11 Holiday Beauty Bargains You Should Cash In On for Yourself

Yeah, yeah, yeah you have to buy gifts for your friends and families, but you know what this time of year is awesome for? Snagging sweet beauty deals for yourself in the form of holiday gift sets! Bypass the gingerbread lip gloss and stock up on beauty must-haves you’ll use all year long, with prices that only come but once a year.


1Jin Soon Holiday Toppings


Value: $60
Retail Price: $48

Glitter polish that isn’t red or green, which means you can sparkle and shine well into the New Year. We love adding some glimmer to the tips of our regular manis—it’s more polished and modern than full on twinkle.


2Tarte The Tarte of Giving Collector’s Set and Travel Bag


Value: $490
Retail Price: $59

I mean, we can’t even believe all the makeup are you getting in this set—for a mere $59! Twenty eyeshadows, eight lip glosses, two blushes, a mascara, and more, plus a super handy foldout makeup travel case. It’s a beauty lover’s dream come true, right there.


3First Aid Beauty Oh So Fab Kit


Value: $64
Retail Price: $40

Just about everything you need to keep your skin looking fresh all winter long. More than one YouBeauty editor raves about the Facial Radiance Pads in this kit—the lactic and glycolic acids do away with pore-clogging, skin-dulling dead skin cells, and when followed with the Ultra Repair Concentrate? Well, dry skin just doesn’t stand a chance. And in case you enjoy a tipple or two (or six) come New Year’s Eve (or just a regular Tuesday), the Detox Eye Roller does away with next day puffiness. You’re welcome.

This product is available on our shopping site BeautySage, where we only sell products proven to work!


4Japonesque Brush Set Touch Up Tube


Value: n/a
Retail Price: $20

High quality brushes can make or break your makeup look, but man can they be pricey! A full set can run you well into the $100+ range. This handy kit contains the fundamentals—foundation, lip, two eye, and a blush/powder brush—in a convenient travel tube so they’re not rattling all over the place and getting beat up.

This product is available on our shopping site BeautySage, where we only sell products proven to work!


5Marc Jacobs Fragrance Rollerball Trio


Value: $66
Retail Price: $39

Speaking of travel, how annoying is it to try and bring a full bottle of perfume on a trip? If you love Marc Jacobs fragrances (and we’re assuming you do because, duh, who doesn’t?), here’s a way to get three scents—Daisy, Daisy Eau So Fresh and Dot—for a steal.


6Aveda Give Soothing (featuring limited edition Shampure Hand and Body Wash and Shampure Body Lotion)


Value: n/a
Retail Price: $44

YOU GUYS IT’S SHAMPURE IN BODY WASH AND LOTION FORM. The iconic Aveda shampoo scent—you know it, you love it—is only in these new forms for a limited edition so may we suggest buying multiples and stockpiling them?


7Drybar Blowout In-a-Box


Value: $256
Retail Price: $218

Drybar (the crazy-popular blowout bar chain) has quickly become an integral part of many a well-heeled woman’s life. A great blowout instantly makes you look 1000x more pulled together and confident—something that comes in handy if you have a big client presentation, a first date, or just want to feel great on a random Monday. But if you can’t have a standing appointment at a Drybar location, this DIY kit is the next best thing. It’s packed with the exact tools stylists use in the salons to achieve a picture perfect blowout—the official Drybar dryer (named Buttercup!), round brush, clips, and shampoo and conditioner for prep.


8Bite Beauty The Lip Kit Holiday Set


Value: $96
Retail Price: $38

Isn’t lipstick just tops? We love the compact way these double-sided duos have everything you need. Neutrals? Check. Red? Yup. Super rad dark berry that everyone should wear because it’s fantastic like a 90s supermodel? Done and done.

QUIZ: What’s Your Perfect Lipstick Shade? Find Out Here.


9Oribe Beautiful Color Collection


Value: $102
Retail Price: $76

Oh Oribe, ye of luscious, fantasyland hair, oh so bouncy and shiny like the stuff of magazine cover dreams. You’ve seen his handiwork on the covers of Vanity Fair, Allure, Vogue, and just about everything else, and on the heads of Jennifer Lopez, Scarlett Johansson, and hoards of other well-tressed celebrities. Top salons carry his hair care and styling products, and if you’ve ever wanted to try them but sticker shock got in your way, here’s a chance to give ‘em a whirl for a lower price.


10Julep Mind Your Mani


Value: $75
Retail Price: $39

Bahhhhhh winter hasn’t even officially started yet and our nails and cuticles look like crap! It’s so dry out there. Step one: Get this nail rescue kit, stat. First of all, it includes nutrient-rich nail masks—nail masks—that drench your cuticles in vitamin E and non-greasy plant oils. You slip them on over your fingers and you can even use your smart phone and type while you’re wearing them! Hilarious and awesome. Keep the benefits going with a healing cuticle serum pen, a paint-on strengthening nail treatment, and Julep’s cult-favorite Freedom Polymer Top Coat, which keeps color smudge-free longer than traditional top coat.

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11Diptyque 50thAnniversary Mini Candle Set


Value: n/a
Retail Price: $130

Diptyque candles are am-a-a-a-a-a-a-zing and pretty much elevate any room into design magazine status. OK, that’s an exaggeration, but as far as candles go, these are just about the chicest ones out there, which is why fashion designers, editors and celebrities go nuts for them. They’re also $68 a pop, which is why we love this set of 10 minis, featuring bestselling scents such as Baies (roses and blackcurrant leaves), Figuier (fresh fig) and Feu de Bois (wood notes).

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