Gifting your loved one with the perfect single bullet of lipstick is almost certainly setting yourself up for failure. Varying undertones and personal preferences make shade-matching a huge conquest for ourselves, let alone someone else. But that's the beauty of lipstick sets. Each holiday season, we're exponentially more impressed than the season prior by the stunning collections of bullets expertly arranged in a crowd-pleasing assortment of shades and served in glossy, smart packaging.
This year, we've come across plenty of beautiful assortments to gift your lipstick-hoarding friend (or even a lipstick rookie) with, including rich formulas and universally flattering shades. Below, discover 12 stunning lipstick sets.
Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Volupté Shine Duo
This Nordstrom-exclusive lip set includes two full-sized lippies that are designed to not only add a pop of color to your pout but hydrate your lips too. The luminous lipsticks come in Rouge Ballet (a coral-red shade) and Nude Sheer (a mauvey pink), and given they're made with 65% oils, you can expect your (or your friend's) lips to look smooth, soft, and shiny all day long.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Undressed Lip Set
The best types of nudes to receive. This set includes five pink-beige shades suitable for a wide variety of skin tones. The color payoff is rich and, depending on the color you choose, the formula dries down matte, metallic, or iridescent and promises to stay in place through whatever your day throws at you.
Charlotte Tilbury Mini Hot Lips Charms Lipstick Set
This limited-edition set of minis will make anyone's heart flutter. It comes with three gorgeous wine, nude, and berry shades, each of which is tucked neatly within a decorated travel-sized tube. Whether it's on your lips or simply chilling in the bottom of your bag, you'll love the way it looks.
Clinique Kisses Lipstick Set
Everyone's favorite beginner-beauty brand has done it again—this time, with a set of five hydrating lipsticks, packed neatly into pretty pink packaging. While the lippies are from the Dramatically Different collection, the shades themselves are approachable for everyday wear. From nude and mauve to pink and red, this set has your basic bases covered.
Bite Beauty Creamy Color 4-Piece Mini Amuse Bouche Supercharged Lipstick Set
You'll want to travel everywhere with this set of four holiday treat-inspired Amuse Bouche Supercharged Lipsticks. They're fortified with raw cacao extract to encourage a super-smooth texture, hemp fiber to create the appearance of a fuller pout, and nine superfood oils to deeply hydrate lips.
Kat Von D Kitten Mini: Everlasting Love Mini Liquid Lipstick Set
Six velvety-matte shades, ranging from demure neutrals to eye-catching bolds, this set has everything you need for effortless style and touch-ups on the go. Of the six shades, five are best-sellers from KVD, and one is a brand-new grape hue that can only be bought with this set. In other words, hop on it stat.
Giorgio Armani Beauty Red Lipstick Gift Set
There's nothing as statement-making as a bold red lip. In order to create the most flawless red pout, be sure to add this gorgeous Armani Beauty lip set to your cart. It includes the brand's iconic Lip Maestro, as well as a mini matte red lip bullet to pack easily in your clutch (or stocking if you plan on stuffing it).
Becca Party Popper Ultimate Lipstick Love Mini Kit
Becca might be best known for their Champagne Pop highlighter, but one swipe of these nude lippies and you'll start swooning over their pout products too. This particular set features three shades of the brand's Ultimate Lipstick Love. Made with avocado and olive oils, each of the mini lippies promises to hydrate and smooth lips while lasting for hours on end.
Sephora Collection Frosted Kisses #Lipstories Set
This wintry collection of six best-selling Sephora #Lipstories features matte, metallic, and cream finishes. As if the formula itself weren't swoon-worthy enough, the graphic packaging will serve as eye candy for your vanity, making it even more worth the purchase.
NARS Studio 54 All Access Full Size Powermatte Lip Pigment Set
Forget about minis, this retro gift set comes with three full-size Powermatte Lip Pigment shades tucked neatly inside a shimmering red sequin makeup pouch. And, as if the packaging wasn't enough to make you go all heart-eyed, the names of the rose, nude, and orange-red lippies certainly will.
Urban Decay Sweet Little Vices Mini Vice Lipstick Set
This limited-edition mini lipstick set has it all—sheer, matte, and metallic shades, to be exact. In addition to serious color payoff, each of the tubes features a graphic that indicates the flavor of the product within it. Where the bees represent a honey flavor, the cherry is cherry (duh), and the matches are cinnamon.
Stila Cosmetics Kiss The Stars Stay All Day® Travel Size Liquid Lipstick Set
If Stila were to be boiled down to one fact, it's that the brand knows a liquid lipstick frontward, backward, and sideways. A long-wear, vibrant, matte pigment is kind of its thing. For any lip-color lover who'd appreciate the staying power and clarity of Stila's gorgeous shades (surely everyone), this set of three mauve minis is the dream gift.
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