The holiday season is upon us and the gift guides are rolling out! I’m excited to start sharing my gift ideas, too. This holiday season, I’ve decided to take a different approach. Rather than putting together random lists of products, I’m going to share ideas that I can actually vouch for. First up, is a gift idea for anyone who loves beauty and makeup: a holiday gift set from Benefit Cosmetics. This year, there are 6 Benefit Cosmetics holiday gift sets to choose from.
As you already know, I’m a huge fan of Benefit Cosmetics. I swear by their mascaras and in my opinion, their brow collection can’t be beat. Every year, I look forward to the Benefit Cosmetics Holiday Gift Sets. Not surprisingly, this year’s gift sets are as fabulous as ever! The packaging is beautiful and they’re a great value. Also noteworthy is that the 2016 Benefit Cosmetics holiday gift sets include a mix of cult favourites and their newer products.
the 2016 Benefit Cosmetics Holiday Gift Sets
- Kissy Missy Lipstick Set
- Girl-A-Rama Full-Face Makeup Palette
- Gals Just Wanna Have Fun
- Dolly Darling
- Girl O’Clock Rock
- Girls Gone Wow
Disclaimer: I received the Kissy Missy Lipstick Set, Girl-A-Rama Full-Face Makeup Palette, and Gals Just Wanna Have Fun as PR samples. As a result, these are the gift sets that I’m going to elaborate on.
Kissy Missy Lipstick Set – $34.00 ($57.00 Value)
The Kissy Missy Lipstick Set Contains the Following:
- They’re Real! Double the Lip in Revved-Up Red
- They’re Real! Double the Lip in Pink Thrills
- 4 mL Benetint
- 4 mL Lollitint
If you’re looking for an inexpensive holiday gift set, look no further than the Kissy Missy Lipstick Set. I was excited about this gift set because They’re Real! Double the Lip is a new product and I hadn’t tried it before. Essentially, it’s a lipstick and lipliner in one. Just be mindful when you apply the colour to your lips. Otherwise, you’ll get the liner onto the wrong part of your lip, which defeats the purpose.
Girl-A-Rama Full-Face Makeup Palette- $45.00 ($99.00 Value)
THE Girl-A-Rama Makeup SET CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
- They’re Real! Duo Shadow Blender in Brazen Bronze – Full Size
- Custom Shadow Blender
- The POREfessional – Mini
- Benetint – Mini
- Travel-size Roller Lash Mascara
- CORALista + Rockateur Blush
- Powder Brush
In my opinion, the Girl-A-Rama Full-Face Makeup Palette is a fabulous buy, since it contains some of my favourite products.
Gals Just Wanna Have Fun Complete Makeup Kit – $59.00
Gals just wanna have fun CONTAINS THE FOLLOWING:
- Benetint – Mini
- They’re Real! Mascara in Beyond Black – Travel Size
- Gimme Brow in 03 Medium – Travel Size
- Hoola Bronzer – Travel Size
- Long-wear powder shadow in Nude Swings, Gilt-y Pleasure + Kiss Me, I’m Tipsy
- Hard-Angled Brush
- Powder brush
I wasn’t able to find the retail value for Gals Just Wanna Have Fun, but believe me, it’s an incredible deal! Almost as importantly, I was thrilled to see neutral eyeshadows. I’ve noticed that holiday sets often include over-the-top colours. More often than not, I stick to neutrals, and I think most people are the same.
Even though I love this year’s Benefit Cosmetics holiday gift sets, I have some critiques. First, more than half of the gift sets include Benetint cheek and lip stain. It’s one of Benefit’s signature products, so it’s not surprising. Benetint is just too sheer for me. That being said, if you prefer sheer makeup, you’ll probably love it. Another critique I have is that some of the products can’t be removed from the gift set. It’s not a deal-breaker, but if you have limited space, storage will be tricky.
Overall, if you’re looking for a gift idea that’s sure to please any makeup lover, you can’t go wrong with one of the Benefit Cosmetics holiday gift sets. Just make sure to buy them before it’s too late. I was at Shoppers Drug Mart today and to my surprise, they were already sold out!
Are any of the Benefit Cosmetics Holiday Gift Sets on your wish-list this season?