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Pick Up These Holiday Beauty Sets Now (Before They're History)

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Along with the turkey, pumpkin lattes and homemade pie, the holiday season ushers in a slew of amazing, limited-edition beauty sets. Currently, we're drooling over all of the pretty colors and fresh products in this year's crop. The sets are also perfectly sized for holiday travel, a fantastic way to try out new brands without much commitment—and they make great gifts for all the beauty lovers on your list.

But, seriously, don't wait to shop our top picks. When they say limited edition, they ain't kidding, and these babies will fly off the shelves.

  1. Clinique Case of the Pretties

    Tune up your holiday makeup routine with Clinique’s pretty palette featuring 13 colors for eyes, lips and cheeks. The thin clutch-like colorful compact is travel-friendly.

    $29.50

  2. MAC Enchanted Eve Brush Set

    Give your makeup brushes a kick of electric color. This set features five basic mini-brushes for face and eyes. Remember, tools matter.

    $52.50

  3. Clarins Extra-Firming Luxury Collection

    Kiss dry winter skin goodbye with this special Extra-Firming Luxury Collection from Clarins. You’ll get four luxurious skincare products in a special gold train case.

    $145

  4. Jo Malone Christmas Cracker

    We're smitten with this adorable Christmas cracker. Inside you'll find three Jo Malone favorites a la: Peony & Blush Suede Body Crème, Lime Basil & Mandarin Body & Hand Wash and Blackberry & Bay Cologne. Yum.

    $45

  5. lilah b. Divine Duo Holiday Kit

    Sausalito-based lilah b.’s special b.merry set features two new lip and cheek shades in the label's signature pebble-like palette that fits perfectly in the smallest of bags.

    $78

  6. Chanel Le Laqué Le Vernis Trio

    Polish ladies will love this set of three Chanel Le Vernis Nail Colours. Comes with Pirate (red), Gold Shimmer (an exclusive metallic shade) and a bottle of Laque Brillance Extreme, a special top coat to give your nails strength and extra shine.

    $82

  7. Honest Beauty Everything Makeup Palette

    Have you been dying to try Jessica Alba's new natural beauty line? Pick up this sampler holiday palette, featuring colors for eyes, lips and cheeks, and you'll be ready for your close-up.

    $35

  8. Living Proof Happy Hair Days Set

    Tame those tresses for the holidays with Living Proof's travel-friendly set. It features products and treatments designed to give you super healthy-looking hair. (Ditch those extensions, girl.)

    $32

  9. Estee Lauder Give Every Shade

    OK, just try and resist buying this set for yourself. (We couldn't!) It features 30 eyeshadow shades in a large palette box. Plus, the shadows can pop out into a smaller compact for easy portability.

    $49.50

  10. Nars Steven Klein Killer Heels Lipstick Coffret

    Give your lips the perfect pout, and flit from office to festive fete with this set of five mini-lipsticks. Shades range from demure to vampy.

    $49