There’s no time like the holidays for shopping and stocking up on some favorite brands. I have many favorites for recurring holiday sets every year (Buxom lip creams, I’m talking to you) and I also LOVE discovering new brands every year in holiday sets I’ve never seen before. To me, the holidays is a great time to stock up on staples you already love in pretty packaging, try out new products for less, or split up gift set minis to give to friends.
One of my favorite places to shop year round, but especially during the holidays is Sephora. I combed through their holiday offerings, and wanted to share them with you nice and early this year so you have plenty of time to shop. Let me know in the comments if I missed anything, and if I happen to get my hands on any of these in time to review, I’ll be sure to update the links!
Sephora Collection Cream Lip Stain Set: I’m obsessed with these lip stains and I think they’re some of the best out there. I’ve used and loved #13 for years and I think this is a great value for 4 minis at only $12. The color selection is Always Red, Vintage Rosewood, Nude Blush, and Blackberry Sorbet. I’m definitely going to scoop these up if I see them in store!
Clinique Chubby Treats Set: I love these Chubby Sticks and I think they’re the perfect choice for day to day wear in the winter months. They’re moisturizing but not a sticky gloss. The shades here are all very usable for someone who likes neutrals. Heaping Hazelnut is a sheer nude, Whole Lotta Honey is a sheer warm beige, and Richer Raisin is a sheer plum brown. These will become a fast staple!
Hourglass Ambient Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette: This is such a gorgeous palette and I love that you’re getting three of the powders: Absolute Strobe Light, Pure Strobe Light, and Lucent Strobe Light. The Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 looks tempting as well, but I think I’d get more use out of the strobe!
Treat Your Skin With It Bestsellers: This set contains some of the best of It Cosmetics. I’ve personally tried each of these items and I think it’s a great way to test out the best of the brand, or get some nice travel sizes. That mascara is one of the best on the planet IMO!
Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip Set: These are some of the best lippies on the market right now! I love Bite because everything is food grade. In this set, you get Demi-Glace, Flambe, Braised, Whip, which is a good range of options.
Tarte Blush Bazaar Amazonian Clay Blush Palette: Tarte comes out with these limited edition blush wheels every year and they always sell out. They aren’t great for travel but if you have a place on your vanity, they are great for every day. There’s a ton of variety here so it’s a great buy!
Milk Makeup The A- Team: I’ve been dying to try this brand and this set would be such a great opportunity to do so! I only wish it came with a foundation too, since I’ve heard theirs is amazing.
Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops Set: This is a freaking phenomenal deal and if you can buy just one thing on the list, make it this. I am obsessed with these and in the full size, it will take me three lifetimes to get through a bottle. Here, you are getting minis of Celestial, Halo, Rose Gold, Moonlight. You are going to love these!!!
Nars Bord De Plage Highlighting and Bronzing Palette: If you want the chance to try some beautiful bronzers and highlighters by Nars, don’t miss this palette! I reviewed it here.
Urban Decay Little Vices Lipstick Set: I love UD lipsticks and here, you are getting a chance to try several: (dusty purple w/pink undertone), 1993 (medium brown), Double Crossed (matte berry w/tonal shimmer), Love Drunk (deep red w/tonal shimmer), Mad (bright purple shimmer).
Becca Après Ski Glow Collection Eye Lights Palette: I just saw this for the first time today. You are getting seven neutral shades in two finishes here: satin and shimmer. These are all warm toned, fireside-inspired, and carry the Shimmering Skin Perfector Highlighter formula but for the eyes. These appeal to me so much, and I love the names of the holiday-inspired shades- Toasted Marshmallow and Hot Cocoa. The other shades are Pearl, Rose Quartz, Moonstone, Opal, and Topaz. I’m curious how different the eye formula is from the highlighters, because I own them all and I think they would be gorgeous on the eyes!
Sephora Give Me Some Nude Lip Set: The colors in this set give me life. A lot of nudes aren’t quite right on me, but the ones in this set all seem like they would flatter a fair skinned, warm nude tone lipstick lover like myself. Win! The shades include Bite Beauty Multistick in Brioche, Buxom Full-On Lip Cream in Dolly, Ciaté London Liquid Lipstick in Bitter Sweet, Kat Von D Liquid Lipstick in Ludwig, MUFE Artist Rouge in C211, and tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Lipstick in Rum Punch.
Farmacy Honey Harvest Kit: I have a toner from this brand that I love, and I’m dying to try more. I’m going to get my hands on this as soon as I can! In this kit, you get the Honey Drop Lightweight Moisturizer with Echinacea GreenEnvy, Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask with Echinacea GreenEnvy, and the Sleep Tight Firming Night Balm with Echinacea GreenEnvy. Such a great way to find new favorite skincare products!
Josie Maran Argan Beauty Canvas: I’m obsessed with this brand’s Argan Oil and foundation, and I have really been wanting to try the new Argan Moonstone Drops Priming and Highlighting Oil. Besides that new product, you are also getting the Surreal Skin Argan Finishing Balm in a small and a large size, and the Argan Lip Sting Plumping Butter in Be It Boysenberry.
Laura Mercier L’Amour Exotique Face Illuminator Collection: I die for these highlighters. So pretty! You get four shades: Indiscretion, Devotion, Temptation, and Infatuation.
Stellar Magnetic Eyeshadow Solar Palette: This b rand was new to Sephora a while back and I haven’t heard any buzz about it for a while. And then boom! I see they came out with a palette of 10 gorgeous earthy nudes and suddenly I am interested again. I would love to get my hands on this limited edition palette!
Sephora Favorites Soko to Tokyo: K Beauty has been super popular in recent years, and this is a great way to dabble into some new brands I’ve never heard of, plus some others that I already love. Some of the brands in the set include Amore Pacific, belif, boscia, Dr. Jart+, Laneige, Shiseido, SK-II, Tatcha, and Too Cool for School.
Tarte Limited Edition Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara: I love to see one of my favorite mascaras dressed up in purple. It would be a good time to stock up on this gorgeous mascara, while it’s looking extra for the holidays.
Phew- that was a lot of products. Any that you are hoping you get for Christmas for yourself or someone else? Leave me a comment with your favorites below!