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The Best Makeup, Skincare, and Beauty Deals This Holiday Season

The Best Makeup, Skincare, and Beauty Deals This Holiday Season

The holidays are an exciting time for many, especially makeup fans who await special deals when Christmas rolls around. During this time, many brands offer an array of giftable sets that feature either mini or value size products for those who want to share the gift of beauty and skincare to their loved ones or try new products themselves but don’t want to spend too much. You can get your hands on the best makeup, skincare, and beauty deals this holiday season with this wide array of giftable sets from your favorite brands. We’ve curated some of the popular and most coveted items in this gift guide.

Makeup Gift Guide: The Best Giftable Makeup Kits Below $25

1. Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez Mini Lip Souffle Matte Cream Lipstick Duo

The holidays are a great time to check out some new cosmetics, including Rare Beauty by Selena Gomez. Just for the holidays, the brand is offering a limited-edition, travel-size pair of mini Lip Soufflé Matte Lip Creams in bestselling shades Inspire, a bright red, and Fearless, a deep mauve rose. Both shades feature a hydrating, air-whipped matte formula that glides on easily for full-on color without the weight, making it comfortable to wear all day without drying or caking. Its unique formula is developed with a botanical blend of lotus, gardenia, and white waterlily, and vitamin E to nourish lips while providing a soft blurring effect. This holiday-appropriate giftable duo has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars and has an 83% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “I love this lipstick formula. It’s perfect for me, since I don’t care for long-wearing lip products. This is the only matte lip product I have ever continuously worn…would definitely recommend to someone who doesn’t like their lips feeling dry/cracked. Would buy again and would buy the full-size product as well!” MiahPiahPliah

2. Nudestix Nude Metallics For Eyes

This holiday season, create sparkling eye looks with the Nudestix Nude Metallics For Eyes kit, which features metallic nude shades of the long-wearing, waterproof, budge-proof Magnetic Luminous Eye Color pencils. This three-piece mini eye set includes three easy-to-use long-wearing Magnetic Luminous Eye Color pencils, which highlight and prime lids for all day wear. It’s also crease and waterproof, with a formula that goes on smoothly and is easy to blend. This set features the Magnetic Luminous Eye Color in Burnish, Nudity, Smoke, a jumbo pencil sharpener and a mini tin with mirror. The formula in every pencil is developed without parabens, sulfates, and phthalates. This product has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars at Sephora.

Promising review: “They glide on smoothly, last a long time and are easy to carry in your purse for touch ups, or if you put a light colour on for day/work and want to add a dark colour in the crease for drinks at night!” AlexisRogue

3. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Lil’ Bronze Duo

Give the gift of beauty with this fun set from Fenty Beauty by Rihanna. The limited edition set of on-the-fly bronzing essentials includes a mini Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer and a mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick. With a cruelty-free formula, both products give you an instant, sun-soaked glow that’s perfect for the holiday season. This kit comes in two variants, with Shady Biz & Sinamon and Caramel Cutie & Sinamon. This set has an overall rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars, with an 82% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “Beautiful bronzing set for light-medium skin like mine.  It is a very warm color so I am excited to use over summer.  This kit is small, but I prefer small kits so I can actually use it completely before moving onto the next product. If you love trying new products but hate wasting this kit is for you.  I love the cream bronze/highlight stick in this kit because it makes the skin glow without accentuating fine lines.” Cschirner


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4. Tatcha Dewy Skin Duo

Tatcha fans will love to give the gift of great skin this holiday season. The Tatcha Dewy Skin Duo is a highly giftable set that features The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser and The Dewy Skin Cream. This two-step ritual helps get friends and family into the Tatcha trend. The Dewy Skin Cream features Japanese Purple Rice that protects skin from damage and Okinawa Algae Blend and Hyaluronic Acid to visibly plump and hydrate skin. The Rice Wash Skin-Softening Cleanser contains Tatcha‘s Signature Hadasei-3, which restores healthy, youthful radiance to skin. Made for normal, dry, and combination skin, this kit effectively addresses dryness and dullness. It has an overall rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars, with an 80% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “Love the moisturizer. I tried this set mostly for the moisturizer and glad it’s everything I heard it was. I really like the face wash also. I really enjoy these kits it’s a great way to try these sort of products without breaking the bank. The moisturizer is very rich feeling and hydrating. Wonderful for this time of year.” Tajwhite25


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5. Innisfree Best Seller Discovery Set

Love k-beauty? Then get your hands on this Innisfree Best Seller Discovery Set, which features the Pore Clearing Clay Mask with Super Volcanic Clusters, Intensive Hydrating Serum with Green Tea Seed, and Youth-Enriched Cream with Orchid. This essential giftable set works together to address dryness, pores, dullness, uneven texture, and loss of firmness. It features Jeju Super Volcanic Clusters, which helps absorb excess sebum, Jeju Green Tea Extract & Seed Oil to replenish hydration and nourish skin, and Orchid Elixir 2.0™, for its antioxidant properties and to protect from environmental stress. These formulas do not contain sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, and other synthetic ingredients. This product has an overall rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars at Sephora.

Promising review: “I love the clay mask – easy to put on and wash off.  The lotion is heavenly to use as a moisturizer after the mask and for the night.  I have dry skin and this moisturizer works great for it.” Lulugigi

Best Skincare Gift Sets Below $50

1. Youth To The People The Power of Three Holiday Kit

This holiday kit from Youth to the People is a three-step skincare routine with the brand’s Superfood Cleanser, Adaptogen Deep Moisturizer, and Dream Mask that together cleanse, hydrates, and illuminates skin. With ingredients such as potent Vitamin C to firm and illuminate skin, Kale for its phytonutrients and vitamins C, E, and K for stronger, glowing skin, and Pentapeptide for calming skin, this professional-grade vegan skin trio is a great way to experience Youth to the People today. This kit has an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars, with a 97% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “I love this cute little set. So glad I got it. I got a sample size of the cleanser a while back and really wanted the full size, so I was very happy when I saw this set. Everything came secured in the tin. Good packaging.” Sukhh


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2. Origins Go Go GinZing™ to Hydrate & Brighten

Relax, unwind, and let your skin enjoy the holidays with the Origins Go Go GinZing™ to Hydrate & Brighten gift set, which features the GinZing™ Oil-Free Energy Boosting Gel Moisturizer, GinZing™ SPF 40 Energy-Boosting Tinted Moisturizer, and GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff, together with a useful headband. These formulas harness the power of coffee-derived caffeine to energize and revitalize skin and ginseng to boost skin’s natural energy for a better appearance. Shop at Sephora.

Promising review: “Great value for the price! The moisturizer and eye cream have been a part of my morning skin care routine for over a year now and the moisturizer especially is great for oily skin!” Rajibains


3. First Aid Beauty All That FAB

With as much as five best-selling pieces in this limited edition First Aid Beauty set, All That FAB is a must-have for those who want everyday care for their skin. This comprehensive set includes the Ultra Repair Cream Intense Hydration, Pure Skin Face Cleanser, Eye Duty Niacinamide Brightening Eye Cream, Ultra Repair Lip Therapy, and Facial Radiance Pads. Its formulas contain glycerin for hydrating and smoothing skin, glycolic and lactic acids for exfoliating skin, and colloidal oatmeal to protect and relieve skin. This product has an overall rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars, with a 98% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “Great value.  Don’t hesitate to purchase before it’s too late!  Lots of bang for your buck in this pack.  Decent product.” JLanderson78


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4. Glow Recipe Glowing Skin Trio™

Glow Recipe gathers three favorites in a giftable kit just in time for Christmas. The Glowing Skin Trio™ features the brand’s Avocado Melt Retinol Eye Sleeping Mask, Banana Soufflé Moisture Cream, and Blueberry Bounce Gentle Cleanser, which features encapsulated retinol to address wrinkles and brightens the skin, blueberry extract for its antioxidant properties, and centella asiatica to heal dry, irritated, and sensitized skin. This set has an overall rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars, with a 92% recommendation rating at Sephora.

Promising review: “Great trial kit, the banana souffle makes my skin feel so soft and hydrated. Avocado eye cream is thick probably why it came with scooper to scrape it out of the jar. Packaging is so cute I display this to motivate me to use daily and the ingredients works well with my sensitive and combo skin.” Sandyroo


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5. Farmacy Farmer’s Market Kit Farm-Fresh Skincare Bestsellers

Four farm-fresh favorites from Farmacy await in this giftable kit, which include Green Clean Makeup Meltaway Cleansing Balm, Very Cherry Bright 15% Clean Vitamin C Serum, Daily Greens Oil-Free Gel Moisturizer, and the Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask. Designed to address dryness, dullness and uneven texture, this full clean skincare routine is great for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin. It harnesses the natural powers of moringa and papaya to cleanse and detox, Acerola Cherry with its high levels of natural vitamin C, and a proprietary honey blend to soothe skin. Shop at Sephora.

Promising review: “Great set to try out Farmacy’s products! The sizes are decent. I love the Vitamin C serum, it smells amazing! The honey mask creates an awesome heating effect on the face. The moisturizer is SO hydrating! I will likely buy full size products of all 3!” Grn25


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New Offerings for the Holidays

  1. NARS Claudette Collection St. Germain des Prés Eyeshadow Palette, limited-edition eyeshadow palette with six warm, neutral shades in matte, satin, and shimmer finishes with an innovative liquid binding system that creates rich, high-impact color in less strokes. Shop at Sephora.
  2. Stila Stay All Day® Dual-Ended Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, a dual-ended liquid liner featuring a micro tip for fine precision to create bold, effortless looks that stay on all day. Shop at Sephora.
  3. NARS Claudette Collection Audacious Sheer Matte Lipstick, a limited-edition matte lipstick that provides medium-sheer coverage and a soft-focus finish, with a formula that is free of parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, sulfates SLS & SLES, triclosan, and other synthetic ingredients.. Shop at Sephora.
  4. Laura Mercier Mini Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, with a lightweight formula that provides ideal protection from the sun’s rays while providing oil control to prevent dryness and soften the appearance of fine lines. Shop at Sephora.
  5. Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ Lunar New Year Lazy Sunday Morning, a classic floral scent with key notes of lily of the valley, iris, and white musk that celebrates a woman’s purity, freedom, and joy. Shop at Sephora.

For more holiday gift guides and how to safely celebrate Christmas amidst a pandemic, check out the stories from The Teelie Blog archive below. Don’t forget to sign up for our weekly newsletter so you’ll be the first to know about flash sales, amazing discounts, and more curated shopping picks.

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