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Christmas makeup gift sets to get you into the holiday spirit

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  • Ladies, frost yourselves...

    Christmas is just around the corner and what better way to get in the spirit than to crack open one of the best beauty advent calendars and add a bit of glitter and gold to your every day make-up look. Whether you’re heading to glamorous events in stunning Christmas party dresses, a special Afternoon Tea or simply spending the day ice skating bundled up in one of the best Christmas jumpers around, these looks will get you in the festive mood.

    Our beauty expert Natalie Lukaitis has also filmed a little beauty tutorial above, so you can put all your gift sets to good use. It’s a look you’ll definitely be serving all season, one she aptly calls Glowing Frost. Bring. On. The. Highlight.

    Estee Lauder Holiday Nights The Red Lip

    How much is it? 

    £35 from Harrods

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    If ever there was a time to rock a classic red lip, Christmas is it. This powerhouse set from Estee Lauder has every aspect of the look covered: start off with their Double Wear Stay-in-Place Lip Pencil, bring the red with their Pure Colour Envy Lipstick and finish off with their Pure Colour Envy Sculpting Gloss for extra sheen.

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    Touche Eclat Art of Highlighting Christmas Set

    How much is it? 

    £25 from Harrods

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    We’ve previously waxed lyrical about YSL’s Touche Eclat in our best concealer roundup and with good reason. Designed to both conceal and highlight, this dedicated Christmas set includes a full-sized Touche Eclat highlighter pen and Mini Touche Eclat Blur Primer – just in case you need extra coverage.

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    bareMinerals 12 Days of Delight

    How much is it? 

    £60 from bareMinerals

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    While we love our beauty advent calendars, sometimes we don’t want to wait and just get straight to the good stuff. This 12 Days of Delight gift set is a great shout and includes twelve of bareMineral’s products, including an All Over Face Colour in Pure Radiance highlighter, Papaya Blush, Winter’s Bloom Blush, Nutmeg Blush, Cultured Pearl Velvet Eye Colour, Cupcake Velvet Eye Colour, Heart Velvet Eye Colour, Camp Velvet Eye Colour, Motivator Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss, Power Player Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss, Prima Donna Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss and a Maverick Marvelous Moxie Lip Gloss.

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    Elemis The Gift of Pro-Collagen Gift Set

    christmas beauty gift sets

    How much is it? 

    £179.10 from lookfantastic

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    As the weather and the years start to wear on us, keeping our faces looking fresh and dewy is becoming kind of a priority. This gift set from Elemis is packed full of anti-ageing heroes based around marine and plant-based ingredients. It’s filled with products from their Pro-Collagen range: the cleansing balm, marine oil, marine cream, oxygenating night cream, marine mask, hydra gel eye masks and a luxury cleansing cloth to spice things up.

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    Charlotte Tilbury Naughty and Nice Box

    christmas beauty gift sets

    How much is it?

    £150 from Cult Beauty

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    This gift set is FULL of Charlotte Tilbury’s bestselling treats including their Goddess Skin Clay Mask, Matte Revolution Lipstick, Full Fat Lashes, Magic Cream, Take it All Off and more.

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    Grow Gorgeous The Hair Detox Set

    How much is it?

    £68.40 from Grow Gorgeous

    When is it available?

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    It’s not just skincare and makeup that gets all the festive love this Christmas. Grow Gorgeous has put together a set called The Hair Detox which will put you right on track for thick, glossy hair. It includes a Hair Growth Serum, 11-in-1 Cleansing Conditioner and Scalp Detox and is available through their website below.

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    Illamasqua Beyond Skin Gift Set

    christmas beauty gift sets

    How much is it?

    £55 from Illamasqua

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    This set comes with Illamasqua’s beloved Beyond Veil primer and Beyond Powder Highlighter. (Plus, it comes with a free mini eyeliner – score!)

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    Lush Jingle Bells Gift Set

    christmas makeup gift sets

    How much is it? 

    £34.95 from Lush

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful – so stay inside and have a bath instead. This super cute set from Lush is filled with their Christmassy bath bombs and bubble bars to take winter pampering to the next level.

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    Nails Inc Wishes & Kisses Nail Polish Gift Set

    christmas beauty gift sets

    How much is it? 

    £29 from Cult Beauty

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    You didn’t think we were going to leave you mani-pedi lovers out, did you? This cute set from Nails Inc is fpacked with four winter-ready colours, including two shades of powder pink, burgundy and a very New Year’s appropriate glittery gold.

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    MAC Snow Ball Pigment & Glitter Kit in Gold

    christmas beauty gift sets

    How much is it?

    £25 from lookfantastic

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    We fell madly in love with MAC’s new Snow Ball collection in time for the festive season – and this cute set really isn’t helping our bank account. Filled with MAC’s highly pigmented champagne and vanilla shadows, there’s also a pot of makeup glitter for you to really bring the sparkle this season.

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    Miller Harris Christmas For Her Box

    christmas beauty gift sets

    How much is it?

    £70 from Miller Harris

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    If your signature scent just isn’t cutting it anymore, this gift set from Miller Harris is a great way to spruce up your fragrance cupboard. It includes three of Miller Harris’ best-selling fragrances (Tea Tonique, Lumiere Doree and Rose Silence) and it’s all beautifully illustrated by artist Julie Verhoeven.

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    Benefit Beauty by the Bay Gift Set

    christmas makeup gift sets

    How much is it? 

    £34.50 from Benefit

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    Benefit has us on track for a very merry Christmas with their Beauty by the Bay set. It includes their High Brow Pencil, They’re Real! Mascara, Hoola Bronzing Powder and High Beam Liquid Highlighters.

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    Nuxe My Dream Gift Set

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    Nuxe My Dream Gift Set, £20, Escentual.com

    How much is it? 

    £20 from Escentual.com

    When is it available?

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    While there’s been a lot of clamouring about Asian skincare brands (and with good reason), the French give them a pretty good run for their money. This gift set from Nuxe is one that’ll keep you hydrated all winter long – the lip balm will change your life.

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    Kiehls Yours, With Love

    How much is it? 

    £47 from House of Fraser

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside?

    Kiehl’s is a favourite with skincare gurus and this Christmassy set is a great way to get started (or stock up on your holy grails). It includes Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate facial oil, an Ultra Facial Moisturiser, Ultra Facial Cleanser and Daily Reviving Concentrate designed to keep you hydrated and glowing – even in the depths of winter.

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    EVE LOM Rescue Ritual

    christmas makeup gift sets

    How much is it? 

    £75 from EVE LOM

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    This luxury cleanser is the treat your skin needs this Christmas, bringing together their bestselling EVE LOM Cleanser, Rescue Mask and a Muslin Cloth for a winter-proof complexion. Featuring ingredients such as honey-infused kaolin clay, camphor and aromatic plant oils, it’s a total treat for the senses and worth splashing out on.

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    Giorgio Armani Si Eau de Parfum Gift Set For Her

    christmas makeup gift sets

    How much is it?

    £74 from Fabled

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    This gift set is a heavy hitter for fragrance fans and includes Giorgia Armani’s Si scent, which combines notes of blackcurrant liqueur, freesia, patchouli and other botanicals for a rich experience. The set includes a Armani Si 50ml eau de parfum, 15ml Si travel spray and a 2ml Armani Eyes to Kill mascara – because who doesn’t need a travel size mascara at all times?

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    Clarins Precious Lips Collection

    christmas makeup gift sets

    How much is it? 

    £20 from Clarins

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    Everything you need to keep your smile radiant. Mixing together both skincare and makeup, the set includes a Lip Comfort oil, Lip Perfector balms in #01 and #06 as well as a bright red Joli Rouge lipstick.

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    Cowshed Cracker Trio

    How much is it? 

    £30 from Cowshed

    When is it available?

    Now

    What’s inside? 

    This set includes three super festive Cowshed Christmas beauty crackers, namely their hand and body, hand and lip and their Bullocks by Cowshed cracker. If you bust them all open, you’ll score a Bullocks Bracing Body Wash, Bullocks Soothing Moisturiser, Cow Slip Soothing Hand Cream, Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm, Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream and Knackered Cow Relaxing Bath & Shower Gel.

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    Ecotools Six-Piece Day to Night Collection

    How much is it?

    £16.99

    When is it available? 

    Now

    What’s inside?

    If no amount of TLC is going to save your makeup brushes, then why not grab a new set this Christmas? Ecotools’ classy brushes are ultra-soft and great for blending, it covers everything with their Pointed Concealer, Powder Brush, Shadow Brush, Smudge Brush, Lip Brush and a Cosmetic Clutch to keep it all in.

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