June 4, 2023

best makeup skincare gift sets

If you’re wondering what to get the makeup lovers and skincare fanatics in your life, a beauty gift set is sure to please. During the holidays, our favorite beauty brands always roll out impressive kits that allow us to score killer deals on products we love and find new favorites. Whether you’re gifting or splurging on yourself, these sets are filled with cult classics, clean beauty picks, and Byrdie team favorites. Ahead, discover the best beauty gift sets.


Charlotte Tilbury Trio

These Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks are a longtime love of former editorial director Faith Xue and Megan Markle’s favorite shade is Very Victoria, and we’re constantly covering them on our site. Their creamy-matte formula works for an easy wash of color or a bolder look. They epitomize what lipsticks should look and feel like—quick to reapply in the bathroom after lunch, always fading evenly. In our opinion, the mini-size is a bonus. You get to try three shades for the price of one.

Number of Pieces: 3

charlotte tilbury matte revolution lipstick

If you’re looking to gift a kit full of beauty essentials, Kosas has you covered. The Clean Start Set comes with some of the brand’s most beloved products like lip balm, lip gloss, mascara, and deodorant. Plus, it’s all packaged in an ultra-cute iridescent bag.

Price at time of publish: $38

Number of Pieces: 5

Sephora Black-Owned Beauty Set

Support Black beauty entrepreneurs with your purchase of Sephora’s Black-Owned Beauty Set. The kit includes the Adwoa Beauty Baomint™ Deep Conditioning Treatment, Bread Beauty Supply Hair Oil Everyday Gloss, Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!™ Deep Conditioning Hair Mask, Fenty Beauty Full Frontal Volume, Lift & Curl Mascara, Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance™ Lipstick in Omi, Shani Darden Skin Care Retinol Reform, and Fenty Skin Mini Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser.

Number of Pieces: 7

54 Thrones Sweet & Savory Beauty Butter Set

54 Thrones’ African Beauty Butters are a favorite amongst the Byrdie team, winning the title of “Best Hand Cream” in our Eco Awards this year. Each African Beauty Butter is made with African Butters and botanical oils that leave your skin with a healthy glow. In this set, you get three of the brand’s best-selling butters.

Number of Pieces: 3

Fenty Lil Fly Stunna Set

A red lip and cat-eye is perhaps the most classic holiday eye look. Rihanna’s brand is known for inclusivity, so the red is a universally appealing shade—check out the way it looks on four different skin tones here.

Price at time of publish: $24

Number of Pieces: 2

Decorté Vi-Fusion Rich Treatment Kit II

This set includes Brie Larson’s favorite cleanser, plus travel size versions of Decorté’s essentials so you can try out and pick your favorites. It’s a full routine’s worth of products, with two cleansers, an essence, a day cream, a night cream, and an eye cream. As a bonus, you get a free six-piece deluxe sample set with your purchase.

Number of Pieces: 6

Laneige Water Wonderland Set

This set is perfect for combatting winter dryness. The lip mask is loved by Olympic snowboarder Chloe Kim and our Byrdie reviewer. The water sleeping mask is perfect for nights when your skin feels dehydrated and needs an extra boost of moisture. Laneige’s Cream Spray is designed for maximum hydration, so you can use it as a midday refresh or even skip your morning moisturizer on lazy days.

Number of Pieces: 4

Origins Mask Set

A mask set is a perfect gift, because you’re gifting self-care time. This set from Origins will satisfy any skin type and meet all your masking needs. The avocado and charcoal masks are hero products for all skin types, especially dehydrated and oily.

Number of Pieces: 5

Biossance Skinthusiast Set

Any skincare fanatic will be delighted to receive the Biossance Skinthusiast Set. Housed in a chic reusable clutch, this kit includes four of the brand’s top products, like the Squalane + Vitamin C Dark Spot Serum to the Squalane and Vitamin C Rose Oil.

Number of Pieces: 5

Glossier The Essential Edit

Give the gift of Glossier this season with The Essential Edit. The limited-edition kit features five beloved Glossier skincare and makeup products: a mini Milky Jelly Cleanser, Priming Moisturizer, Boy Brow, Lash Slick, and Balm Dot Com.

Number of Pieces: 6

Pat McGrath Labs

If you ever wondered what products Pat McGrath considers to be staples in her kit, this set is it. This bundle includes the Mothership V: Bronze Seductress Palette, Dark Star Mascara, and MatteTrance™ Lipstick in the shade Elson.

Number of Pieces: 3

Honest Beauty Men's Must-Haves Kit

This Honest Beauty kit is a full routine for men, perfect to teach dad more about skincare. He can try new products in his routine, like a mud mask and even a primer for that blurred, poreless effect.

Number of Pieces: 5

Herbivore’s Moment of Clarity Set

This set is a great way to try some of the clean beauty brand Herbivore’s skin-clarifying essentials. The face oil and mask use blue tansy to calm inflammation and fight acne, while softening your skin. This set is another great deal and gifts you with an incredible trio of products to test and see if they work for you—lots of them are Byrdie favorites.

Number of Pieces: 3

Supergoop Shimmershade Set

This shimmery eye cream enhances your lids and shields them from the sun. It’s formulated with mineral & clean chemical actives that protect from UV rays. The long-wearing pigment swipes on seamlessly and blends perfectly without creasing, flaking, or fading. With this set, you get all four stunning neutral shades.

Price at time of publish: $96

Number of Pieces: 5

Dyson Airwrap Complete Styler

While it’s not technically a set, it counts because you can use all the different attachments to create a wide variety of hair looks. The beauty industry was rocked when Dyson launched the Airwrap back in 2018, and Byrdie extols its virtues in our review here. This all-in-one tool should be at the top of every beauty lover’s wishlist.