Five Beauty Gift Sets You Need To Buy Yourself Before Christmas

In years past I called this the (Slightly) Selfish Gift Guide, but given the mood of the country this holiday season I think it makes perfect sense to spoil yourself a bit. Don’t you think? Indulge a bit in holiday deals only available in sets this time of year or just simply indulge because you need a little self-love.

The pièce de résistance of advent calendars, this chic wardrobe of treats will make you feel like a kid again as you slide open each drawer containing a generous travel size of celebrity makeup artist Charlotte Tilbury’s cornerstone products. From cult classics like Magic Cream Moisturizer and Wonderglow Skin Primer to innovative makeup like eye-enhancing shadow stick Colour Chameleon and super pigmented and flattering Jessica Red Pocket Pout.

This collaboration holiday set from Francois NARS and fashion photographer Sarah Moon is as ethereal and pretty as it is practical. Including three super easy-to-use and blend eye shadow sticks in Lucid Dream, Real Surreal, and Nunavut, simply swipe these sticks directly onto your lids or use your finger as an applicator and blender. The petite kit is complete with a mini Audacious mascara, meaning the entire set can easily fit into your smallest clutch perfect for office-to-holiday party touch-ups.

Scoop up one of these pint-sized gift sets of long-wearing matte lip crayons and you will be sorted for lip color through 2017. A $55 value, this kit features four of Bite’s creamy, highly pigmented lip crayons in a vampy wine brown, true red, dark red, and fun pink. Unlike other traditional mattes, these crayons are super hydrating from Organic Fruit Butters and Jojoba oil and are free of Parabens, Sulfates, Phthalates and petrochemicals.

I swear I originally intended to gift this mask collection from natural beauty guru Tata Harper, but when the package arrived I couldn’t help being selfish and keeping it for myself. This trio of powerful masks – Resurfacing Mask (exfoliating, instant glow), Purifying Mask (deep cleanser), and limited edition Honey Blossom Resurfacing Mask (exfoliating, instant glow, and hydration) – tackles every possible skin woe during the winter months. Sometimes you just have to put your own skin first.

Gone are the days of throwing caution to the wind and using whatever nail polish brand is offered in your local nail salon because you like the color. The danger of common toxins found in nail polish is very real and very scary. Avoid the risk without sacrificing long-lasting color by treating yourself to this kit from 8-free (free of the eight common toxic offenders), cruelty-free and vegan nail brand Tenoverten. Including 10 remover cloths, three flattering neutrals, and a nourishing base coat and top coat, this kit is a value at $90.

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