Pucker up! Five lip sets to gift this holiday season

If you’re completely stuck on what to get someone this season, then lip sets are always a good idea.

Unlike perfume and skincare, which also make amazing gifts but are a little personal, lip sets contain a variety of different shades to choose from and are super convenient to gift and have. I’ve chatted about a few sets already (and there’s still more to come), but with so many brands releasing these sets this season, it’ll be easy to find the one perfect for that person on your list.

Here are some of my top picks!

Buxom Party Girl Pout Mini Lip Balm Kit

Buxom Party Girl Pout Mini Lip Balm Kit

This set (on sale for C$26, reg. $37) is perfect for just about anyone. Since lip balm is always in style and a bare necessity of life, you can’t go wrong with gifting a set of tinted lip balms.

This set includes four lip balms that hydrate your lips, plus a fun little eye veil (in case you’re going to a masquerade party this season). These lip balms come in four shades (nude, pink, berry, and red), which works with your skin tone to create a look unique to you.

Buxom Party Girl Pout Mini Lip Balm Kit

I always carry around lip balm, so I think this set is ideal for someone who may not wear makeup, but you still want to gift them something makeup-related. The best part is that these include their PowerPlump technology, which delivers moisture thanks to the rich oil complex. The minty flavour also helps plump up those lips; perfect for a little something-something under the mistletoe.

Buxom Black Tie Tease

Buxom Black Tie Tease

If you would rather gift a little more colour, then take a look at the Buxom Black Tie Tease set (on sale for $25), which includes six nudes to complement all skin tones (valued at $68).

With this set, you get PlumpLine Lip Liner in Hush Hush, Layer Big & Sexy Bold Gel Lipstick in Rebel Rose and Sinful Cinnamon, Full-On Plumping Lip Cream in White Russian, Full-On Plumping Lip Polish in Celeste, and Va-Va-Plump Shiny Liquid Lipstick in Honey Do.

This set is great because it gives you a variety of different Buxom lip products to try out. They are all mini sizes so if your recipient loves a certain shade then they can go and purchase the full size. It also comes with the fun little eye veil that the other set comes with as well.

Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick Set

Kat Von D Best of Nudes Mini Studded Kiss Creme Lipstick Set

Who doesn’t love Kat Von D? The brand’s lipsticks are bestsellers with good reason, so anyone who receives this set of six mini Studded Kiss Creme Lipsticks will surely love it.

Included in this limited-edition set are six of the brand’s most iconic and best-selling neutral shades, including Bow N Arrow, Ophelia, Hawkwind, Sanctuary, Crucifix, and Piaf.  Since the shades range from light nude to rich brown, there is truly a shade for everyone.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lip Creme set swatches

In case you haven’t tried the Studded Kiss formula, it’s a matte lipstick that delivers high-pigment colour and a comfortable wear. This set is on sale on the Kat Von D Beauty site right now for $22, so snatch it up!

Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor Collection
Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor Collection Estee Lauder Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColor Collection

I got to try out these liquid lip colours earlier this year at the Estee Lauder spring preview in Vancouver, and I can tell you right now this this formula of lipstick is awesome.

Included in this gift set (C$52) are three full sizes of the Pure Color Envy Paint-On Liquid LipColors in three different formulas, matte, metallic, and vinyl.

I love the colour selection that the brand included in here as you get a nude (Smash Up), a berry (Flash It) and a sparkly bordeaux (Wine Shot). If you’ve never tried these before, the applicator makes applying these super easy and they have a pleasant scent to them. Colour is long wearing and it feels cushiony soft on the lips. Also, one of these alone retails for C$39, so for C$52, you’re getting a steal with this set.

Tarte Tartiest Sunshine & Smooches Lip Set

Tarte Tartiest Sunshine & Smooches Lip Set

I already chatted about this one in my Tarte Cosmetics holiday post last week, but the Tarte Tartiest Sunshine & Smooches Lip Set (C$51) would make the perfect gift for that friend or family member who loves matte liquid lipsticks (myself included!).

This set features five full-size nudes of the brand’s Tartiest Quick Dry Matte Lip Paints. Included are the shades Bling (pink berry), Pillowtalk (white nude), Low Key (nude), Vibin (wine), and Xoxo (red).

I have some of these shades already, as well as other colours, and I can honestly tell you that these are one of my favourite matte liquid lipsticks. I find the colours to be very flattering and they dry down to the perfect matte texture.  Since there’s a variety of different nudes and reds in here, I think that this set is pretty universal for pretty much any skin tone (although Pillowtalk maybe be a touch too light for a lot of people.. not for me though, that one is my faves in this set).

You can never have enough nude lipsticks or matte liquid lipsticks, so this set is truly a match made in heaven (and it’s a C$132 value; total score!).

I have gotten so many so many lip sets in this season for the holidays and clearly it’s a very popular gift to give. Like I said, you really can’t go wrong here with a great lip set, because there’s something for everyone included. You could also break up the set and gift them to different people if you have a bunch of gifts to give.  It’s a total win-win when it comes to these.

Are you gifting any lip sets this season?

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