lancome purchase, you can bet this set of 11 full-size products for $68.00, rather than $460 if you bought all the items separately.
You can always buy a Lancome gift for a loved one and keep this set for yourself!
Beauty gifts: Tom Ford eyes and lips
A Nordstrom exclusive for lips and eyes which comes in a Tom Ford gift box.
The ideal gift if you’re looking for party-ready make-up.
Beauty gift sets: Chanel makeup set
Another great option for the party season, this Chanel set features a base to help give your skin a flawless finish as well as a lip conditioner and classic eye shadow shades.
Plus, it comes in a very attractive Chanel case.
Lipstick gift sets: Dior lip set
A lip set which includes one of my favorite products from Dior, the Addict lip glow balm which enhances your natural lip color.
There’s also a plumping gloss and a lacquer stick which adds shine, all in a handy pouch.
Beauty set: Burberry beauty box
Inspired by the contrast between Burberry’s classic nude shade and a deep red, the Burberry festive box features a red lipstick as well as a neutral base and eye shades.
Gifts for makeup lovers: Lip pigment set
A Nordstrom exclusive set, there are a mix of more subtle and brighter lip shades in a sparkly make-up case.
Best makeup set for designer lovers: Eye shadow palette
Packaged in a festive red case, this palette features a selection of matte and glitter finishes all set in a distinctive Givenchy logo shape.
Make up gifts: Urban decay honey set
The Naked eye palettes are one of my favorite make-up products because of the rich pigmentation, and as they last for ages.
The latest, the honey set features a range of warm-hued neutrals which should suit most women.
This set has the full eye palette as well as primer, lip plumper, body powder and make-up setting spray.
Makeup gift ideas: Lip and eye duo
A combination of classic black mascara and pink lip gloss, this would make a perfect stocking filler.
When was the last time you invested in your make-up brushes? It can be easy to be attracted to make-up sets and forget the most important part – the application.
The Colorjust brush collection comes in a handy stand, making it a good option for travelling.
Beauty gift sets
If you are making a resolution to take better care of your skin, you could opt for a beauty gift set rather than make-up.
Beauty sets are also a good option if you are buying a gift for loved ones and aren’t quite sure what make-up shades they prefer.
Origins Only Good Stuff Inside
Why just eat avocado when you can put it on your face? This set includes an avocado mask to hydrate your face.
La Mer glow duo
If you’re really feeling generous, or you want to add a touch of luxe to your dressing table, La Mer is the way to go.
This set features moisturizing cream and hydrating oil, in a keepsake box.
Kiehl’s facial cleanser set
With roots dating back to its 1851 apothecary beginnings, Kiehl’s packaging still has a charming heritage-style.
This set comes in a festive-ready gift box.
Night detox set
Rich in antioxidants, pomegranate is renowned for its anti-aging properties.
This Estée Lauder set features pomegranate goodies in a festive toiletries case.
Vitamin C kit
I’m sure you up your vitamin C intake if you think you’re coming down with a cold, but vitamin C is also good for your skin.
Vitamin C has antioxidant properties and some studies have also found it is beneficial if you have sun damage such as pigmentation.
This 3-piece kit promises to brighten and firm skin.
Luxe gold set
What could look more luxurious under the Christmas tree than gold?
This set harnessing the power of the aptly-named immortelle flowers which are harvested in Corsica during the Summer Solstice and distilled into essential oil.
A Christmas miracle?
A three-piece set to cleanse, moisturize and prime skin so it’s all ready for your party make-up.
Every year, Clinique brings out a make-up bag featuring miniature favorite products.
$50 if you make a $30 purchase on Clinique products.
A winning hand
A limited edition skincare system, including a fullsize Daywear Multi-Protection cream, all in a very stylish pack of cards-themed box.
The gift of magic
A trio of hydrating creams in stylish packaging.
A gift for the minimalists
While festive gifts usually come packaged in shades of gold or red, adorned with a bow, this glowy skin face oil kit comes with a base oil and raspberry seed and grapefruit essential oils.
If you’re looking for a little extra something to gift a loved one, or perhaps you need a secret Santa present, one of these could fit the bill.
This duo features a refreshing facial spray and lip balm.
I’m a big fan of Mac lipsticks as the color really stays put.
This mini lip set gives you a range of matte and satin finishes, with bolder shades and neutral pinks.
Christmas cracker gift set
All wrapped up with bows in a Christmas cracker, this Jo Malone set features pear and freesia fragrance as well as hand wash and body cream.
Body gift set
A gift set of body products can be a safer option if you’re really not sure what a loved one prefers to use on their skin.
This is also the ideal set to prepare your skin for party season or if you’re heading off on vacation.
For the gadget lover
If you’re buying for someone who loves beauty and who always has to have the latest gadgets, this could be the answer.
It cleanses your skin before infusing it with your chosen products.
What do you think? Do you fancy giving this one a try?
More makeup gift sets for you to choose from
Will you be treating yourself or a loved one to one of these make up gift sets this year?
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