Forget those memories of when beauty sets of old included unusual or intimidating shades and lesser known products – the beauty sets of today are ripping up the rulebook. Underrated for too long, the latest roster of beauty kits are packed with bestsellers, highly-rated heroes and the most covetable products around, from the most desirable brands. We’ve compiled an exclusive edit of them in our Summer Event and are appreciating the myriad ways you can benefit from kits. Keep scrolling to discover four different ways to make kits work for you…
To Discover A New Brand
If you haven’t tried a brand before you might feel apprehensive about investing in product before you’ve really had a chance to put it to the test. This is where a good kit steps in – often centred around a hero line, bestsellers or new launches, a beauty kit allows you to thoroughly test a range of different – and often best – products before deciding whether to incorporate it into your daily routine. Take the Summer Edit by Rodial, which includes the Essence Mist, a full-size Sculpting Gel and a full-size Cleansing Water from the bestselling Dragon’s Blood collection. With two full-size products in the kit, it gives you plenty of opportunity to decide whether it will become a permanent fixture in your routine and still gives you the chance to try out other new launches too.
Fragrance can be particularly tricky to choose because you’ll want to consider how it suits different occasions, times of day and also how it develops on your skin over time. Jo Loves A Scent Artist Collection featuring Grapefruit Body Spray and Pomelo Paintbrush Gel allows you to explore two new fragrances and application methods in one go.
For Your Next Holiday
While we always envisage the prelude to our holidays as an exciting countdown, the reality is usually a little more fraught. Whether you’re handing over a project at work, packing for the kids, block-booking beauty appointments or trying to organise a dog-sitter, time-saving solutions are always top of our priority list; which is where travel-sized beauty kits come in. Pre-packed with all your favourite minis, it will save a mad dash round the airport before the gate closes and will prevent you leaving any must-haves behind too.
A current favourite is the Away We Go Travel Set, which contains five cabin-bag friendly heroes to create beachy waves and sun-kissed skin, making it the perfect beach holiday travel companion. For facial skincare and body essentials ideal for a city break Malin+Goetz’s carry-on approved Weekender Kit has it all including a miniature deodorant and body zesty body wash.
When You’re A Super Fan
When you’re a mega fan of a brand, beauty kits allow you to replenish your tried-and-tested favourites at purse-friendly prices and stock up on handy minis of your daily essentials that are ideal to keep in your handbag for midday touch-ups. The Laura Mercier X Space NK set contains a trio of bestsellers for flawless skin including the Foundation Radiance Primer, Translucent Setting Powder and Velour Puff, while super-fans of Drunk Elephant will delight at the chance to get their hands on the Get Even Kit, which contains five handbag sized stars including the C-Firma Day Serum and A-Passioni Retinol Cream.
Beauty kits and sets are the ideal solution for effortless gift-giving. Whether you want to treat your loved on to some indulgent new makeup or say thank you to a generous host, there is an option for every taste and budget. Two of our favourites are Herbivore’s Self Love Bath and Body Ritual Kit, which includes a rose quartz infused Body Oil, a Coconut Milk Bath Soak and the gently exfoliating Coco Rose Body Polish and the Nars x Space NK Set.
Combining three of the most popular Nars products including the iconic Orgasm Blush, iconic Laguna bronzer and transformative Climax mascara – this limited-edition set features favourites that every makeup lover will love.