Holiday Steals

Sephora Collection Just Dropped Its Holiday Collection With the Cutest Gift Sets

SC's national artist, Helen Phillips, exclusively shares her favorite makeup and accessories picks from the upcoming collection, and we're ready to buy all of them for some lucky friends and family members this holiday season.
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It's no secret Sephora Collection has some of the most affordable yet high-quality beauty products that give other brands sold at Sephora a run for their money. But did you know they also have a massive holiday collection each year? And just as we expected, 2020's offerings are way too good to pass up. 

As a whole, the collection spans more than 50 products across categories — skin care, makeup, and accessories — which even includes candles. The packaging is super cute and festive, and if it wasn't so easy to spot what's inside, it honestly wouldn't need additional wrapping. The majority of these products and gift sets fall under $30, so you don't have to break the bank playing Santa Claus to your friends and family. In fact, we're calling it right here and now: If you have any beauty lovers in your life, they're definitely receiving their favorite gift from you this holiday season. 

Having said that, we know it can be a little overwhelming to sort through all these gift options. But luckily, Sephora Collection's national artist, Helen Phillip, exclusively shared her favorite picks from the collection to kick-start some gifting inspiration. We know it's a little early, but — sorry to break it to you — the holidays will be just around the corner before you even realize it. Your future self will thank present you for thinking ahead. So keep scrolling to read about the new launches:

1. Sephora Collection Jungle Gaze Eye Set

Sephora Collection Jungle Gaze Eye Set

$25
Sephora

First up, we have this alluring eye set with an eye shadow palette that Phillips says is super wearable for any skin tone. "It has a wide array of neutral matte shades, as well as shimmers and colors that can add a pop." It also comes with a black pencil liner and faux lashes (along with lash glue), which she says are "perfect for adding some wow to your holiday look." But make no mistake, these eye shadow shades are perfect to wear all year round, so it's definitely an evergreen gift.

Perfect for: The person who wants to spice up their everyday mask look.

2. Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Nail Polish Set

Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Nail Polish Set

$15
Sephora

This kit is perfect for the salon-regular turned at-home-nail-technician. "It has all the basic shades like neutral, pink, red, and oxblood and also has the gold glitter topper for when your tips start to chip but you don’t want to have to start all over," Phillips says. The glitter also works well alone for a minimalist look and Phillips assures that you won't see a single chip.

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Perfect for: The person who has an entire Instagram saved folder devoted to pretty nail art.

3. Sephora Collection Rose Quartz Gua Sha 

Sephora Collection Rose Quartz Gua Sha

$12
Sephora

Gua sha is one of the best (and most affordable) tools you can use to relax and unwind anytime, but especially during the holidays. Phillips suggests "snuggling up with a movie and treating your face to a nice massage." But it's not just for your own benefit. She suggests "getting one for you and a friend and enjoying an at-home spa experience together."

Perfect for: The skin-care fanatic who wants a more holistic routine.

4. Sephora Collection Wild Days Eyeshadow and Face Palette 

Sephora Collection Wild Days Eyeshadow & Face Palette

$18
Sephora

Phillips is a fan of this versatile palette because the eye shadow, blush, bronzer, and highlighter shades all have amazing color payoff and can be easily transitioned into night looks. "The texture of the shadows is amazing — it almost feels like a soft putty shadow, which makes it easy to apply with your fingers," she says. "It’s difficult to find a high-quality palette that's for both your face and eyes and at a low price point, and this one does it all."

Perfect for: The efficient person who appreciates a good "one and done" product.

5. Sephora Collection Bright and Beaming Brush Set 

Sephora Collection Bright and Beaming Brush Set

$49
Sephora

Finding a high-quality brush set that covers your face, eyes, and brows for under $50 is no small feat, but Sephora Collection manages to do the impossible. "All of the brushes in this set are vegan, and they can be used with any type of formula: cream, liquid, or powder," Phillips says. "They are perfect to gift to the person who adds sparkle to your life — all the handles have pretty glitter inside."

Perfect for: The makeup lover who puts on a full face every day, no matter the circumstances.

6. Sephora Collection Leopard Sponge Set 

Sephora Collection Leopard Sponge Set

$10
Sephora

When inundated with office gift exchanges, what does Phillip do? Opt for a practical gift, like a set of makeup sponges, that is "way more thoughtful than a coffeeshop gift card." Consider this a blanket reminder from Phillips: "Everyone needs to refresh their sponges every few months." So help a friend or coworker out.

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Perfect for: The person who could definitely start their own YouTube channel for beauty tutorials.

7. Sephora Collection Frosted Kisses Scented Candle 

Sephora Collection Frosted Kisses Scented Candle

$18
Sephora

Candles may seem like an overdone gift category, but Phillips is adamant about this Frosted Kisses number. "This scent is way more versatile than your typical holiday scented candle and has subtle packaging for burning any time of year," she says. "I really love the blend of mint and blood orange to counterbalance the amber and red currant." So whether your recipient is your best friend of ten years or a total stranger, it's a scent that'll please anyone's senses.

Perfect for: The person whose aesthetic is best described as "cozy."

8. Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Colorful Gloss Balm Set

Sephora Collection Wild Wishes Colorful Gloss Balm Set

$25
Sephora

Phillips counts buying sets of the same product in different shades as her "ultimate cheat" since she can easily "break them up into stocking stuffers, small table gifts, or even white-elephant parties when you have no idea what to get." This gloss set comes with four tinted shades, as well as a clear shade called Balm Diggity, which Phillips says is great for people who aren't too keen on lip color, or even for "that young niece who might not be allowed to wear makeup yet." 

Perfect for: The low-key person in your life who likes a little sheen and tint without going overboard. 

We might only be approaching fall, but it's never too early to get into the holiday spirit — especially in the midst of such an incredibly rough year. Get a head start on your gift shopping (even if it's for yourself, wink wink) and shop the entire SC Holiday collection at sephora.com.


Ready for more gift brainstorming? Check out more beauty newness, or our 2019 holiday gift ideas hub, to spark some ideas:


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