I can imagine most beauty lovers already have drawers stuffed with makeup, but Christmas is about treating yourself or being treated by someone else. Most times when I have money I always opt to buy clothes and shoes so this Christmas I'm making the effort to use my Christmas money to get something that bit more special. I adore Christmas sets - not only for their value since you usually get a better deal on items and you seem to get exclusive products that aren't usually on sale.
Nars Despair Cheek Blush Set £45.00
I adore the look of Nars blushes and these look perfect for all year round. The set includes four blush shades and a mini Ita Kabuki Brush to blend. Three of the shades are limited edition - Esoteric, Savage and Ferocious, and the Nico blush. This is part of the holiday 2015 collection with collaboration with photographer Steven Klein.
Too Faced French Melted Kisses Liquid Lipstick Christmas Gift Set £22.00
I already loved the look of the Melted Kisses but haven't tried them yet, but this contains four tubes of the melted liquified lipstick including two new melted metal shades which seems like better value for money with the bonus of two exclusive shades.
Mac Cosmetics Irresistibly Charming Pigments in Glitter/Blue £26.00
Beauty bloggers always go on about Mac pigments and glitters. Mac are doing a beautiful Christmas collection this year including brush sets and eyeshadow palettes but these enticed me in more. The pigment gift sets also come in purple and gold but the silver/blue look so Christmassy.
Nars 'A Women's Face' Nude Lip Makeup Gift Set £29.00
Nars lip products are absolutely dreamy anyway but paired together for a fraction of the price is even better. This gift set includes the Dolce Vita lipstick, Dolce Vita mini velvet lip pencil, mini velvet lip liner and a Steven Klein keepsake box. There are a few varieties of this set including a stunning red lip set too.
Urban Decay Shadowbox £23.00
Out of all the eyeshadow brands I try, I always come back to Urban Decay. They quality of their eye products is amazing and for the amount of shadows you get is fabulous. This includes 12 shadows including shimmery and matte with three new colours including a deep black which you don't see often enough in palettes. This was inspired by their Ammo palette with an updated and bigger shade range.
Make Up For Ever Artist Plexi Gloss Collection £110.00
Make Up For Ever have recently came over to the UK and already they have their Christmas gift sets out in Debenhams. The Artist Plexi Gloss Collection features 12 shades of the artist plexi-gloss in a pro case from nudes to pinks to deep plums, ideal for every occasion. Individual glosses are £16 so for 12 they would be £192 - a massive saving of £82.
Too Faced Le Grand Chateau Christmas Gift Set £46.00
This set includes three separate palettes with 18 shadows, two blushes, a bronzer and a deluxe size Better Than Sex Mascara. I can't even fathom how much of a deal this is, considering their Chocolate Bar palette is £39 and their Better Than Sex Mascara is £19, for three palettes and the mascara is a great saving with the added bonus of tons of shadows included.