Even Editors Love Makeup Gift Sets—13 I'd Buy for Others But Keep for Myself


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Makeup sets are truly the gift that keeps on giving. Whether you're looking for the right brushes, the best blushes, or simply a way to streamline your makeup routine, they really never let you down. Normally, I would say they make the perfect holiday or birthday gift, but honestly, why stop there? You should make it a point to buy a few for yourself too. I like to think of it as making a wise investment in your future. After all, many of the best makeup gift sets are limited edition, meaning you have to act quickly.

Unless you're someone who spends most of their day shopping online (guilty), let me save you a comb through the internet and provide you with the best options out there from all your favorite brands. Pro tip: You're not going to want to waste any time. These sets are so good they're bound to sell out. If you're game, keep scrolling below for all the best makeup gift sets to add to your collection and maybe a friend's if you're feeling generous.

Best Overall: Charlotte Tilbury Sofia's Confidence-Boosting Makeup Kit

Best Affordable: Ulta Beauty Collection Beauty Box: Social Butterfly Edition

Armani Beauty Holiday Eye Set

Bobbi Brown Confetti Crush Lip Trio

Dior Addict Beauty Ritual Set


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Tarte Lash Wish List Best-Sellers Set

Gucci Glow & Care Lipstick Festive Gift Set

Laura Mercier Cosmic Stars Caviar Stick Eye Color Trio

Lancôme Beauty Box


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Tom Ford Lip Color Mini Deluxe Set

Pat McGrath Labs Divine Blush: Colour Balm Collection Everything Kit

Clarins Makeup Favorites

Valentino Holiday Limited Edition Set

Shawna Hudson
Associate Beauty Editor

Shawna Hudson has worked in editorial for over six years, with experience covering entertainment, fashion, culture, celebrities, and her favorite topic of all, beauty. She graduated from California State University, Fullerton, with a degree in journalism and has written for other publications such as Bustle, The Zoe Report, Byrdie, Elite Daily, Mane Addicts, and more. She is currently an associate beauty editor at Who What Wear and hopes to continue feeding her (completely out-of-control) beauty obsession as long as she can. Stay up to date on her latest finds on Instagram @shawnasimonee.