Kiehl’s Has a Holiday Gift Set for Everyone on Your List

Kiehl’s knows how to make skincare gifting easy — especially around the holidays. Not only has the brand created entire sets focused around different skincare needs and concerns, but it also packages them in adorable boxes and wrappings. Whether you’re shopping for a skincare novice, looking for grooming products the men in your life will use, or searching for a little something for yourself, find the perfect present below. 


Power-Packed Essentials

This anti-aging set (which is perfect for mom!) contains three customer-favorite products — the Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing Concentrate, Powerful-Strength Line-Reducing, and Dark Circle Diminishing Vitamin C Eye Serum and Super Multi-Corrective Anti-Aging Face and Neck Cream — to smooth, brighten and firm the skin. 

Brighten Up & Glow

If glowing skin is on your giftee’s wishlist this year (and who doesn’t want that?), the Brighten Up & Glow set is a perfect choice. It’s stacked with all of the products you need to build a healthy-skin routine from scratch with products like Clearly Corrective Dark Spot Solution and Ultra Facial Cream that brighten and moisturize. 

Midnight Recovery Duo

Give the gift of an upgraded nighttime routine with this Midnight Recovery Concentrate Duo, which has two full-size bottles of the classic overnight serum. We love this for a his-and-hers gift — or to stock up on extras if this oil is in constant rotation in your routine.

Ultra Hydrators

Winter is a recipe for dry, dehydrated skin, but this four-piece gift set is here to help. No matter who you’re shopping for, everyone could use more hydrating skin essentials like Creme de Corps and Ultra Facial Cream in their cold-weather skincare arsenal.

Men’s Groom-on-the-Go Set

Looking for a gift set he’ll use? You can’t go wrong with the face and body products included in this men’s grooming set. Inside, find four products: the Facial Fuel Energizing Face Wash for cleansing, Ultimate Brushless Shave Cream White Eagle for shaving, Facial Fuel Energizing Moisture Treatment for moisturizing, and Ultimate Man Body Scrub for exfoliating. 

Healthy Hands Trio

Pair frequent hand sanitizing and washing with cold temps outside and it’s a recipe for dry hands and rough cuticles. That’s why we’re positive this three-piece hand cream set will be put to good use. The mini moisturizers are perfect to throw in every jacket pocket or handbag. 

Men’s Fueled Up Favorites 

Does your partner constantly steal your skincare? It’s probably time to stock his shelf with skincare of his own — and this collection has everything he needs to get started. It contains the Facial Fuel Energizing Scrub, Facial Fuel Body Wash, Midnight Recovery Facial Oil, and Ultra Facial Cream. 

Merry Masking 

Self-care Sunday is getting a major upgrade with this adorable, nature-inspired masking gift set. Whether the goal is to minimize the appearance of pores with the Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, lock in hydration with Avocado Nourishing Hydration Mask, or amp up radiance with Tumeric and Cranberry Seed Energizing Radiance Mask, this trio has your giftee (or you!) covered. 

Kiss Me With Kiehl’s 

With mistletoe season officially here, this lip balm set is perfect for the holiday season. The gift contains the original Lip Balm #1 as well as the cherry and mint too. They’ll keep lips hydrated through the cold weather and underneath a face mask. 

Kiehl’s E-Gift Card 

The holidays look a little different this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so if you’re not going to be able to see loved ones IRL, send them a gift card straight to their inbox. It’s an easy, last-minute gift idea that’s bound to put a smile on their face. 


Tarte’s Holiday Cheek Trio Gets You 9 Blushes For $35

Welcome to Extra Gifted, our hub for all of 2019’s superlatively superior presents worthy of a moment in the spotlight. We’ll unveil a new pick every holiday, so watch this space for the best of the best in giftitude to suit every price point and person on your list (even if that person is you).

Calling all blush lovers, we’ve got the ultimate gift for you — and just in time for the last wave of holiday parties on your Google Calendar.

Tarte may be best known for iconic products like Shape Tape concealer and its collection of Tartelette palettes, but the natural beauty brand really did the most this holiday season, with blockbuster palettes and sparkly things galore. However, our top gift pick has to be the 9 Ways To Shine Cheek Wardrobe, which checks all the boxes in our book; the packaging is gorgeous and luxe as can be, the shades are mesmerizingly pretty, and best yet — it’s an amazing value for the price.

Here are the deets: The wardrobe includes three stacked blush trios, for a total of nine cheek shades — a major steal considering the $35 price tag. The packaging features three gorgeous metallic finishes — gold, rose gold, and gunmetal — and each wheel has a curated highlighter, blush, and bronzer shade to make your skin gleam and glow. Shade names like Peppermint Mocha, Frosty, and Mistletoe add a fun, festive element to your beauty stash, and the interlocking design makes them ideal for travel if you’re looking to make the most of an already-crowded makeup bag. However, the best part of this gift is that it’s a beauty choose-your-own-adventure; the trio can either be a hero present for your makeup-obsessed bestie, or you can share the love three ways by splitting them as individual stocking stuffers. (Albeit a great stocking stuffer at that, since the recipient is still getting three complementary shades in one beautiful package.) Who’s ready to get cheeky this season?

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The Best Makeup Brush Sets (Approved By Makeup Artists)

Sometimes buying a one-off makeup brush makes sense â€“ like a replacement for one of your old brushes or one that fits a specific need, like a kabuki brush. That said, it’s usually way more time (and cost) efficient to throw your bread at a full set of cosmetic brushes. That way you’ve got everything you need, and it all matches perfectly. (Let’s not discount the shelfie potential here.) To help you find the best makeup brush sets for whatever your makeup needs and wants, we asked MUAs to share their faves.

1. For the Newbie: Real Techniques Sparkle and Shine Set, $50

Best Makeup Brush Sets

If your makeup brush collection is practically non-existent, this set serves as a one-and-done deal that covers everything you need for not a ton of cash down. “Real Techniques offers well-made, vegan brushes at a really great price,” says global makeup artist Bryan Cantor. “This set comes with 11 brushes that perform a wide variety of makeup tasks, plus a sponge with its own carrying case.” Real Techniques has long been a fave brand for us, and we couldn’t agree more!

2. For the Aspiring Pro: Morphe Babe Faves Face Brush Set, $68

Best Makeup Brush Sets

“I personally love to use Morphe brushes. Not only are they ridiculously affordable, but they are really great quality. When I first started getting into makeup, I was able to afford every single brush they offered, and I’m still using the same brushes I bought,” says Kimberly Culbertson, a permanent makeup artist and owner of Beauty Babe Club in San Diego, California. This comprehensive set includes nine natural and synthetic brushes plus a blender.

3. For the Legit Professional: Glo Skin Beauty Filled Brush Belt, $190

Best Makeup Brush Sets

Not only does a professional makeup artist need a full set of cosmetic brushes, but she needs an easy way to carry them. “This particular set includes a professional brush belt with 28 pockets that are already stuffed with 12 professional-quality vegan brushes. This gives you all the brushes you need to create a complete look, plus room for any other brushes that you care to carry,” says Cantor.

4. For the Wanderlust: It Cosmetics Heavenly Luxe On The Go 6-Piece Brush Set + Case, $50

Best Makeup Brush Sets

“This is the absolute best travel-friendly makeup brush set. It’s only $50, has a value of almost $160, and comes in a sleek traveling case,” says Culbertson. The set includes six full-size brushes, including the multi-powder, foundation, eyeshadow, concealer, crease, and eyeliner/brow brushes.

5. For the Minimalist: Real Techniques Everyday Essentials, $20

Best Makeup Brush Sets

Culbertson agrees that Real Techniques is the place to go if you’re seeking quality brushes for a low price. She says their Everyday Essentials set is especially great for those who don’t need a whole slew of brushes but could benefit from owning, well, the essentials. It comes with a makeup sponge and four brushes, including a blending, crease, setting, and face brush.

6. For the Ultimate Makeup Enthusiast: Sigma Beauty The Ultimate Chrome Brush Set, $153

Best Makeup Brush Sets

Serious makeup enthusiasts, aspiring influencers, and anyone else who’s all about trying a wide range of makeup looks: this set is for you. â€śWith a whopping 16 full-size brushes, this brush set has almost every brush a makeup enthusiast could ever need,” says Cantor. “All of the brushes are created with ultra-soft SigmaTech® and Sigmax® fibers, both of which are vegan and cruelty-free. If that wasn’t enough, the makeup brush set also comes with a free two-year warranty.” Now that’s quality we can get on board with!

7. For the Disney Fan: Spectrum Ariel Shell Brush Set, $110

Best Makeup Brush Sets

Sometimes you want a brush set that fits your aesthetic, and if you’re a Disney fan (umm, isn’t that #allofus?) then that’s a very specific niche. Spectrum makes a handful of Disney-themed brush sets, including this one inspired by our favorite red-headed mermaid. Not only does the set include 10 brushes with sea blue glitter handles, aquamarine ferrules, and splashy coral bristles, it’s all packaged in a gorgeous clam shell case you can use as either storage for your brushes or a legit purse.

8. For the Luxe Lover: Wayne Goss The Face Set, $250

Best Makeup Brush Sets

If you’ve got money to spend on brushes, you really can’t go wrong with a set created by makeup hero Wayne Goss. “If you’re really into makeup and contouring, this is the best brush set. It’s pricey at $250, but these are luxury brushes that will last you a lifetime,” says Culbertson.

9. For the Busy Body: Marc Jacobs Beauty Your Place Or Mine? 5-Piece Petites Brush, $139

Best Makeup Brush Sets

Whether you always find yourself on your way to happy hour straight after work, feel like you live out of your car, or are forever traveling, this set of petite makeup brushes by Marc Jacobs is a must. Cantor says, “The five travel-size brushes it contains are perfect for creating your look for a night out or getting yourself ready for work wherever you happen to wake up the next morning. Plus, I love that it comes with a gorgeous emerald green vegan patent leather case.”

Have you guys got any of these brush sets? Let us know your fave brush sets in the comments below.



If year-after-year you find yourself taking part in the last-minute shopping scramble (guilty!), we’re happy to report that scooping up amazing beauty gifts on a time crunch â€” and on a budget — is easier than ever. Enter, the drugstore, an around-the-corner destination with a well-stocked beauty section to boot. So, stop panicking and check out our favorite, affordable holiday gift sets below.   

NYX Professional Makeup Holiday Love Lust Disco Suede Matte Lipstick

Red lips and the holidays go together like milk and cookies — it’s an automatic crowd-pleaser. Take it from us, this lipstick and liner duo is a guaranteed win for just about anyone. Plus, the gold packaging is so festive, you can even skip the wrapping paper. The combo is available in Munchies, a soft gray; Spicy, a true red; and Cherry Skies, a deep berry. All the shades are perfect for a holiday party beat or warm, winter makeup look. 

Essie Gel Couture Holiday Set Diamond in the Cuff 

Give the gift of a long-lasting manicure with this Essie polish set. The bundle comes with Essie Daring Damsel, a gold champagne shade, and the Essie long wear Top Coat. Metallic nails are definitely having a moment, so whoever receives this gift will be turning heads through the new year. 

Maybelline New York Winter Wonder Glam Total Look Kit 

If you’re anything like us, over packing for holiday travels is a hallmark of your personality. Who doesn’t pack three bags for a weekend trip? To help scale back the baggage, throw in this all-in-one gift set that has everything you need for a holiday-approved face beat. It includes the Color Sensational Made for All, a universal red lipstick, Master Precise All Day Liquid Liner, Lash Sensational Mascara and Lasting Fix Setting Spray

E.l.f. Cosmetics Eye Candy Eyeshadow Duo Set 

E.l.f.’s candy-themed holiday collection has us drooling  — literally and figuratively. We’re especially loving this eyeshadow set and not just because of the creative play-on-words. With three different eyeshadow duos, this gift has it all to create a festive holiday eye or muted, natural everyday look. Not to mention, they’re super-pigmented shades and easy to blend. 

L’OrĂ©al Paradise Lash Paradise Gift Set 

There may be snow on the ground (depending on where you live, of course), but this Lash Paradise mascara set will transport anyone to happy thoughts of warmer weather. Scoop up the iconic mascara and primer at your drugstore for a quick, save-the-day present. Whether you’re treating yourself to holiday glam or gifting this iconic duo, you can’t go wrong. A quick swipe and you’ll have crazy long lashes

Maybelline New York Countdown Holiday Mini Mascara Kit 

TBH we don’t know why, but for some reason travel-sized beauty products are just so adorable, right? This Maybelline mascara sampler is an automatic add to cart because how cute? The set contains Total Temptation, Lash Sensational, The Colossal and Great Lash in mini-versions. We love this gift set for the friend that’s always on-the-go because the minis are great to toss in a carry-on bag.  

Kristin Ess Style Reviving Dry Shampoo and Pin

We’d prefer if greasy hair didn’t make an appearance at our family holiday reunion, please and thanks. So, if you’re stuck at the office and need a little refresh before running to an after-hours party, look no further than this dry shampoo and accessory set. There’s no need for a blowout, just spray a little dry shampoo, fasten the rose gold pin in the front of your hair and voilĂ , a total hair makeover. 

Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover 

Whether you broke out a new red lip or a sparkly eye, chances are you may be wearing more makeup than usual this time of year. Make sure your face is makeup-free post-party with the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Makeup Remover Set. It has cleansing water (in full-size and travel-size) and on-the-go makeup removing wipes. 


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