Cosmetics and Makeup Holiday Gift Guide

It’s the most wonderful time of the year …. or is it? Time off from work/school, fancy feasts and receiving gifts from loved ones sure does sound like a lot of fun, but there is also the headache of finding the right gift for others that can make the holidays a particularly stressful time of the year as well. Don’t fret though, we all go through the same worry and that’s why gift guides and be a blessing from above. Or from me. In this case, it’s my blessing to you because I’ve collated the BEST gifts to give to any makeup lover. No matter your budget, I’ve got you covered. 

Bargain Beauty


I adore Tarte and there is little they can do to make me love them any more, but hey, thanks to the Limited-Edition Gallery Gals Deluxe Tarteist™ Eyeliner Set I think I do love them a little bit extra. Cruelty-free. Vegan. Two deluxe sized, creamy tarteist™ clay paint liners in Black and Bronze. A travel-friendly angled eyeliner brush. Adorable packaging. And no one would ever believe you spend LESS THAN $30 on these!

Australia $27.50 from Tarte

USA $19 from Tarte and Sephora

UK £14 from Tarte

Tarte Tarteist Eyeliner Set

Tarte Limited-Edition Gallery Gals Deluxe Tarteist™ Eyeliner Set

Designer Brands

The Colour Kisses lipstick set from Designer Brands (aka DB Cosmetics) contains 5 creamy lipsticks in shades of red and pink. The certified cruelty-free and vegan formula is boosted with nourishing oils to deliver a perfect pout. I love the book-style case is an adorable packaging idea that will fool anyone into thinking their gift is another boring book, especially if you spend weeks dropping misleading hints to trick them!

Australia $19.99 from DB Cosmetics

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

DB Cosmetics Colour Kisses lipstick set

Designer Cosmetics Colour Kisses set


Who doesn’t love a dramatic eye? Perfectly manicured brows. A bold eyeline. Long, dark fluttery lashes. It’s a classic look that suits everyone so the Gaze set from Natio is an ideal gift these holidays. The limited edition set contains the Mechanical Long Lasting Eye Liner in Black (0.3g), Brow Kit (5.6g), Dramatic Lashes Mascara in Black Rose (11mL) and Eyelash Curler all housed in a travel perfect cosmetic bag.

Australia $29.95 from David Jones

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Natio Colour Gaze cosmetic set

Natio Colour Gaze set

Mid-range Marvels

Kat Von D

Liquid lipsticks are a dime a dozen this year but the never-fail favourites for me are by Kat Von D. This Christmas you can get the Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set which will contribute 8 mini versions of Kat’s top sellers to your lipstick wardrobe, including an exclusive preview of two newly released shades, Plath and Roxy. The fact they are all vegan and cruelty-free is a hidden bonus.

Australia – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

USA $49 at Kat Von D and Sephora

UK £38 at Debenhams

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Everlasting Mini Liquid Lipstick Set


It’s really hard to pass up a gift from NARS. I don’t know a single person who wears makeup that doesn’t love NARS. The man can’t put a foot wrong as far as makeup lovers are concerned. One thing I love about NARS in particular is the ease of pick up a set or palette and knowing without a doubt that everything will work together, and the Survival Kits this year are no different. You can choose between the pretty neutral hues of Survival Kit 1 or the smouldering sex appeal of Survival Kit 2. Each contain a palette of 2 eyeshadows and 2 blushers, a mini lipgloss and a mini mascara.

Australia $85 from Mecca Cosmetica / Maxima

USA $59 from Nordstrom

UK £59 from Selfridges

NARS Cosmetics Survival Kit

NARS Survival Kit 2

Napoleon Perdis 

Two of my favourite Napoleon Perdis products come together in this set. Arguably the best performing products from NP, your face will thank you for prepping it with Auto Pilot Pre-Foundation Skin Primer and adorning it with Light Switch Luminizer Palette thanks to the Jet + Set kit.

Australia $99 from David Jones

USA & UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Napoleon Perdis Jet Set kit

Napoleon Perdis Jet + Set

Luxe Lovelies


One of the Australian beauty industries proudest exports is Becca Cosmetics. If you haven’t had the opportunity to try them yet (or even if you have) you could really do yourself a favour by grabbing the Best of Becca kit. Available in your choice of Light-Medium and Medium-Dark skin tones, each set contains 5 universally flattering makeup products.

Australia $120 from Sephora

USA $50 from Beauty Bridge

UK £55 from Cult Beauty

BECCA Best of Becca makeup kit

Becca Cosmetics Best of Becca kit

Laura Mercier

The Iconics Collection: Celebrating 20 Years of Iconic Artistry has it all. Open the trunk to reveal the limited-edition collection of Laura’s 12 iconic, must-have products each stashed away in their own little draw. The mixture of full and deluxe sized products delivers more than every product you’ve ever wanted to try from Laura Mercier.

Australia $220 from David Jones

USA $170 from Sephora, Saks Fifth Ave, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Macy’s

UK £135.00 from Harvey Nichols

Laura Mercier The Iconics Collection

Laura Mercier The Iconics Collection: Celebrating 20 Years of Iconic Artistry set


A hot brand on the rise across the globe is ZOEVA and one of their top performing products are their Graphic Eyes pencils. Want them all in one hit? You need the Graphic Eyes+ Box Vol. 2. That’s 16 Graphic Eyes+ pencils and 1 pencil sharpener all for one low price.

Australia $153 from Sephora

USA $94 from ZOEVA

UK £40.00 from Beauty Bay

ZOEVA Graphic Eyes set

ZOEVA Graphic Eyes+ Box Vol. 2

Platinum Pretties

Tom Ford

What do you get when you combine exquisite perfume, sultry red lipstick and glamours red nail polish? You get some seriously classy cosmetics! The Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge Set is a neat little package of decadent beauty, containing the Jasmin Rouge 50ml Eau de Parfum, a selection of lip color in Cherry Lush and nail lacquer in Carnal Red presented in a signature Tom Ford box.

Australia $423 from David Jones

USA $307 from Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom

UK £210 from Harrods

Tom Ford Private Label Jasmine Rouge Makeup Set

Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge Set

Urban Decay

Love lipstick? Need the Vice Lipstick Stockpile. The limited edition set is loaded with 30 of UD’s deliciously rich, creamy shades of Vice Lipstick. Colours of all shades and various finishes, there is sure to be one for any and every occasion that comes your way.

Australia – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

USA $325 from Sephora

UK – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Stockpile gift set

Urban Decay Vice Lipstick Stockpile

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham

We are in awe of this extremely limited edition release. Victoria Beckham has imparted her exquisite style onto the team at Estee Lauder and together they have birthed this wonderful set. The Victoria Beckham Collection Daylight Edition starts with a limited edition Light Box, featuring a removable lighted mirror that provides perfect portable lighting for applying makeup, as well as eight hand-picked signature items from the Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Makeup Collection.

Australia $1600 from David Jones

USA – Unavailable at time of publishing. Search eBay or Amazon for sellers.

UK £850 from Selfridges

Victoria Beckham Estee Lauder Collection Daylight Edition

Estee Lauder x Victoria Beckham Collection Daylight Edition

Have you started all your gift shopping yet? Do you plan ahead or do you leave things to the last minute? Let me know by commenting below!

The following brands are certified cruelty-free:

Designer Brands / DB Cosmetics, Natio, Urban Decay, Tarte

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