Every year around Christmas, Sephora releases a lot of gift sets. This is always a great way to get your hands on something for usually half the cost. Most of the time the products in the gift sets are mini or travel sized, but something that is a good thing so you can try it out and not spend money on the full-size version and potentially waste it if you do not like it. I also take advantage of these sets to get the luxury products that I don’t want to spend full price for.
For luxurious products that I am interested in, I have listed the Drunk Elephant Night Bright Duo and the Tatcha Pore-Perfecting Moisturizer and the Cleanser. I have never tried Drunk Elephant products, but I have heard great things about them. I haven’t tried them because it will run you about $60-$100 per bottle of product, and usually you want to use at least 2 different products so they can work together and you have somewhat of a set. This mini set at Sephora is selling for $28.00 and you get to try two products, which I think is a good price and opportunity since it is luxury skincare.
For Tatcha, I have tried the Water Cream moisturizer in a sample sized and really enjoyed it. I haven’t bought a full size just because it is about $70. But this gift set for $25 is a great way to try some Tatcha products. Most likely if I liked the Water Cream as much as I did, I know I’ll probably enjoy anything else from their line. I think it is beneficial that Tatcha is offering the moisturizer and the cleanser in a set. Just like with shampoo and conditioner, it is recommended to use the same brand so you can get the same effect. I believe this is true with skin care to, and Tatcha is making it easy with this holiday set.
For makeup, Sephora is offering this Tarte mini set with a blush and a mascara from their Amazonian products. I have gone through about 2 tubes of the full-sized Amazonian clay mascara that is pictured. I really do love this mascara, and the Amazonian clay in the ingredients is said to be really beneficial to your lashes. This mascara always gave me long lashes with volume. I have given this mascara as a gift many times, and people always love it! There is one Tarte mascara that I do love more than this one, and it’s the “Lights, Camera, Flashes” mascara in the purple, shiny tube. I do think this one is a little better, but I think it is a personal option because they are both amazing. With the Amazonian clay mascara, the selling point is that it benefits your lashes while you are wearing it. I have never tried the Tarte Amazonian clay blush that is pictured, but I know a lot of YouTubers reach for it on an everyday basis and enjoy it. In my opinion you can’t go very wrong with a higher end blush, I’m not very picky with my blush so they all work for me if they have a solid color range. This holiday set is selling for $10. That is a steal to try these products! And if you end up liking them, you can buy the full size without breaking the bank, for example the mascara runs around $20-$25. If you want to try something new that you k now is good quality, you can’t go wrong with this. Be aware, these products in the set will probably be a lot smaller than they look online but at least you can try them out, and I bet they will last a month or two.