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First Look: 2016 e.l.f. Holiday Gift Sets

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November 1, 2016

Ya’ll… it. is. TIME! It’s time to start delving in to holiday releases! The first ones that landed on my doorstep were the new 2016 e.l.f. holiday gifts. Once again, the brand is making it easy to gift awesome kits of fan favorite products to the beauty lovers in your life at the best value possible.

There are four new kits to keep your eyes peeled for that are great to pick up for makeup mavens, or to throw on your own wish list! I love picking up these holiday sets and keeping them on hand for gift exchanges with friends. You’ll be able to check everyone off your list, all while staying on a budget.

First off we have the e.l.f. Luxe Brush Collection Kit ($20). This would be an amazing gift for both makeup beginners trying to build up their first brush collection, or makeup experts because, really, you can never have too many brushes. This 11 piece brush set comes with every tool you need for a full face of makeup, including:

  1. Kabuki Face Brush
  2. Total Face Brush
  3. Foundation Brush
  4. Blushing, Bronzing and Blending Brush
  5. Fan Brush
  6. Powder Brush
  7. Concealer Brush
  8. Eyeshadow Brush
  9. Lip Defining Brush
  10. Eyeliner Brush
  11. Brow Comb & Brush

One thing to note is that these bristles are what you’d find on their original brush line (as opposed to the Studio or Beautifully Precise collection) so they are just slightly less soft.

A set I’m excited for is the e.l.f. All About Eyes Clay Eyeshadow Set ($10), which features their new Clay Eyeshadow Palette in Necessary Nudes (see swatches here). This was one of my favorite palettes from their Clay collection, and it’s extremely versatile and flattering across skin tones. The set also includes one Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer in Sheer and one Expert Liquid Liner in Jet Black to give you everything you need for both gorgeous neutral and glam looks year round.

Any beauty lover knows you have to have sponges in your life! The e.l.f. Blended Beauty Sponge Set ($15) includes three full size blending sponges in white, gray and black. They’re exactly the same besides color, but this gives you the option to use one sponge per one type of product, or just switch them out when one gets worn down. Their hourglass shape makes them great for applying foundation, contouring, concealing, and blending out makeup across formulas.

The e.l.f. Matte About Shimmer Eye Set ($5) makes a great stocking stuffer for those who appreciate makeup, but prefer simple looks. It includes the Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer in Sheer, the Brightening Eyeliner pencil in Black, and an eyeshadow duo with a shimmery champagne and a matte brown for a very simple, no-fuss eye look.

The e.l.f. Prep & Play Lip Exfoliator and Color Set ($5) will have your lips holiday-ready in a snap. Their lip exfoliator in Cherry Tart is a must-have for the colder months to smooth out your smoochers, and the Matte Lip Color in Wine (see a swatch here) is a universal deep berry to add a pop of color to any look.

With these budget-friendly holiday makeup sets, you can afford to spoil everyone you know this season!

You can already find these on the e.l.f. website, and will be able to pick them up in-store as the season progresses. Remember, they’re limited edition and amazing values, so snatch them up as soon as you can!

Which set would be on your wish list?

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