A lot of the holiday makeup deals are so good they make shopping during rest of the year feel like tossing money out the window for no good reason, but seasonal shopping isn't all sugar and savings. When deals are this good people get competitive (See: Black Friday). I was reminded of this today when I went to pick up a product that was just announced by the brand five days ago... to find it nearly sold out already.
To spare you all from the tragedy I almost experienced I have put together a list of the Holiday sets I am betting will sell out long before you put your tree up. These are the ones you would do well to snag now!
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot
How Much? This is a $119 value available for $36.
Why NOW: Remember that near miss I had this morning? This is it. Benefit is known for putting out great holiday sets and they did not disappoint this year. Their Beauty Advent Calendar is sure to sell out fast too, but for me this blush set was my-must have because this is the first time Benefit has ever put together a collection of their box blushes. Blush might not seem as fun as lippies or bright eye shadows, but if you're a one or two blush girl trust me: having multiple on hand to pair with different lip/eye looks will elevate your makeup game.
Where: Available now at Macys and Sephora.
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Lipstick Set
What: Nine mini Studded Kiss long wear lipsticks in both bold and classic shades (Countess, Agatha, Adora, Sexer, Wonderchild, Bachelorette, Motorhead, Lovecraft, and Hexagram.)
How Much? This is a $126 value available for $39.
Why NOW: When the holiday sets were first announced this was one of the ones to receive the most positive buzz on makeup blogs and forums. That's why I think it will sell out early, but that's not why I'm recommending you snag it before it does. I think this set is perfect because these minis are the best way to experiment with bold, fun shades. Snag 'em, try 'em, and I bet you will find something you love (the shimmering lilac Wonderchild perhaps?) that you never would have splurged on a full tube of.
Urban Decay Vice 3
What: Twenty (yes, TWENTY!) all new Urban Decay shadows plus a double ended makeup brush.
How Much? There is no estimated value on this guy since it's all new products, but the set retails for $60, and individual UD shadows go for $18. Although each shadow here is smaller than an individual, I think the variety of shades alone makes this a great value.
Why NOW: Well, for one thing, this is Vice 3 and unless you hit ebay you won't be able to snag 1 or 2... because they sold out. For me this set is a must-have for my own collection because it's endlessly versatile. Truth is a beautiful base shade, and Undone and downfall are both matte shades that will work in the crease, so it would be possible to create just about any look you can imagine start to finish from this palette and this palette alone.
Where: Sephora and Macys.
Tarte Bon Voyage Collectors Set
How Much? This set is a $423 value for $59.
Why NOW: This set is a $423 value for $59. No, really, do I need to say anymore?! Ok, last year Tarte was the belle of the Christmas shopping ball. This all natural brand is a favorite with celebs and makeup artists alike, so virtually the entire holiday line sold out before December. Plus, the Vintage Paris theme of this year's Holiday collection is just too pretty and girly to pass up. The eye shadows even have adorable names like Fall In Louvre and Provence Upon A Time. Honestly, I can't believe this isn't already sold out.