Holiday Gift Guide: Best of Holiday Beauty

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Separating the best from all the rest can be hard. There are thousands of beauty products out there. Especially this time of year when the beauty brands bring it. There are just so many great holiday beauty sets and curated collections out now and I swear each year they get better and better.

I’ve pulled out ten of my favorites from everything that I’ve been able to preview so far. You can be completely confident in giving any of these beauty gifts to anyone on your gift lists. These are truly the best of the holiday beauty collections this year.

Holiday Gift Guide: Best of Holiday Beauty

Philosophy Amazing Grace Set
Amazing Grace is my favorite scent EVER. It just smells like me, but a softer, prettier version without being scented, if that makes sense. I think that everyone who smells Amazing Grace falls for it because of its inate quality to not smell like a perfume. This limited-edition three-piece set features three products in the Amazing Grace scent presented in a box perfect for giving. Buy it at Nordstrom.

Laura Mercier Prime Set Glow Set
Each day I set my makeup with Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder, and I’m a fan of the primer, too. When I saw this set, I knew it would make a fantastic gift, because flawless skin… HELLO! The set includes Translucent Loose Setting Powder, Foundation Primer in Radiance, Matte Radiance Baked Powder plus a Velour Puff and Fan Brush. Buy it at Nordstrom.

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Face Brush Set
I love the holiday sets that MAC puts together each year and I always pick up and highly recommend one of the limited edition brush sets. This year, I am really liking this face brush set with four metallic-wrapped mini brushes for the face. It has all the essentials with a Powder Brush, Cheek Brush, Foundation Brush and Concealer Brush. Buy it at all MAC locations including

NARS Ignited Eyeshadow Palette
This new holiday edition eyeshadow palette contains 12 blazing eyeshadows in a versatile range of matte, shimmer and glitter finishes. The shades are fairly neutral but the finishes are what really ignites the look. Buy it at or on the Sephora app exclusively beginning 11/28.

bareMinerals GEN NUDE Aurora Lights Palette
This is another out of this world eyeshadow palette that is definitely worthy of a best of title when it comes to holiday palettes. This eyeshadow stunner contains an array of 18 eyeshadows to rock around every holiday hot spot. It even features eight new and exclusive hues. These sophisticated neutral shades, in soft matte to rich metallic finishes provide seamless bendability and pigment-packed color that lasts up to 12 hours. Buy it at Ulta.

Fresh Sugar Wanderlust Lip Set
This is the ultimate set of Fresh Sugar lip treatments! Beautifully gift boxed and complete with seven different moisturizing SPF lip balms, this is a must-have. Everyone battles dry lips, and there is no better balm than Fresh Sugar. Gifting a set that includes everything that includes its non-tinted bestseller to honey nude to magenta pink is a win. Buy it exclusively at Nordstrom.

Osmosis Spoil Me Skin Set
Indulge the beauty lover who has everything with Osmosis Skincare's Spoil Me Skin Kit. It features four of the brands best-selling, high performance power serums for the ultimate anti-aging regimen. Just like the name says, spoil the favorite lady in your life! Buy it at Amazon.

NuMe Magic Curling Wand
Both Caci (my daughter) and I are completely obsessed with this curling wand. Stay tuned for a better look at this wand next week. I guarantee you that it curls hair better than anything either of us have used. It is SO easy to use and lock in waves and curls. It comes in three sizes and three colors to delight any gal on your list. Buy it here.

bareMinerals Celestial Magic Lip Collection
I am obsessed with a nude lip look, and I am guessing that a majority of the femaile population is. That means a nude lip collection will make a great gift. This 8-piece mini set features bareMinerals’ Gen Nude Radiant Lipstick meant to fit, flatter and flaunt. These lipsticks have a beautiful, demi-shine and luxurious finish. The eight nude shades range from naturally light nude to a deeper shade that is ultra flattering. Buy it at Ulta.

MAC Shiny Pretty Things Mini Lip Glosses

Alternatively, this is a nude lip gloss set. It’s also from the MAC Shiny Pretty Things collection (like the brush set above). It comes complete in a gift box, in four beautiful, easy-to-wear nude shades. I always buy one of these gloss sets for myself and use them all year long. Buy it at Nordstrom.