5 makeup mini kits that’ll have your holiday party prep covered
Very merry minis
Everyone loves receiving a little stocking stuffer surprise, and nothing quite tops a stack of amuse bouche beauty treats for the makeup junkie when it comes to this time of year. From cult favourites trimmed into adorable miniatures and festively festooned limited edition goodies, these holiday makeup minis are the fun-sized bundles you can't resist picking up while you're waiting in line at checkout.
Perfect for (last minute) gifting, abbreviated budgets and glamming up for at-home soirées or slipping into your jet-set bag for that Christmas weekend retreat you've been planning since September, here are five must-have mini kits that'll have you sorted from head-to-toe:
1. Becca Glow on the Go Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone, $35
Those who love their glow will need this in your life. Packing Becca's best-selling luminising formula into a travel-friendly duo — in both powder and liquid versions — that lets you touch up whenever and wherever, you be gorgeously lit no matter the lighting.
2. Eyeko Black Magic Duo, $55
If your default beauty go-to is fluttering peepers with blacker-than-black lashes and the ultimate cat-eye flick à la Eyeko ambassadress Alexa Chung, this is the bang for buck kit to get those killer eyes. Budge-proofed to last throughout the night when you're partying up a storm, these are your essentials for that touch of drama.
3. Stila Stay All Day, Sparkle All Night, $60
Guilty of stockpiling lippies until you end up with a veritable hoard? We say enable your obsession with this mixed stash of iconic and limited edition shades, inclusive of a unique glitter topcoat to perfect your pout. What with matte liquid lipsticks being all the rage right now, this set is also a great way to try out some new colour options.
4. Nudestix Northern Lights Mini Eye Kit, $37
Rolling intense pigmentation, easy application and long-lasting wear into one, these neutral toned pencils are the multi-tasking trio to give you that MLBB (my lids but better) look. Plus those who can't be fussed with unwieldy eyeshadow palettes will love how the creamy shades provide a priming base together with a brightening wash of colour.
5. Butter London Cheerfull 6-Piece Petite Lacquer collection, $39
No festive ensemble is complete without a flawless manicure, and Butter London's got a lineup of their IT shades in a sampler hamper to give your fingertips that dazzle. Tucked away in gift-ready packaging as two separate sets ideal for sharing among besties, you'll want to take one down and pass it around.
Available at all Sephora stores