HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The Best Makeup Value Sets (High-End)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hey guys! I wanted to share with you the first of a series of Holiday Gift Idea posts. I decided to do this one early because some of these value sets and holiday sets will go out of stock soon! These are 7 great value sets and palettes that are perfect for gifts (or a splurge for yourself). These can mostly be found at Sephora or Ulta (Lorac is exclusive to Ulta and some of the other value sets are exclusive to Sephora). 

Unfortunately, they're on the high-end side of the scale, so they're a bit more expensive, but I'll be doing another holiday gift guide with more affordable value sets. That being said, you can really find some value from these - especially if you're looking to find the perfect gift!

Makeup Value Sets: Gift Ideas

1. Too Faced 'Le Grand Chateau' $49 (A $215 Value) - I love this because it comes with three mini palettes. There are 18 shadows total with two bronzers and a blush, plus a mini 'Better Than Sex' Mascara. I love this because the three mini palettes are great for just you or to give out individually or as a set! I love this for a gift. I got one of the holiday palettes from Too Faced last year and have used it religiously. 
2. NARS X Steven Klein 'One Shocking Moment' Cheek Palette  $69 (A $165 Value) - I love this as a gift because it combines some of the best NARS products in an awesome palette. First off, you get a Laguna bronzer (which I love) and then 4 blushes and 2 contouring shades. This is such a good deal and it's an awesome collaboration.
3. Becca X Jaclyn Hill 'Champagne Glow' Palette $34 - I love this palette because I love Becca highlighters and I really love the Jaclyn Hill collaboration of 'Champagne Pop' which is such a beautiful shimmery soft white gold. This combines that lovely highlight with two more pressed shades.
4. Tarte 'Light of the Party' Collector's Makeup Case $59 (A $394 Value) - Okay, I've been talking about this for awhile now and it's because it's amazing. It comes with 30 eyeshadows (24 of which are new) and a blush, bronzer, and highlight - plus a mini 'Better Than Sex' mascara. This is a palette that's worth $394 dollars and I think it's a steal at $59! This is such a great gift idea or something to splurge on for yourself.
5. Lorac Mega Pro Palette 2 $59 - This blog is no stranger to love for the Lorac Pro Palettes because they're such great quality and I continue to go back to using those shadows over and over again
6. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit $80 (A $132 Value) - I put this on the list because it's something I desperately want. Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders are expensive, but so beautiful. A palette with 6 different shades is the dream.
7. Marc Jacobs 'The Sofia: Five Piece Lip Creme Collection' $45 - I love this set of lipsticks because not only are Marc Jacobs lipsticks amazing, but this is a great deal for five of them. You can even separate the 5 and give them out as gifts!

What are your favorite Holiday value sets? 

xo Emily


  1. They're gorgeous :) I really want a Lorac Pro Pallete! You've picked some really lovely products :) xx

  2. I'm loving gift guides, they are just so helpful for when it comes to buying presents! I love the marc jacobs collection - there are some beautiful colours there xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

  3. I love these gifts! I think I will but the Lorac palete for my sister! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Tamara xxx