Whether the recipient already has a bulging makeup bag and stacks of product-filled Muji storage or prefers a quick slick of lipstick and the occasional swipe of mascara, a makeup gift set is a bit of a no-brainer for any beauty-interested friend or relative.
Find the perfect one, and it will either restock the products they've already come to know and love or it will introduce them to a cluster of beauty buys they have yet to try. And even better still, quite often when brands group together their hero products in these makeup sets, they cost less than if you bought each item individually. In short, they can make you look generous without you having to spend that much at all.
Click through for the 13 best makeup gift sets we're (not so) secretly hoping somebody will buy for us this year.
These teeny-tiny products from Burberry will omit the need to lug around a heavy makeup bag all day long.
This set contains 12 mini versions of Nyx's velvet-finish liquid lipsticks. A new one for every month of 2018, perhaps?
Wander Beauty's creamy bullets work just as well on cheeks as they do lips.
This trio of eye shadow palettes has all the velvety neutral shades you could ever need. Our editorial director is hooked on all three.
A handy bag containing everything you need for a weekend break—perfect for the friend who travels a lot.
These highlighters are so finely milled that they're akin to brushing your face with light.
Sleek's do-it-all eye kit should stock somebody up for a while.
A good palette is hard to find, but we love that this one by Bobbi Brown contains gel eyeliner too.
It's worth buying this for the flower in the lipstick bullet alone. I mean, look at it.