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Sephora has exploded with holiday sets and I’m going to tell you which of the best Sephora Holiday Gift Sets you need to own in 2018.
If you are a makeup fanatic like me, you know that Sephora has the best holiday gift sets. Now is the best time to stock up on makeup because brands usually have very specific packages for Christmas that you can’t get anywhere else.
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You can go in store or order online to get the same products so don’t worry if your local Sephora is out of stock, your item will hopefully be available online.
I’ll go into the best Sephora Holiday Gift Sets for makeup, skincare and haircare. Don’t forget that there are a ton of Sephora own gift sets where their Beauty gurus put together the best products in smaller sizes so you can try them out. I’ll get into Sephora favourites later on in the post (or click here to skip ahead).
Best Sephora Holiday Gift Sets for Makeup
I am starting with NARS because I love the quality of their products. I’ve seen this in store and the case that it comes in is perfect for storing fun little things such as jewelry. This makes the perfect stocking stuffer if you didn’t already get this idea from the case. Also, if you’re familiar with NARS you’ll know that the Orgasm colour is one of their top sellers. NARS blush is also amazing – if you haven’t already, check out my post on some NARS blush dupes because they can be really expensive.
If you miss this Becca highlighter kit or it sells out, you’ll be disappointed. One highlighter from Becca is equivalent to all of these different colours. Included in this package are 4 highlighters in the colours: Opal, Rose Quartz, Vanilla Quartz and Prismatic Amethyst. All of these highlighters are delicious in their own way which is why they are called mini macarons! I promise this will sell out for Christmas 2018 so I encourage you to pick this up.
This is one of the hottest gifts of Christmas 2018! If you’re into cut creases or just changing up your look in general, the Stila liquid shimmer shadows should be your go to. These are also really easy to apply and they don’t leave your eye lids feeling stiff. In this set are the following colours: Kitten which is a vibrant nude pink, Cloud a lavender grey which is a cool tone and Twig which is a chestnut brown. Honestly, you can create so many looks with this gift set.
This set by tarte is totally worth it for the value. You get an eye shadow palette which is shaped like a pineapple complete with 24 shades including a mix of shimmer and matte colours. There is also a blush quad of the famous Amazonian clay blush which is a best seller. You also get a full sized mascara, liquid liner and a Rainforest of the Sea quenching balm. The quality of tarte eye shadows are top quality. I think the value of this gift set is one of the best Sephora Holiday Gifts Sets of 2018!
Literally the most versatile eyeshadow palette I could find. Charlotte Tilbury is also known for their glam and luxury but easy to wear shades. ‘The Uptown Girl’ consists of smokey colours as well as muted pink tones. It’s perfect for creating a smokey eye look or just to wear the lighter colours on their own. The formula is amazing and the shades blend really well for easy transition blending.
Best Sephora Holiday Gift Sets for Skincare
I feel that there are more skincare gift sets at Sephora this holiday season. Skincare is really catching on because obviously you need great skincare to create a perfect makeup look. Amiright?
If you have read some of my reviews on Drunk Elephant (B-Hydra Review and Marula Oil Review), you’ll know I’m a big fan of the whole entire line. What’s even better is that in the Drunk Elephant gift set at Sephora, they give you a few products to get you going so you don’t have to buy full sized products until you find that they are working for you. In the Drunk Elephant Agent Ellie Kit which is made for daytime, you get: Full size S-Firma serum, Shaba Complex Eye Serum (small size), Umba Tinte (small size), B-Hydra (small size) and the protini moisturizer (also a small size). The C-Firma can be compared to Ole Henrikson’s Truth Serum and I feel that a proper serum is really important to have in your skincare regimen.
If you’re familiar with the First Aid Beauty line, you’ll know that they continue to win so many awards for their products including their moisturizers and cleansers. This set is all about glowing and getting rid of dullness and uneven texture. Included in the kit is the Pure Skin Face Cleanser, Ultra Repair Cream, Ultra Repair Instant Oatmeal mask, Ultra Repair Hydrating Serum, Facial Radiance pads. I think this skincare kit is perfect for everyday and you can even use the Oatmeal mask to relax on stressful days!
This is my absolute favourite skincare gift set from Sephora for 2018. Hands down, the most value you could ever get in a skin set. There are 6 high powered masks from the reputable Peter Thomas Roth. Included in the Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy are the following:
Irish Moor Mud Mask – Purifying and hydrating to draw out dirt and oil
Hungarian Thermal Water Mineral Rich Atomic Heat Mask – brings out the benefits of the Hungarian thermal water
Rose Stem Cell – Uses bio tech to nourish the skin and rejuvinate dull skin
Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer is used as an exfoliating rejuvenation for dull and aging skin
24 Hr Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm – Anti-aging powers that is infused with 24K gold
Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox – Hydrates and soothes with botanical extracts
If you’re going to buy any masking fit set this Christmas, I definitely recommend the Peter Thomas Roth Mask Frenzy.
Tatcha is known for its Japenese skincare sourced with only the most natural ingredients. The Tatcha obento box contains a unique selection of items to get your skin glowing. In the box contains:
1x Full Size Luminous Dewy Skin Mist (read my entire review of the Luminous Dewy Skin Mist here)
1x The Water Cream (travel size – read my review of the water cream here)
1x The Silk Canvas (travel size) – This is a foundation primer for before you apply your makeup
1x Violet-C radiant mask (travel size)
All of these products are set to get your skin prepped for makeup application. A common ingredient in all of these items is hylauronic acid which is recommended for the ultimate hydration. The Silk Canvas primer is usually sold at at local Sephora stores at it is one of the best foundation primers out there and is quite hard to come by at times.
This gift set from Caudalie is great for brightening including lightening acne scars and increasing skin brightness all over. The Caudalie brightening hero gift set focuses on the Vinoperfect line and includes:
1x Vinoperfect Radiant Serum
1x Vinoperfect Overnight Renewal Cream
1x Vinoperfect Glycolic Brightening Essence
The Vinoperfect line when used together is a lot better than if you use a product here or there. On Sephora’s website, it’s known as one of the best Sephora Holiday Gift Sets 2018 because the Caudalie products are quite expensive. You are getting a $116 value for $89 which is a savings of $27 which is a discount you can’t really get throughout the year.
Best Sephora Favourites Sets
Sephora has done a creative move here where they put some of the best products together in sets that are grouped by themes. For example, there is a glow kit that consists a collections of highlighters or a mascara kit that allows you to sample up to 8 mascaras plus full sized products. The Sephora favourites are perfect for sampling products that you aren’t sure if you want to buy the full size of.
Sephora did change their return policy that only allows you to return something within 30 days of purchase. Additionally, if you return products too often then you’ll be flagged and won’t be allowed to continue with future returns. If you are someone who consistently returns items at Sephora then I would suggest that you pick up a favourite set. Here are the best Sephora gift sets that part of the Sephora Favourites Sets:
The Sephora Favourites Give me More Lip set combines the best lipsticks that are currently sold. There are luxury brands within this set including Yves Saint Laurent, Charlotte Tilbury’s best selling pillow talk lipstick, Marc Jacobs liquid lipstick and even a NARS velvet smooth stick. There is a mix of pinky nudes as well as reds and burgundy colours. In my opinion, this is the best Sephora Favourite Gift set for the value since it comes with 5 full sized lipsticks!
If you are looking for the holy grail of gift sets then look no further than the Sephora Favorites Beauty Vault! Literally any and every product you could be looking for at Sephora is available in this beauty vault. Some of the brands that are included in this gift set are: Becca, Fresh Bobbi Brown, Buxom, Hourglass and Laura Mercier. There is a collection of lipsticks, mascara, cheek and other products. It’s a full face of makeup in one box! There are 21 products included in total and it even contains a set of lashes.
Mascaras are the type of makeup product that I like to switch up after I use one for awhile. Right now I’m using the NARS Climaxx Mascara (read the review here). However, when I’m finished using this mascara, I’ll likely switch it up and this is where the Sephora Favorites comes in!
Some of the brands included in the Sephora Favorites Lash Stash include: Benefit, Dior Dior Show, Hourglass, Lancome, Marc Jacobs and Milk Beauty. It comes with eight deluxe sample size mascaras and one full size mascara. Totally worth it in my opinion and you can use the smaller mascaras for travel or give them to your friends as gifts!
Top Luxury Vaults at Sephora 2018
If you are familiar with the term “vault” well look no further than Sephora’s range of luxury vaults. This means that there is a whole entire kit dedicated to these vaults. You get the entire slew of colours and shade ranges. These vaults are not only great prices but they are limited editions when it comes time for Christmas. I recommend if you know you love a particular product or brand that you pick up these vaults at Sephora before they go. These are similar to PR vault boxes that a lot of beauty bloggers get so for a small fee these too can be yours from your favourite brand!
COVER FX has exploded on the scene with these highlighters. They come with a dropper which is great because you can control where and how much product comes out. This COVER FX Vault has colours that range from copper to blue – yes blue! A lot of Instagrammers love using the COVER FX drops because they are so versatile and can be mixed into foundation or sit on top for a healthy dewy glow. If you purchase this vault you’ll likely never have to buy highlighter again!
Urban Decay has been up to a lot in 2018 and if you are familiar with one of their newest palettes for 2018, you’ll know that Born to Run is a multi-coloured palette that is versatile for all seasons. In the Born to Run Vault what makes it such a great gift is that it actually contains a strap purse along with other Urban Decay best selling items such as their eyeshadow primer. This makes such a great gift for Christmas for that special person in your life who is always on the run.
NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick is one of my ultimate favourite formulas in a lipstick. The NARS Velvet Matte Lipstick glides on so nicely for a creamy finish but it also lasts all day long. Additionally, the colours in this vault by NARS are perfect for fall and winter and even to carry you through to spring. This vault will cost you $204 Canadian but if you were to buy these lipsticks on their own it would cost you $340. For that reason, the NARS Vlvet Matte Lipstick is a steal and only around for a limited time!
Everyone is really impressed by the Fenty Beauty line by Rihanna. These Match Stix are shimmer sticks that can be used for anything! Use them as cream based eyeshadow or use some of the darker shades for contouring and highlighting. However you use them you’ll love the creamy formula of these guys.
There you have my picks for the best Sephora Holiday Gift Sets 2018. There are so many other smaller gift picks that I’d recommend so stay tuned for future posts!
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