Sephora is literally Candy Land right now. They recently came out with all their latest (and definitely greatest) value and holiday gift sets--and let me tell you--they are AMAZING. Almost all of the sets are such a good price for what you are getting--especially when you consider how expensive each full-sized item regularly sells. These are great gifts for any beauty lover or even someone who is new to the makeup and beauty scene or wants to try out some new bits and bobs. If you are a beauty junkie like me though, you probably just want to do a major heist of the entire store, Bonnie and Clyde style.
1.) Peter Thomas Roth 21st Birthday Kit $38 ($100 value)- This is a limited edition set with 5 great Peter Thomas Roth products that create healthy skin. It comes with an anti-aging cleansing gel, Max Sheer All-Day Moisture Defense Lotion with SPF 30, Instant FirmX Eye Cream, Laser-Free Resurfacer, and Firm X Peeling Gel. I have loved the few products I have tried from the brand so I think this is an absolute steal.
2.) Josie Maran Winter Dreams Argan Skincare $39 ($68 value)- Oils are all the rage to achieve healthy skin whether you are oily or dry. Josie Maran is known for some of the best facial oils and skincare in the industry so this set is wonderful if you want to try them, but don't want to drop the mega bucks. The set comes with 6 deluxe samples of the brand's best-selling products including an Argan Facial Oil, Pure Argan Milk Intensive Hydrating Treatment, 100% Pure Argan Oil, Argan Infinity Intensive Creamy Oil, Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47, and Whipped Argan Oil Intensive Hand Cream.
3.) Tarte Bon Voyage Collectors Set and Travel Bag $59 ($423 value)- This is probably the greatest bang for your buck I've ever seen come out of Sephora--or by any brand for that matter. My experience with Tarte has always been wonderful and I've always been impressed by my purchases--whether it be their makeup or skincare. This set seems almost too good to be true and comes with a large, beautiful palette of pigmented eyeshadows, their deluxe lights camera lashes mascara, limited-edition deluxe cheek stain in "Muse" (soft nude), LipSurgence Lip Gloss in "Visionary" (apricot), LipSurgence Lip Tint in "Romantic" (peachy nude), Deluxe Maracuja Oil, Deluxe Smooth Operator Amazonian Clay Finishing Powder, and a cute limited-edition travel makeup bag.
4.) NARS Virtual Domination Cheek Palette $65 ($151 value)- I am literally drooling over this beauty and want to snag it up with the force of a thousand stampeding wildabeasts. NARS blushes, bronzers and powders are renown for their finely-milled, gorgeously blendable consistency and array of colors. This palette, although it looks more fit for the spring to me--is calling my name with its lovely colors. The palette comes with a "Miss Liberty" Highlighting Blush Powder, "Sex Fantasy" Blush, "Deep Throat" Blush, "Final Cut" Blush and Laguna Bronzing Powder (a.k.a my favorite bronzer of all time).
5.) Sephora Favorites Superstars $75 ($225 value)- This would be a fantastic gift for someone (or yourself...tee hee) you know who is new to the makeup and beauty scene, doesn't know which products to buy (that actually work) or who wants to try out some new products. I have used the majority of the products listed in this gift set and I can tell you with confidence that they are all truly amazing--or at least worth your time. This set comes with an Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in "Dark Brown" (my holy grail brow pencil), Benefit Cosmetics POREfessional Primer (a great primer I use often), Benefit Cosmetics They're Real Mascara in Jet Black (one of my all-time favorite mascaras), Bumble and Bumble Surf Spray, Chloè by Chloè Rollerball, Formula X Nail Color in "Ignite", Fresh Sugar Rosè Tinted Lip Treatment (SUCH a great hydrating lip product), Jose Maran 100% Argan Oil (great for all skin types), NARS Cosmetics Blush in Orgasm (NARS best-selling blush for a reason!), Smashbox Cosmetics Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35 in "Light", Stila Cosmetics Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner in "Intense Black" (personally don't think it's waterproof but a pretty good liner), Urban Decay Eyeshadow in "Sin" (a gorgeous taupe-brown shade).
What have you been loving in Sephora recently and what are you dying to snag?
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