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This year has been especially hard on many people, and it is completely okay to be looking for gifts on a budget. You can buy high quality makeup gifts without destroying your budget! Check out my recommendations for the best makeup gifts under $25 you can get this holiday season.

Makeup Glossary

You can get a LOT of great quality makeup for $25 and under.

However, there is a lot of bad quality makeup that is usually low-cost as well.

This guide only features high end makeup brands from Ulta and Sephora, and some affordable drugstore and indie brands that are highly rated or I personally know and love. You can be sure that you’re getting legitimately good makeup when you order one of these products or bundles!

Check out my holiday 2020 gift guides here:

Makeup Gifts Under $25

Okay, some of these ARE $25 exactly, but nothing is more than $25! Check them out below.

Natasha Denona Mini Eyeshadow Palettes

One of the most expensive, high end makeup brands, Natasha Denona, creates mini versions of their iconic (and expensive) eyeshadow palettes for $25. This is a huge price difference from their typical $65 to $129 full sized palettes!

There are many color schemes to choose from. If you don’t know which to pick, I would suggest a neutral toned one. The mini “Glam” is one of the newest additions!

Shop at Sephora

Morphe Continuous Setting Spray Duo

This two pack of the amazing Morphe setting spray features a full sized bottle (normally $16) and a travel size bottle (normally $10) for the combined cost of $20.

I love this setting spray, and this is a great deal on the product since it rarely goes on sale. If you need a new setting spray or normally use this one, I recommend picking up this set. If you are shopping for someone who often wears a full face of makeup for an entire day, they will appreciate the lasting power of this setting mist!

Shop at Ulta

NARS Orgasm Blush Duos

Despite what you think about the shade name, this blush is an iconic product in the world of beauty. These two different sets both feature a mini version of the NARS Orgasm blush. One of them also features a matching lip gloss, and the other features a cream stick that can be used for blush or lip product.

Both of these sets look great. If you’re shopping for someone who loves lip products, choose the first. If they love cream products, grab the second!

Shop Ulta for the Blush + Gloss Bundle | Blush + Cream Stick Bundle

BECCA Cosmetics Liquid & Light Highlight Kit

For the person who loves to have a bright highlight, this two piece highlighter set from BECCA is perfect. I received a very similar BECCA set during the holiday 2018 season, and can confirm that it is gorgeous. This kit includes one of their classic highlighter shades, Opal.

Shop at Ulta

Lilly Lashes 3D Mink Miami Eyelash and Adhesive Ornament

Lilly Lashes are extremely popular among makeup gurus, and the style “Miami” is the overall favorite! These lashes can get pretty pricey, so it is nice to receive them as gifts, especially at discounts like this one.

Shop at Sephora

Benefit Cosmetics Beauty Thrills Eyes, Brows & Face Mini Holiday Value Set

Long name, mini products. This set includes three mini best sellers from Benefit Cosmetics, including their Porefessional primer, Roller Lash mascara, and Gimme Brow gel.

Shop at Ulta | Sephora

Bite Beauty Mini Midnight Mood Power Move Crayon Trio

A clean beauty brand with a great deal on a 3 piece lipstick set? Yes, please! Bite Beauty is known for their amazing lipstick formulas, and these lip crayons are perfect to throw in your purse. Includes two nude shades and one red.

Shop at Sephora

Bare Minerals 4 Piece Fan Favorites Set

If you’re shopping for someone who likes more natural makeup, choose this one! This set from bare Minerals includes 3 powder products and a lipstick. Loose bronzer, blush, and finishing powder along with a a pink-toned lipstick. Note: I think this set is best suited for people with light to medium complexions; the bronzer and finishing powder might be too light for dark complexions. If you’ve tried this, let me know!

Shop at Ulta

Laura Mercier Eye Interlude Caviar Duet

Two cream eyeshadow sticks with a fancy name, from a fancy brand! The shades included in this duo are a matte camel brown and a shimmery amethyst purple. They are great for cream product lovers and people who want to do quick, one-toned eyeshadow on the go.

Shop at Ulta

Fenty Beauty Lil Fly Stunna Mini Eye + Lip Set

If you’re shopping for someone who loves to wear red lipstick and winged eyeliner, this is the perfect set to grab. The Fenty red stunna lip shade is called a universal red by many people, so you can’t go wrong!

Shop at Sephora

NUDESTIX 3 Piece Sets

NUDESTIX is known for creating high quality cream makeup products, including lip, eye, and face products.

This Christmas season, they have SEVERAL 3 piece sets available with a variety of eye pencils, lip pencils, lip glosses, cheek colors, and highlighters. Here are the ones available at Ulta and Sephora – click through them all so you can figure out which one would be best for your needs! I personally HIGHLY recommend the magnetic luminous eye pencils, they are pigmented and glide like no other.

Shop at Sephora | Ulta

PATRICK TA Major Glow Lip Shine

The new brand launched with a gorgeous collection of lip glosses that are being raved about – the perfect balance of moisture and shine, without being too sticky on the lips. One of the shades “She’s An Influencer” seems to be a fan favorite.

Shop at Sephora

Makeup Brush Sets Under $25

Having quality tools is necessary when working with makeup. Here are some brush sets that are budget friendly and are loved by many!

Morphe Rose Baes Brush Collection + Tubby

This set features 7 brushes and a hard brush holder. There are a variety of eye brushes and face brushes, making this a good travel collection, beginner’s collection, or addition to an existing collection.

Honestly, it’s a great price for Morphe brushes, too. This collection is worth $80, and is selling for only $25!

Shop at Ulta

Real Techniques Brush Sets

Every year (and throughout the year) Real Techniques always comes out with a variety of brush sets. They are known to be a staple quality drugstore brush brand that rivals high end brushes at just a fraction of the price. The quality of these different sets (usually around $12) should be about the same, so I recommend choosing based on the brushes included.

Shop at Ulta

BH Cosmetics Chillin’ In Chicago – 7 Piece Eye Brush Set

I have a couple BH Cosmetics brush sets, and they are fantastic quality at an affordable price. This particular set features 7 eye brushes for only $18. Sometimes you’ll find kits with brushes you don’t actually use, but this one has a great selection of rounded, fluffy blending brushes, which is what I use the most!

Shop at Ulta

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I hope this gift guide was helpful, and gave you some great and high quality gift ideas! Remember, you can definitely get great makeup gifts under $25 for Christmas this year.

Check out my other Holiday 2020 gift guides here:

Let me know what your favorite budget makeup gift is this year!

xoxo, Kailey

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