In the lead up to Christmas, chances are you’ve been seeing a fair few gift sets being advertised, but are they really much cheaper than buying products individually? Sometimes, if the saving isn’t much, it’s better to just but each thing separate so you can choose special colours and looks that will suit your friends. So are these bags worth it, or are you better off assembling your own? We’re taking a look at Beauty Bay Collections to see if they add up.

Ok, so this article isn’t entirely fair – you do get a make up pouch and instructions with the sets. But that’s not why anyone’s buying these – it’s for the make up. So how great a deal are you really getting? – in Beauty Bay’s case, generally pretty good!

However, the biggest saving may surprise you – SPOILER ALERT: It’s not even the most expensive collection.




Beauty Bay Collection – The Modern Essentials Look
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (£6) x 4 
Value: £24
Price: £18Saving: £6

25% saving




Beauty Bay Collection – The Heroes’ In Dark/Light
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (£6) x 1

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte (£11.50) x 1

Eyeko Mini Eye Do Liquid Liner (£5.18) x 1

Beauty Blender (£16) x 1 

Morphe Buffer Brush M439 (£12.50) x 1

Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz(£15.50) x 1

  Eyeko Liner calculated assuming 2g is £15
Value: £66.68 – admittedly I might have calculated wrongly, otherwise I have no idea where they got ‘worth over £75’ from!

This is the most expensive set, and it has the second lowest saving! Lucky the other kits make up for it.

Price: £60Saving: £6.68

10% saving




Beauty Bay Collection – The Essentials Collection
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (£6) x 2

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow (£9.95) x 1

Mini Z Palette in Black (£5.50) x 1

Value: £26.75
Price: £20Saving: £6.75

25% saving




Beauty Bay Collection – Lip Studio ‘Amp It Up’
LA Splash Lip Couture Waterproof (£9.95) x 1

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte (£11.50) x 1

Coloured Raine Matte Liquid Paint (£16) x 1

Value: £37.45
Price: £30Saving: £7.45

20% saving




Beauty Bay Collection – Its Trending
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (£6) x 2

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick (£11.50) x 1

Eyeko Mini Eye Do Liquid Liner (£5.18) x 1

 Eyeko Liner calculated from 2g costing £15
Value: £28.68
Price: £20Saving: £8.68

30% saving





Beauty Bay Collection – The Classic Smokey Look/The Mulberry Eye Look
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (£6) x 3

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow (£9.25)  x 1

Value: £27.25
Price: £18Saving: £9.25

34% saving




Beauty Bay Collection – Lip Studio ‘Make A Statement’/Lip Studio ‘Keep It Classic’

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte (£11.50) x 1

Gerard Cosmetics lipstick (£11.50) x 1

Gerard Cosmetics lip pencil (£11.50) x 1

 Lip Studio ‘Keep It Classic’ says it’s worth over £42, but seems to be identical (just different shades) to ‘Make a Statement’, both worth £34.50. Like I needed more reasons to doubt my own maths.
Value: £34.50
Price: £25Saving: £9.50

28% saving




Beauty Bay Collection – The Molten Metals Look
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow (£9.25) x 2

LA Splash Lip Couture Waterproof Matte Liquid Lipstick (£9.95) x 1

Value: £28.45
Price: £18Saving: £10.45

36% saving





Beauty Bay Collection – Its Trending, Deluxe Edition
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow (£6) x 2

Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte (£11.50) x 1

Eyeko Mini Eye Do Liquid Liner 1.2g (£9) x 1

Stila Huge Extreme Lash Mascara (£18) x 1

Kevyn Aucoin The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil 0.69g (£11.50) x 1

Gerard Cosmetics Slay All Day Setting Spray (14.50) x 1

 Eyeko Liner calculated assuming 2g is £15

Kevyn Aucoin Pencil calculated assuming 1.2g is £20

Value: £76.50
Price: £45Saving: £31.50

41% saving :O



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