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, 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 except the hairdryer are under $50, so these are not only beautiful products but affordable and great values, too.
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Don’t forget to check out Ulta’s Holiday Beauty Blitz page to find the best beauty deals before Christmas.
You can also check their Current Offers page where you can access their Buy More Save More tab, their Gifts with Purchase tab, their Sale page and Coupon page too!
Let’s take a look at my picks for fun and affordable beauty gifts for the holidays:
This limited-edition makeup set includes the one and only Tarte Shape Tape Contour Concealer (with a festively designed wand cap) plus a deluxe size Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara. The concealer is currently $27 on its own, so the mascara is essentially a freebie in Tarte Limited Edition Shape Tape Vegan Concealer Set.
I’ve made my love of vegan Tarte Shape Tape clear in this post on testing drugstore concealers as inexpensive alternatives for this beloved concealer. Spoiler alert, there really isn’t anything exactly like it. It covers so well, especially when blended with a damp makeup sponge/blender.
It contains emollient Shea Butter that conditions the skin, Mango Seed Butter to help fight free radical damage, and Licorice Root Extract for color correcting and brightening dark circles (yes!).
Tarte’s best-selling vegan Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara lengthens, curls, volumizes, and conditions. A true 4-in-1!
The limited-edition set includes:
- Limited Edition Full Size Double Duty Beauty Shape Tape Contour Concealer (0.33 oz)
- Deluxe Lights, Camera, Lashes 4-In-1 Mascara (0.1 oz)
I chose Clinique Shining Stars Set not only for the great value (the products are worth $80.50) but also because the set includes both skincare and makeup products. A great introduction to the brand, this gift set includes seven products for only $29.50! This set is perfect for a teenager or someone new to skincare and makeup. The set includes:
- Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips (1.7 oz)
- Moisture Surge 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator (1 oz)
- Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm (0.5 oz)
- Moisture Surge Eye 96-Hour Hydro-Filler Concentrate (0.17 oz)
- High Impact Mascara in Black (0.14 oz)
- Chubby Stick Sculpting Highlight in Hefty Highlight (0.13 oz)
- Quickliner For Eyes Intense in Intense Black (0.01 oz)
Being a skincare lover, some of the highlights in this set for me are the moisture surge Hydrator and Eye Concentrate and the cult-favorite Take The Day Off Cleansing Balm. The cleansing balm melts upon contact with your skin, removes all makeup – even stubborn eye makeup – without leaving your skin dry and tight. It’s one of my favorite higher-end cleansing balms.
The Pure Introductory Kit is the perfect opportunity to try out Atelier Fekkai’s luxury hair care at a reasonable price. The Pure Introductory Kit Includes:
- The Pure Shampoo (2.0 oz)
- The Pure Conditioner (2.0 oz)
- The Pure Mist (1.0 oz)
The Pure Shampoo contains aloe vera to calm the scalp and superfood hydrolyzed quinoa protein and Pro-vitamin B5 for healthy and shiny hair.
The Pure Conditioner detangles and nourishes the hair with coconut-derived conditioners, jojoba oil, avocado oil, and shea butter.
The Pure Mist helps to detangle and tame fly-aways, and smoothes and rehydrates hair.
The protection complex in these products protects hair from heat and styling tool damage, UV sun exposure and environmental pollution. The kit includes more than 95% naturally-derived ingredients and is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free and free of silicone, paraben, phthalate, sulfate. For all Hair Types.
I’ve loved Fekkai hair and body care products ever since Oprah included their luxurious shea butter body cream (sadly no longer available) as one of her favorite things. I’ve tried The Universal One products and loved the shampoo and conditioner, and this set is at the top of my wishlist, so be sure to check back for a review in an upcoming post.
I have seen this hairdryer all over social media and people are giving it rave reviews! The Revlon One-Step Volumizer Hair Dryer cuts down on the steps needed to dry your hair by creating both luxurious volume and brilliant 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 due to ionic technology designed to distribute air quickly and evenly.
Another great value! IT’s Your Confidence Boosting Besties 3-Piece Anti-Aging Skincare Set contains a full-size Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer and travel sizes of Confidence in a Cleanser and Confidence in an Eye Cream.
I have purchased Confidence in a Cream Hydrating Moisturizer and I loved it. It absorbs quickly and hydrates beautifully. The cream plumps the appearance of lines and wrinkles and reduces the appearance of pores and discoloration. It contains numerous anti-aging all-star ingredients such as Ceramides, Glycerin, Niacin, Antioxidants, Peptides, Collagen, Hyaluronic Acid, Shea Butter, Squalane and Vitamin E.
Confidence in a Cleanser is a cleansing serum that can be used around your eye area to remove all makeup, dirt, and oil. It contains collagen, hyaluronic acid, colloidal oatmeal and a super ceramide complex among other anti-aging ingredients to rejuvenate and moisturize the skin.
Confidence in an Eye Cream contains an exclusive apricot tint to visibly color-correct and brighten. It also contains a super ceramide complex, chrysin, licorice root, avocado, and squalane to smooth and hydrate the skin around the eyes.
Tarte Gift & Glam Collector’s Set, valued at a whopping $249.00, contains 24 eye and cheek/face shades in four pocket palettes that you can pop and drop into the included compact. It also comes with a travel-size mascara for lengthening, curling, and volumizing lashes & a deluxe-size vitamin-E infused lip gloss.
Gift & Glam Collector’s Set includes:
- 20 eyeshadows
- 4 cheek/face shades
- Travel Size Maneater Voluptuous Mascara (0.15 oz)
- Deluxe Double Duty Beauty Busy Gal Gloss (0.1 oz)
I love the portability of this set. Each palette contains five eye shadows and one face color. You can remove each palette and pop it in your handbag or travel bag, and switch out depending on the color palette that you choose for the day. The palette base is magnetic so the palettes stay in place.
The shades that are included in the set are as holiday-inspired as you can get: Fa-La-La-Lit, Blizzard, Elf’d Up, Sleigh My Name, Brassy & Sassy, Button Nose, ’Tis The Season, Sugar Dusted, Bronzy & Bright, Angel Kisses, Ring It In, Yuletide, Winter Kisses, Snowdust, Luxe, Winter & Chill, Icy, Present, Winter Wonderland, Garland, Sage, Icicle, Treetops and Winter Wish.
FAB Faves to Go Kit is a cleansing, exfoliating and hydrating trio of First Aid Beauty products.
The Face Cleanser removes makeup, oil and dirt with its whipped texture that transforms into a cream when combined with water.
Facial Radiance Pads are formulated with both lactic and glycolic acid for a chemical exfoliation treatment that is gentle enough to use every day.
Ultra Repair Cream has a whipped texture but sinks into skin quickly without any greasy residue. It’s formulated with colloidal oatmeal which treats the symptoms of eczema. The kit includes:
- Facial Radiance Pads (28 ct.)
- Face Cleanser (2.0 oz.)
- Ultra Repair Cream (2.0 oz.)
First Aid Beauty products are perfect for this time of year, especially their best-selling Ultra Repair Cream. This cream is the real deal and is very versatile. There are very few other creams that I’ve used on both my face and my body. Dry skin begone!
Using the sweet treats of Christmas as inspiration, Too Faced Limited Edition Christmas Star Makeup Collection includes an eye shadow palette that contains 20 gorgeous eye shadows and a face palette than contains five shades for blushing, bronzing and highlighting. Top it off with a travel size Better Than Sex Mascara for outstanding volume and a limited-edition Ginger Snap lip gloss.
I love the mix of neutrals and brights along with matte and glittery finishes. The video will give you a good idea of how the shades look once applied:
The eye shadows and face star palette shades included in the collection are Good Tidings, Snuggle Weather, Cashmere, So Frosty, Bells & Whistles, Pink Ice Skate, Cranberry, Jingle Mingle, Golden Ginger, Toast!, Trim The Me, Feliz Navidad, Deepest Desire, Make A Wish, Wish List, Ornament To Be, North Pole, Cinnamon, Rum Punch and Prance Around.
The Jewel Box Mystery Blind Bag contains a mystery colored Beautyblender makeup sponge. The color will be either bright pink or aqua. Plus, you’ll get a limited-edition Blendercleanser Solid Gemstone Cleanser to keep your Beautyblender fresh and clean.
When dampened with water, a Beautyblender makeup sponge will apply foundation, concealer, powder or other bases seamlessly and smoothly. An indispensable beauty tool. This is the perfect gift to hang on the Christmas tree!
A clean beauty gift at an affordable price! Bare Minerals Lips & Lash On The Go 2 Piece Clean Lipstick & Mascara Duo contains travel-sized mascara and gorgeous neutral lip gloss.
The duo includes:
- Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Slay (dusty light mauve) (0.06 oz)
- Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara (0.21 oz)
A mini Lashtopia Mega Volume Mineral-Based Mascara creates fanned-out lashes with deep black mineral pigments for major volume without smudging, clumping and flaking.
A mini Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipcolor in Slay ( light mauve) provides beautiful light-weight long-wearing color, made from plant-based waxes. Full coverage cream-to-matte color with a subtle vanilla scent.
Estée Lauder’s Pure Color Envy Gloss Collection includes five full-size lip glosses for the price of one. A great value! The glosses provide sheer to medium coverage and are packaged for gift-giving in a festive holiday box. Shades included in the collection are:
- Seductive Honey
- Wild Pink
- Red Extrovert
- Suggestive Kiss
- Fiery Almond
I’ve always loved Estee Lauder lip gloss. The shades in this collection range from neutral to bright and are so elegant. Shiny but not sticky. You can even break the set up and give these glosses as stocking stuffers!
Makeup Revolution’s Precious Stone Eyeshadow Palettes comes in four gorgeous color options: Amethyst, Emerald, Diamond and Ruby. Each shade option has 20 stunning eyeshadow shades.
The Amethyst palette includes lilac, pink and beige mattes, silver, turquoise and mauve shimmers and purple and rose gold pressed glitter.
The Emerald palette includes matte neutrals, shimmery pinks, and greens plus pressed glitter copper and grey.
The Diamond palette includes soft matte shades, shimmery silver, grey, lilac, and bronze or full-on pressed glitter pigments in gild, quartz, steel, and corrosion.
The Ruby palette (shown in this post) includes gorgeous pinks, plus matte, shimmer and pressed glitter warm tone shades.
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. If you want additional holiday selections, be sure to check out these posts:
Thanks for reading, and until next time…