Here are some of the holiday makeup sets that I have for 2014. Some of these sets I purchased myself and others I received for my birthday, which is in late November. This was my first year in this world of beauty and experiencing the majesty of all these Holiday Sets. Now that I know all the marvels that await for next year, I will save some mulah and get many of these goodies!!
Julep The Photogenic Palette – Currently $30 on the Julep website ($54 value)
Sheena and I got this new Julep eyeshadow palette and were excited about it (you can see Sheena’s views on this palette here). I have mixed feeling about this palette. I purchased it at a lower price, $24 while some promotions were happening on Julep and to be honest I am glad I did. I do not think it is worth the $54 price tag.
The palette colours are darker than what they looked like online. I tried this palette, and what I found is that the colours kick up a lot of powder, which I can deal with. My issue is that the colours are not very pigmented on the lid and they blended all together almost muddy. I can see myself using the more unique colours in the palette such as Debut or Star, but otherwise it will for sure not be my go-to palette.
Who would enjoy this? If you could get your hands on this palette for $30 or less, it could be worth it, especially if you are starting out in the makeup world and wanna try a range of shades.
Too Faced Melted Kisses – $30 at Sephora
I got this set for my birthday! Thank you to Sheena and her hubby! Such a nice gift! I have the full-size Melted Fig and love it. These are great liquid lipsticks! They stay on all day and even through meals! These are a smaller size thank the full but let’s be real, who actually finishes a lipstick??? A full size is $25 and you can get four of these smaller ones for $30. These are a great size to through in your purse and allows to try the colours before committing to a full one. The only thing that really sucks, is that it is out of stock right now 😦
Urban Decay Ten 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set – $62 at Sephora
This set was also a birthday present (thanks to Missy and her hubby). I love this set. The 24/7 glide-on pencils are my favourite liners. I used to not be into eyeliner at all. Now I love them and love bold crazy colours. So I was happy to receive this set, with the blue, gold and oh the best colour, Glitter Rock. My only beef with this set is that the pencils are not full-size (except for the Perversion), last year’s set was. A full-size is $24 and you get 9 small size, 1 full size and the sharpener. It is still a good deal.
Who would enjoy this? Any makeup enthusiast on your list!
Bite Beauty Mix N’ Mingle – 118$ at Sephora
An amazing lip set by an amazing Canadian brand. Their lip products are all natural and even food grade; you could even eat it. I won’t get into much details on this one as the last Yay or Nay Sunday all about this beauty. ❤ Check it out here.
benefit Advent Calendar – $119 at Sephora
This is a super fun gift!!! And fun for the Advent Calendar lover in you 🙂 I am doing a daily opening of this baby here. Join me for all the fun!
Who would enjoy this? If you are a fan of Benefit and want 24 cool things from them, or if you want to try more of this brand. This is a fun way to do it.
Gucci Guilty Travel Spray Trio – $63 at Sephora or Shoppers Drug Mart – $63
This was gift from me to me. In the last few months, I have been looking for a new fragrance since mine was discontinued. I fell in love with the smell Gucci Guilty the moment I smelled it. I was looking for something with a hint of lilac, this was perfect. So I tried a travel size version and finished it! I then tried a 250 points perk version of Gucci Guilty Black. I think I prefer that one a bit more, I know my husband does, that’s why this was such a great find! I have 2 travel size of each and one I can keep for my purse. 🙂
Part of why this is a great find, a single travel size is $31 and you get three for the price of two.
Who would enjoy this? If you know someone who likes Guilty Gucci, this is a great set. The travel size is great for in a purse, at work or to carry in your gym bag.
Leave me comments down below of the sets that you picked up this year and what you think about them. Or, if you got any of the same things as I did, let me know what your take on them is.