The holiday season is fast approaching, and you’ve probably already started thinking about what to get your friends. This time of year, the makeup gods bless us with special, limited edition kits that usually give you a lot more bang for your buck than if you bought the products individually. Bonus: they also tend to come in amazing packaging, making them the perfect gift to give (and receive!). Because money’s usually tight in November and December, here are 10 of the best holiday makeup kits, all under $50.
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1. beautyblender® + Too Faced Holiday Kit – $40
This kit combines a beautyblender®, the absolute must-have makeup applicator, as well as a blotterazzi™ blotting cushion in a special edition case and Too Faced Candlelight Glow in Rosy Glow. Buy it now.
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2. Sephora Favorites Lashstash – $45
If you’ve got a mascara lover in your life, this kit contains TEN different mascaras—eight minis and two full-sized—all from amazing high-end brands. Buy it now.
3. Tarte Tarteist Paint Palette Collector’s Set – $49
According to Tarte, this palette is a $381 value, and it sure does look like it. It comes with 24 eye shadows, two contour shades and a highlight, as well as mascara, lip paint, and a brush. Buy it now.
4. NYX Liquid Suede Lip Cream Vault Set – $49.99
The Liquid Suede line from NYX is a favorite dupe for Kylie Jenner’s matte liquid lipsticks. This vault contains 24 miniature lip creams in everyday shades like red and nude along with more fun shades like blue and purple. Buy it now.
5. MAC Nutcracker Sweet Nude Mineralize Kit – $49.50
From MAC’s Mineralize line, this kit gets you a full-size Mineralize Lipstick in Pure Pout, a full-size Mineralize Lipglass in Happiness, and a travel-size Mineralize Skinfinish in Global Glow. As a bonus, it comes with a cute cosmetics bag. Buy it now.
6. Clinique The Sweetest Thing Makeup Set – $39.50
This set literally has everything, and it all comes in an adorable fold-over bag. There are four eye shadow shades, lip color, cheek color, mascara, eyeliner, and an eye cream. Buy it now.
7. W3LL PEOPLE Beauty Basics Kit – $37.99
Red lips, frosty lids—this kit gives you everything you need for that classic holiday look. It comes with lip gloss, eye liner, eye shadow, and a brightener. Buy it now.
8. benefit best tints 4ever – $29
The ultimate combination of all of benefit’s best-selling cheek and lip stains, this kit is an amazing addition to anyone’s makeup arsenal. It’ll give you that flushed, bitten look that’s perfect for winter. Buy it now.
9. Marc Jacobs Beauty Up All Night Five-Piece Petites Le Marc Lip Crème Collection – $49
Marc Jacobs Beauty’s lip colors are super luxurious, and this is an awesome opportunity to get your hands on five different shades. It comes in a great fuchsia bag with a big black tassel, too. Buy it now.
10. Smashbox Try It Kit Bestsellers – $22
If you’ve ever wanted to try pretty much everything amazing from Smashbox, this is your chance. Primer will start you off, mascara and eyeliner will finish you up, with lip gloss and eye shadow in the middle. Buy it now.