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Ulta Holiday Beauty Gift Guide 2020: Skincare, Makeup & Haircare

Ulta Holiday Beauty Gifts: Makeup, Skincare and Haircare

Ulta is offering some fantastic beauty gift sets for the holidays, including skincare, makeup and haircare picks in a variety of price ranges. They have a large selection of beauty gifts that just might be perfect for that special someone who is hard to shop for, whether you are looking for a budget buy or the ultimate luxury beauty splurge. I love the fact that Ulta carries beauty products for all budgets, from drugstore to high-end.

Whether you are shopping for a last-minute gift or just want to pick up some stocking stuffers, Ulta is the place to go for more affordable beauty products. All of these picks are not only beautiful products but really great values, too.

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Ulta has a great Holiday Gift Guide page to help make holiday shopping easier. You can also check Ulta’s Current Offers page where you can access their Buy More Save More tab, Gifts with Purchase tab, Sale page, and Coupon page too!

Let’s take a look at my picks for fun and affordable beauty gifts for the holidays:

Tarte Tartelette Give, Gift & Get Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Wardrobe – $49 ($270 Value)

Tarte Tartelette Give, Gift & Get Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Wardrobe is 3 gifts in 1! This gift set includes 2 best-selling Tarte eye-shadow palettes in limited-edition petite sizes and one new Lil’ Tartelette eyeshadow palette.

Tarte’s eyeshadows are highly pigmented and come in both matte and shimmer shades. They are infused with Amazonian clay for truer and longer wear, and Vitamin E which is known for its preserving, emollient and antioxidant qualities.

There are a total of 27 shades in the collection, 21 fan-favorite shades and 6 new shades. The eyeshadows provide the perfect pop of color on your lids and creases just in time for the holidays. The nice part about this gift set (in addition to amazing value) is that the sets can be split apart, so you can keep 1, 2 or all 3 for yourself or gift 1, 2 or all 3 sets. You decide!

The gift set includes:

  • tartelette Lil’ Bloom Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: 9 everyday neutral shades
  • tartelette Lil’ Toasted Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: 9 toasty bronze shades
  • tartelette Lil’ Juicy Amazonian Clay Eyeshadow Palette: 9 brand new pink & plum shades

Too Faced Christmas Snuggles & Melted Kisses Liquid Lipstick Set – $25 ($48 VALUE)

Too Faced Christmas Snuggles & Melted Kisses Liquid Lipstick Set is a holiday set of 4 travel-size Melted Matte Liquified Matte Longwear Lipsticks. Each lipstick is 0.1 oz and named for their delicious Christmas treat scent:

  • Caramel Apple (caramel terracotta shade)
  • Sugar Cookie (light neutral beige nude shade)
  • Candy Cane (light, vibrant, cool-toned red shade)
  • Hot Toddy (deepened redwood shade)

The lipsticks are formulated with Volulip that provides a plumping and smoothing effect without stinging. They are lightweight formulas that contain avocado oil, vitamin E, and hyaluronic filling spheres. The rich colors really give holiday vibes and the festive box is the icing on the cake!

Urban Decay Cosmetics Stoned Vibes Vault Gift Set – $195 ($250 Value)

The ultimate gift for the makeup lover, Urban Decay Cosmetics Stoned Vibes Vault Gift Set contains 10 full-size vegan makeup products that will create a gorgeous makeup look just in time for the holidays.

This limited edition vault includes:

  • Full Size Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette: Perfect for the holidays and New Year’s, this eyeshadow palette contains 8 prismatic shimmer and 4 highly pigmented matte shades, all of which are infused with genuine tourmaline for good energy and long wear. The eye shadows are inspired by gemstones and are hybrid powder-cream vegan formulas.
  • 4 Full Size 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner Pencils in the shades High Vibes, Raw Energy, Reflect, and Tigers Eye: These creamy, highly pigmented eyeliner pencils glide on smoothly without dragging and are easily blendable. Once dried they create are long-lasting, stay put and their vibrant shades stay true. They are formulated with 50% moisturizing ingredients, including vitamin E, jojoba oil, and cottonseed oil.
  • Full-Size Stoned Vibes Highlighter: This vegan multi-faceted highlighting powder is infused with genuine tourmaline for long wear. Create a beautiful radiant rose-gold glow with holographic sparkle, perfect for holiday celebrations.
  • 4 Full-Size Stoned Vibes Lip Glosses in Light, Mercury RX, Power High, and Vibes: These limited-edition high shine vegan lip glosses provide a glossy finish with a mouth-watering vanilla mint scent. The uniquely shaped lip glosses are inspired by gemstones and can be worn alone or on top of your favorite lip color. They aren’t sticky or tacky. Be prepared for high gloss and festive iridescent sparkle.

Check out this tutorial that uses the Stoned Vibes Eyeshadow Palette to create a gorgeous finished makeup look:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Best Brows Ever Kit – $30 ($43 VALUE)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Best Brows Ever Kit includes three must-have Anastasia Beverly Hills brow products: a full-size brow pencil, travel-size brow gel, and travel-size clear brow gel.

This limited edition set includes:

  • Brow Wiz (0.003 oz)
  • DIPBROW Gel (0.07 oz)
  • Clear Brow Gel (0.08 oz)

Brow Wiz has a fine-tip pencil that easily recreates the look of brow hair with precise feathered lines. The ideal blend of wax and color yields optimal shade and texture. This pencil includes a custom spoolie brush to finish your natural brow look.

DIPBROW Gel fills and adds volume to brows and provides a natural-looking matte finish that won’t budge for up to 12 hours.

Clear Brow Gel holds brow hairs in place without feeling stiff. The brush applies the ideal amount of product, which dries without leaving any residue. The gel creates full brows and provides a polished finish.

Clinique De-Aging Experts Set – $69 ($107 VALUE)

Clinique De-Aging Experts Set includes 3 Clinique Smart products that are designed for anti-aging and skin repair.

This skincare set includes:

  • Full Size Clinique Smart Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer Duo Resculpt + Revolumize (1.7 oz)
  • Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum (0.34 oz)
  • Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment (0.17 oz)

The stand out in this collection is Clinique Smart Clinical MD Multi-Dimensional Age Transformer Duo Resculpt + Revolumize. This product is essentially 2 moisturizers are inside one jar:

Resculpt: Contours and Tighten
This moisturizer is an instant-tightening gel-cream that resculpts and lifts the jawline and the neck. It is formulated with soybean seed extract that is rich in lysophosphatidic acid (LPA) for tightening and lifting. Sweet almond seed extract forms a film which helps to blur the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Whey protein, filled with amino acids, increases collagen for firmer skin.

Revolumize: Replump and Resurface
The second moisturizer is a dense cream that plumps, revolumizes and reshapes your facial profile, especially along the cheeks and forehead. It is formulated with hyaluronic acid that hydrates and plumps the skin for a more youthful appearance. Soybean protein also plumps skin and fills in lines. Yeast extract smoothes rough texture and improves the appearance of wrinkles.

Mini sizes are included of a serum and eye cream. Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum is formulated with peptides, patented enzymes, natural collagen-boosting ingredients, and brightening botanicals. Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Eye Treatment is an oil-free eye treatment that helps to reduce the signs of aging around the eyes.

Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel – $72

Philosophy The Microdelivery Resurfacing Peel is a microdermabrasion kit that resurfaces as it delivers brightening and antioxidant-packed vitamin C to the skin. All this in just 3 minutes.

This firming treatment uses vitamin C and peptides to brighten, even skin and texture, and reduce the look of fine lines. Lactic and salicylic acids exfoliate the skin, sweeping away dead skin cells to reveal brighter skin with better clarity and texture.

This peel kit contains:

  • Vitamin C/Peptide Resurfacing Crystals (2 oz)
  • Lactic/Salicylic Acid Activating Gel (2 oz)

Step 1 physically exfoliates with Vitamin C/Peptide Resurfacing crystals and Step 2 treats the signs of aging with the Lactic /Salicylic Acid Activating Gel As Step 2 mixes with Step 1, you feel a warming sensation and see a foaming action. This treatment can be used once a week.

Peter Thomas Roth Mask Trio – $79 ($212 VALUE)

Peter Thomas Roth skincare is known for its best-selling face masks and Peter Thomas Roth Mask Trio kit includes 3 full-size face masks plus a mask applicator.

The set includes:

  • Cucumber Gel Mask Extreme De-Tox Hydrator (5 oz)
  • Pumpkin Enzyme Mask Enzymatic Dermal Resurfacer (5 oz)
  • 24K Gold Mask Pure Luxury Lift & Firm (5 oz)
  • MaskTasker Mask Application & Removal Tool

Cucumber Gel Mask contains botanical extracts of cucumber, papaya, chamomile, pineapple, sugar maple, sugarcane, orange, lemon, bilberry and aloe vera. Cucumber extraterrestrial hydrates and detoxes skin, papaya extract smooths and softens, and chamomile extract soothes and calms the skin. The super gentle formula is hydrating and comforting. Ideal for use after sun exposure and cosmetic procedures.

Pumpkin Enzyme Mask is a 3-in-1 skin resurfacer mask. Pumpkin enzyme provides enzymatic exfoliation and alpha hydroxy acid is a chemical peeling exfoliator that sweeps away dead skin cells for younger-looking skin. Aluminum oxide crystals polish the skin to help even out skin tone.

24K Gold Mask is formulated to reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. Pure 24 karat gold seals in moisture and maintains collagen in the skin by shielding from the breakdown of elastin. Caffeine tightens and contours the appearance of skin and peridot decreases cellular oxidation. Hyaluronic acid and glycerin plump skin and supply hydration using their humectant qualities of attracting and retaining moisture.

MaskTasker Mask Application & Removal Tool has a smooth side that is used to scoop and apply the mask to your skin and a textured side to massage the mask into your skin.

Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer – $59.99

I have seen this hairdryer all over social media and people are giving it rave reviews! Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer cuts down on the steps needed to dry your hair by creating both luxurious volume and gorgeous shine in just one step.

With 3 heat settings, the oval brush design quickly creates volume that starts at the root while curling the ends in just a single pass. The result is frizz-free curls that are achieved quickly with less heat damage than other hair tools. This is due to ionic technology designed to distribute air quickly and evenly. It’s designed to dry and style your hair faster which equals less heat damage. This hair dryer comes in two shades: Pink or Mint.

Matrix Biolage Colorlast Gift Set – $30 ($50 VALUE)

Matrix Biolage Colorlast Gift Set contains a low pH shampoo and conditioner that helps to maintains the hair’s color depth, tone, and shine. Compared to a non-conditioning shampoo, this shampoo and conditioner will protect salon-vibrant color for up to 9 weeks.

This gift set of professional hair treatments includes:

  • Biolage ColorLast Shampoo (13.5 oz)
  • Biolage ColorLast Conditioner (13.5 oz)
  • Reusable, packable tote bag

Inspired by the fade-defying orchid, the shampoo cleanses without stripping color. It protects from environmental damage, hydrates, and strengthens. Color stays vibrant and true. The deep conditioner extends the life of your hair color while leaving hair soft, detangled, and full of shine. These products are sulfate-free, paraben-free, and silicone-free. The floral-inspired tote is a really cute bonus.

Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Silicone Detox Kit – $29 ($61 VALUE)

Detox your hair with Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Silicone Detox Kit. Silicones can build up in your hair and weigh it down over time, making it feel dull, lifeless, and limp. If you need a break from silicone products, Living Proof patented Healthy Hair Molecule technology protects hair by creating a weightless invisible shield that polishes, smooth,s and repels dirt and oil. This allows you to wash your hair less often, as hair stays cleaner longer.

This kit includes:

  • PhD Triple Detox Shampoo (0.33 oz)
  • PhD Shampoo and Conditioner (2.0 oz each)
  • PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment (2.0 oz)
  • PhD Dry Shampoo (1.8 oz)

PhD Triple Detox Shampoo removes buildup with thanks to Living Proof’s Highly-Charged Anionic Polymer. Chelating Agent binds to the metal ions in hard water and removes them from your hair. Activated charcoal absorbs oil and Living Proof’s Sulfate-Free Surfactant Blend cleanses and removes pollution particle buildup.

PhD Shampoo and Conditioner cleanses and conditions with Living Proof’s Healthy Hair Molecule. The shampoo is the first step to helping you wash your hair less often and the lightweight conditioner improves hair’s health over time. This duo is safe for color and chemically treated hair.

PhD 5-in-1 Styling Treatment is formulated to smooth, volumize, condition, strengthen, and polish. It uses Living Proof’s Healthy Hair Molecule to smooth and protect and the Thickening Molecule to make hair look fuller. It provides UV protection, heat protection for up to 450 degrees, adds shine as well as flexible hold.

PhD Dry Shampoo actually cleans hair by removing dirt, oil and odor without water. It uses fast-absorbing powders to soak up oil and sweat and uses odor neutralizers and a time-released fragrance to provide a light fresh scent all day.

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit – $29

Kylie Cosmetics Matte Lip Kit will help you create the perfect “Kylie Lip”. The kit contains a Matte Liquid Lipstick that is highly pigmented to create a striking bold matte lip. The long-wear lipstick moisturizes while providing intense color. It leaves your lips silky and doesn’t dry out your lips. Choose from 10 shades.

The kit also contains a matching Lip Liner . The lip liner is long wearing and has a creamy texture that glides easily across our lips. it fits in most standard sharpeners.

Kylie Matte Lip Kit includes:

  • Lip Liner (0.03 oz)
  • Matte Liquid Lipstick (0.11 oz)

Jack Black Jack’s Carry On – $60 ($95 VALUE)

Jack Black Jack’s Carry On is the perfect introduction to Jack Black men’s skincare and bodycare products. The kit includes a Jack Black Travel Bag (an Ulta exclusive) and all of the personal care products inside: a body and hair cleanser, an award-winning antiperspirant & deodorant, a face moisturizer with SPF 20, and Intense Therapy Lip Balm (a favorite among men AND women).

This gift set contains:

  • Turbo Wash Energizing Cleanser (3.0 oz) –
  • Pit Boss Antiperspirant & Deodorant (2.75 oz)
  • Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20 (1.5 oz)
  • Intense Therapy Lip Balm Natural Mint & Shea Butter SPF 25 (0.25 oz)
  • Jack Black Exclusive Travel Bag

Turbo Wash is a sulfate-free body and hair cleanser. It washes away dirt and sweat without overdrying the skin. It has a cool fresh scent.

Pit Boss is an antiperspirant and deodorant that provides both wetness and odor protection. It’s not irritating and has a fresh clean scent.

Double-Duty Face Moisturizer is lightweight and hydrating and comes with SPF 20 sunscreen protection.

Intense Therapy Lip Balm Natural Mint & Shea Butter SPF 25 is perfect for dry chapped lips and as a bonus, it has SPF 25 protection.

Jack Black Travel Bag is made with recycled, vegan, and cruelty-free materials. It has zipper pulls and a zipper pocket on the outside.

More Holiday Beauty Gift Ideas

I hope this selection of beauty gifts from Ulta gives you a few ideas for the beauty lover on your list. Whether you are shopping for makeup, skincare, haircare or other beauty products, Ulta has you covered this holiday season.

Please note that many of these are limited-edition, so shopping early is probably your best bet. If you are interested in additional beauty gift sets and kits, be sure to check out these posts:

Sephora Holiday Beauty Gift Guide: Makeup, Skincare & Haircare

The Best Anti-Aging Skincare Gift Sets of 2020

20 Holiday Gifts for the Beauty Lover on Your List

The Best Drugstore Holiday Beauty Gift Sets

Sephora Skincare Holiday Gift Guide: $25 and Under

Stocking Stuffers for the Beauty Lover

Thanks for reading, and until next time…

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