Somehow it's always more fun buying makeup around the holidays. The colours seem more sparkly and vibrant. The packaging is out-of-this-world cute (or luxe). And do I even have to mention the value you get when brands package up three, four (or, like Avon, 75!) different shades in one single kit?!? I mean, they're practically giving this stuff away.
Here's the lowdown on the best cosmetics sets this year—from the gilded compacts by Clarins and Dior to the playful palettes by Urban Decay and Hello Kitty.