Taking a makeup lover (a.k.a all of the editors at Makeup.com) to Ulta Beauty during the holidays is like taking a kid to a candy store. We are enamored by all of the beautiful makeup, hair care and skin-care gift sets, and we basically want everything in sight. If you’re shopping for any beauty lovers in your life (or let’s be honest, yourself) and can’t decide on what to get, you can’t go wrong with making a pit stop at this cult-favorite retailer. Here to help you decipher which sets are worth getting, we listed our favorite beauty gifts that are perfect for everyone on your list.
NYX Professional Makeup Love Lust Disco Greatest Hits Lip Advent Calendar
This Makeup Love Lust Disco Greatest Hits calendar is filled with NYX Professional Makeup’s best-selling lipsticks and glosses. From Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick to all the Butter Glosses, this advent calendar is the gift that keeps on giving.
IT Cosmetics IT's Your Mascara Magic Lash-Transforming Super Duo
If you haven’t tried the IT Cosmetics Lash Blowout Mascara, don’t wait any longer and get it with the Tightline Mascara Primer included. The mascara on its own will seriously transform your lashes, thanks to the specially designed wand that was made in collaboration with Drybar — it’s like a blowout for your lashes. When paired with the Tightline Mascara Primer, it will give the look of a fuller lash line.
Drybar Blowout N' Go Out
This Drybar Blowout N’ Go Out is everything you could ever need to get salon results in the comfort of your own home. This kit includes a Buttercup Blow Dryer, Super Lemon Drop Detangling Brush, Hold Me Hair Clips and travel-size products like the On The Rocks Clarifying Charcoal Shampoo and Conditioner, Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler, Detox Dry Shampoo and Triple Sec 3-in-1 Finishing Spray. Originally valued at $291, you can now get it at Ulta for $199.
Matrix Biolage Advanced KeratinDose Gift Set
There’s no overprocessed or damaged hair that this Matrix gift set can’t handle. The Advanced KeratinDose Shampoo and Conditioner duo can help restore brittle, dull and unmanageable hair. For the best results, throw in the Pro-Keratin Renewal Spray because when used as a complete system, hair can be left shiny and healthy-looking.
Clarisonic Mia Smart Cleansing + Foundation Blending Skincare Gift Set
You probably associate Clarisonic with cleansing and targeting your skin concerns, but this limited-edition gift set won’t only cleanse your skin with the Daily Radiance brush head, it’ll also give you a flawless holiday makeup beat. The set throws in the Sonic Foundation Brush, which blends your foundation, contour, blush and highlighter in a minute or less.
Lime Crime Sugar Daze Mini Velvetines Lip Set
A holiday party isn’t a holiday party without a touch of glitter. Add this sparkly ornament, filled with three mini lippies, to any gift for an added festive makeup addition. The shades include a metallic bright pink, matte nudey-pink and a matte toasted rose.
Urban Decay Cosmetics Holiday Hall of Fame Set
This one’s called the Hall of Fame because it’s filled with the brand’s cult-favorite products. What more could you need? You can’t go wrong with gifting a mini Original Eyeshadow Primer Potion, 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion, a travel-size All Nighter Setting Spray and a mini Perversion Mascara. Whether it’s for you or someone special, your eye makeup will be the star of any holiday gathering.
Lancôme La vie est belle Passions Set
A duo that is always better together is a fragrance and a body lotion. Case in point: the Lancôme La vie est belle eau de parfum and the La vie est belle Nourishing Fragrance Body Lotion. Lather up in these sweet floral scents and get an extra La vie est belle rollerball so you can keep it with you on the go.
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