25 Beauty Sets That Are Definitely Worth Your Money

August 14, 2018  —  By

1. Maybelline Balm-y Day “fundle” that’s about to become your best summer investment.

What’s inside: Baby Skin primer in Clear, Baby Lips Dr Rescue medicated lip balm in Coral Crave, Volum’ Express The Colossal washable mascara in Glam Black, and a round beach towel.

Why it’s worth it: The limited edition towel will be a great place to lie while basking in the sun andyour great purchase. FYI, the Baby Skin primer has 1,000 positive reviews on Amazon, so it’s pretty much magic.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99 (or $23.99 with the on-screen coupon).


2. Belif Aqua Playland set for people who don’t ~play games~ when it comes to skin care.

Promising review: “Love this!!! The value is great, and it’s super hydrating. It left my skin very smooth after using it so I definitely recommend this to anyone who has dry skin.” —awesomena

What’s inside: True Cream Aqua Bomb, Hungarian water essence, and moisturizing eye bomb.

Why it’s worth it: It comes with a full sized Aqua Bomb (!!!), which is $38 on its own, so everything else is in the set is basically free. If you want hard numbers, the total value is $60 so you save $22. I feel really dumb for buying a solo container of Belif Aqua Bomb instead of this set now!

Get it from Sephora for $38.


3. Herbivore set dedicated to their Coco Rose line, aka floral coconut HEAVEN.

Promising review: “I love the natural ingredients in these products. The face spray is very refreshing, the lip gloss is so hydrating, and the body scrub is wonderful. Everything has a very soft smell of roses.” —dvalder

What’s inside: Coconut oil body polish, rose hibiscus hydrating face mist, and lip conditioner.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $51 so you save $12.

Get it from Nordstrom for $39.


4. Commodity 3×3 Exploration Kit for fragrance lovers looking to broaden their horizons.

Promising review: “I am really enjoying this set. Price-wise, it’s amazing for everything you get. Great introduction to the brand. I am really amazed at how well the candle scent fills my place without being to overpowering.” —portelance

What’s inside: Three sprays and three candles in Orris, Book, and Tea.

Why it’s worth it: While the total value isn’t listed for this set, it’s worth noting that the full size candles go for $55, so this seems like a pretty sweet deal. Plus you get to rotate the scents so you never get sick of one.

Get it from Sephora for $38.


5. Dry Bar kit with both a curling iron AND a mini straightener, so you can master every summer hair look.

Promising review: “This set is a great value. The 3-Day Bender curling iron is easy to use. I’ve tried several different curling irons and this is by far my favorite. The straightening iron included is tiny. Perfect for bangs or small pieces. The spray provides volume and texture.” —Sunshine12

What’s inside: 3-Day Bender 1″ Curling Iron, Tiny Tress Press Detailing Iron, two Hold Me hair clips, Triple Sec 3-in-1 texturizing spray, and Whiskey Fix styling paste.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $245 so you save $70. Also you’ll probably become a pro with your new tools and save some serious dough on Dry Bar visits.

Get it from Nordstrom for $175.


6. pack of Mario Badescu must-haves so you can check out the hype without investing too much.

What’s inside: Summer Shine body lotion, AHA botanical body soap, lip balm, and rosewater facial spray.

Why it’s worth it: I tallied it up and it doesn’t look like you save any significant money by buying this sample pack, but it does let you try everything before getting larger versions. This set is probably great for travelers who hate checking bags.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $20.


7. Or a Mario Badescu acne starter kit if you have a specific skin goal in mind: obliterating every pimple and blemish you have.

Promising review: “My daughter is a teenager with problematic skin. This kit has helped reduce the amount of acne on her face. The drying cream (a small amount is provided in this kit) goes a long way and can get rid of whiteheads overnight. We just purchased the big size of the drying cream and will be buying this kit again in the future.” —crissx2

What’s inside: Acne facial cleanser, special cucumber lotion, oil-free moisturizer, and drying mask.

Why it’s worth it: There are a ton of skin care products out there and sometimes it’s tough to build your own routine from scratch. This kit gives you a three-step routine to try for acne-ridden skin. The total value is $40 so you save $10.

Get it from Nordstrom or Amazon for $30.


8. Maybelline Makeup Artist “fundle” so you can master your artistic shading technique on both your face and on paper.

What’s inside: Lip Studio lip color palette, Eyestudio Master Precise All Day liquid eyeliner, and an adult coloring book.

Why it’s worth it: A matching coloring book and lip color palette is too cute not to buy. Plus the liquid eyeliner is so beloved, it has over 2,000 positive reviews on Amazon.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (or $15.99 with the on-screen coupon).


9. Coola four-piece signature kit filled with all the summer goodies a sun-fearing beach-goer needs.

The sun is not your friend!!! Stay safe.

Promising review: “I really like everything in this set! FINALLY, a sunscreen that scores as relatively NON-toxic on the EWG data base, yet does not leave ANY white residue on the skin. At all. NO white. Yes! It’s also non-oily (both the spray version and the facial lotion SPF 30). The spray application method is SO fast and convenient, too. I hesitated to buy because the aroma of the spray is described as “Pina Colada.” I didn’t relish the idea of smelling like a mixed drink. But really, the aroma is so, so light, it’s barely detectable when you first spray it. Florida here I come, I’m ready for ya now! The bag is lined, so it’s actually usable, always a nice touch.” —MW

What’s inside: Cucumber SPF 30 moisturizer, SPF 30 pina colada sport spray, SPF 30 lip balm, and Radical Recovery after-sun lotion.

Why it’s worth it: Sun protection is just priceless. This kit provides you with everything you need to stay un-lobster-like this summer.

Get it from Amazon for $37.99 or Walmart for $40.


10. pack of Peter Thomas Roth masks in mini tubes so you can find the mask that’s right for you, all without spending hundreds of dollars.

Promising review: “Great introduction into these products. Each small tube lasts a long time (you only need a small amount each use) and it gives you enough time to decide which mask is right for you. I just purchased the large size pumpkin mask after I saw amazing results (clearer skin and smaller pores) after just one use. Highly recommend this set!” —amptcb

What’s inside: Blue Marine Algae intense hydrating mask, rose stem cell bio-repair gel mask, gold mask pure luxury lift and firm mask, Irish Moor mud purifying black mask, cucumber gel mask, and pumpkin enzyme mask.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $44 so you save $19, and it’s just good to have a lot of mask options around.

Get it from Amazon for $21.18, or from Sephora or Urban Outfitters for $25.


11. A pair of Sephora Favorites sets filled with the most beloved lippies and mascaras, aka the two most important parts of my makeup routine.

What’s inside (Lashstash to Go): Five miniatures in black of: Bobbi Brown Eye Opening mascara, IT Cosmetics Superhero Elastic Stretch Volumizing mascara, Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara Big Volume All Day Wear, Too Faced Better Than Sex Waterproof, and Urban Decay Troublemaker.

What’s inside (Give Me Some Lip): Six miniatures of: Anastasia Beverly Hills matte lipstick in Ruby, Bite Beauty prismatic multistick in Pink Pearl, Grande Cosmetics HydraPlump semi-matte liquid lipstick in Smoked Sherry, Kat Von D Beauty Studded Kiss Crème in Lovecraft, Tarte Rainforest of the Sea H2O gloss in Bora Bora, and Urban Decay Hi-Fi lip gloss in SPL.

Why it’s worth it: These collections are based on the most beloved items at Sephora, so you know they’re good. The Lashstash to Go kit has a total value of $52.00 and the Give Me Some Lip kit has a total value of $67.00, so you save $24 and $39, respectively.

Get them both from Sephora: Give Me Some Lip for $28 and Lashstash to Go for $28. See all Sephora Favorites sets.


12. Body Shop Argan Oil Selection gift set that will make the perfect gift from you to your dry skin.

What’s inside: Argan shower gel, argan body scrub, argan body butter, argan soap, and cream bath lily.

Why it’s worth it: Argan oil is having a moment right now, so get in on that silky goodness. Its total value is $29 so you save $10.19.

Get it from Amazon for $18.81.


13. set of mini matte lippies from Winky Lux for a price that’s easy to swallow.

What’s inside: Mini versions of six popular colors: Meow, Pippy, City, Royal, and Heart (City is my favorite).

Why it’s worth it: First of all, tiny pill lipsticks are adorable. Second of all, one BuzzFeeder tried them out and loved them (and OK, I have too and I’m a big fan).

Get it from Winky Lux for $16.


14. An exploratory set of Supergoop products aimed at keeping you safe from the dreaded sun.

Promising review: “I’ve never tried Supergoop products so I wanted to see if I’d like them and I’m so glad I made this purchase! I will definitely be buying more in the future! The spray is my favorite!” —s_hopkins

What’s inside: SPF 50 sunscreen mist, SPF 50 everyday sunscreen, SPF 40 mineral sunscreen, and SPF 30 lip balm.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $57.50 so you save $12.50. And again: sun 👏 protection 👏 is 👏 priceless.

Get it from Nordstrom or Amazon for $45.


15. Kopari summer set to really kick off the beach season.

Promising review: “I absolutely fell in love with this brand after purchasing this kit! I love the coconut smell and how moisturizing these products are. This is a must-buy!” —Frances15

What’s inside: Coconut Melt, Coconut Body Glow, and Coconut Lip Glossy.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $48 so you save $20.

Get it from Nordstrom for $28.


16. Maybelline Send Nudes “fundle” for the person who needs a place to keep all their makeup, museum maps, and OK, occasional scandalous photo.

What’s inside: The Nudes eyeshadow palette, Color Sensational Vivid Hot Lacquer lip gloss in Charmer, and a nude Venus foldable nylon tote.

Why it’s worth it: Honestly, just for that limited edition tote alone! And who doesn’t need another nude eyeshadow palette and neutral lip gloss? No one, that’s who.

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (or $15.99 with the on-screen coupon).


17. Burt’s Bees travel set so you can continue to pamper yourself without any TSA intervention.

What’s inside: Soap bark and chamomile deep cleansing cream, hand salve, milk and honey body lotion, coconut foot cream, and beeswax lip balm.

Why it’s worth it: Everything is travel-sized, so you can throw the whole thing in your carry-on and go. I’ve never met a soul who doesn’t like Burt’s Bee’s lip balms and creams, so IMO this is a sure thing, purchase-wise.

Get it from Amazon or Walmart for $9.88.


18. Bite Beauty pouch filled with lots of goodies you’ll totally be doing ~lip~ service for.

Promising review: “The pouch is so cute and slim, easy to slip into your purse. The agave chapstick is fantastic, and the lipsticks are very nice!” —Moniczka

What’s inside: Agave lip balm, lip pencil in shade 032, three Amuse Bouche Liquified Lip in Puree, Éclair, Chutney, and a makeup bag.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $63, so you save $28.

Get it from Sephora for $35.


19. set of Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil products to make your hair feel like you just stepped out of the salon.

What’s inside: Three minis from the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil line: shampoo, conditioner, and heat primer.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $38 so you save $13.

Get it from Sephora for $25.


20. Body Shop Mango Essential Selection gift set, because I think we can all agree mango is the best tropical scent ever.

Man-go and get it right now!

What’s inside: Mango shower gel, mango body scrub, mango body butter, mango soap, and orange bath lily.

Why it’s worth it: The total value is $29 so you save $10.36. Enjoy the sweet smell of savings… and mango, of course.

Get it from Amazon for $18.64.


21. discovery pack of Harper + Ari exfoliating sugar cubes so you can smell and feel really good after your shower.

What’s inside: Six sugars cubes in various scents: blue raspberry, tangerine, lemon, coconut, peach, and apricot.

Why it’s worth it: Instead of investing in a large bottle of just one scent for $22, you get to try out all the options to see what’s your fave.

Get it from Anthropologie for $12.


22. Fenty Beauty duo set almost anyone on the planet would love.

Promising review: “I’m obsessed with this set. The highlighter is perfect and gorgeous for any skin tone and the lipgloss is very pretty as well. Very satisfied with this purchase.” —thebestpallette

What’s inside: Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter in Hu$tla Baby and Gloss Bomb in Fenty Glow.

Why it’s worth it: It’s great for people looking to get into the Fenty Beauty world without throwing down a ton of money.

Get it from Sephora for $23.


23. Sunday Riley Bright Young Thing set that can make your face as glowing as the sparkler in your hand (it’s summer so I’m assuming you have one).

What’s inside: Good Genes lactic acid treatment, CEO Rapid Flash brightening serum, and Tidal brightening enzyme water cream.

Why it’s worth it: Sunday Riley products are basically liquid gold (and cost as much) so it’s good to get a deal wherever you can. Half an ounce of Good Genes is veerryy roughly worth ~$50 and CEO is like ~$40, so you pretty much get a free dollop of Tidal. Warning: This is shaky estimated math.

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $90.


24. trio of liquid eye shadow with so much shimmery glitter, astronauts will be able to see your eyes from space.

Promising review: “By far my favorite liquid glitter eyeshadow! A little definitely goes a long way. Just be careful, with every LIQUID glitter shadow, just wait for it to dry a bit. I don’t always use it, so these three are more than enough, compared to the original size.” —makeup316

What’s inside: Three bestselling minis in: Rose Gold Retro, Kitten Karma, and Smoldering Satin.

Why it’s worth it: Liquid eyeshadows eventually dry out, so you don’t really need a full size version if you don’t plan on using it every day. The total value is $36 so you save $15.

Get it from Sephora for $25.


25. And a Laneige hydrating trial kit you don’t want to sleep on (JK, you do because their sleeping mask is amazing).

Promising review: “Great Deal! This is amazing. I went out of state for a business trip up north for 21 days and it was very cold and windy. This completely saved my skin. I loved every single step and I love that it was a full skin regime so you can just pop it into your luggage and go. I used it day and night and used the mask twice a week. The toner is so luxurious on the skin and the cleanser really makes a wonderful soothing lather. Highly recommend this.” —villalpando

What’s inside: Moisturizing foam cleanser, Essential Power skin toner, Water Bank essence, Water Bank moisture cream, and a water sleeping mask.

Why it’s worth it: This is a great way to get into Laneige products or just have a great travel kit ready to go.

Get it from Sephora for $25.