One of the best parts about holiday beauty gifts are all the value sets. When brands put several products together for an awesome kit that saves you money? The best! They’re an awesome way to get a ton of bang for your buck, and really impress with a gift that seems opulent without breaking the bank.
I’ve been skimming the pages of our fave beauty retailers and have picked out some of the best holiday beauty gift sets $50 and under. These are great gift ideas for parents, siblings and significant others that are sure to put a smile on any beauty-lover’s face.
Keep reading for the details on all my beauty gift set picks.
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1. Mario Badescu The Icons Set ($30)
Got a skincare junkie on your shopping list? This set of iconic products from Mario Badescu is perfect! Three facial sprays help wake up and nourish skin, awesome for year-round glow. The drying lotion helps treat blemishes, and works like a true zit zapper.
-Facial Spray With Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater, 4-oz.
-Facial Spray With Aloe, Cucumber & Green Tea, 4-oz.
-Facial Spray With Aloe, Chamomile & Lavender, 4-oz.
-Drying Lotion, 1-oz.
2. Tarte 5-pc Passport to Paradise Collectors Set ($48
If you know tarte, you know the must-have products from the brand— and they’re here in this awesome collectors set of essentials. Featuring the famous Amazonian clay formulas, these staples are a great taste of what the brand has to offer.
-Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette – Sand Castle, Beachin’, Destination, Life Guard, Calypso, Isla, Back Flip, Luau, Juice Bar, Floatie, Mambo, Seven Wonders, Bucket List, Cliff Jump, Surfer
-Full Size Limited Edition Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush
-Full Size Sex Kitten Eyeliner
-Deluxe Size Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara
-Full Size Limited Edition Tarteist Glossy Lip Paint – Serenity (peachy nude)
3. Lime Crime Lip Spinner Set ($45)
Lime Crime lip products: a cult fave among many beauty lovers. This cute set of six includes three of their matte Velvetine Lipsticks and three of their Glitter Lip Glosses in mini sizes to get a little taste of their most popular product.
-Mini Matte Velvetine Lipstick in Red Rose (ruby red)
-Mini Matte Velvetine Lipstick in Cindy (terracotta brown)
-Mini Matte Velvetine Lipstick in Lulu (Peachy beige)
-Mini Wet Cherry Glitter Lip Gloss in Wild Cherry (red sparkle)
-Mini Wet Cherry Glitter Lip Gloss in Fizzy Cherry (gold sparkle)
-Mini Wet Cherry Glitter Lip Gloss in Happy Cherry (nude sparkle)
4. BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter Mini Macaron Set ($40)
I don’t think I’m going out on a limb by saying that BECCA is most known for their out-of-this-world highlighters. This Highlighter Mini Macaron Set includes treat-sized versions of their cult classic shades.
Included are 4 x 0.085 oz/ 2.4 g Shimmering Skin Perfector® Pressed Highlighter in the shades:
-Opal (neutral white gold with soft pink pearl)
-Vanilla Quartz (light gold infused with pink pearl)
-Rose Quartz (neutral pale pink with soft gold pearl)
-Prismatic Amethyst (pale lavender with gold, violet, and rose duo-chrome pearls)
5. Too Faced Under the Christmas Tree Breakaway Face & Eye Set ($49)
Too Faced makes some of my favorite beauty gift sets, because they really go all out on the packaging that basically wraps itself. This trio of palettes stack to look like a Christmas tree, and breakaway if you want to use them individually. There are two eyeshadow palettes (18 shades total) and a face palette, plus a deluxe Better Than Sex Mascara.
The face palette includes:
-Highlighter in Angel Kisses
-Bronzer in Winter Glow
-Blush in Christmas Flush
The first eyeshadow palette includes:
8 eyeshadows in Vanilla Snow, Christmas Wish, Kiss for Santa, Rockin’ Around, Dream it Believe it, Christmas Morning, Cozy Up to Christmas, Wishful Thinking
The second eyeshadow palette includes:
10 eyeshadows in Beard of White, Winter Wonderland, Pleasant Dreams, Dream Come True, Unicorns Pull My Sleigh, Oh What Fun, Wishes & Kisses, Starlight, Fresh Cut & Frosty, Under the Mistletoe
6. Benefit Gimme Some Sugar Value Set ($44)
Here’s an awesome set that’s stuffed with full size products! This gift from Benefit doesn’t disappoint, and comes in a limited-edition cake inspired tin that will be awesome for storage or display.
-Full Size Roller Lash Curling & Lifting Mascara in Black
-Full Size The POREfessional Smoothing Face Primer
-Full Size Hoola Matte Bronzer
-Full Size High Beam Satiny Pink Liquid Highlighter
7. Luxie Rose Gold Basic Eye Brush Set ($50)
Some of my favorite makeup brushes in my collection come from Luxie. They’re not just cute enough to display, but they perform really well for beautifully blended shadows. This brush set has all the basics for a killer eye look.
-207 Medium Angled Shading Eye Brush
-213 Eye Shading Eye Brush
-215 Small Angle Eye Brush
-221 Flat Definer Brush
-229 Tapered Blending Brush
-231 Small Tapered Blending Brush
8. Kylie Cosmetics Head Over Heels Lip Kit ($29)
Did you know that Kylie Cosmetics is now available at Ulta Beauty? Check out this lip kit featuring a beautiful plum shade for winter.
-Head Over Heels Lip Liner
-Head Over Heels Matte Liquid Lipstick
9. MAC Red Lip Kit ($42.50)
Every makeup lover needs good red lippies. This set of reds are universally flattering across skin tones and lets you wear a classic color in two ways: a traditional lipstick or a liquid lipstick. The lip liner helps you create a crisp outline, and maybe a whole new lip shape!
-Lipstick in M·A·C Red (a vivid bright bluish-red with a satin finish)
-Retro Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Feels So Grand (a deep true red)
-Lip Pencil in Ruby Woo (a vivid blue-red)
10. Drybar Full Size Faves ($49)
While many gift sets feature mini or deluxe versions of products, Drybar didn’t skimp on this trio! This gift box comes with three of their most popular products in all their full size glory. These products are great for all hair types to help protect and extend your hairstyle.
-Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler protects hair from heat
-Detox Dry Shampoo absorbs oils and adds lift at the roots
-Triple Sec 3-in-1 adds texture and volume to refresh second day hair
11. Urban Decay Hall of Fame Kit ($39)
This one’s on my personal wishlist! This Urban Decay gift set includes the brands most famous products over the years— the ones they’re most well known for. I personally own all of these products and ration them for special occasions because I want them to last as long as possible, they’re awesome!
-Travel Size Eyeshadow Primer Potion
-Full Size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion
-Full Size Perversion Mascara
-Travel SizeAll Nighter Long-Lasting Makeup Setting Spray
12. Ulta Beauty Fragrance Faves for Her #2 ($39.50
Fragrance gifts can be hard to give, since scents are such a personal preference. This gift set features a variety of minis, so there’s something for everyone! The recipient can even wear a new scent for each day of the week if they like them all.
-Giorgio Armani Si Passione Eau de Parfum (0.24 oz)
-Michael Kors Wonderlust Eau de Parfum (0.24 oz)
-Kate Spade New York Live Colorfully Eau de Parfum (0.25 oz)
-Romance by Ralph Lauren Eau de Parfum (0.25 oz)
-Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette (0.17 oz)
-Viktor&Rolf Bonbon Eau de Parfum (0.24 oz)
-Fragrance Lock Finishing Spray (1.7 oz)