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17 Makeup Kits for the Cosmetics Lovers in Your Life

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Help makeup lovers put their best faces forward with this assortment of holiday cosmetics kits. From brows to eyes to lips, this collection of stunning sets will help create unforgettable looks this season and all year long.

Jane Iredale Dazzle & Shine Lip Gloss Kit ($28)

This gift-ready kit includes a trio of universally flattering mini glosses—Cassis, a sheer cool plum with shimmer; Bubbly, a sheer shimmer; and Lambrusco, a sheer berry red with shimmer. Each features a nourishing, ultra-hydrating formula that conditions, plumps, and exfoliates with hyaluronic acid, powerful peptides, lactic acid, and a botanical blend of oils and butters to condition and protect. Ideal for dry, thin, sensitive, or aging lips and formulated without polybutene for more slip, less stick, the glosses offer a subtle vanilla scent.

This stunning set features a universal eyeshadow palette that has all the colors needed to create endless looks. From a simple day look to dramatic glamorous look, it’s all in one palette that includes nine velvety mattes, eight glittery shades that can be used wet or dry, and one diamond sparkle. Even better, the shadows are cruelty free and vegan.

Physicians Formula Butter Holi-Fame Collection ($24.99)

This sought-after, limited-edition collection features 38 shades of fan-favorite Murumuru Butter Bronzer, Blush, and Eyeshadows that are all infused with a powerful blend of murumuru, cupuacu, and tucuma butters from the Amazon. This exclusive Butter Complex creates a buildable experience that offers show-stopping color.

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Give the gift of natural, full brows and lashes with the brand’s cult favorites, including a full-sized and mini GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum and a mini GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum. The proprietary GrandeLASH-MD Lash Enhancing Serum will actively promote thicker looking natural lashes in just four to six weeks, with full results in three months, and GrandeBROW Brow Enhancing Serum promotes thicker and fuller brows in just six to eight weeks, with full results in four months.

Jones Road The Champagne Kit Holiday Exclusive ($72)

All the ingredients required for a pretty, celebratory look—or to look fresh after a night of too much Champagne—this kit features an exclusive mini Miracle Balm in Magic Hour, the Best Eyeshadow in Champagne, the Lip and Cheek Stick in English Rose, the Best Pencil in Brown, and a brown makeup bag.

Merle Norman Cosmetics Legendary Cheek Gift ($54)

In celebration of its milestone 90th anniversary, Merle Norman Cosmetics honors legendary women and the legend inside every woman with a limited-edition collection this holiday season. One of the highlights is the Legendary Cheek Gift, which includes the essentials for creating a soft glam cheek that will make a lasting impression. It features Cheek color in Dusty Rose, Cheek Crayon in Radiant, and a Dual-Ended Brush.

KIMIKO Midnight in Tokyo Holiday Set ($59)

The perfect play for eyes this holiday season is this beautifully curated smoky eye shadow palette and eye liner pairing. Silky triple-milled pigments glide on effortlessly, while the smart formula's built-in skincare helps to lift, firm, and rejuvenate delicate eyelids with proprietary peptides and vitamin E. Complete the look with the rich Sumie Black eyeliner for definition that can go from soft to striking, while also protecting the lash line with antioxidant-rich vitamin E and including a capped smudging tool to soften and blend.

MOB Beauty Full Face Kit ($98)

Simply beautiful, this kit contains everything needed for cheeks, eyes, and lips in universally flattering shades. Each item is clean, vegan, cruelty-free, and in refillable packaging for minimum impact on the planet. The Face & Eye palette includes multi-use Cream Clay Blush in Strawberry Pink and Rosewood, plus four essential matte eyeshadows. The kit also includes rich black Volumizing Mascara for fluffy fanned out lashes and an ultra-hydrating, lush, and glossy Lip Balm in a soft honey rose

Vapour Beauty Mystic Holiday Set ($86)

This cool, customizable gift includes a creamy and blendable Highlight Stick in Moonlight that can be applied to cheeks, brow bones, the cupid’s bow, shoulders, and more; a Bronzer Stick in Golden Glow that hydrates and nourishes with organic cocoa and shea butter; and shade of choice of High Voltage Lipstick—there are 11 high-pigment options in matte and satin from which to choose.

About Face Holiday Blues Kit ($50)

This limited-edition monochromatic kit in an electrifying teal-blue hue tantalizes with a volume-popping glide-on cream formula mascara with a matte velvet finish that is paired with Fractal Glitter Dust, a multifunctional loose crystalline pigment that blends to a smooth-as-butter shimmer for face or body. The eye-focused trio also includes a Shadowstick, a highly pigmented crème eyeshadow crayon in an electrifying blue, as well as a special limited-edition holographic-blue cosmetic case.

C'est Moi Metallic Visionary Makeup Crayon Set ($20)

These celestial shades provide the perfect metallic finish. Easy to blend while brightening the eyes and face with electrifying color, the set includes Starbright (gold), Silver Linings (silver), Luna (rose gold), and Supernova (bronze)

Luxie Beauty Golden Glow Set ($45)

Get glowing with this new set that features some of the brand’s bestsellers, including foundation, blush/highlight, contour, shader, angled, and blending brushes, all made with soft, synthetic, vegan bristles. To top it all off, a stylish brush holder is included for on-the-go makeup lovers.

Illamasqua Ultimate Eye Set ($55)

This set features the brand’s Iconic Chrome in the new shade Whizz-Bang, a dual-tone, silver-green shimmer with a pigmented, metallic finish. It also includes a Precision Gel Liner in Infinity and Illamasqua’s best-selling Masquara to complete the look.

Veil Cosmetics Festive Set ($74.95)

This first six-piece holiday bundle has been personally curated by the brand's founder and celebrity makeup artist, Sèbastien Tardif, whose clients include Naomi Campbell, Olivia Palermo, Jane Fonda, and others. It includes five vegan faux mini handle brushes and the Lip & Cheek Palette with six shades.

Kulfi Beauty Underlined Kajal Eyeliner Set ($85)

This award-winning kajal eyeliner offers a creamy glide and intense long-lasting color that doesn't budge from the waterline. The set includes five popular colors that are infused with moisturizing aloe vera and vitamin E, which acts as an antioxidant so you can wave bye-bye to raccoon eyes.

Guide Beauty Artistry Made Easy Full Collection ($75)

This kit makes makeup application easy and accessible for all. Whether your giftee has a motor skill issue (Guide’s founder has Parkinson’s, and it inspired her to create the collection) or just struggles with achieving a cat eye with ease, this collection is the perfect gift for the beauty newbie or makeup enthusiast. It includes the award-winning Eyeliner Duo (Wand and Liner in your choice of Black or Brown), Lash Wrap Mascara, and a choice of light, medium, or dark Brow Moment in a branded drawstring bag.

Beautyblender LOADED SUNDAE Blender Essentials ($49)

A triple scoop you won’t feel guilty about, this decadent set includes three Beautyblender sponges (in Original, Bubble, and brand-new Tiramisu). The category creator’s exclusive, water-activated foam delivers a flawless skin-like finish, so makeup looks natural. It also keeps tools clean with a limited-edition Blender cleanser and silicone scrub mat.

Looking for even more fabulous gift ideas? Don’t miss our 10 gift guides designed to help you find the perfect present.

About The Author

Julie is the co-founder of Well Defined and a longtime influencer and advocate in the wellness world. Along with her work at Well Defined, she is an executive recruiter and marketing specialist for Hutchinson Consulting. She is also a consultant and content strategist for numerous wellness brands. She is the former editor-in-chief and publisher of American Spa and was named a 2019 Folio Top Woman in Media in the Industry Trailblazers category and a 2018 winner of ISPA’s Innovate Award. She is also a seasoned journalist, specializing in spa, travel, health, fitness, wellness, sustainability, and beauty. She has been published in Departures,, E! Online,, Insider’s Guide to Spas, Luxury Travel Advisor, Marin Magazine, Ocean Home, Smart Meetings, Spa Asia, and Travel Agent.