best makeup gift sets

Christine Giordano

You don’t have to wait for the holiday season to gift your friends, family, coworkers, or yourself with a makeup gift set. Whether you’re looking to try some new products and don’t want to commit to full-size items just yet, or you want to get a loved one something special to celebrate a milestone or birthday, makeup sets are a great way to do so.

In most gift sets you’ll either find makeup that works for any occasion or cult favorite skincare products. Makeup sets in particular are great for beginners and people who may just be interested in trying out new products and learning some new tricks. You can even opt for gift sets that are just in time for summer that include lightweight products perfect for achieving a sublte makeup look.

Whether you’re a makeup aficionado or new to the trade, see ahead for 20 of the best makeup gift sets for all skills and occasions.

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Best Overall

Look of Love Makeup Secrets Makeup Kit

  • Cult favorite products
  • Covers every area of face

Anyone who loves glam makeup will appreciate this set, which features some of the brand’s best sellers.


Best OG Set

The Glow Getter Face and Lip Set

  • Quality products
  • Includes Nars cult-favorite, Orgasm

This set includes everything you need to create a natural, glowy look. In the set, you’ll find travel sizes of the brand’s most beloved products, like the Afterglow Lip Balm, which has a peach-like pink tint with a hint of shimmer. You also get an Orgasm Blush and a Light Reflecting Setting Powder that sets your makeup and leaves your skin glowing.


Best Variety

CC+ Foundation Customizable Kit

  • Customizable
  • Good for evening complexion
  • Limited product selection

With this set, you can choose a specific shade of the brand’s CC+ Foundation. It’ll come alongside a setting spray and a travel-sized mascara.


Best For Minimal Makeup Wearers

Sunkissed Nudes 3-Piece Mini Set

  • Easy to apply in a rush
  • Great for minimalists
  • Not many shade variations

Perfect for minimal makeup looks, this three-piece set offers a Nudies Matte Blush, Magnetic Luminous Eye Color, and Gel Color Lip and Cheek Balm that work together to create a fresh-faced bronzed look perfect for beach days or errands.


Best For Lipsticks

Best Kept Secret Lip Set

  • Easy to apply
  • Several lipstick options

If you want to add more lip colors to your collection, this is the set for you. It comes with a best selling creamy lipstick in a neutral shade. It also has a lip primer and a moisturizing Powder Kiss formula.


Best For Saving Time

Five Minute Morning

  • Full-size items
  • Great set for all-in-one look

Hit the snooze button too long? Don’t worry! This set will have you looking ready to go in five minutes or less. It includes seven pieces, from a Perfecting Complexion Stick to a blending brush, and it’s really all you need for busy mornings.


Best For All Things Eyes

Light Up Your Eyes Set

  • Great for eye product options
  • Instantly brightens and lifts
  • Not many eyeshadow color choices

Your eyes are notorious for showing how tired you actually are, but thanks to this set from Clinique, making your eyes look bright and alive has never been easier. The set includes an eyeshadow palette with brightening hues, a mascara that volumizes and lengthens each lash, and finally, a makeup remover that removes every trace of makeup—even waterproof mascara.


Best For Contouring Newbies

Crystal Contour Collection

  • Great for beginners
  • Good-sized products

If you love a good contour, you don’t want to miss this collection. The set comes with a Sculpted Face Stick in a copper shade that creates a flawless bronze color. It also includes face sticks in rose quartz and opal to use on the cheeks and eyes to create a natural, glowy complexion.


Best For Gifting

Clean Luxury Set

  • Complete makeup set
  • Good for clean makeup lovers
  • Not a lot of products for how expensive it is

The clean beauty lovers on your list will probably appreciate this luxury gift set. Upon purchasing, you’re able to choose between two themed kits—sultry or smoldering—which each come with mascara, lip balm, a blush stick, and eyeshadow pods.


Best Luxury Set

Rouge Allure Laque Ultrawear Shine Liquid Lip Colour Set

  • Long-lasting products
  • Full size products
  • Can be difficult to remove

For lipstick that gives you a silky finish and doesn’t dry out your lips, try Chanel’s color set, which includes three different stunning shades.


Best For Summer Wear

Clean Start Set

  • Great for minimal makeup days
  • Includes deodorant

This makeup set has it all. There’s a deodorant to keep you dry all day, a lip balm that’s packed with hyaluronic acid to deeply hydrate the lips, a volumizing mascara that makes lashes full and voluminous, and cult-favorite lip oil that even got the vote of approval from TikTok.


Best For Glittery Looks

Cosmic Blur Set

  • Affordable
  • Includes nail polish

Whether you’re adding some glittery touches to an out-of-this-world Halloween costume or you just want to add some oomph to an everyday makeup look, this affordable set gets the job done with an iridescent highlighter and nail polish color.


Best For Travelling

Portable Beauty® Voyager Makeup Set

  • Easy to carry around
  • Packs nicely
  • Products aren’t full size

Shopping for someone who’s always on the go? They’ll love this easy-to-pack set that comes with everything they need for a quick face of makeup. And the portable vanity case is pretty stunning, too.


Best For Priming & Setting

Veil Essentials Set

  • Smoothes pores
  • $102 value

When it comes to setting your face, Hourglass’s Veil Mineral Primer and Veil Translucent Setting Powder are unmatched. The primer smooths the face and prepares it for your favorite foundation and products, while the setting powder locks makeup in place.


Best For Makeup Tools

Essential Trio Light Pink Travel Size Brush Set

This trio of travel makeup brushes makes the perfect gift for yourself or your closest friends.


Best For Day-to-Night Wear

The After Hours Set

  • Great for evening and daytime looks
  • Excellent eye products
  • Blush stick isn’t very pigmented

This set is great for anyone who needs to take their makeup from day to night. The Liquid Powder Chromatic Eye Tint creates a creamy, smokey finish that pairs beautifully with the volumizing mascara and buildable lip and cheek color stick.


Best Value

Make It Big Mascara, Eyeliner & Lip Trio Beauty Gift Set

  • Great for beginners
  • Good offerings from trendy brand
  • Eyeliner isn’t long-lasting

If you’re looking to try Morphe’s offerings, this set is an excellent way to introduce yourself to the products.


Best For Lip Care

Luxe Lip Trio

  • Products can exfoliate and moisturize lips
  • Full size products
  • Only two flavors to choose from

ICYMI: Sara Happ is the queen of creating lip products that cater to, you guessed it, your lips. Her best-sellers include the Lip Slip, which intensely hydrates lips with the right amount of gloss finish—which is included in the kit. This trio also has other top-selling products like a Confetti Cake Lip Scrub and The Lip Slip One Luxe Whipped Vanilla Gloss.


Best For Lashes

Maneater Pumped Up Lash Curler Set

  • Gentle on lashes
  • Easy-grip curler

Give the gift of plump, full lashes with this eyelash curler set.


Best French Beauty

Beauty Secret Box

  • Moisturizes the skin
  • Everything you need for radiance

For the ultimate French girl makeup look, snag this set that’s under $50. Start your makeup routine with the Lait-Crème Concentré—a moisturizer that’s packed with shea butter, beeswax, and aloe vera for hydrations. Then finish with the Radiant Complexion Compact Powder, which adds a soft pigment to the skin and leaves a natural glow.

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