It’s getting down to the wire in regards to holiday shopping! Every year, I look forward to the e.l.f. holiday sets that are always a great value for gifts. These would be great last minute presents to pick up for friends, coworkers, and family members who enjoy the pretty things in life. Of course, you could always pick them up for your own stocking, too! 😉
Aside from their usual brand favorites, e.l.f. has put together four limited edition, festive sets this year in their holiday collection.
The Cheeky Glow Set ($5) comes with a contouring palette that we haven’t seen from the brand before— including blush, bronzer and a highlighter. I’ve been wanting a palette like this from e.l.f. for a while, and am secretly hoping they add something simliar to their permanent collection. The bronzer is a matte medium tan shade, and so would work best on fair to medium skin tones. The blush is fantastic; it resembles the St. Lucia blush from the original Contouring Blush & Bronzer duo (in fact, it might be the same shade). It is a light coral with a golden sheen that is universally flattering and very pigmented. The highlighter is a light champagne sheen that gives a beautiful glow to the cheeks without too much sparkle. They are all easy to blend, and the set comes with the e.l.f. Professional Blush Brush which is angled for precise application. The professional line of brushes is a little underwhelming when compared to the Studio line, but it still gets the job done in terms of applying the product smoothly.
The Perfect Eyes Set ($5) is great for creating every day looks, from day to night. Enclosed is an eyeshadow palette with 9 shades, as well as the Lengthening and Defining Mascara and the Brightening Eyeliner in Black. While the mascara and eyeliner are pretty basic, the palette is another that we haven’t seen from the brand yet. With mostly shimmer finishes (plus two mattes), you’ll be able to create glam looks in no time. The pigmentation is slightly sheer but buildable to create both subtle and more dramatic looks.
The Full Lips Set ($5) comes with everything you need for a classic red lip for the holidays. Inside, you’ll find the Long-wear Lipliner Pencil in Dark Red, the Studio Matte Lip Color in Rich Red, and the Essential Lipstick in Sociable. They are all slightly different shades of red that can work together to create a full looking lip. Working your way in from darkest to lightest, line with the dark red lipliner and use the other two shades to fill in your lips. You’ll end up with a very subtle gradient look that creates the illusion of plump, kissable lips. I’m already a fan of the Studio Matte Lip Colors (which I reviewed here), so this set is a win for me!
To round out the collection and your holiday looks, don’t forget about your lashes! The Essential Holiday 4 Piece Eyelash set ($3) comes with three styles of lashes and eyelash glue. The lashes go from natural to bombshell, and will kick your look up a notch.
These sets are currently available in select drugstores for a limited time (I’ve spotted them in my local Target, Walmart and Walgreens stores). Grab them while you can, they’ll be gone in a flash as the holidays draw to a close!