I'm still wrapping my head around the fact that it's November and the world is already thinking about the holiday season. The ice skating rink at Rockefeller Center is open and holiday decorations are already popping up all over the city. It's a little early for my taste, but when it means the best holiday beauty products
are already hitting the shelves, I'm all about the festive cheer.
To me, nothing is better than a holiday-themed beauty product tucked into my stocking on Christmas morning. And beauty companies tend to agree. They go all out on their holiday gift sets, and this year's selection is no disappointment. From exclusive deals to major discounts on your favorite cult products, there's a holiday gift set for everyone out there.
The selection can be a little overwhelming, so it's important to narrow down your selection to the exact products you're looking for. Hair-product junkie
? There's a set for that. Lipstick aficionado
? There's a set for that, too. With brands ranging from Estée Lauder
, almost every cosmetics and beauty company has some limited-edition products out for the holiday season. Here are 16 of my absolute favorites.
Lancôme Noel Eye Set, $38, Check It Out
Lancôme mascara is beloved for a reason, and the company seriously knows how to do eye makeup. Luckily, Sephora has a holiday-themed eye makeup set just for this occasion. It's a ton of products for the price as well.
Beautyblender Pretty Posse, $41, Aspen Clinique
Every beauty product-lover who doesn't have a Beautyblender has a friend who's obsessed with theirs, so give into the hype and grab this gift set this holiday season. It's full of extra goodies that will make your investment worth it.
Clarisonic Mia 1 Electric Pink Holiday Gift Set, $97, Bloomingdales
Another cult beauty classic, the Clarisonic Mia 1 will become one of the most-used products in your arsenal. This color is adorable and cheerful. You won't even be annoyed you have to wash your face after a late night out!
Origins Mini Mask Marvels, $25, Nordstrom
If you're hoping to pamper your skin, look no further than this Origins holiday set. Aside from the adorable packaging, it contains some of the most soothing (and effective) products Origins has to offer.
Clinique A Case of the Pretties Gift Set, $30, Macys
This combo lips-eyes-blush set from Clinique is perfect to throw into your bag for impromptu happy hours (and dates!). It'll ensure you look perfect, no matter how much time you have to do your makeup.
Pureology Holiday Hydrate Kit, $58, Ulta Beauty
Hair stylists swear by Pureology for a reason, and its Hydrate line works miracles on parched hair. This limited edition kit is a great deal to boot.
Tangle Teezer, $12, Amazon
I'm 100 percent obsessed with my Tangle Teezer, and I've converted half of my friends into Tangle Teezer fanatics as well. The brush does a fantastic job of working its way through knotted hair without pulling, and this limited edition holiday-themed color is so festive.
Tarte Deluxe Amazonian Butter Lipstick Set, $21, Macys
These four exclusive lipsticks are only available in this holiday gift set, and they're absolutely perfect. The range of colors and textures will last you through 2016.
Ulta Holiday Limited Edition 3-in-1 Smoothie, $13, Ulta Beauty
Ulta's holiday shop is full of fun, holiday-themed bath products, and this is no exception. The combination shampoo/body wash/bubble bath is made to smell like cupcakes, and that's never a bad thing.
Estée Lauder Color Edit, $133, Amazon
Yes, you technically have to make a fragrance purchase to get this insane deal on Estée Lauder products, but it's totally worth it. You get so many products for the price. So go ahead and grab your mom, sister or BFF that bottle of perfume they've been dying for and reap the benefits with this gift set.
Ciate London Mini Mani Month, $59, Sephora
Nothing says "holidays" like a festive manicure, and with this set, you can change up your color every day. It's not realistic for most people, but these colors will keep you occupied for an entire year.
Nars Magnificent Obsession, $49, Bloomingdales
Nars' limited edition Steven Klein sets are here for the holiday season, and this lipstick set will make all your red-lip dreams come true.
Ulta 12 Days of Beauty, $18, Ulta Beauty
How fun is this adorable Ulta beauty set? The box has a different compartment for every product, and it's designed to be opened in the 12 days leading up to Christmas. A new beauty product every day? Sign me up.
Bumble and Bumble The Thickening Set, $30, Birchbox
Bumble and Bumble's Full of Cheer sets are designed exclusively for the holiday season, and this thickening set comes with shampoo, conditioner and dry spray, AKA the holy grail of hair products.
Living proof. Happy Hair Days Holiday Kit, $32, Birchbox
Beauty experts swear by this brand, and this set is the perfect way to try it out. With shampoo, conditioner, styling product and dry shampoo, you won't need to bring anything else on your next vacation.
Glossier became the It beauty brand to follow this year, but many are still unfamiliar with the cool girl skincare and makeup company. Introduce your friends to them with this stylish, but also highly effective Mask Duo Set
, which includes six single serving pods of their best-selling detoxifying Mega Greens Galaxy Pack
and six packs of their Moisturizing Moon Mask
. It'll arrive in the cutest packaging, too, so there's no need for gift wrap!
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