The holidays are one of the best times to buy makeup. High end or prestige makeup brands start releasing holiday palettes and gift sets as early as October. This can be overwhelming to someone walking into a makeup store. We are here to break down the best holiday sets that give you the best value and will become a staple in your makeup collection.
1. Too Faced La Belle Carousel $49 (pictured above)
The gift set is broken up into six miniature palettes that are perfect for travel. Three out of the six palettes are eye shadow quads. There are 12 eye shadows in total for the entire palette. Two of the palettes included in the holiday set are blushes and bronzers. The final palette in the set is a travel size mascara of the Too Faced bestselling "Better Than Sex Mascara." What is so great about this set is that you can break it up into individual gifts or keep them for yourself. $49.00 is a good deal for everything that comes in the set. Buy here.
2. Urban Decay Vice 3 Palette $60
This palette is the third installment in the Vice series from Urban Decay. The limited edition palette includes twenty never-before-seen eye shadows. The Vice 3 offers a wide range of colors from vibrant pinks to neutral everyday shades. A double sided brush and a zipper pouch are included with the palette. It is quiet large for traveling, but it is a great palette to create a wide variety of eye shadow looks. $60 is a little pricey, but it breaks down to only $3.00 an eye shadow. Buy here.
3. Sephora Favorites Superstars $75
This holiday gift set includes twelve bestselling pieces Sephora carries. A full-sized Smashbox BB cream that retails for $39 is included in the set. Not all of the products are full size, but you still receive a generous amount of product. The set includes a roller ball of Chloe by Chloe perfume, Nars blush in the color orgasm, Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, and many more. This is a great deal for anyone who is looking to try more high end products without paying hundreds of dollars. Buy here.
4. Smashbox On The Rocks Photo Op Eyeshadow Luxe Palette $29
The Smashbox On The Rocks Photo OP Eyeshadow Luxe Palette has 28 shadows in a range of colors. This breaks down to only $1.50 per eye shadow. All of the shadows are very wearable and provide a fantastic value. The eye shadow luxe palette would be great for a teenager or someone who is just getting into makeup because it provides so many different high end eye shadows while still being compact. Buy here.
5. Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot $36
This palette contains five benefit-boxed blushes and a bronzer. Usually one of the blushes retails at $30. This is a great value because you are getting five for a little more than the price of one. The bronzer that is included is Benefit's popular Hoola Bronzer, which is great for contouring the face. The blushes are pigmented and look great on almost any skin tone. The palette would not be useful for travel because the packaging is quite bulky. This is an awesome value because you can use different blush shades without having to buy each one individually. Buy here.