I swear it was just October 1st, I blinked, and now Christmas is popping up everywhere. I have almost all of my shopping done, but not a thing wrapped! #typical. If you still have gifts to give, then this post is for you! Instead of doing a regular gift guide roundup, I'd share some beauty holiday gift sets from different places and different price points.
First up is e.l.f. (eyes lips face)--an affordable brand I've featured many times on here. You've heard of them, right? You can get this brand online, Target, and some drugstores. I tested out 15 of their holiday sets, and here are my faves (as well as ones to skip). These range from $5-$20.
e.l.f. lip parade kit--3 lip kiss balms for $5--these give a hint of shine and make great Secret Santa gifts or stocking stuffers (or you can give each one separately)
e.l.f. matte about shimmer kit--Love the primer and shadow duo in this one. I say keep it for yourself!
Radiant Eyes Kit--For the girl that loves sparkle, these are fun to play around with.
Defined eyes--Nice beginner brushes for yourself or others
Prep & Play Kit--Great lip exfoliator and matte lip crayon
Desk to Dinner--3 shadow sets and a brush to go from everyday eyes to dramatic. I didn't really like these, but again, fun to play with.
I say skip:Lined & Lovely Glowing Star--both of these were quality issues.
Get Glowing--Worth it for the highlighting kit and brush--the whipped highlighter isn't that great
Pout Out Loud--Lip exfoliator, moisturizing lip color, lipstick remover, and liner with sharpener. Great deal.
Mad for Matte Lip Kit--4 matte lip crayons in fall/winter colors
All About Eyes Kit--For $10 you get a pigmented clay shadows palette, liner (it's okay), and eyelid primer.
Luxe Brush Kit--some of the brushes are hit and miss
Brush It Up Kit--I liked this set of brushes much better
Little Brow Book Kit--Not sure I'd want this as a gift (like girl, you trying to tell me something about my brows?), but great for yourself or if requested.
48 Color beauty Clutch Kit--Again, the quality is okay here, but the two brushes are worth it. Nice beginner or travel set.
I'd Say Skip:
Most of the shadow sets--the quality of these was hit and miss. If you have a tween/teen in your life, they're fun, but I found many of the shadows too powdery for $15 for a gift...maybe if they were $10? Might be fun to keep for Halloween looks, where you'd want a lot of shades or fun for yourself.
Blended Beauty: 3 makeup sponges for $15--I say go for Real Techniques or ULTA sponges instead.
Do you use e.l.f. products?