Sephora Gift Guide - Makeup Under $30
Hi, friends! Happy almost end of the year! The holidays are my favorite time of the year and if I’m being completely honest, it’s because of all the great shopping LOL. You can’t blame me! All of the best sales happen during the holidays and it’s the perfect time to get great deals on new things and stock up on favorites!
Today’s post will be the fourth installment of my Sephora Gift Guide series and will include over 30 amazing sets that you can get at Sephora for $30 or less! There are so many great deals right now that it was actually hard for me to narrow it down to the products on this list. Crazy, I know.
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Because Sephora just released their holiday sets and there are SO many available, this list will only consist of sets and not any individual items that may be under $30. And even though I am writing this post with the premise of preparing for holiday shopping, not all of these sets are limited to just this holiday season - some are available throughout the year. HOWEVER, many of them are limited to just this holiday season and some of them are definitely selling quickly. Some may even be sold out by the time I publish this post, but Sephora normally restocks products when they sell out, just be sure to sign up for the restock email alert if you really want the item!
Also, if you’re reading this before 11/19/18, be sure to take advantage of the annual Sephora Fall VIB Sale! More information on the sale can be found here.
For ease of browsing, I’ve broken up this list by brands in case you are looking for a specific brand. Sorry, it isn’t alphabetized. I thought about that after I finished drafting it and decided alphabetizing it would take more effort than I was willing to expend LOL.
So, without further ado, let’s get started!
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Sephora Collection – Midnight Kisses Storybook #LIPSTORIES Set | $28
The Midnight Kisses Storybook #Lipstories Set is a set of 6 full-size lipsticks from the #Lipstories collection with a range of finishes that are perfect shades for the holiday season. $28 for 6 full-size lipsticks?! Umm yes, please! This would be the perfect gift for the lipstick lover in your life!
6 x 0.14 oz/4 g Sephora Collection #LIPSTORIES Lipsticks in shades:
12 Celebrate (fuchsia)
33 Wanderlust (dark plum)
22 A Little Magic (red)
2 Landing in Shanghai (nude)
51 Festival Lights (bronze)
31 Golden Gate (berry)
Sephora Collection – Glow For It | $28
The Glow For It set includes 5 mini highlighters from different brands with a range of intensity. You’ll have a highlighter for every mood - whether you’re feeling a subtle highlight or a blinding one! And it comes in a cute little pouch!
0.04 oz/1.2 g Artist Couture Diamond Glow Powder in Illuminati
0.13 oz/4 mL Benefit Cosmetics High Beam Liquid Face Highlighter
0.095 oz/2.8 mL Cover FX Custom Enhancer Drops in Moonlight
0.1 oz/2.8 g Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Mini Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Starstruck
0.2 oz/5.7 g Milk Makeup Luminous Blur Stick
PLAY! BY SEPHORA – PLAY! LUXE by SEPHORA Vol. 2 | $25
PLAY! By Sephora is Sephora’s monthly subscription box that costs $10 a month. In a special one-time delivery, the PLAY! LUXE box includes six luxury minis, a special-edition metallic bag, and 50 beauty insider points! While it is unknown what products you get exactly, the brands are disclosed. The mystery makes it more fun!
Hourglass makeup product
Givenchy makeup product
Christophe Robin haircare product
Tatcha skincare product
Tata Harper skincare product
TOM FORD fragrance
Sephora Favorites – Give Me Some Nude Lip | $25 ($72 value)
The Give Me Some Nude Lip set includes 3 mini-sized and 2 full-sized lipsticks in a variety of nude shades and a variety of finishes. Honestly, this is a perfect set to give anyone that loves a wearable nude lipstick for everyday wear. Can anyone ever have too many nude lipsticks?
0.17 oz/5 mL HUDA BEAUTY Liquid Matte Lipstick in Trendsetter
0.04 oz/1.4 mL MAKE UP FOREVER Artist Liquid Matte Lipstick in 105
0.10 oz/3 mL stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Carmello
0.07 oz/2 mL Buxom Lip Polish in Dolly
0.035 oz/1 g tarte Rainforest of the Sea Color Splash Hydrating Lipstick in Beach Babe
Sephora Favorites – Give Me Some Lip | $25 ($67 value)
The Give Me Some Lip set includes one full-sized lipstick and five mini-sized lipsticks, which are all considered must-have lipsticks by many. In addition to including various brands, this set includes various lip finishes, from glossy to matte, and even includes a balm!
0.12 oz/3.5 g Anastasia Beverly Hills Matte Lipstick in Ruby
0.07 oz/2.1 g Bite Beauty Prismatic Multistick in Pink Pearl
0.09 oz/2.6 mL Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump Semi-Matte Liquid Lipstick in Smoked Sherry
0.04 oz/1.2 g Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Crème in Lovecraft
0.033 oz/1 mL tarte Rainforest of the Sea H2O gloss Lip Gloss in Bora Bora
0.03 oz/1 mL Urban Decay Hi-Fi Lip Gloss in SPL
Four Little Bites Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set | $25
The Four Little Bite Amuse Bouche Lipstick Set includes four mini-sized Amuse Bouche lipsticks - three best-sellers and one limited-edition shade. Bite Beauty lipsticks are known for being moisturizing and super comfortable to wear.
4 x 0.05 oz/ 1.55 g Mini Amuse Bouche Lipsticks in:
Sake (dusty mauve)
Nori (deep-brown red)
Tannin (poppy red)
Date (light brown)
The Sweet Smell of Christmas – Mini Melted Liquid Lipstick Set | $25
The Sweet Smell of Christmas Set is exactly what it sounds like! It includes four mini Melted Liquid Lipsticks in Christmas-themes shades and scents.
4 x 0.1 oz/3 mL Melted Matte Lip colors in:
Hot Buttered Rum
Better Than Chocolate To Go Set | $25 ($52 value)
This set really is a great value for the price! All I see is that palette and think it would be amazing for everyday use and/or traveling. That palette is already worth the price and on top of it, you get two more minis of Too Faced’s popular products.
Matte Chocolate Chip Eyeshadow Palette
0.08 oz/2.26 g Mini Chocolate Soleil Matte Bronzer
0.17 oz/5.02 mL Mini Better Than Sex Mascara
Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set | $23
The Bomb Baby Mini Lip and Face Set is a must-have for anyone who has been dying to try Fenty Beauty. Try out two of the best-selling products in this set!
0.07 oz/2.2 g Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
0.18 oz/5.5 mL Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow
Lil Match Stix Duo Mini Shimmer Skinstick Set | $22
The Lil Match Stix Duo Mini Shimmer Skinstick Set includes two mini versions of best-selling Match Stix shades, which are perfect for when you’re on the go. It’s also perfect if you don’t want to spend $25 on just one full-sized product!
2 x 0.098 oz/2.8 g Match Stix Shimmer Skinsticks in:
Sinamon (cinnamon bronze)
Starstruck (iced-out pearl)
Oh My Stars Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Mini Set | $25 ($36 value)
This set is probably one of the best sets on this list. The Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadows definitely popularized the liquid glitter shadow trend that has been going on. I’ve tried a lot of similar products from different brands and these are my absolute favorite. This set is great because you can try 3 different shades without having to buy the full-sized version of each ($24) and each one is is almost a half-sized mini, so it’s definitely a great deal.
3 x 0.07 oz/2.25 mL Glitter & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow Set in:
All That Shimmers & Glow Liquid Liquid Eye Shadow Set | $25 ($36 value)
I feel the exact same way about this set as I do with the last Stila set - the only difference between the two is that these are shimmer shadows so you won’t have the intense glitter reflective particles in it. They are still absolutely stunning, though. And a little more wearable for everyday use.
3 x 0.07 oz/2.25 mL Shimmer & Glow Liquid Eye Shadow in:
Vivid Smoky Quartz
Beauty Bento Bouncy Shimmer Eyeshadow Trio | $21
Kaja is a new brand by Sephora in collaboration with the K-beauty subscription service Memebox and is inspired by korean beauty. There are four different sets of cream-to-powder shimmer shadow trios, all arranged in a stacked compact that’s perfect for when you’re on the go. I haven’t tried these yet, but they have really good reviews on Sephora and they are super cute!
I would just like to point out that “kaja” is Korean for “let’s go” and “bento” is Japanese for like a boxed meal with different types of food in little compartments. Why did they choose to use a Japanese word for a Korean-inspired product? “Doshirak” would be the Korean equivalent, if you were wondering. Beauty Doshirak doesn’t quite flow as nicely as Beauty Bento, I guess LOL.
Social Star Eye Set | $29 ($44 value)
I absolutely adore this set! Tarte shadows are one of the best I’ve ever tried and I can totally see this one being a perfect one for on-the-go and for traveling! The lashes and lash glue is just a bonus.
Tartelette™ Tease Eyeshadow Palette
Tarteist™ PRO Cruelty-Free Lashes in Goddess
0.118 oz/3.5 mL Tarteist™ PRO Lash Adhesive in Black
All Eyes On You Set | $25 ($47 value)
This is another Tarte eyeshadow set that I think is amazing. I mentioned in my Under $20 post how great I think the Flirt Mini Palette is and I can personally vouch for this liner as a solid liquid liner AND pencil line. It’s double-sided! Two great products in one set!
Tartelette™ Flirt Eyeshadow Palette
0.0035 oz/0.1 g (Pencil), 0.0169 oz/0.5 mL (Liquid) Tarteist™ Double Take Eyeliner in Black
Favorites to Glow Color Collection | $25 ($43 value)
This is totally another must-have set from Tarte, especially if you or the person you’re buying for is a traveler! This mini version of Tarte’s PRO Glow to Glow Highlight & Contour Palette is perfect for light packing - contour and highlight in one! And who doesn’t love a rosy nude lip?
Tarteist™ Mini PRO Glow To Glow Highlight & Contour Palette
0.20 oz/6 mL Tarteist™ Mini Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Rosé (rosy nude)
Pretty Things & Fairy Wings Brush Set | $29 on sale from $42
If you or the makeup lover you’re shopping for would be down with using pink and purple brushes with stars on the end, this is the set for you! Tarte does make really good makeup brushes, so I have no doubt these actually perform well.
Perversion + 24/7 Pencil Set | $29 ($79 value)
You’re getting a total steal with this set because it includes two FULL-SIZED products! The mascara normally costs $24 and a 24/7 pencil is $21. You also get a little pouch with this set, which is where I’m guessing the extra $34 comes from in that $79 value number… That could totally be a typo on the Sephora website though. Nonetheless, you get an amazing value with this set.
0.4 oz/ 12 mL Perversion Mascara
0.04 oz/ 1.2 g 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Perversion
24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil Set | $29 ($60 value)
This is another set from Urban Decay with great value as it includes three full-sized 24/7 liners. As I mentioned in the above set, one liner costs $21, so getting three for $29 is a steal!
3 x 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in:
Perversion (blackest black matte)
Rockstar (darkest eggplant shimmer)
Demolition (deep brown with matte finish)
Hex Remedy Mini 24/7 Eye Pencil Set | $29 ($79 value)
This Urban Decay set offers something for those who like to be a little more adventurous with their liner shades! It features four brand-new shades of the 24/7 pencil and also includes a classic matte black (all mini-sized).
5 x 0.03 oz/0.8 g Travel-Size 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencils in:
Goddess (deep navy shimmer)
Starfire (burnt orange metallic)
Voodoo (bright purple shimmer)
Space Dust (warm platinum metallic)
Perversion (black matte)
Try It Kit: Bestsellers | $24 ($63 value)
The Bestsellers Kit from Smashbox allows you to try all of the brand’s best-sellers! This is such a great way to try out amazing products without committing to buying the full-sized products. But, you do get a full-sized liner!
0.25 oz/7.4 mL Photo Finish Foundation Primer
0.14 oz/4.14 mL Full Exposure Mascara in Jet Black
0.14 oz/4.14 mL Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer
0.08 oz/2.37 mL Be Legendary Lipstick in Primrose (mauve pink cream)
0.1 oz/3 mL Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eye Liner in Raven
Try It Kit-Primer Authority | $29 ($53 value)
Smashbox is known for their primers and this set gives you a chance to see what the hype is all about with minis of each! These products are definitely holy grails for a lot of people.
Photo Finish Foundation Primer
Photo Finish Primer Water
Photo Finish 24 Hour Shadow Primer
Photo Finish Hydrating Under Eye Primer
Holidaze: Photo Finish Primer Mini Trio | $22 ($45 value)
In a limited edition Holiday set, the Holidaze set is another set by Smashbox that allows you to try out their popular best-selling primers. The super cute design on the packaging makes it extra special!
0.41 oz/12 mL The Original Photo Finish Smooth + Blur Primer
0.5 oz/15 mL Photo Finish Primerizer
1 oz/30 mL Photo Finish Primer Water
Rouge Interdit Mini Lip Duo | $25
Oooh Givenchy. With the normal size of these lipsticks priced at $34 each, this set is a great deal! It’s such a great chance to try out some luxe lipsticks for a fraction of the price.
2 x 0.04 oz/1.13 g Rouge Interdit in:
6 Rose Nocturne
13 Rouge Interdit
Cream and Sugar Nude Lip Trio Set | $25 ($35 value)
I can say with 100% confidence that you cannot go wrong with Marc Jacobs Beauty. I haven’t tried a product from the brand that I haven’t loved. Since the brand can be a bit pricey, this is an amazing set to try out some of their best-selling products.
0.01 oz/0.3 g Petite (P)outliner Longwear Lip Pencil in Cream and Sugar
0.05 oz/1.7 g Petite Le Marc Lip Crème in Cream and Sugar
0.05 oz/1.7 mL Petite Enamored Hi-Shine Gloss Lip Lacquer in Cream and Sugar
Make Your Le Marc 3 Piece Mini Liquid Lip Cray Set | $25 ($36 value)
Another Marc Jacobs set! I haven’t tried these lip crayons yet, but I just might have to with this set! I love the ease of application that a lip crayon provides and these colors are gorgeous! A full product retails for $26 and is 0.07 oz. and these minis are 0.042 oz., so this set is a great deal!
3 x 0.042 oz/1.2 g Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in:
Plum N Get It (rich plum)
Night Mauves (soft pinky mauve)
Burn Notice (brick brown)
Wanted Power Pack Lip Kit | $22 ($26 value)
NARS is another brand that I would trust my life with LOL. There are two versions of this set - Cool Nudes (pictured) and Hot Reds. This matte formula is known for being one of the best!
Hot Reds Kit:
2 x 0.09 oz/ 2.55 g Mini Powermatte Lip Pigment in Cherry Bomb, Don’t Stop
Cool Nudes Kit:
2 x 0.09 oz/ 2.55 g Mini Powermatte Lip Pigment in American Woman, Le Freak
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS
Pink Matte Mini Lipstick Set | $21 ($32 value)
This set is perfect for the pink lipstick lover! Just look at those beautiful shades! And even if hot pink lipstick isn’t an everyday shade for most, it’s definitely a must-have in every makeup collection - which is why these minis are perfect!
4 x 0.045 oz/1.275 g Mini Matte Lipstick in:
Nude Matte Lipstick Set | $21 ($21 value)
Even more so than the pink shades in the set above, the nude shades in this set are absolute must-haves in any makeup collection. You can never go wrong with a nude lip!
4 x 0.045 oz /1.3 g Mini Matte Lipstick in
Kiss (rosy petal pink)
Dead Roses (rosy lilac)
Soft Pink (blushing pink)
Spice (ripened apricot peach)
Jet-Set Lip Set | $25
Jouer is a new brand to Sephora and I’m so excited about it because I’ve hear a lot of great things about their products. This set comes in two versions and is the perfect way to try out the brand! Their lip toppers are REALLY popular.
Le Nude (pictured):
0.007 oz/0.2 g Long-Wear Crème Lip Liner in Nude
0.067 oz/2 mL Mini Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick in Au Naturel
0.067 oz/2 mL Mini Long-Wear Lip Topper™ in Stardust
0.007 oz/0.2 g Long-Wear Crème Lip Liner in Pink Champagne Shimmer
0.067 oz/2 mL Mini Long-Wear Lip Crème Liquid Lipstick in Opal
0.067 oz/2 mL Mini Long-Wear Lip Topper™ in Funfetti
Luxe Lipstick Mini Set | $25 ($39 value)
This is literally a set you just cannot go wrong with. Those shades are staples and Bobbi Brown is a trusted brand that has been around forever!
2 x 0.06 oz/1.8 g Mini Luxe Lip Color in:
LUST: Mini MatteTrance Lipstick Skin Show Trio | $25
Okay I died a little when I saw this Pat McGrath Labs set. Pat McGrath is a brand known for its high quality and has a very high price point. A normal size of this lipstick costs $40! So this set for this price is a literal dream.
3 x 0.042 oz/1.2 g Mini MatteTrance Lipstick in:
Omi (mid-tone rose)
1995 (warm light nude)
Flesh 3 (brown rose)
Mini Basics Stick Set | $29 ($47 value)
In the Mini Basics Stick Set, you get three minis of Milk Makeup’s popular makeup sticks! It includes the popular blur stick, a highlighter stick, and a lip + cheek stick. Bonus - it comes with a cute pouch!
0.19 oz/5.4 g Mini Blur Stick Silicone-Free Matte Primer
0.21 oz/6 g Mini Lip + Cheek in Werk (dusty rose)
0.23 oz/6.7 g Highlighter in Lit (champagne pearl)
Goodie Goodie Gorgeous Face Set | $29 ($65 value)
Okay this set is seriously a no-brainer. A full-sized Hoola Bronzer and a full-sized They’re Real! Mascara is included. Considering the Hoola Bronzer is $30 alone, this set is a crazy good deal!
0.25 oz/7 g Mini The POREfessional Pearl Primer
0.28 oz/8 g Full Size Hoola Matte Bronzer in Natural Bronze
0.3 oz/8.5 g Full Size They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara in Black
Summer Radiance Kit | $25 ($31 value)
This is the perfect set to achieve that glow-from-within look! Let’s be real, Becca is known for DAT GLO. This set includes two mini versions of very popular Becca products!
0.5 oz/15 mL Travel Size Backlight Priming Filter
0.08 oz/2.36 mL Mini Sunlit Bronzer in Capri Coast
And that’s it for my under $30 makeup from Sephora gift guide! There are actually so many more sets for under $30 on the website that it was hard to narrow it down to this many. I was initially only going to do my top 10 picks, but there was no way I could narrow it down to just 10!
Thank you all for reading! Hopefully this guide will help you during your holiday shopping and stay tuned for more gift guides!
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