Every year we spend an extreme amount of money buying makeup and beauty products. They are on a lot of wish lists in the run up to Christmas, and can easily cost a fortune on a small amount of items.
Whilst I do love to splash out on high-end beauty products, there are so many budget beauty brands which are just as good quality. Easily three quarters of my makeup collection is from budget brands!
I’ve gathered together a list of some of the best makeup and beauty gift sets on the market this Christmas, that won’t break the bank! I know I’d be a happy woman if any one of these appeared in my stocking on Christmas morning.
NYX Professional Makeup City Kits Dublin
This year NYX Professional Makeup brought out kits based on cities around the world. My favourite is of course the Dublin kit! Regardless of the name, the shades included in this set are fab and the light contour powders are perfect for Irish skin tones. You can pick it up from Meaghers Pharmacy for €19.95. Also if you’re shopping from Meaghers this year you can select gift wrap at the checkout online or instore which will donate €2.50 toward the Peter Mc Verry Trust.
Soap & Glory Box of DeLights
I don’t know a girl that doesn’t love Soap & Glory so you really can’t go wrong with one of their great gift sets. The Box of DeLights contains mini Soap & Glory bestsellers including a CLEAN ON ME™ Shower Gel, SCRUB OF YOUR LIFE™ Body Buffer, THE RIGHTEOUS BUTTER™, SUGAR CRUSH™ Body Wash, Body Scrub and Body Buttercream. Soap & Glory is available in all Boots pharmacies.
Wet N Wild Eyeshadow Palettes
For such an affordable brand, Wet N Wild so some amazing products. The quality is great and this eyeshadow palette with 10 shades can create so many different looks. You can get Wet N Wild in stores across Ireland, just check here for your nearest stockist.
I started testing out a number of Kiss products over the past year and these lashes have become my top pick when going out. These are so lightweight and easy to wear, you’d barely know you have lashes on. They are the perfect length and the glue they come with is surprisingly good. Why not pick up a selection of pairs, to suit every makeup look! You can get these in most pharmacies and in Penneys.
Bellamianta has fast become my favourite tan over the past year. It’s my go-to tan for a bronze glow and the one I reach for above any else. The medium lotion is the first tan Bellamianta came out with and it is my favourite out of the range. You can get the Medium Self Tanning Gift set includes a full size bottle of the medium lotion, instant tan and a velvet tanning mitt. The set is available for €24 from Boots.
Essence is such an affordable makeup brand but has some really good quality makeup. I have so much Essence makeup in my beauty collection and love it. If your budget is tight, why not pick up some Essence bits and make a cute hamper! You can get Essence from Penneys and pharmacies nation-wide.
LOViconyx Eyeshadow & Contouring Palettes
I was gifted one of these a little while back and absolutely LOV it (excuse the pun)! The shades are gorgeous and are so versatile. The palette doubles as an eyeshadow and contour palette, so handy for travelling! You can pick these up in Shaws Department Stores, Sam McCauleys, Lloyds Pharmacy, Cara Pharmacy, Health Express Pharmacy and a number of other LOV retailers nationwide.
Lucy Mecklenbergh Relax & Repeat
If your shopping for someone who loves their fitness, this is a great gift. This set is perfect for popping into a gym bag, so anyone can feel fresh after a workout. In the set they get a bath soak, body spray, body wash, body lotion and exfoliating body polish. You can pick this up from Boots and it’s part of their 3 for 2 offer too!
No7 Beautiful Skin Set
This is the perfect gift set for the lady who loves her skincare. Winter can be tough on skin so treat someone to this fab No7 gift set from Boots. In it you get Beautiful Skin Micellar Cleansing Water, Radiance Exfoliator, Day Cream, Night Cream Normal/Dry and the Beautiful Skin Hydration Mask for dry to very dry skin.
Sunkissed Precious Metals Beauty Take Over
The value of this makeup set is insane for the amount of product you get! This would be an ideal gift for young girls who are staring to experiment with makeup and want lots of products to play around with. Inside there is 16 eye shadows, 2 blushers, 3 nail polish, mascara, eye crayon, eyeliner pencil, brow pencil, interchangeable compact, 2 double ended brushes, 2 eye shadow sponge applicators, a pencil sharpener and a blusher brush. You can get this for €12.95 from Cara Pharmacy.
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