How many of you will be battling the holiday crowds this year and find yourself searching for the perfect gift at Sephora? Since we don’t have Ulta here in Canada or as many drugstore and department chains as the U.S, Sephora is like our Mecca of makeup and often our one stop destination for all things beauty. Every year they totally pull out the stops to make sure your loved ones are taken care of with lots of gift sets and glittery, jaw-dropping goodies that are sure to impress!
This year I’ve rounded up some cute sets and stocking stuffers that are fun, creative and packaged beautifully.
First up is the Sephora Gift-A-Gloss sampler which comes with 8 tubes of gloss in a variety of day time neutrals and playtime shimmers including: dark wine, frosty golden pink, purple, juicy orange-red and more!
The best thing about this colorful wheel is that each gloss is pre-packaged separately in a pink, festive gift box which makes your job super easy! The gloss has a creamy texture that keeps parched lips shiny and moisturized all winter long with a luscious blend of jojoba and castor oil. It retails for $35.00.
Packaging is everything when it comes to the Formula X Bottle Service Limited Edition Premium Collection that includes 10 mini polishes (5 new crèmes and 5 shimmers) in radiant reds, seductive nudes and zesty bolds. The adorable champagne bottle tricks the recipient into thinking they are receiving a bottle of bubbly and wows them when they realize it’s really high quality lacquer in flattering hues! The bottle also provides unique storage and display and it pops open at the bottom so you can slide the bottles out easily. The formula has a beautiful shiny finish that applies opaque in 1-2 coats and the shimmers are full coverage! The set retails for $36.50.
Everyone loves a good face mask, especially in the winter when skin needs a serious boost of hydration. The Sephora Sleeping Mask Discovery Set comes with 6 formulas enriched with natural ingredients to target different skin concerns.
*Green Tea Mattifying & Anti-Blemish Mask: absorbs excess oil, purifies and reduces the appearance of imperfections for clean, smooth skin.
*Ginseng Toning & Firming Mask: provides a tightening effect, tones, defines contours and energizes.
*Honey Nourishing & Balancing Mask: soothes, relieves dry sensitive skin, softens and balances.
*Rose Ultra Moisturizing & Brightening Mask: plumps, hydrates and boosts radiance for luminous skin.
*Lotus Moisturizing & Soothing Mask: locks in water for long lasting moisture, reduces signs of fatigue and strain while plumping.
*Pearl Perfecting & Brightening Mask: evens skin tone and irregularities and stimulates for a glowing complexion.
For just $20.00 you may want to keep this mask set for yourself but if you feel generous you can break it up and pop one in everyone's stocking!
What do you get when you combine glamorous glitter and plush makeup tools...The Glitter Happy Brush Set that’s what! If you are a makeup lover or shopping for someone else you definitely want to get your hands on this elegant collection! The set comes with 6 brushes for the face and eyes (everything you need to complete a full look) plus a gorgeous stand that sparkles on your vanity and makes all who lays eyes on it envious!
The brushes have sophisticated metallic handles in shiny rose gold and the bristles are luxuriously silky with a unique sheen caused by the 24K gold infusion process. All the brushes are treated with an anti-bacterial solution and feel gentle and soft against the skin. The Cruelty-free fibers blend product beautifully for all your makeup needs and the set retails for $85.00.
Scent can be quite subjective so if you are looking for fragrance but aren’t sure what to get the Atelier Cologne gift set includes 8 different perfumes ranging from zesty citrus, warm amber, ripe fruit, delicate floral, alluring vanilla and many wonderful combinations that are seductive and playful. I like that the colognes range from complex to light and although they are formulated for both men and women I find the last two scents (the blue tubes) more masculine than the others. The set retails for $45.00 USD.
While you’re browsing don’t forget to check out the cute accessories like the fabulous selection of makeup bags and the party inspired hair clips that are sparkly and festive!
You can find these great gifts and more at Sephora locations and sephora.ca