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It depends on the set. I have problems with kits that include base products like foundation or concealer because they invariably come too dark for me but they don’t go dark enough for a lot of women of color. For skincare or body products it can be a good way to try things at a cheaper price than buying one full-size item, though, so that can be a good deal. I like sets of all one item, too, like lip glosses or lipsticks or blushes, because you can get a few smaller items for the price of one or two full-size items. But I get annoyed when companies who put out sets put the same items in each set every time (NARS, can we get a blush palette without Orgasm? Please?).

Maybe for samples, yeah. But for larger quantities, I find that I prefer buying individual products because when it comes to sets or even palettes I find that I buy them for only one or a handful of the stuff in them.

Most often, no. Unless the kit has everything I was looking to try out, it inevitably ends up being more expensive than if I had just bought the individual products I wanted in the first place, due to me not using certain products.

I agree its a great way to try out new skin care or hair products- I found my perfect cleanser this way and my skin has loved me ever since!
Depends with make up, I was given the Benefit Confessions of a Concealaholic for my birthday- its pretty good. I stay away palettes, the only exception being Urban Decay Naked palette.

I personally do not like them because I have my key items that I hold close and I would rather have full size versions of them. That being said, I think they make wonderful gifts, especially for budding makeup users. I got my cousin who is several years younger than me a couple of the benefit boxes! I also got my boyfriends mom and skincare set for her to start out with from Lancome and she adored it. It gives them a chance to play around and find out what works for them 🙂

Well it really depends on the set, I like that it exists because in the past it has really helped me to build my collection allowing me to be more creative, as I much more colour and would have never been able to afford all of these colours in single eyeshadows. But then I also like being able to only pick one colour so.. I guess now that I have a larger make up collection I don’t like them as much as I used to no.

I usually don’t like that and I don’t really buy sets/kits because most of the time I’m not interested/don’t like a lot of the stuff in kits, so they’re never a good value for me.

I do agree that skincare & haircare kits can work. I don’t ever buy bundles that include a foundation or concealer because they hardly ever work for me. As for color item, I like gift sets that include mini’s of certain products, but I never buy starter sets or anything like that.

I love makeup kit/bundles. As long as there is either a choice for foundation, or no foundation, I will buy kits/bundles. I love the trying of new makeup things.

Makeup bundles are not my thing either. Years ago I used to buy them only to realize over time that many products did not get used which only negated the savings.

Skincare bundles are a fairly good and economical way of trying additional items in a line. Still, I’m rarely completely loyal to a given line and tend to find my HG products as individual products rather than under the same brand umbrella. They’re always tempting though! Recently I purchased a La Prairie eye care bundle and ended up finding an HG product, but it wasn’t the one I purchased the kit for in the first place. LoL.

Haircare I always purchase the shampoo and conditioner together and love the bundles typically available around Christmas time. A great way to stock up and save money.

I must be the only one that likes them. I mean, I won’t buy every beauty set that comes out, especially ones with foundation and concealers because they may not match, it just depends on what it is. This is how I fell in love with Tarte. In fact, Tarte had a sale of their website, and I purchased a set that had almost all full size products including the Maracuja Oil which I love, all for $60. Basically, I just depends on what it is and all that is included and price.

Generally no because I’m so picky about the colors I wear. I usually do a bold red lip, and every once in a while decide I want to wear a nude or pink lip, and go very natural with everything else. A palette with a lot of different colors would just be a waste for me because I just wouldn’t have any use for them. I also pretty much have my makeup narrowed down to just a few essential products that I use all the time. The only colors I ever really play with are lip colors. but the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette does intrigue me.

I do like makeup and skincare kits/bundles often it’s cheaper than individual products. My last Sephora purchase was a set from Two Face that include a full size bronzer, two full size eye shadows, full size eyeliner,sample mascara and primer. The bronzer alone is $30 but the kit was $40 (minus 15% for chic week). Totally worth it for me.

It depends. I look at each kit individually and do a little research before buying. For example, Fresh puts out a kit every Christmas with one full size Sugar lip balm plus a few mini extras. The cost is the same as one full size lip balm so it’s like getting everything else for free. So those are the kits I like. I look at what’s full size and find out what it costs, if I want that item then I get it whether or not I use the other items. I could always give them away but I find a fun way to try something new with no risk.

Yes, I do. I’m still growing my collection, and I’m still learning about what I like and what works, so I like bundles. It always seems that my favorite part of the bundle isn’t what I expected.

I love sets and kits if they offer a substantial savings to make it worth trying the products, especially if it contains something I already like. Extra bonus points if they are mostly full size products. I end up finding lots of things I like that way.

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