10 best make-up gift sets for Christmas 2016 - Mirror Online
Make-up sets: the holy grail of beauty gifts: fabulous, covetable, slick and chic. But also a minefield of colours, kinds, brands and prices.
Get the right one and she'll be thrilled, but get the wrong one and she'll be looking at you askance.
Our top tip is to find out what brands your recipient uses at the moment (people are often fiercely loyal) and then go for something from them or one at a similar price point.
It's good to try new things, but if she hangs out in high end department stores and you're eyeing up a teen brand, things might go badly for you. When looking on-point is the whole point, the stakes are high.
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1. Make Up For Ever Artistic Essentials Makeup Kit, ?30
Your loved one will be ready for their close up this Christmas with this make up kit
The ultimate lip, line and lash look, created by a brand that's renowned for its all-night staying power.
As well as giving you a budge-proof red party pout and smouldering eyes, this kit includes primer and HD-finish powder for a photo-ready look.
2. Ciate Snow Globe, ?25
These starry shades will get anyone in the festive mood
Six starry, sparkly shades of nail lacquer in miniature pots - plenty to keep you merry well into 2017. (Ciat?s mini pots usually sell for about ?5, so it's a good deal as well).
3. Urban Decay Urban Essentials Eye Kit, ?54
The bundle features a great selection of full size products and it comes in a fab box too!
Three eyeshadows, three liners and a shadow base to perfect the looks. Full size products that will last well.
4. Stila Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night Lip Kit, ?32
Nail the perfect pout with this Stila lip gloss kit
A perfect lip kit - 2 daring bold shades, 3 neutral nudes and a glittery top coat that you can use over the top of any of them for a shimmery party edge.
5. Elizabeth Arden Makeup On The Move Christmas Palette, ?30
Get this ?30 bundle filled with goodies worth a whopping ?224!
You have to speculate to accumulate with this one - spend ?30 on skincare and get the option to buy this for another ?30. But it's worth ?224! And there's so much inside it: a posh cosmetics pouch, a full face of designer makeup AND lovely brushes to apply it with.
6. Benefit Girlesque Gift Set, ?44.50
Get four Benefit all star products in this amazing beauty set
Benefit have a host of gift sets this Christmas, and in terms of gift set price vs worth some of them are even better deals than this (the products would cost you over ?75 if you bought them individually). But this set is all thriller, no filler. The four products are all Benefit stars, and They're Real is still the best mascara in the world.
7. No7 Beauty Haul Colour Vault, ?42.50 (was ?75)
Get a lipstick for everyday of the week with this No7 set
Seven complementary (but not too matchy-matchy) trios of eyeshadow, lipstick and nail colour. Helping you move out of a make-up rut but not pushing you beyond your comfort zone.
8. Nude by Nature Follow the Sun Deluxe Illuminate Kit, ?45 (worth ?74)
Who says you have to forgo a glowing hue this winter?
Fake a winter glow with this start-up kit from Aussie brand Nude by Nature. It comes with a liquid and powder illuminator, a highlighter stick and a kabuki brush - and you save ?29 by buying them all in a set.
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9. bareMinerals 'Make Mine a Double Domination' Christmas gift set, ?19
Get killer lashes with this best selling set
Lashings of lashes in this kit. It contains the best-selling Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara (worth the set price on its own) plus a petite brush version which is great for getting to all your little lashes and/or for keeping in your handbag. There's a shower gel in there too, which is nice if slightly random.
10. Laura Mercier Going Glam Palette, ?35
This palette from premium beauty brand Laura Mercier oozes 90s supermodel glam
This sophisticated kit of tawny, sexy tones is very 90s supermodel. Combine the coffee 'n cream eye colours, glossy copper lips and flushed cheeks with a tan and you're practically Cindy C.
11. Spectrum The Glam Clam, ?60
What's not to love about this mermaid inspired make up set?
The mermaid trend has really taken off in beauty this year and this clammy brush kit is mermazing. You get the shell-shaped case and a selection of 10 powder, eyeshadow and contouring brushes inside.
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