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Here are some of the best makeup gift sets!

I chose these sets because they make great gifts and all of them will work for anyone that loves makeup!

If you like changing it up…go for a monthly box like New Beauty or Birch Box.

If mineral makeup is your thing, then check out Pür Minerals or Bare Escentuals/Bare Minerals kits!

Best Makeup Gift Sets

Monthly Makeup Mash-Up

by: Birchbox

Gift-Set-Birch-BoxWhy is Birch Box an awesome gift…or makeup set to buy for yourself?
It’s THE BEST way to try different products from an array of reputable brands without a huge monetary commitment!

If you don’t like something in the Birch Box…who cares? It was just a mini version of the product and you didn’t pay more than a few dollars for it. That’s soooo much better than paying $29.95 just to discover that you completely despise the mascara that everyone raved about.

Not only that, but then you’ll feel like you have to give it to a friend just so it doesn’t go to a complete waste. Samples last a few weeks, and if you don’t like it…just toss it! No biggie!

They also have a box for men…check it out!

Start Now Kit

by: Pür Minerals

Pür Minerals is great for someone who loves or needs mineral makeup to maintain a beautiful complexion, but doesn’t have experience with applying mineral makeup.

Other mineral makeup lines are generally a loose powder and you should have a general idea of how to apply it and which brushes to use(you should also know how to care for your brushes). If that’s a bit much than you have time for…then this kit is a great start!

This kit comes in several shades, so if the makeup pictured above isn’t quite right for your skin tone…then check their shade matcher to find the right kit for you!

This kit includes:

  • Neutral Primer
  • Mineral Glow
  • Impact+ Mascara
  • Pressed Powder
  • Chisel Brush

Pür Minerals Start Now Kit

Wake Up & Glow Kit

by: Too Faced

Take good lighting with you wherever you go! This limited edition, 6-piece best makeup kit features:

  • Full-size Candlelight Glow Highlighting Duo
  • Mini Hangover Primer
  • Mini Chocolate Soleil Bronzer
  • Mini Better Than Sex Mascara
  • Full-size Lip Insurance Glossy
  • Mini La Crème Color Drenched Lip Cream – Nake Dolly

This kit will help you achieve a full-faced, radiant summer look all year long!

Too Faced Makeup Kit

Classically Romantic Collection

by: Laura Geller


This kit includes my new favorite mascara and a great basic makeup primer. Laura Geller offers a lot of great makeup sets, but this is the best makeup kit they have because it includes the mascara and primer!

Buying makeup sets that have too many shades of eye shadow or lip color are kind of a waste because I know I’m never going to use them all. So, choose one like this that includes a classic and easy-to-where blush with a nice sheer lip tint.

This kit includes:

  • Spackle Hydrating Under Make-Up Primer
  • Baked Gela to Swirl Blush- Papaya
  • Glamlash Dramatic Volumizing Mascara- Black
  • Color Drenched Lip Gloss- Pink Lemonade
  • Mini Blush Brush
  • Make-Up Bag

Pretty much anyone can wear every item that’s included in this kit!

Test Tube

by: New Beauty


Premium Beauty Box
Try the original beauty sampling program packed with quality products! The New Beauty Test Tube includes full-size and travel-size beauty products.

In this case…the best makeup comes in a new fashion every few months! You’ll get full-size and sample-size makeup, hair products, skin care products, etc.!

I love these subscriptions because I get to try a lot of the best brands & products without spending tons of money on them. This is a great way to find some new faves! Get more info or try it now at

Totally Tantilizing

by: Benefit Cosmetics


The best makeup gift sets aren’t the best because they include one of everything you need in your makeup bag. They’re the best because they include the best products!

This kit from benefit is on my list because it includes a full-size HOOLA bronzer! You will not be disappointed, and you will definitely be forever-hooked!

HOOLA is the perfect bronzing shade and it compliments a wide variety of skin tones. The other thing that I love about it is it’s matte, but it isn’t heavy. The hardest thing about finding the perfect bronzer is finding one that isn’t overloaded with shimmer. Shimmer is okay in the right places, but you don’t want to “shine” too much!

This kit includes:

  • HOOLA Bronzer
  • Bene-tint
  • Mini Bronzing Brush

The Eyes Have It

by: Julep
The Eyes Have It

Even though this set lacks other makeup items…I just had to include it! I LOVE their gel eyeliners so much that I even wear the shades that I never really wanted to try. Sometimes the best makeup kits over-do it on your favorite things!

This set also includes a great mini bag(to keep your eye makeup separate…because you should be doing that), and my all-time FAVORITE eye pencil sharpener.

Seriously, it’s the best and here’s why:

  1. It’s larger than most sharpeners, so it’s easier to find among the million items in your makeup bag.
  2. It holds the shavings without the mess.
  3. It has a mini wand inside for cleaning out the sharpener! I just noticed it a few days ago, and I thought- “This is so brilliant!” There are always little chunks of eyeliner stuck in the sharpener and they are so hard to get out…problem solved!

Exotic Eyes 5-in-1

by: Tarte

Exotic Eyes 5-in-1 features shades from tartes’ Amazonian Clay line in a convenient and compact palette!

This best makeup eyeshadow palette includes five glamorous shades to complete any look. Keep it in your purse for emergencies or for touching up your look on-the-go!

This palette includes:

  • Brazilian Cocoa Bean- a matte black-brown shade
  • Curacao Copper- metallic warm copper shade
  • Turks & Caicos- shimmering bronze-taupe shade
  • Bahama Bronze- shimmering light bronze shade
  • Tahitian Sand- matte pink-ivory shade

Face Fashion·Pretty Wild

by: Bare Minerals

This best makeup kit is perfect for a quick “going out” look!

The only drawback is that it doesn’t come with makeup brushes, so you may want to check out my favorite bare minerals brushes! All you’ll need are a blush brush, highlighting brush, and a contouring brush. Some of them are double-ended so look out for those to save some money.

This kit includes: 

  • Floret Blush- Pink Bloom Shimmer
  • Flawless Definition Mascara- Blue/Black
  • Vivacious Pretty Amazing Lip Color- Wild Rose
  • Violetta Eyecolor- Faded Lilac
  • Greenhouse Eyecolor- Earthy Green

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