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.

You may know she usually uses Estée Lauder, Clarins or Clinique, for example.

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.

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Estée Lauder 31 beauty essentials set

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.

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Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look in a Palette Gorgeous Glow complete face palette

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.

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YSL mascara & lipstick set

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.

Charlotte Tilbury mini Hot Lips Charms lipstick set | 40plusstyle.com

Charlotte Tilbury mini Hot Lips Charms lipstick set

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.

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BBB London Brows About Town set

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!

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Lancôme beauty box set

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.

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Tom Ford eye & lip set

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.

Chanel Catch the Light makeup set | 40plusstyle.com

Chanel Catch the Light makeup set

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.

Dior Addicted to Glow Deep Glow set | 40plusstyle.com

Dior Addicted to Glow Deep Glow set

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.

Burberry Beauty Festive beauty box | 40plusstyle.com

Burberry Beauty Festive beauty box

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.

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NARS Studio 54 All Access Full Size Powermatte Lip Pigment Set

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.

Givenchy Red Line Holiday eyeshadow palette | 40plusstyle.com

Givenchy Red Line Holiday eyeshadow palette

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.

Urban Decay Honey vault set | 40plusstyle.com

Urban Decay Honey vault set

Makeup gift ideas: Lip and eye duo

A combination of classic black mascara and pink lip gloss, this would make a perfect stocking filler.

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Hourglass eyes & lip duo

Make-up brushes

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.

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COLORJUST brush set

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.

Origins Only Good Stuff Inside set | 40plusstyle.com

Origins Only Good Stuff Inside set

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.

La Mer The Signature Glow Duo | 40plusstyle.com

La Mer The Signature Glow Duo

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.

Kiehl’s Uttra Skin Lovers facial cleanser set | 40plusstyle.com

Kiehl’s Uttra Skin Lovers facial cleanser set

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.

Estée Lauder Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Night Detox & Glow set | 40plusstyle.com

Estée Lauder Nutritious Super-Pomegranate Night Detox & Glow set

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.

DERMAdoctor kakadu C Vitamin C brightening kit | 40plusstyle.com

DERMAdoctor kakadu C Vitamin C brightening kit

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.

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Grand Cru edition star set | 40plusstyle.com

L’Occitane Immortelle Divine Grand Cru edition star set

A Christmas miracle?

A three-piece set to cleanse, moisturize and prime skin so it’s all ready for your party make-up.

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Philosophy Miracles All Year Long set

Clinique favorites

Every year, Clinique brings out a make-up bag featuring miniature favorite products.

$50 if you make a $30 purchase on Clinique products.

Clinique Fan Favorites set  | 40plusstyle.com

Clinique Fan Favorites set

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.

Estée Lauder DayWear Protect + Hydrate set | 40plusstyle.com

Estée Lauder DayWear Protect + Hydrate set

The gift of magic

A trio of hydrating creams in stylish packaging.

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Magic Skin set | 40plusstyle.com

Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Magic Skin set

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.

Vitruvi Glowy Skin DIY Face Oil kit | 40plusstyle.com

Vitruvi Glowy Skin DIY Face Oil kit

Stocking fillers

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.

Mario Badescu Facial Spray & Lip Balm Ornament Duo  | 40plusstyle.com

Mario Badescu Facial Spray & Lip Balm Ornament Duo

Mac lipsticks

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.

MAC Wish Upon Stars mini lipstick set | 40plusstyle.com

MAC Wish Upon Stars mini lipstick set

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.

Jo Malone London Christmas cracker travel size set | 40plusstyle.com

Jo Malone London Christmas cracker travel size set

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.

Herbivore Botanicals Self Love Body Ritual kit | 40plusstyle.com

Herbivore Botanicals Self Love Body Ritual kit

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?

Dermaflash Dermapore ultrasonic pore extractor & serum infuser | 40plusstyle.com

Dermaflash Dermapore ultrasonic pore extractor & serum infuser

More makeup gift sets for you to choose from

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