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Sephora Makeup Holiday Gift Guide: $25 and Under

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Last week I discussed some holiday skincare gift and value sets priced at $25 and under from Sephora, and this week it’s time to talk makeup! With the holidays right around the corner, it’s easy to take advantage of the great variety of makeup sets at Sephora and get your shopping completed online.

Sephora has so many holiday makeup gift and value sets priced at $25 and under, so it was hard to narrow down this list. But I came up with several collections that I think would be absolutely lovely holiday gifts that are a steal! While I was tempted to include way too many lip products, I hope you’ll find a nice variety of color cosmetics to help you cross off some makeup lovers off your list.

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I think you’ll also find that these gift sets really are a great value when compared to retail prices. Some of these sets would even work well as stocking stuffers or you can save them for a secret Santa! Your makeup-obsessed family, friends or colleagues are sure to love them!

Most are limited-edition collections so they will be available as long as they are in stock at Sephora. Be sure to out Sephora.com for stock levels and other new gift sets during the holiday season!


1. Sephora Favorites Starry Eyed Ornament – $15

Sephora Favorites Starry Eyed Ornament contains a trio of mini eyeshadows. It is packaged in an adorable star-shaped package with ribbon for hanging. This particular trio is perfect for holiday parties as all three colors are shimmery and celebratory. They are all pale neutrals, so they can be worn alone or layered. This limited-edition set includes:

  • 0.02 oz/ 0.7 g Make Up For Ever Artist Color Eye Shadow in I-544 (pink granite)
  • 0.035 oz/ 1 g Tarte Chrome Paint Shadow Pot in Top Yacht (metallic champagne)
  • 0.03 oz/ 0.9 g Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Cream Shadow Stick in Golden Pink (shimmering pink peach)

2. Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set – $25

I love the packaging of Charlotte Tilbury Hot Lips 2 Mini Lip Set. The gift box is shaped like a mini purse and contains three best-selling lipstick shades from the Hot Lips 2 collections.

The collection and shade colors are inspired by strong female icons. This limited-edition trio contains:

  • 0.04 oz / 1.3 mL Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks in Amazing Amal (berry pink)
  • 0.04 oz / 1.3 mL Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks in JK Magic (rosy peach nude)
  • 0.04 oz / 1.3 mL Hot Lips 2 Lipsticks in Viva La Vergara (wine)

3. Natasha Denona Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette – $25

When it comes to makeup gift-giving, sometimes neutral shades are your best bet. Natasha Denona Mini Star Eyeshadow Palette contains five pressed pigment eye shadows in beautiful neutral brown-based shimmery shades. This palette has you covered with two matte, two metallic and a duo-chrome eyeshadow. The palette includes:

  • 0.028 oz / 0.8 g Eyeshadow in Bronzage (chroma crystal light copper)
  • 0.028 oz / 0.8 g Eyeshadow in Quoin (gold)
  • 0.028 oz / 0.8 g Eyeshadow in Lumino (pearl)
  • 0.028 oz / 0.8 g Eyeshadow in Sienna (matte terra-cotta)
  • 0.028 oz / 0.8 g Eyeshadow in Soil (medium transition nude)

4. Sephora Collection Stay Polished! Nail Set – $15

Sephora Collection Stay Polished! Nail Set contains six Sephora Collection Color Hit nail polishes in a sparkly holiday-themed box. What a great deal for six nail polishes! The colors are classic from pinks and mauves, to reds and even a sparkly silver polish. This limited-edition set includes:

  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Color Hit Nail Polish in I’m a Princess
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Color Hit Nail Polish in Cookie Break
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Color Hit Nail Polish in Rose Bouquet
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Color Hit Nail Polish in Cherry Popsicle
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Color Hit Nail Polish in It Girl
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Color Hit Nail Polish in Silver Fever

Related: Sally Hansen Good. Kind. Pure. Vegan Nail Polish Collection Review

5. Pat McGrath Labs Mini LUST: Gloss Trio – $25

Pat McGrath Labs Mini LUST: Gloss Trio is a set of universally flattering nudes that come in two options: cool-tones or warm-tones. They come packaged in a cute gold foil backed package that appears to contain gold sequins surrounding the products. I would suggest opening carefully so you don’t end up with sequins everywhere!

Each limited-edition set of three is sold separately. You can choose from either the Skin Show Cool set OR Skin Show Warm set:

Skin Show Cool:

  • 0.05 oz/ 1.6 mL Mini LUST: Gloss in Divine Rose
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.6 mL Mini LUST: Gloss in Pale Fire Nectar
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.6 mL Mini LUST: Gloss in Dare to Bare

Skin Show Warm:

  • 0.05 oz/ 1.6 mL Mini LUST: Gloss in Flesh Fantasy
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.6 mL Mini LUST: Gloss in Flesh 4
  • 0.05 oz/ 1.6 mL Mini LUST: Gloss in Bronze Temptation

6. Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Set – $20

Becca Glow on the Go Highlighter Set is a duo of BECCA Shimmering Skin Perfector luminizers come in the color Opal in a radiant finish. Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight Liquid Highlighter is formulated with light-reflecting pearls that can be mixed with your foundation or moisturizer for an all over glow or can be used alone on your skin’s high points. Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Highlighter has multi-toned luminescent pigment pearls that is blended with liquids for a creamy application and smooth and silky finish. This limited-edition duo contains:

  • 0.085 oz/ 2.4 g Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed in Opal (golden opal pearl)
  • 0.17 oz / 5 mL Shimmering Skin Perfector Spotlight Wand in Opal (golden opal pearl)

7. Tarte Gift of Good Lashes Eye Set – $20

Tarte Gift of Good Lashes Eye Set includes a dual-ended eyeliner, combining both waterproof and pencil liners and PRO false lashes with glue. What an easy way to try out false lashes and perfect for a dramatic look this holiday season! This limited edition set includes:

  • 0.001 oz / 0.03 mL Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner Pencil
  • 0.0074 oz/ 0.22 mL Tarteist Double Take Eyeliner Liquid
  • 0.0338 oz / 1 mL Tarteist PRO Lash Adhesive
  • Tarteist PRO Cruelty-Free Lashes

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8. Milk Makeup Triple The Kush Set – $25

Milk Makeup Triple The Kush Set is a trio of KUSH best sellers that are formulated from hemp-derived cannabis seed oil. The set includes a mascara, clear brow gel and hydrating lip balm. KUSH High Volume Mascara will provide a rich black finish without the clumps, while the mini KUSH Clear Brow Gel will get your brows in place without stiffness or flakiness. The mini KUSH Lip Balm moisturizes with hemp-derived cannabis seed oil, shea butter and moringa butter. This limited-edition set includes:

  • 0.34 oz / 10 mL KUSH High Volume Mascara
  • 0.05 oz / 1.5 g Mini KUSH Lip Balm (clear)
  • 0.09 oz / 2.75 mL Mini KUSH Clear Brow Gel

9. Too Faced Hot Buttered Rum Palette – $25

Too Faced Hot Buttered Rum Palette contains eight warm matte and metallic eyeshadow shades from the neutral Whipped Cream to the warm reddish-brown Sin-Ammon. Perfect for the holidays or year-round!

This limited-edition palette includes the following shades:

  • Whipped Cream (frosted pearl)
  • Bottoms Up (matte latte)
  • Born to Rum (metallic copper)
  • Spiked (brown with gold sparkle)
  • Vanilla Extra (matte warm cream)
  • Warm & Fuzzy (metallic champagne)
  • Sin-Ammon (matte auburn brown)
  • Buttered Rum (matte butterscotch)

10. Tarte Girl Boss Goodies Skin & Makeup Mini Set – $15

Tarte has some of the best gift sets of the season from budget buys all the way to luxury splurges. This $15 set is a fantastic value. Tarte Girl Boss Goodies Skin & Makeup Mini Set is a vegan trio that has your skincare and makeup covered with a moisturizer, lipstick and best-selling mascara. This limited-edition trio includes:

  • 0.5 oz / 15 mL Deluxe-Size Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer Rainforest of the Sea™
  • 0.035 oz / 1 g Deluxe-Size Color Splash Lipstick – Rainforest of the Sea Collection in Salt Lyfe
  • 0.13 oz / 4 mL Deluxe-Size Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara

11. Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo – $20

Nars Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil Duo includes two of Nars’ best-selling matte pencils. The highly pigmented pencils leave a velvety matte finish. The formulas are enriched with vitamin E for a creamy non-drying texture. The duo comes in two color options. Each duo is sold separately. Choose either:

  • 0.06 oz / 1.8 g Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Cruella (scarlet red)
  • 0.06 oz / 1.8 g Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Dolce Vita (dusty rose)

OR

  • 0.06 oz / 1.8 g Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Damned (magenta)
  • 0.06 oz / 1.8 g Velvet Matte Lipstick Pencil in Walkyrie (warm coral red creme)

12. Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip and Face Set – $24

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Bomb Baby 2 Mini Lip and Face Set is designed to bring on the radiance and will work with all skin tones! This travel-friendly set includes a lip gloss in a sweet baby pink shade and cream-powder metallic bronze universal highlighter. This limited-edition duo includes:

  • 0.07 oz / 2.2 g Killawatt Foil Freestyle Highlighter in Sand Castle (metallic bronze)
  • 0.18 oz / 5.5 mL Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in $weet Mouth (shimmering soft pink)

13. Tarte Mascara Wish List – $24

Tarte Mascara Wish List is a trio of mini mascaras that allows you to sample some of Tarte’s best-sellers. Big Ego Mascara is an ultra-black vegan lash-lifting mascara enriched with babassu, glycerin, and panthenol (Vitamin B5). Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara has a patented silicone wand and formulated with rich black mineral pigments with lengthening rice bran wax, smoothing carnauba wax and thickening cellulose. Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-in-1 Mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions with rice bran wax, carnauba wax, olive esters and provitamin B5. This limited-edition trio contains:

  • 0.15 oz/ 4.5 mL Tarte Big Ego Mascara
  • 0.15 oz/ 4.5 mL Tarteist Lash Paint Mascara
  • 0.16 oz/ 5 mL Lights, Camera, Lashes™ 4-in-1 Mascara

A few more excellent value sets…


Bite Beauty All Agave 3-Piece Lip Care Set – $14

Since I absolutely love skincare, I had to include this lip care set from the color cosmetics company Bite Beauty. Bite Beauty All Agave 3-Piece Lip Care Set is a trio that includes day and night lip treatment products, along with a lip mask, all of which are perfect for the colder winter months.

The star ingredient is agave nectar for smoothing the lips. Also included in the formulas are mongongo oil which contains nourishing vitamin E and omega-6 fatty acids, and antioxidant pomegranate extract for conditioning and moisturizing your lips. The limited-edition trio includes:

  • 0.24oz/ 7 g Agave+ Nighttime Lip Therapy
  • 0.15 oz/ 5 g Agave Lip Mask
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.2 g Agave+ Daytime Lip Balm

Clinique Almost Lipstick Mini Duo: For You For Me – $9.50

Clinique Almost Lipstick Mini Duo: For You For Me is a duo of sheer glossy lipsticks that have transparent pigment that blends with the shade of your own lips to create a shade that is unique. Years ago I remember trying the black honey shade thinking it would be way too dark for my skin tone but the color is surprisingly transparent and very pretty. The perfect stocking stuffer! Give one and keep one! The limited-edition duo includes:

  • 0.04 oz/ 1.2 mL Almost Lipstick in Black Honey
  • 0.04 oz/ 1.2 mL Almost Lipstick in Pink Honey

Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio – $21

Kaja Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio is an Allure Best of Beauty winner. This stacked trio of eye shadows is available in either shimmers or matte mixed with shimmers. The trio shade families come in six different options. Choose one: rose tones, golden tones, wine tones, punchy purple tones, golden coral tones, mauve-pink tones or neural cocoa tones.


Well, there are my picks for makeup under $25 at Sephora! Sephora continues to add to their huge selection every day, so be sure to check out their gift page on Sephora.com.

I hope you enjoyed this list and if you are looking for skincare gift sets from Sephora, be sure to check out my picks in this post: Sephora skincare gift and value sets at $25 and under.

Check back for luxury beauty picks in the coming weeks!

Thanks for reading!