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In case the abundance of Pre-black Friday sales and earlier than usual decorations didn’t make this clear, the holiday season is officially here. Temps are dropping (way quicker than we’d like to admit), Sephora’s website is overflowing with exclusive kits and we’re jotting down wishlists for any and everyone to donate to. And since the holidays aren’t exactly about ourselves, we’re conjuring next-level gifts our loved ones will swoon over too. If you’re looking to gift something a little out-of-the-ordinary, but still super on-trend, we’ve got exactly what you need: this year’s best K-beauty holiday gift sets.
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that K-beauty is the reason we’re obsessed with glass skin, cream skin, and any other trend that promises the glow-up of our dreams. And whether you have a friend that is already obsessed with this overseas sensation or clueless about its existence, anything from this category will broaden their horizon. The best gifts are the ones that absolutely blow your mind and force you to ask yourself, “where has this been all my life?!” In short, that’s the kind of reaction you can expect when K-beauty is in the mix.
So of course we rounded up top skincare starter sets, double-cleansing duos and ultra-hydrating masks, but we’ve thrown in a few unexpected makeup options, too. Because we’re doing this all in the name of experimentation, right?
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Mizon Snail Repair Skincare Set
This complete skincare set includes some of the K-beauty brand’s best-selling snail-infused products (sounds weird, but they really do work magic).
Tony Moly Glow For It Skincare Set
Not only is the packaging of these products alarmingly cute, but this glow-boosting kit is full of the label’s best-sellers.
Innisfree Best Seller Discovery Set
Another introductory set to the best of Korean beauty and it’s under $20.
Holika Holika Cupcake Lipbalm
Everyone wears lip balm and this adorable cupcake packaging makes this budget buy totally gift-worthy.
Dr. Jart+Cicapair™ Soothing Hydration Set
Can it even be considered K-beauty if there’s not a slew of masks involved? We think not.
Then I Met You The Cleansing Duo
If the curiosity of double-cleansing is more than you can bear, opt for this pair to try it for yourself.
Peach & Lily The Instant Rescue Kit
When skin needs a little extra TLC, Peach & Lily to the rescue. From tackling dark spots to restoring chapped, dry skin, this trio is the answer to our winter skincare needs.
Shangpree Marine Jewel Capsule
This pick is luxury at it’s finest. From the ornate jar to the silky, smooth serum, this screams luxurious. Not to mention the serum is formulated with olive, macadamia and avocado oil for mega-hydration.
Missha Time Revolution Artemesia Special Set
For the loved one that’s been struggling with problem skin, this soothing set will help rebalance, reset and refresh their complexion sans irritation.
Jung Saem Mool Artist Eyeshadow Palette
Swipe on these gorgeous earth tone shadows to create a party-ready smokey eye.
The Crème Shop My Wand & Only Matte Liquid Lipstick Roses Are
Since every woman needs a true red lipstick in their makeup arsenal, this matte lippie is sure to impress.
Vitabrid Dual Mask: Brightening & Luminous
What’s better than a hydration face mask? A hydrating face mask that adds luminosity and brightness.
A version of this story was originally published on Nov 15, 2019.