Yes, we all know it's the season of giving... But it's also the time to take advantage of our favorite beauty brands' limited-edition sets. What else are you going to do with all those gift cards? I also threw in a must-have makeup bag that you will want to buy yourself immediately.
Bite Beauty Discovery Set
When I first opened this set, I swear my original intention was to keep a couple items for myself and give the rest as stocking stuffers. But when it came to making the tough decisions - Could I really give away a full-size High Pigment Pencil in Pomegranate? What if I give away the Mini Matte Crème Lip Crayon in Glacé and find myself desperate for a matte rosy nude lip? - I went from practical to downright selfish. I kept everything. Even the little mirror. There, I said it. $55. Available at Sephora.com.
Sonia Kashuk Limited-Edition Starstruck Brush Set
Any seasoned makeup addict knows that when it comes to beautiful makeup brushes at affordable prices, Sonia Kashuk reigns supreme. Every year around the holidays Kashuk releases at least one new line of brushes (which I quickly scoop up), and somehow I still can't find the courage to give up a single brush. But really, how am I supposed to give away brushes that have little floating gold stars that do a little dance every time I apply makeup? Once the feather-soft bristles glide across your face you will understand my selfishness as well. $29.99. Available at Target.com.
Lilah B. B-Merry Divine Duo Holiday Kit
I could literally play all day mixing and layering these two creamy longwearing cheek and lip colors. This limited-edition set includes a stunning, buildable red to give your cheeks and lips a natural flush, and a toasty gold-flecked highlighter that can be applied directly to your cheekbones and to the center of your lip, or mixed with the red for more festive oomph. $78. Available at Lilahbeauty.com.
Hudson & Bleecker Azurite Voyager Toiletry Bag
I've seen my fair share of cute and functional makeup and toiletry bags in my day, but none have made me swoon like this one from Hudson & Bleecker. Not only is this toiletries and makeup bag incredibly practical with two snap-out zipper cases and one detachable pouch, it looks like the kind of satchel bag you would swing from the crook of your arm while shopping along Fifth Avenue in huge Jackie O sunglasses. $88. Available at Hudsonandbleecker.com.