Christmas is one of my favourite times of year in the beauty community.
You have an excuse to wear a red-toned lip every day, there are gift sets galore getting released, and best of all, you can really get some major bargains in black Friday events and boxing day sales. The only problem is narrowing your wish list down, so I’m going to try and do that for you!
1) MAC Shiny Pretty Party Lipsticks
A staple of everyone’s makeup bags, you have to have a MAC lipstick! Luckily, MAC do amazing Christmas collections every year and this year they have offered us a bargain of 4 mini lipsticks for just £25. May I add, that it’s in amazing hot pink packaging. Having these 4 lipstick options in your kit is perfect for the party season, and they’re all the perfect size for your glittery mini clutch that has no practicality whatsoever because it barely fits your iPhone 8 Plus in (we’ve all been there).
2) Morphe Heat Metallic Eyeshadow Collection
This little set include a bronze, dirty gold and light gold liquid eyeshadow that’s perfect for any party. Priced at just £12, this is a perfect stocking filler or great for a secret santa for your friend! It can be used all year round to give your eye that extra bit of glitz.
3) Bobbi Brown’s ‘Pret-a-Party’ Palette
Although I’m not a fan of the name, as quite frankly it reminds me of Pret a Manger, this palette is perfect for your Christmas wish list. It has 5 eye shadows, a mix of shimmers and mattes, and a mini lip gloss in shade ‘Bellini’ that would go perfect alone or over a bold red lip. Priced at just £26, this mini palette is perfect to throw in your bag if you have to go straight from work/uni for a Christmas do – and it has a decent mirror! The packaging is also gloriously golden and feels festive.
4) YSL Luxurious Mascara Discovery Gift Set
YSL is usually a brand us students wouldn’t dare to fork out for, so Christmas is the perfect time to treat yourself! Their mascara and red lip set is a perfect way to do so, because you can’t really beat big lashes and daring lips over the Christmas period. Priced at £26, you’re essentially getting the lipstick for free (this is how to convince the purchaser that this is a complete steal). The gold packaging is also beaut, and would look lovely next to your bobbi brown palette.
5) Real Techniques Holiday Collection
Depending on what you fancy, Real Techniques have a great holiday range that is perfect for your Christmas wish list! They have released a gorgeous sparkly packaging for this year, and some of the sets are an absolute steal. My favourite 2 sets are priced at just £19.99 for 5 piece set and £29.99 for the 7 piece set with a beauty blender, these are an absolute steal and a must for your Christmas list!
6) Benefit sets
Like Real Techniques, Benefit release great Christmas gift sets. I always buy them for my friends, but I think this year it’s time I got myself one! They have released great value sets, either mini or full sized depending on how much you want to spend / ask for, and the packaging is just gorgeous! When your make up looks like a cake stand you just can’t go wrong. The skincare set is valued at £70.42 but sold for just £39.50 – an absolute steal! Similarly, their ‘Triple Decker Decadence’ gift set is valued at £78.50 but priced at £34.50. So, ask for either one of these products and you’re winning!
Hopefully these fantastically festive holiday sets have inspired your Christmas wish lists. One last tip would be to have a look on ASOS and Feel Unique, as these websites often collab with brands for Christmas specials for great prices. Happy shopping!
Last modified: 5th December 2018