Now is the best time of year to shop for beauty products; not only as gifts, but for yourself! Brands that ordinarily never discount offer value sets and limited edition gift sets this time of year, many of which sell out well before the holidays. Here’s a look at four favorites…
L’Occitane Holiday 2015 Advent Calendar, $49
Until they get rid of that damn 3 fl. oz. rule, I’ll be forever excited about gift sets brimming with travel-friendly products and this adorable one has a whopping 24, all of which are brand bestsellers. Included are a bunch of shea butter products (my personal fave…) like hand cream, extra gentle milk soap, and ultra rich body lotion. The set also has shampoo, conditioner, shower gel and a bunch of other products, so if you’re gift-giving while traveling this year, this is a great option!
Sephora Favorites Superstars, $75
Sephora always delivers with value sets and store exclusives. This one, valued at $207, is pretty hard to top. It includes seven FULL-SIZE (!) products, all of which are essential (think mascara, eyeliner, and primer), along with some travel-size buys. All of the products included are top sellers for Sephora and there aren’t any weird colors or throwaway products like in so many other value sets.
Lancôme Noel Eye Set, $38
For basically the price of eye remover and mascara you’re getting six eye products (a mix of mini and full-size). This set is valued at $116 and comes in a ready-to-gift box.
Space NK Holiday Edit, $185
Space NK doesn’t have as many value sets as Sephora, but they have a ton of limited-edition sets and exclusives and almost all of them are in ready-to-gift packaging. Their signature set is no exception and it includes five products that pretty much anyone would want (Malin + Goetz moisturizer, Diptyque candle, Kat Burki hand cream, Eve Lom cleanser, and Leif body cleanser). Another standout? This Oribe set (one of many I want from the haircare brand…in case my mother is reading this!).