One of my favourite things about Christmas is gifts- giving gifts more so than receiving granted, but there is nothing quite like a decent gift with purchase to lift the soul. Many makeup companies give free gifts with purchase over the Christmas period and Boots is always one of my hotspots when it comes to picking up some high street, and often high end makeup. The following is just a little guide of what you can get your mitts on this Christmas and what threshold you have to meet for same, along with a few little recommendations of products that I recommend you bear in mind when visiting the counter.
L'Oreal always offer decent gift sets with full size decent products, and this year they did not disappoint. Free when you spend €20 on any L'Oreal products, you get a full size mascara, red lipstick, red nail polish and pencil. If you're looking for inspiration on how best to spend your €20, why not check out this post on the new L'Oreal Eyeshadow palette released as part of their Christmas collection?
Max Factor also bring it every Christmas with a great selection of products and this year they certainly did not disappoint with a great selection of full size products (lipstick, nail polish, mascara and eyeshadow) all wrapped up in a pretty box for FREE when you spend €20 or more on Max Factor goodies! If you need inspiration on what to buy, why not try out one of their new Excess Shimmer shadow pots or one of my all time favourite drugstore foundations?
I have to admit that the Bourjois gift set is my favourite this year because it is so up my street! Full size Rouge Edition lipstick in 02, full size nail polish, mascara and eyeshadow trio. All yours when you spend €20 or more on products. Why now try out one of the new eyeshadow quads that have been released recently?
Seventeen is a brand that has seriously impressed me in the last two months with their new releases and it's definitely a brand that has piqued my interest. This eyeshadow palette can be yours FREE with purchase of any two Seventeen products! The shade on the bottom right appears to be an eyeliner gel FYI. If you're stuck for inspiration on what to buy, might I recommend the Falsifeye HD Mascara and the Define and Conquer Contour Kit.
Rimmel are not only offering a free gift with purchase this year (a lovely red Salon Pro shade) BUT they are also offering a 3 for 2. Bargs! If you haven't tried the new Lasting Finish NUDE Foundation yet, I recommend picking it up. I've also been loving the new Provocalips so have a look at that too if you're interested!
Collection are also getting on on the Christmas feels by giving away a Work the Colour Lip Butter worth €3.99 when you spend €6.50 or more on Collection Cosmetics. Might be a good excuse to top up on your Lasting Perfection concealer!
Same as last year, Barry M are gifting you with a super glittery polish if you spend €9 or more on any Barry M Cosmetics. Perfect for the festive season I am sure you will agree!
Revlon are offering a free Color Burst balm worth €10.99 when you spend €13 or more on any Revlon cosmetics. You can choose whichever one you like from the Original, Matte or Lacquer lines. I've gone on the record many times to state that the Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains are one of my FAVOURITE lip products ever.
Lastly but not leastly, No 7 are offering a free Shimmer Dust gift box worth €40 when you buy any two No 7 Cosmetics products. They are also giving out Boots No 7 vouchers again so this would also go towards the cost of buying the products in the first place- winning!
So, what gift sets are catching your eye this Christmas? I kind of want them all, so we'll see how much I crack over the coming month. These are bound to fly off the shelves so I would definitely encourage you to get your mitts on these asap!