Holiday gift guide

The Ultimate Holiday Gift-Giving Guide of 2018

The holiday season is fast approaching! Shopping for gifts for your friends can be exciting and daunting at the same time. There is nothing worse than the pressure of finding the perfect gift for your friends. Let this be your holiday gift-giving guide for makeup enthusiasts and professional makeup artists.

Value Sets

At this time of year, many brands and stores create value sets and provide discounts on their products. The best buys for makeup lovers are these value sets. Why? Well, these value sets combine some of the best products into one gift or package, which means more bang for your buck.

Here are some fan favorites for value sets: 

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TARTE Pineapple Of My Eye Collector’s Set

This value set from Tarte is valued at $354, but is being sold at Sephora for $59. This set includes a 4-in-1 mascara, a deluxe liquid eyeliner, blush, bronzer, highlighter, eyeshadows, and a lipstick. It is limited edition and exclusive to Sephora. Sephora also has $15-$25 (depending on your membership status) off your purchase of $75 or more with code “2018HOORAY” (expires 12/11 for Beauty Insiders and 12/12 for VIB and VIB Rouge members).

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This value set, which contains deluxe samples of lip products and a few full-size lip products, is valued at $212. It is being sold at Sephora for $47. That’s 14 fabulous shades for $47.

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This Benefit value set contains a full size mascara, a mini matte bronzer, and a “fun-size” primer. The value set is valued at $43 and is being sold at Sephora for $15. The full-size mascara is $25 alone! This is one spectacular deal!

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This set, which is valued at $140, is being sold at Sephora for $48. Included in the value set are two full-size mascaras and eight deluxe mascaras.

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TOO FACED Dream Queen Limited-Edition Make Up Collection

This set features two blushes, one bronzer, one highlighter, 24 eyeshadows, a deluxe mascara, a lip gloss, and more! This set is valued at $357. It is being sold at Sephora for $58.



Morphe is a popular cosmetics brand that provides great quality products at prices that won’t break your wallet or your bank. Their eyeshadow palettes and makeup brushes are great quality and include many more shades and are more affordable than many other high-quality cosmetic brands.

Here are some fan-favorites from Morphe:

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This set is limited edition and is a part of Mophe’s Holiday Collection of 2018. This 6-piece eye brush collection comes with a double-sided angle brush and spoolie, a smudge brush, a small chisel brush, a tapered crease brush, a line definer brush, a firm blender brush, and a small bag for all your brushes. This amazing set is on for only $18.


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This palette is one of the earliest and most popular palettes sold by Morphe. The palette features 35 shades that represent a natural glow, which is perfect with any season. This palette is sold for $24.



No matter what gift you get for the makeup lover in your life, they will love it. If you’re still feeling stuck when looking for a gift, a great alternative is a gift card to a cosmetic store like Fiktion Makeup Pro Store. This is a great way to allow your loved one to choose what they need for their kit.


If you have any suggestions for holiday gifts for makeup enthusiasts and professional makeup artists, leave a comment down in the comments below!


Happy Holidays!

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