Cheap Trick: Makeup Kits

One of my favorite, favorite beauty/cash secrets is buying manufacturers pre-made kits. What’s not to like?

  • They’re typically already discounted by item, to be more appealing.
  • The products inside are chosen specifically to work together.
  • They sometimes come in cute makeup cases that you can use for lots of things!

Trés chic. That’s what I say.

Here are my choice picks from ULTA:

Decade of Glamour Beauty Wardrobe Make-Up Collection ($195 Value)
Too Faced “Decade of Glamour” Beauty Wardrobe Make-Up Collection ($195 Value), $40

Not only is Too Faced an amazing cosmetic company, but this kit is HUGE! For only $40? The Too Faced Decade of Glamour collection includes Lip Injection (Crystal), Lava Gloss Eyeliner, Lash Injection Mascara (Black), 2 Gossip Gloss (Sabotage, Tattle Tale), Ooh La Rouge Blush (Pink Provocateur), Sunny Bunny Bronzer, Exclusive Bronzer, 6 Eyeshadows (Astro Turf, Zsa Zsa, Label Whore, Pixie Dust, ooh & Aah, Lovey Dovey), 2 Lipstick Palettes (Marcia Marcia Marcia, You¿re No Lady), Glamour Gloss (Love Bites), Bauble Gloss Ring (Pop), Beauty Balm (Girly Grapefruit) and Juicy Jewels (Vanilla Ice, Summer 2003).

ULTA Exclusive! Red Carpet Summer Must Haves ($90 Value)
LORAC Red Carpet Summer Must Haves ($90 Value), $35

Another amazing, celebrity-coveting brand: LORAC! Wonderful for those awesome summer photo ops. Kit inlcudes: TANtalizer Body Brozing Luminzer, Lotsa Lip Plumping Lip Gloss in Cutie, Serenity and Bronze Eyeshadows, Publicity Stunt Lashes 3-Day long-wearing mascara. Only at Ulta.com.

Metallic Deluxe Cosmetic Kit
Jasmine la Belle Metallic Deluxe Cosmetic Kit, $9.69

Wonderful for the girl obsessed with metallics. AND a perfect example of the adorable bags you can get with these kits! Setet includes: 12 eyeshadows, 2 lipsticks, 1 lip gloss, 4 applicators, 2 lip brushes, and a cosmetics bag. Cosmetics bag is made from silver leather with a rhinestone encrusted clasp. Only at Ulta.com.

My Beauty.com picks:


DuWop The Perfect Pout Gift Set ($56.50 Value)$36.75

From the famous makers of “Lip Venom”, it only makes sense for a lip kit to surface. Set Includes: Liptones Lip Pencil in Cadence (0.01 oz, .025 g), Real Lipstick in Katherine (0.13 oz, 3.7 g), Pink Shimmer Lip Venom (0.12 fl. oz, 3.5 ml), and Clear DuWop branded small PVC makeup bag.


Elizabeth Arden Pretty Irrestible Color Intrigue Eyeshadow/Cheekcolor Kit, Warm$29.50

Elizabeth Arden knows cosmetics… And this warm palette combination will create a natural, clean look. Fresh, rosy pastels for eyes and cheeks. Three Color Intrigue Eyeshadows and one Color Intrigue Cheekcolor.

Be on the lookout for skincare and bronzing kits, too!

Lindsay Ginn

Livin' in your basement, eatin' your canned foods.