Top Makeup Value Sets & Palettes – Holiday 2013

UD and Tarte Palettes

This post will be a compilation of all my favorite sets/palettes released this Holiday season. Though few of them are not available online as of now, you can still check with local retailers for stock. Some of the sets have gone on sale so you can get these at discounted prices from what they were when released first. One perk of late shopping for holiday ;-)

Face:

Tarte Off the cuff Cheek Palette ($42): Value for money, excellent color payoff, long lasting and universally flattering shades. I find the blushes and the bronzer to be extremely pigmented, smooth and long lasting. It blends easily, does not go patchy and stays strong and vibrant for nearly 8 hrs. on me. (Full review)

TARTE Off The Cuff Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush Palette & Bracelet

 NARS Guy Bourdin Cheek Palette ($65): A perfect travel partner. Complete with 4 blushes, 1 bronzer and a highlighter. (Full review)

Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette

Guy Bourdin Holiday Collection Limited Edition One Night Stand Cheek Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette ($58): A limited edition palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light. Palette includes one new limited edition shade, Incandescent Light, and two existing, Dim Light and Radiant Light. Includes a 5-ml Veil Mineral Primer to create the perfect canvas for your look. An excellent way to try out the lighting powders. (Full review)

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Eyes:

UD Vice 2 Palette ($59): Love this one for the range options. Good value, excellent color payoff and long wearing. Only wish a few were mattes/transition shades. Still a must have! (Full review)

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

Urban Decay Vice 2 Palette

UD Black Market Pencil Set ($36): Included 6 travel sized of UD 24/7 Glide on eye pencils. 5 LE and 1 from Permanent Collection. The ocho loco 2 is a good option for those who love colored eye pencils. I loved the black market set since it includes shades that I am sure I will be using on day to day basis. (To be reviewed)

UD Black Market Pencil Set

UD Black Market Pencil Set

Lorac Rocking Red Pro Palette Set ($39): It includes the Lorac Pro palette, Lorac eyeliner and a sample size of Lorac eye shadow primer. Value for money, Exclusive to Ulta. (To be reviewed)

lorac pro palette

lorac pro palette

Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette ($52): The new addition to naked family, you can’t go wrong with this one. Though not all shades were a win for me, I would still recommend this for the rose and brown hue shades. (To be reviewed)

UD Naked 3 Palette

UD Naked 3 Palette

the Balm Voyage Face Palette ($42.50): Includes 16 eye shadows and 3 lip/cheek tints. Excellent color payoff, long lasting and value for money. (To be reviewed)

the Balm Voyage Palette

the Balm Voyage Palette

MAC Nocturnals Pigment and Glitter sets ($32.5): This year’s pigment sets had some of the bestselling shades included. Good value, versatile shades. (Full review)

MAC Nocturnals Pigments and Glitter Green and Teal

MAC Nocturnals Pigments and Glitter Green and Teal

Lips:

NARS Guy Bourdin Lip Coffret ($45): A limited-edition set of NARS Jumbo Lip Pencils inspired by legendary fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. Combine the convenience of a pencil with the application of a lipstick in five bestselling shades. François Nars enters the cinematic realm of lust, glamour, and innuendo exposed in Guy Bourdin’s evocative editorials with five provocative possibilities for lips.( Full review)

NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous Lip Pencil Coffret

NARS Guy Bourdin Promiscuous Lip Pencil Coffret

Tarte Lipsurgence Lip set ($34): LipSurgence collector’s set by Tarte featuring 4 matte lip tints and 4 lip tints in all new, limited-edition shades. Moisturizing, easy to use lipsurgence lip tints in travel size. (To be reviewed)

Tarte Lipsurgence lip set

Tarte Lipsurgence lip set

 OCC Lip tar Mini set ($20): The best way to try OCC Lip tar formula. Excellent color payoff, long lasting, pretty shades, forgiving on lips. These were also released in sets of 12 and 6. Exclusive to Sephora.(Full review)

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set

OBSESSIVE COMPULSIVE COSMETICS Lip Tar All-Star Mini x 4 Set

 These are just the ones that I have personally tried and loved. I would love to know what your top picks were this year. Do share in the comments section below.

2 thoughts on “Top Makeup Value Sets & Palettes – Holiday 2013

  1. I agree with you for Tarte and Nars blushes, along with these I got Buxom Dolly’s opening act (lip gloss) which I liked very much. Looking forward to your reviews for the rest.
    Nice compilation, thanks for all the effort!!
    ~~Aditi.

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