Lipstick gift sets seem to be everywhere at the moment as we hurtle towards the dreaded Christmas shopping period. Not that we're not complaining: We may already own approximately 36,542 lipsticks each, but here at Byrdie UK, we've been so taken by some of this year's offerings that we've found ourselves sending not-so-subliminal messages to loved ones to put in our requests.
If you're shopping for someone obsessed with makeup, adding a set of new shades to their collection is a pretty safe bet. Not only will a new set proffer up a hue or two they are yet to try, but the most comprehensive kits will give them enough lipstick to see them through next Christmas. From a wardrobe of liquid lipsticks to the most Instagrammable lip kit to ever exist, these are the sets we'd be incredibly happy to receive—and we're pretty certain your giftee will love them too.
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They're some of the punchiest lipsticks around, and MAC has packaged up every shade of its Liptensity lipstick into this kaleidoscope set. Every shade is surprisingly wearable—yes, even the blue, which looks great patted on as a sheer wash.
Granted, we love miniature anything, but these teeny-tiny Chubby Sticks aren't just cute: They fit into every bag and every pocket and every purse, making them supremely useful too.
The lipsticks are obviously great, but the thing that draws us to this set most is the chic AF Dior pouch it comes with. We'll be using that as a clutch bag, thank you very much.
This trio contains the lipstick made specially for Salma Hayek, Kim Kardashian West and Carina Lau, but they'd look just as good on you.
The tiny nib of Hourglass's new Confession lipsticks makes it easier than ever before to apply a precise lip—the pointed tip makes for the crispest line. The pen-shaped case is refillable too, and this set comes with three neutral (and ultimately wearable) shades.
This mini tin comes in five colourways, but our favourite is this trio of punchy reds.
Can you ever have too many flesh-tone lipsticks? We say no, you can't, which is why Nyx's Lingerie Vault caught our eye. Inside, you'll find 30 mini tubes of liquid lipstick in a spectrum of nude shades.
Of course, we want everything from Nars's incredible Man Ray holiday collection, but we'd settle on this globe, which contains four of the creamiest, most universally flattering Audacious lipstick shades.
Nothing about the lip kit is understated: The gloss is as shiny as PVC, the glitter pots are as shimmery as those Chanel boots, and the lipsticks serve up colour as dense as Crayola crayons.
You won't find a lipstick that's more comfortable to wear than Huda Beauty's, and that coppery rust-red shade will look incredible with dewy highlights and a glossy eye.
These five lipstick shades span from peach to berry and come housed in this bright Marc Jacobs clutch.
Opening Image: Courtesy of Nars