Summer literally just ended, but that didn’t stop beauty brands from getting the ball rolling on Holiday 2016. A bunch of new, exciting holiday sets were released in the past week, and everything looks pretty phenomenal. To make your gift search easier, we’ve rounded up ten of the most intriguing, must-have holiday 2016 beauty sets. Keep reading to discover more.
Benefit Cosmetics Dolly Darling Best of Benefit Kit: Benefit consistently has the absolute best holiday packaging. Their value sets are so adorable – they make perfect presents that any beauty lover would get a kick out of. This set features four of Benefit’s most beloved products – Roller Lash, The POREfessional Primer, Hoola Matte Bronzer and a deluxe-size Gimme Brow. Considering the first three products are full-sized, $39 is a steal – gotta love holiday savings. ($39)
Tarte Sculpted Cheeks Deluxe Amazonian Clay Blush Set & Brush: If you’ve never tried Tarte’s phenomenal Amazonian Clay blushes (or if you’re simply obsessed with them), order this incredible set right now. It includes four limited-edition shades of the cult-favorite blush… a trendy nude mauve, a coral, rose and bright, hot pink. The thing that sets these blushes apart from almost everything else on the market is how long they last on your cheeks. The pigment will last for twelve hours, looking as fresh at the end of the night as when you applied it. The set also comes with a gorgeous, gold blush brush that deposits the perfect amount of color. ($35)
Urban Decay UD XX 20 Years of Beauty With an Edge: This extravagant, out-of-this-world gift set from Urban Decay is every beauty addict’s dream. To celebrate UD’s twentieth anniversary, this collector’s box features 20 eyeshadows and 20 Glide-On Eye Pencils in shades that span the brand’s entire history. That means the set includes cult favorite shades that may have been discontinued, and you can only get in this set. The inner tray is removable, so you can use the actual box to store other makeup, jewelry, anything you’d like. ($375)
Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Lip: Sephora Favorites is unmatchable when it comes to holiday sets because they combine the best products from the wide range of brands carried by Sephora to create an unforgettable value set. For this year’s Give Me Some Lip, the set features deluxe sizes of six of the hottest lip products of 2016. Included are Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick in Lovecraft (a gorgeous mauve-y pink nude), Lancome’s Juicy Shaker in Boom Meringue, NARS’ classic Rikugien Satin Lip Pencil, Smashbox’s phenomenal liquid lipstick in Stepping Out (a versatile, flattering deep nude) and Too Faced’s Melted Lipstick in Chihuahua. All of the lippies featured in this set are extremely wearable for any skin tone. If you’re into more daring colors, check out the Give Me Some Bold Lip set. ($28)
Ole Henriksen The Traveling Wonders: This convenient skincare set by Ole Henriksen is made for traveling and works with every skin type (normal, oily, combo, dry, sensitive). It features travel size versions of five of the brand’s bestselling products: African Red Tea Foaming Cleanser, Truth Serum Collagen Booster (a cult classic), Sheer Transformation moisturizer, Invigorating Night Treatment and Ultimate Lift Eye Gel. Keep in mind that little goes a long way with these products. The set will last you a long time despite the seemingly small jar and bottle sizes. ($48)
Too Faced The Power of Makeup by Nikkie Tutorials: Too Faced teamed up with YouTube sensation Nikkie Tutorials for this limited edition beauty collection. The set includes a palette that features nine luxurious shadows, two blushes, a bronzer and a pinky-pearl highlighter. It doesn’t stop there: the palette comes with a full-size liquid liner, shadow primer, a silver loose glitter and a special purple version of Better Than Sex Mascara that you can only get in this set. If you’re a fan of bold color and creative looks, you’ll love this collection. ($56)
Make Up For Ever Artistic Aqua XL Eye Pencil Collection: This mega collection is a must for eyeliner junkies. The set features all twenty shades of MUFE’s incomparable waterproof liners. These liners blend out beautifully, stay put all day, glide on, and have a gorgeous color payoff. The set has every color you could possibly need, from neutrals to pastels to brights. ($250)
Sephora Favorites Glow For It: Highlight lovers, this set was made for you!! This beautiful Sephora Favorites collection has everything you’ll need for a radiant, luminous complexion. The six-piece set features some of the best illuminators out there in a wide variety of formulations: powder, liquid, gel, cream and oil. The collection features products from MILK MAKEUP, Lancome, Hourglass, Benefit, Cover FX and, of course, highlighter classic BECCA. ($30)
Deborah Lippmann Undressed Shades of Nude Set: If you know that there’s a difference between a pinky nude, an almond nude and a mauve-y nude, you’ll fall for this polish set. This Deborah Lippmann collection features six different shades of nude polish – all wearable, all chic. The quality is classic Deborah Lippmann…expect a chip-free, lustrous manicure for up to a week. ($34)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light: Every year just in time for the holidays, Hourglass releases a new Ambient Lighting palette with an assortment of bronzers, blushes and setting powders. This year’s version, Surreal Light, looks like the best yet. It contains a huge pan of Ambient Lighting Powder in Surreal Light, a sheer nude that will leave you with the most airbrushed-looking complexion. It also comes with a bronzer, two blushes (a pale pink and a peachy-pink) and a peach Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder for highlight. Plus, every shade in this set is brand new. ($80)
What’s on your holiday wish list? Let us know in the comments below!