Every holiday season, Sephora surprises and delights customers by releasing a limited-edition collection of exclusive products and gift sets from the beauty industry’s most-beloved brands.
Many of them are carefully curated and packaged to perfection. And did we mention that said bundles will allow you to score these products at a fraction of the individual price?
While we were expecting Sephora’s holiday collection to drop later this fall, it looks like the beauty megastore is already in the festive spirit, as a wide range of offerings is live on Sephora.com.
From an advent calendar that a skin care addict will love to what may be Sephora’s best "Favorites" package yet (along with many crowd-pleasing gifts along the way), read on for some of our top picks, now available for your early-shopping pleasure.
1. Drunk Elephant Come C About Me, $88, Sephora
Give them something (positive) to talk about with this daytime essentials kit from Drunk Elephant. It includes best-sellers such as C-Firma Day Serum, B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, Beste Jelly Cleanser and Umbra Sheer Physical Defense (with SPF 30), formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve overall evenness and vibrancy. It’s recommended for all skin types so you can’t go wrong.
2. Briogeo Ultimate Hair Goals Best of Briogeo Kit, $39, Sephora
Cold weather and harsh winds can be rough on strands, which is why we love this "best of" kit from Briogeo, designed to repair, hydrate and strengthen. The Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask in particular has won beauty awards for its moisturizing capabilities.
3. GlamGlow Let It Glow! Volcasmic Set, $49, Sephora
Achieve a Hollywood glow on the go with this travel-friendly set from GlamGlow, featuring the brand’s Volcasmic Matte Glow Moisturizer, DreamDuo Overnight Transforming Treatment and GravityMud Firming Treatment. We give it bonus points for the diamond-wrapped packaging.
4. Make Up For Ever Lustrous Artist Rouge Lipstick Set, $35, Sephora
This set from Make Up For Ever features universally flattering red, berry, nude and pink shades, taking the guesswork out of finding the perfect hue. Perhaps most importantly, the velvety matte and plush cream finishes are hydrating so you won’t need to choose between color and moisture.
5. OleHenriksen 12 Days of OLE Glow Skin Care Advent Calendar, $69, Sephora
This advent calendar from OleHenriksen is a skin care-lover’s dream. Gift it early so your recipient can open one of the numbered compartments each day and reveal a different beauty treat leading up to Christmas. Favorites include the brand’s Truth Serum, Transforming Walnut Scrub and Invigorating Night Transformation Gel.
6. BeautyBlender Blenders for all Seasons, $65, Sephora
This buffet of Beautyblenders includes the brand’s Original, Bubble, Royal and Lavender sponges, along with a special cleanser sample. It also features a "nest" for storing (and minimizing dirt and bacteria).
7. Tatcha Skin Care for Makeup Lovers Obento Box, $59, Sephora
Say hello to your first beauty bento box! This kit allows you to sample several Tatcha goodies, including the Japanese brand’s Luminous Dewy Skin Mist, The Water Cream, Violet-C Radiance Mask and Gold Spun Camellia Lip Balm, each nestled in its own ornament-printed compartment.
8. Dr. Jart Magical Skin Potions, $52, Sephora
This set from Dr. Jart includes classics like the brand’s Premium Beauty Balm with SPF 45, along with newbies such as Cicapair Tiger Grass Re.Pair Serum and Color Correcting Treatment (also with SPF). Perhaps what’s most magical about these products is that they target acne while, at the same time, combating dryness.
9. Sephora Favorites Scouted by Sephora Set, $44, Sephora
Sephora’s Favorites collections offer a great way for beauty lovers to test brands and products. This season’s Scouted By set is one of the most exciting yet, featuring 12 carefully curated hair, skin and body-care gems. Among our top picks are Drunk Elephant’s T.L.C. Sukari Babyfacial, Tata Harper’s Reparative Moisturizer and IGK’s Coconut Oil Gel (great for curly hair!).
10. Josie Maran Best of Argan Skin Care Revivers, $52, Sephora
This is one of those gifts that feels special, yet suits just about everyone. Our latest obsession is the Josie Maran Whipped Mud Mask, which goes on creamy like a mousse and smells like a field of lavender.
11. Drybar Buttercup Fully Loaded Set, $199, Sephora
This kit is like a blowout in a box, featuring Drybar’s speedy (and cheery) Buttercup Blow Dryer, along with a brush, clips and several products, for creating a salon-worthy style that pays off in only five uses. Keep the Detox Dry Shampoo handy to keep strands fresh in between.
12. Boscia’s Besties Kit, $36, Sephora
The perfect gift for your own bestie, this kit from Boscia includes the brand’s Purifying Cleansing Gel, Charcoal Deep-Pore Exfoliating Peel with Volcanic Sand and Tsubaki Swirl Two-Part Gel and Cream Deep Hydration Moisturizer. To round out the selection is that Luminizing Black Peel-Off mask everyone’s been experimenting with on YouTube.
13. Tarte Starters Skin and Color Set, $34, Sephora
If you haven’t already familiarized yourself with Tarte (or want to share the love with someone else), this is the perfect set to get started. Some of our favorites among the selection are the brand’s Rainforest of the Sea Drink of H2O Hydrating Boost Moisturizer and Gifted Amazonian Clay Smart Mascara, but you really can’t go wrong with anything of the products here.
14. First Aid Beauty Tales of FAB Skin, $52, Sephora
Rewrite the history of your skin with this set from First Aid Beauty, which features five essentials for keeping clean and hydrated this winter. It already has a 5-star rating on Sephora, and fans are especially fond of the Hello FAB Coconut Skin Smoothie Priming Moisturizer, which creates an even foundation for applying makeup.
15. Bite Beauty Agave Kisses Set, $20, Sephora
This is another one of those gifts with universal appeal (after all, who doesn’t want healthy lips?). Gift the agave-trimmed kit to Secret Santas or unexpected guests so they’re ready for those mistletoe moments.