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8 Sephora Gift Sets You NEED Author: Briana Kennedy

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Columbia Chicago chapter.

Christmas is coming, and I am playing Santa Clause for you, readers. I have the answer to all of your Christmas present conundrums – gift sets. To be more specific, Sephora gift sets. Gift sets are the perfect gift idea for anyone in your life and Sephora has SO MANY OPTIONS. I’ve broken down the gift sets you should be looking at in three categories: Skincare, Beauty, and Fragrance. Enjoy!


Drunk Elephant, The Big Reveal Kit

Photo per: Sephora

It’s becoming hard not to hear about this skincare brand – famous for its Babyfacial and luxury facial oil, this set provides you with the perfect introduction to this cult favorite brand.

$88 ($132 Value)

What it includes:

–      Sukari Babyfacial™

–      Jelly Cleanser

–      B-Hydra™ Intensive Hydration Serum

–      Virgin Marula Luxury Facial Oil

–      Lippe Balm


Origins, Our Best of the Best

Photo per: Sephora

I mean… it’s in the title. Best of the best. This is my favorite skincare brand at the moment and I have nothing but good things to say. If you struggle with acne as I do, you absolutely NEED to try their Super Spot Remover (GAMECHANGER) and their Charcoal Mask – these are two products that I can’t live without.   

$45 ($68 Value)

What it includes:

–      Super Spot Remover™ Blemish Gel Treatment

–      Checks and Balances™ Frothy Face Wash

–      Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™ Mega-Mushroom Relief & Resilience Soothing Treatment Lotion

–      GinZing™ Energy-Boosting Gel Moisturizer

–      GinZing™ Refreshing Eye Cream to Brighten and Depuff

–      Clear Improvement™ Active Charcoal Mask to Clear Pores

–      Drink Up™Intensive Overnight Mask to Quench Skin’s Thirst


Fresh, Facial on the Fly

Photo per: Sephora

It’s near impossible to not see your favorite influencers/youtubers not talking about this brand or their products. Committed to delivering you clean and glowy skin – this set comes at a great price and could lead to your ultimate obsession with Fresh products.

$25 ($35 Value)

What it includes:

–      Soy Face Cleanser

–      Rose Face Mask

–      Lotus Youth Preserve Moisturizer



Sephora Favorites, 12 Days of Makeup

Photo per: Sephora

Who doesn’t love an advent calendar? This beauty inspired calendar features 12 products (for 12 days- duh) that are among Sephora’s favorites. That’s how you know this is some good stuff. Brands range from Marc Jacob, to Becca, to Milk – you’ll definitely get some bang for your buck with this festive set.

$90 ($196 Value)

What is includes:

–      bareMinerals Gen Nude Patent Lip Lacquer in Everything

–      BECCA Velvet Blurring Primer

–      Benefit Cosmetics Precisely, My Brow Pencil in Shade 03 Medium

–      Bobbi Brown Bronzing Powder in Medium-2

–      Buxom Lash Mascara

–      Ciaté London Glitter Flip in Infamous

–      CLINIQUE Chubby Stick Moisturizing Lip Colour Balm

–      Fresh Sugar Dream Advanced Therapy Lip Treatment

–      Grande Cosmetics GrandeLIPS: Hydrating Lip Plumper in Clear Gloss

–      Hourglass Caution Extreme Lash Mascara

–      Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in Outlaw

–      Lancôme Monsieur Big Waterproof Mascara Big Volume All Day Wear

–      Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder

–      MAKE UP FOREVER Artist Color Pencil in 714

–      Marc Jacobs Beauty Enamored Hi-Shine Lip Lacquer Lipgloss

–      Milk Makeup Holographic Stick in Stardust

–      NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Do Me Baby

–      NUDESTIX Nudies Glow in Illumi-Naughty

–      Smashbox Super Fan Fanned-Out Mascara

–      tarte Rainforest of the Sea Radiance Drops

–      Too Faced Better than Sex Mascara

–      Velour Lashes Another Shot of Whispie Silk Lashes


Benefit Cosmetics, Magical Brow Stars!

Photo per: Sephora

Benefit- the QUEEN of brows. Like someone’s brows? She’s probably wearing Benefit, you want recommendations for brow products! The answer will be benefit. Want your brows to be on fleek? Benefit. I don’t make the rules.

$59 ($140 Value)

What it includes:

–      Goof Proof Brow Pencil Easy Shape & Fill

–      Precisely, My Brow Pencil Ultra Fine Shape & Define

–      Gimme Brow+ Volumizing Eyebrow Gel

–      ka-BROW! Cream-Gel Eyebrow Color with Brush

–      Foolproof Brow Powder

–      Angled brow brush and spoolie


Milk Makeup, Meet the Fam

Photo per: Sephora

This brand EXPLODED onto the beauty market – it’s everywhere. Famous for their silky concealers and bronzing/highlighting chubby sticks, this Bestellers Set will let you try out and get acquainted with all of Milk’s fabulous products.

$39 ($108 Value)

What it includes:

–      KUSH Mascara

–      Cooling Water Under-Eye De-Puffer Stick

–      Watermelon Brightening Serum

–      Blur Stick Matte Primer

–      Lip + Cheek in Werk

–      Highlighter in Lit

–      Holographic Highlighter Stick in Supernova

–      Rainbow glitter clutch



For her:

Photo per:  Sephora

Sephora Favorites, Holiday Perfume Sampler

Perfume is such a personal thing and you’re absolutely entitled to being picky about how you wish to smell. If you haven’t nailed down a signature scent yet, I highly suggest you try out a set like this that helps you explore different smells and brands to find what works for you. Best part? When you find the scent you like you can redeem the certificate inside for a full-size bottle!! WHATTT!!!

$65 ($122 Value)

What it includes:

–      Atelier Cologne Clementine California Pure Perfume

–      Burberry My Burberry Blush Eau de Parfum

–      Chloe Eau de Parfum

–      Clean Reserve Acqua Neroli Eau de Parfum

–      Dolce&Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Eau de Parfum

–      Kat Von D Saint Eau de Parfum

–      Kat Von D Sinner Eau de Parfum

–      Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau de Toilette

–      Nest Fragrances Black Tulip Eau de Parfum

–      Prada Candy Sugar Pop Eau de Parfum

–      Tocca Maya Eu de Parfum

–      Tom Ford Black Orchid Eau de Parfum

–      Tory Burch Just Like Heaven Extrait de Parfum

–      Versace Bright Crystal Eau de Toilette

–      Yves Saint Laurent Black Opium Eau de Parfum


For him:

Photo Per: Sephora

Sephora Favorites, Cologne Sampler

Who doesn’t like to smell good? Men can definitely be just as picky as women when it comes to fragrance. Giving this set to the guy in your life is a great choice because you are essentially buying him a full-size bottle but you are allowing him to decide which one he likes and which sample to redeem. Win-Win situation.

$65 ($101 Value)

What it includes:

–      Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée Pure Perfume

–      Burberry Mr. Burberry Indigo Eau de Toilette

–      Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense Pour Homme Eau de Parfum

–      Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Absolu Eau de Parfum

–      Givenchy Gentleman Eau de Toilette

–      John Varvatos Artisan Pure Eau de Toilette

–      Paco Rabanne 1 Million Lucky Eau de Toilette

–      Prada Luna Rossa Black Eau de Parfum

–      Versace Dylan Blue Pour Homme Eau de Toilette

–      Yves Saint Laurent Y Eau de Toilette


Briana Kennedy

Columbia Chicago '19

I am a Columbia College Chicago student majoring in Advertising and double minoring in Marketing and Social Media & Digital Strategy. I am currently a strategy intern for Fusion92. In my free time, I enjoy reading, running, watching Netflix, exploring Chicago, and finding the cutest coffee shops.