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What are the Best Christmas Makeup Brands?

What are the Best Christmas Makeup Brands?

When it comes to Christmas shopping for the makeup magpie in your life, where do you begin?

We have selected some of the best Christmas makeup gifts around, so whether they love lipsticks, eyeshadows or highlighters, we have it covered.


If you know someone who loves makeup and playing around with colour and texture, they will love NARS.

With great shades, finishes and palettes available, the brand makes the perfect gift to unwrap this Christmas. Take a look below at some of our favourites:


Illamasqua is a gorgeous brand to buy into for Christmas.

Luxurious textures and sumptuous shades make it perfect for playing around with colour and drama; which is exactly what the festive season is all about.

  • Illamasqua Beyond Skin Gift Set – Containing the cult highlighter in “OMG”, this stunning illuminator is the perfect shimmer to your skin this Christmas.
  • Illamasqua Delirious Eye Palette – If you know someone who loves wearing eye makeup, they will love this jewelled palette from Illamasqua. We love the mix of glittering and bright shades.
  • Illamasqua Illamusthaves Gift Set – If you know someone who hasn’t tried the brand yet, or wants some mini versions of their favourite products to take on holiday with them, they will love this gift set. It contains smaller versions of Gel Sculpt, Gel Liner, Masquara and Hydra Veil.


benefit make the best Christmas makeup gifts for any one who loves makeup, and especially those just getting into cosmetics.

Their fun packaging and cute names make the perfect present to unwrap on Christmas day.

  • benefit Hello San FrancisGlow Highlighter Kit – This gift set contains everything you need to glow glow glow this Christmas, including Shy Beam, High Beam, Watt’s Up! and Dandelion.
  • benefit City Lights Party Light Gift Set – For a gorgeous eye and lip look this Christmas, turn to this gift set. It contains everything you need for a beautiful festive look.
  • benefit b.right! By the Bay – For beautiful skin this Christmas, look no further than this gorgeous benefit gift set. Included are the Total Moisture Face Cream, Instant Comeback Facial Serum, It’s Potent! Eye Cream, and BROWVO! Conditioning Primer.


MAC never fail to produce a gorgeous Christmas collection, and we can’t help but lust after all the Snow Ball treats on offer this year.

Housed in stunning rose gold packaging, and with some cult favourites hidden inside, this is the Christmas collection for anyone who loves makeup.

  • MAC Snow Ball Pigment and Glitter Kit – This trio of glittering pigments make the perfect Christmas gift for anyone who loves a little sparkle, and not just during the festive season.
  • MAC Snow Ball Mini Lipsticks Kit – Wow. Just wow. Fleur de Force also had the same words for this when she listed this as one of her top buys for Christmas. Included in the set is the cult “Ruby Woo” – need we say more?
  • MAC Snow Ball Mini Lip Gloss Kit – Keep these mini versions in your handbag for touch-ups when you need to look your best.


Loved by bloggers and skincare guru Caroline Hirons, Pixi always has some amazing Christmas gifts on offer.

This year is just a beautiful selection, and contains some of their cult hero products intermingled with some new products you have not yet tried.

  • Pixi Ultimate Beauty Kit – This makeup palette kit contains everything you need for a perfected look this Christmas. With eyeshadows, bronzers, blushers and highlighters included, what more could you need?
  • Pixi Lip Lift Max Trio – Loved by beauty guru Caroline Hirons, this trio of gorgeous lip glosses help to plump up your lips and make them appear perfected. Perfect for a stocking filler.
  • Pixi Hello Snow! Kit – This little kit contains everything you need for a perfected complexion this Christmas. Included is the Glow Booster for radiant skin, and a blusher and lip gloss for an illuminated finish.

Elizabeth Arden

This year, Elizabeth Arden has some stunning treats on offer for anyone wishing to buy themselves or someone they love a gorgeous makeup gift.

  • Elizabeth Arden Ceramide Lipstick Set – Containing 4 beautiful lipstick shades in various pink hues, this kit is perfect for anyone who loves to try out different lip looks. Plus, the colours are perfectly festive!
  • Elizabeth Arden Lasting Impression Set – Perfect for anyone who likes a striking eye look, this Christmas kit contains a mascara, eye liner and makeup remover for complete eye perfection this festive season.
  • Elizabeth Arden Lip Oil Trio Set – Lip oils have been making waves in the beauty industry, thanks to their glossy finish yet hydrating and non-sticky texture. We love these ones as they look so cute, deposit a perfect amount of colour, and leave our lips super soft and smooth.



Skincare Specialist

I am a big believer in the idea that beautiful Make Up begins with a superb skincare regime. I like to enhance my natural beauty rather than cover up and I am always on the lookout for great products which really work. When I am not writing about all things beauty, I like to do Yoga and I make an amazing brownie. It is all about balance!