🎄 Blogmas #3 Christmas Makeup Giftsets – are you being ripped off?! Part 1.

Hey guys! Welcome to day three of Blogmas; I’m going to start a mini-series within a series (series-ception) because I’ve been looking a lot at these makeup giftsets that creep out of the woodwork around Christmas time. Most of the time, they’re sold all year but some of them aren’t. They’re a really good way of discovering new brands but are you getting your money’s worth? Let’s see!

**DISCLAIMER** There are no affiliate links in this post, all reviews are 100% my own and they also mean no offence to the brands themselves.

With that out of the way, let’s get down to it!

  1. Jeffree Star Cosmetics’ Mini Velour Liquid Lipstick Nudes Volume One, £45.

What is the value? £5ish per liquid lip.

What size are the productsMini versions of the full liquid lip.

Packaging? Super pretty and mimic the product inside.

Overall? First of all, I want to point out that I do not condone Jeffree Star’s actions as a person. But I think that this would be a really good gift for someone who liked nude liquid lipsticks and wanted to try out the formula for this brand. I like the fact that there’s a wide variety of shades and I think it’s really good value. 9/10.

2. Morphe Plush Liquid Lip Kit, £12.

Plush Liquid Lip Kit

What is the value? Now, initially I thought from the photo that you got 6 liquid lipsticks but that’s Beauty Bay being a big cheeky and unclear from their pictures as you only get 3. It’s still really good value at £4 per lipstick but still! I was shocked! Naughty step for you, Beauty Bay.

What size are the productsNot stated! Again, I think this is really naughty and it might be Beauty Bay, it might be Morphe – but this means that you don’t know what value you actually are getting for your money.

Packaging? Again again, not stated! It could come in a gross box which wouldn’t be very good for a gift set.

Overall? Even though this is super cheap, I think the vague-ness of the product probably means that they’re hiding something and that you actually get a very small amount. There’s little description. A good point is that you do get a variety of colours within the sets of three. 4/10.

3. Anastasia Beverly Hills Mini Liquid Lipstick Set, £26.

What is the value? £8ish per lipstick.

What size are the products? They’re mini lipsticks which makes this giftset a bit of a ripoff to be honest. You could go to a drugstore and get a full liquid lipstick for £8 but I do think it’s a good way to get to know the brand and the formula.

Packaging? Boojee as. I love the packaging.

Overall? Obviously, with this one you are paying for the name and as I said above, I do think it is a good way to get to know the brand. But if you didn’t like the formula then you’re left with three mini lipsticks that cost quite a bit of money. 6/10.

4. Laura Geller Hollywood Glam Squad Collection, £17.

What is the valueYou get a liquid lipstick, a highlighter, a primer and an eyeliner which all come to about £3 each which is incredible for what you get.

What size are the products? Everything aside from the eyeliner are mini testers.

Packaging? Soooo pretty. Look at that. Love it.

Overall? I think this is one of my favourite kits in this post if not the entire series that I’m going to be doing. You get such a good scope of what the brand is like because I feel like brands like ABH only promote their liquid lipsticks because it’s what they’re best known for but I think that this is such a good way to promote your brand as you get to try so many different types of makeup. Also, my best friend loves that highlighter so it’s definitely approved by her. 10/10.

5. Zoeva Plaisir Box, £48.

What is the value? Three eyeshadow palettes for £16 each.

What size are the products? Full size.

Packaging? Soooo pretty. I have never personally tried the Zoeva range before but this is making me want to.

Overall? I love this, I think if you’re an eyeshadow lover then this would be the perfect gift as there is a wide range of colours and it is such good value for the amount of palettes you get. It looks like there’s a few colours that are repeated but they are very slightly different. 8/10.

So, there you have it! Which one was your favourite? Stay tuned for tomorrow as I’m going to be doing another one of these posts!

Morgie out.


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  1. December 3, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Absolutely love Zoeva; their brushes are incredible and I’ve been lusting after their palettes for a while now! It and a couple of the others look like great value…may have to treat myself! x

    • December 3, 2017 / 10:52 pm

      Do it! Let me know what you think xx

  2. December 3, 2017 / 11:28 pm

    Three eyeshadows for £16! That’s fantastic, I’m a massive eyeshadow hoarder so I’d love this as a gift.
    Personally, I’m not a fan of Jeffree Star Cosmetics and have never tried any of these products, but apart from that there’s a good mix here.
    Ffi | The Essence of Red

    • December 4, 2017 / 10:30 am

      You should put it on a Christmas list! Thanks for reading!

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