Made to go: Sephora mini holiday sets


I don’t know about you, but I’m such a sucker for the Sephora-to-go section.  You know that area right before the cash desk when you are standing in line and they have minis of everything and all the items are so cute.  Yeah, I kinda have a weak spot for travel-sized and value-priced items.

The great thing about that section of the store (maybe not so much for your wallet) is that everything is just so handy.  I’ve recently started carrying around a pouch of makeup in my day bag for touch ups when I need them.  Although most items are travel sized, others can be difficult to find.  Want a diverse eyeshadow palette? A selection of blushes?  Yeah, try finding something compact enough to carry with you everywhere you go.  Well, the peeps at Sephora must have had us ladies in mind when they released their holiday value palettes. From eyeshadows to blushes, you can find a set this holiday season for just about every situation.

blush palette

In my work makeup pouch I keep NARS Orgasm and Smashbox Suntan Matte Bronzer, which are both universal shades, however, girl wants to have options.

The Sephora Bronzed and Blushing Face Palette is a sleek face palette with a universal bronzer shade and two blushes – a classic and a pink for a pop of colour.

Consisting of Los Cabos bronzer (which is a Sephora best seller), Blushing Pink Blush and Coral Punch Blush, this handy palette also features a mirror for quick touchups on the go.  The best part? It retails for C$18, which is much less than the price of one NARS blush.

Gloss palette Liquid lipstick

Seriously, what girl doesn’t have at least five lipsticks and glosses rolling around in her bag?  Replace them with the Lip Artist Palette (C$20), which houses four lip glosses and four poured lipstick shades.

Take your lip look from day to night and mix and match to create a custom lip look. The set also includes two mini lip brushes.


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Definitely one of the best bang-for-your-buck palettes I’ve come across, the Sephora All Access Glam Gold and Silver Eye and Face Palette is filled with four blush shades, eight eyeshadows, and a universal highlighter.

For C$20 (yes, twenty dollars), this super cute palette (with a huge mirror – always a plus!) is the perfect compact for your purse solely based on the assortment of colours it contains.  You can create so many different eye looks with this, and really all you are missing is a bronzer. VIP closed VIP open

Eye look using the Sephora VIP palette.

Eye look using the Sephora VIP palette.

Finally, one of my personal favourites this year from Sephora, the VIP Pass Eyeshadow Palette is a credit card-sized palette containing eight neutral eyeshadows.  Create a daytime or nighttime look with any of these iridescent or matte-finish shadows and then toss the envelope-esque compact into your bag.  The only thing this palette is missing is a mirror, but for C$12, you can’t go wrong with this guy.  This one is an absolute must!

I’m super impressed with the holiday offerings from Sephora this year.  They always put out some incredible sets and at these price points, they make some great gifts, stocking stuffers, or even little presents for yourself.  I mean, travel-sized items are always needed in anyone’s collection.

Are you going to pick up any sets from Sephora this year?

Please note, products sent by PR, all opinions are my own.

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