With fall in full swing and the holiday season just around the corner, it’s time to kick off your holiday gift-giving list with the best beauty sets that are sure to brighten and beautify the season. So treat yourself or surprise the beauty fanatic in your life to a wonderland of festive, fabulous, and glamorous gifts this season — including a spectacular selection of limited edition and holiday sets filled with makeup must-haves, sensational skin-savers, swoon-worthy lip treatments, and haute hair gadgets, all neatly nestled in breathtakingly beautiful boxes and gift-ready holiday packaging.
From the leading good-for-your-skin brand, FRESH, that creates gentle-yet-effective formulations to help you achieve complexion perfection — to the cutting-edge makeup brand, MAKE UP FOR EVER that brings electrifying color and makeup must-haves — there’s something for everyone that’s sure to fill you and yours with glitter and glee. So scroll down below to see this season’s holiday stand-outs to give and to get…
Gift the genius, tress-perfecting tool
ghd Platinum White Styling Gift Set ($249)- treat her to a white winter wonderland with THE season’s tress-perfecting tool and gift set that’s sure to fill her with glamour and glee — and sleek, salon-worthy strands. This holiday season, ghd introduces the Platinum White Styling Gift Set, a limited edition set featuring ghd’s newest and groundbreaking gadget, the Platinum styler, a tress-transforming tool that rocks locks with revolutionary tri-zone technology for professional results, all without compromising the health of your hair. ghd’s Platinum White Styling Gift Set comes complete with a Platinum styler designed with a dreamy winter white finish, a coordinating arctic gold heat mat and warm white roll bag, and two white sectioning clips, all beautifully housed in a matching arctic gold gift box.
The Platinum White Styling Gift Set is the perfect gift for the tress-obsessed, trendsetter, luxury-lover, and beauty devotee — and it’s sure to be on every woman’s wish list this holiday season because of its state-of-the-art styling that effortlessly delivers salon-worthy hair and haute holiday locks ranging from sexy straight strands to wondrous waves while making hair healthy and shiny. ghd’s Platinum White Styling Gift Set is the genius, tress-perfecting set to give and get this season for the following reasons:
- Genius tri-zone technology – the ghd Platinum is powered by a clever tri-zone technology that uses three quick-thinking sensors on each plate that heat up continuously and evenly to maintain an optimal styling temperature of 365°F for fast-yet-safe styling and salon-worthy strands from roots to ends. Plus, it’s gentle on hair, including color-treated tresses — and it’s genius technology helps reduce breakage by 50% and increase shine by 20%
- Sleek, smooth and precise styling- the Platinum styler is sleek and stylish with a beautiful white body and silver accents which makes it a stunning surprise this holiday season and a darling dresser display. It is lightweight and comfortable to hold, and best of all it is easy to maneuver thanks to its advanced, precision milled, floating plates that gracefully glide gently through hair for a snag-free and even-heat experience, that styles hair smoothly while imparting shine. It’s also designed with a unique wishbone hinge that provides perfect plate alignment for full control to create any style with precision and ease. Plus, it has a super long cord that extends up to 9-feet and smoothly swivels to conveniently maneuver the styler with a full range of motion
- Portable and global- the ghd Platinum comes neatly packed in a white decorative and portable roll bag along with two white sectioning clips and a coordinating heat mat that snaps on-and-off for easy on-the-go styling. Plus, your tress-obsessed girl can conveniently go global with this styler thanks to its universal voltage that ensures optimal performance no matter where in the world the holidays and the New Year take her
- Fail-safe and fool-proof- this fabulous flatiron automatically shuts off and enters “sleep mode” after 30 minutes of non-use, so no need to worry if you or the mane-loving lady in your life happen to get distracted with the just-styled ‘do or captivated by the newfound healthy hair
ghd’s Platinum White Styling Gift Set retails for $249, and is available at ghdhair.com and Nordstrom.
Gift bright, beautiful skin
FRESH Skincare Sensations Set ($90, a $127 value) – treat yourself or the beauty devotee in your life to this sensational set filled with FRESH’s best-selling formulas that are sure to transform skin. The Skincare Sensations set contains the following good-for-your-skin products — all perfectly packaged in a beautiful baby-blue and silver box, complete with a bow:
- Soy Face Cleanser (1.7 fl. oz.)- wash away heavy holiday makeup and impurities with this gentle milky cleanser that’s great for all skin types and packed with amino acid-rich soy proteins which boost elasticity, rosewater which balances skin, calming cucumber, and borage seed oil which nourishes the complexion, so skin is toned and smooth
- Black Tea Age Delay Cream (1 oz.)- repair, replenish and revitalize skin with this supreme cream that turns back time and feels luxurious. It features a beneficial blend of advanced antioxidant black tea that provides superior softening, smoothing, and anti-aging powers along with blackberry leaf extract that strengthens and firms skin, and collagen-boosting lychee seed extract that improves skin’s elasticity so you can enjoy gorgeous, glowing skin
- Lotus Youth Preserve Eye Cream with Super 7 Complex (0.16 fl. oz.)- ring in the holidays with rested, younger, and radiant looking eyes thanks to this light but powerful cream that features Fresh’s super 7 complex that includes: wrinkle-reducing Lotus flower extract, age-defying blue-green algae, hydrating hibiscus and fig fruits, Vitamin C which provides antioxidant power, skin-softening Vitamin E, and vegetable glycerol which seals in moisture
- Rose Face Mask (1 fl. oz.)- experience spa-luxury with this calming, hydrating and radiance-boosting mask that’s infused with real rose petals and powered by pure rosewater to sooth and tone skin, cucumber extract and aloe vera which refresh and calm skin, a “smart” algae that delivers much-needed moisture, and antioxidant-rich green tea which brightens and protects skin — so skin is baby-soft and healthy-looking
- Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15 (0.15 oz.): make this season merry with this lip-loving treatment that will plump, nourish, protect, smoothen and tint lips to be mistletoe ready. FRESH’s Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment is a sweet rosy shade that’s perfect for the holiday season — and it contains an SPF protection so your lips are pretty and protected from day-to-night
FRESH’s Skincare Sensations Set retails for $90 (a $127 value), and is available at FRESH boutiques, fresh.com, Sephora, Nordstrom, and Barney’s New York.
Gift eye-mazing color
MAKE UP FOR EVER 15 Artist Shadow Palette ($59)- brighten up her season or fill your gaze with glamour and glee with this party-ready palette that features 15 stunning shades for every occasion. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s 15 Artist Shadow Palette is a spectacular and limited edition set that glamourizes the eyes with rich color that’s beautifully blendable from soft and subtle to bold and bright, all perfect to keep the peepers pretty for the holiday season and beyond.
The 15 Artist Shadow Palette set includes: Artist Shadow #I-528 (Pearl), Artist Shadow #S-522 (Pinky Nude), Artist Shadow #I-550 (Olive Gray), Artist Shadow #I-524 (Pink Beige), Artist Shadow #I-662 (Amber Brown), Artist Shadow #D-826 (Fig), Artist Shadow #I-916 (Frosted Mauve), Artist Shadow #I-922 (Electric Purple), Artist Shadow #D-830 (Black Rose), Artist Shadow #D-236 (Lagoon Blue), Artist Shadow #S-228 (Petrol Blue), Artist Shadow #ME-216 (Electric Blue), Artist Shadow #ME-122 (Snow), Artist Shadow #S-114 (Pearl Gray), and Artist Shadow #S-102 (Onyx).
This posh palette features the perfect mix of colors from a gathering of subtle shades to the dramatic — plus, there’s a step-by-step tutorial booklet that’s included with insider tips from professional makeup artists to help create 5 unique looks like a pro. The 15 Artist Shadow Palette offers endless eye looks for everyday wear and extraordinary events — and this set comes adorned in a festive and shimmering case that’s gift-ready and sure to wow any makeup addict! Overall, MAKE UP FOR EVER’s 15 Artist Shadow Palette is a must-have and got-to-give palette to celebrate the holidays and ring in the New Year looking color-chic.
The 15 Artist Shadow Palette — $59 ($221 value), available at Sephora, Sephora.com, MAKEUPFOREVER.com, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques
Gift complexion perfection
FRESH Complexion Perfection Face Mask Trio ($80, a $104 value)– gift yourself or the skin enthusiast in your life this merry medley of skin-saving masks that are sure to renew, polish, and perfect skin for a gorgeous and glowing complexion. FRESH’s Complexion Perfection Face Mask Trio features targeted and spa-quality treatments that are sure to fill the season with beauty and bliss. Plus, they’re gorgeously boxed in a holiday-themed red and gold foiled box with an adorable nesting doll print. This set contains:
- Rose Face Mask- this calming and glow-getting mask is infused with real rose petals that melt right in soothe to skin along with calming cucumber and aloe vera, moisturizing algae, and antioxidant-rich green tea which brightens and protects skin. This super-soothing mask will leave skin baby soft, nourished and healthy looking.
- FRESH Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask- this dreamy whipped mask softens, balances and hydrates skin thanks to its antioxidant-packed ingredients, including skin-smoothing black tea, collagen-boosting lychee seed extract, hydrating jicama roots juice and skin-firming polysaccharides. This indulging, gentle-yet-effective mask glides on smooth, smells delicious, feels refreshing, and leaves skin feeling soft and supple
- FRESH Sugar Face Polish- this extravagant exfoliating treatment is a perfecting polish that features natural ingredients that work wonders on skin including, brown sugar which gently buffs away dry skin and rough patches while moisturizing and softening skin, natural wild strawberries that are powered with Vitamin C which soothe, refine and brighten the complexion, and plum seed & grapeseed oils which dreamily nourish the skin for a silky-soft, touchable texture so skin glows gorgeously
FRESH’s Complexion Perfection Face Mask Trio retails for $80 (a $104 value), and is available at FRESH boutiques, fresh.com, and Nordstrom.
Gift glossy and glam pout-perfectors
MAKE UP FOR EVER Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit ($43)– gift yourself or surprise your favorite femme with this stunning set that delivers crave-able, stay-put color and high-shine for a kissable and pretty pout this holiday season and into the New Year. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit is a limited edition holiday set that contains four best-selling Artist Plexi-Gloss shades that range from bold and brilliant to sophisticated and neutral — and feature MUFE’s innovative, non-sticky Plexi-Gloss formula that creates sheer-to-opaque color along with Plexi Color Technology which gives these glosses shine and staying power.
The Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit includes the following easy-to-apply, super-shine shades: Artist Plexi-Gloss #101- a nice and neutral Nude Beige that’s opaque, Artist Plexi Gloss #207 a fun and feminine Candy Pink that’s opaque, Artist Plexi Gloss #301P a sexy and sheer Pearly Nude Coral, and Artist Plexi Gloss #304 a merry and bright Red Coral that’s sheer. These four stunning shades easily transition from weekdays to weekends, going from daytime demure to evening extravagance. And they are gorgeously packaged in a metallic orange makeup bag that’s gift-ready and perfect for on-the-go glamour. Overall, the Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit makes the perfect pout companion that will make the holiday season shiny and bright!
The Artist Plexi-Gloss Kit retails for $43 (a $76 value), and is available at Sephora, Sephora.com, MAKEUPFOREVER.com, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques.
Gift makeup mastery
MAKE UP FOR EVER Cult Brush Set ($86, $143 value) – pamper yourself or treat the makeup maven in your life to this limited-edition and luxe holiday set that features five pro-artist and top-selling makeup brushes in travel sizes for the eyes, cheeks, and face. The Cult Brush Set features three eye-specific makeup brushes and two complexion brushes, including: Artisan Brush #106 (Medium Foundation Brush), Artisan Brush #152 (Medium Highlighter Brush), Artisan Brush #226 (Medium Eye Shadow Brush), Artisan Brush #260 (Bent Eyeliner Brush), and Artisan Brush #270 (Angled Eyebrow Brush). Each brush is specially handcrafted with strategically-placed synthetic fiber secured by sleek gunmetal barrels, along with easy-to-hold and beautiful wood handles and beveled tips to create makeup looks with professional precision. What’s more, this stunning set comes encased in a glam and gift-ready red travel pouch with storage pockets to keep each brush in tip top shape for wherever the occasion takes you. MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Cult Brush Set makes the perfect gift to achieve makeup mastery at home or while on-the-go!
The MAKE UP FOR EVER Cult Brush Set retails for $86 ($143 value), and is available at Sephora/Sephora.com, MAKEUPFOREVER.com, and MAKE UP FOR EVER Boutiques.
Gift swoon-worthy stocking stuffers
Treat your beauty fan to some extra TLC this holiday season with swoon-worthy stocking stuffers that will dazzle and delight them — and give them kissable lips and touchable hands:
- Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy ($30) – this ultra-nourishing and pout-pampering pot smooths and softens lips while giving them a splash of sheen and a touch of minty flavor, making them mistletoe ready. FRESH’s Sugar Nourishing Lip Balm Advanced Therapy is powered by wild mango butter which gives lips much-needed moisture, sea fennel extract which fights fine lines and wards off wrinkles, hyaluronic filling spheres which smoothens the pout and boosts lips’ volume, and a sugar mint flavor that feels refreshing for soft, kissable lips
- FRESH Seaberry Hand Cream ($22.50) – this luxurious and buttery cream will pamper hands with heavenly hydration, leaving them baby soft and totally touchable. FRESH’s Seaberry Hand Cream is a soothing hand cream that melts right in and quickly softens and renews hands thanks to its deluxe oils, including antioxidant-rich seaberry oil and cranberry seed oil which deliver a dose of mega-moisture to hands while softening and rejuvenating them
Products available at FRESH boutiques, fresh.com, Sephora stores, Sephora.com, Nordstrom, and specialty department stores.
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