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The 10 best limited edition Christmas gifts for the beauty obsessed person in your life.

We all have one in our life.

That person we go to for all our makeup advice, who never leaves the house without full brows and flawless contour and who knows all the staff at their local Mecca by at least name, if not star sign.

They’re great, and we fully appreciate them but what the hell do we get them for Christmas when they already seem to own everything under the sun?

I’ll let you in on a little secret – no beauty lover can resist a limited edition beauty gift set. Which makes Christmas, when brands release hundreds of them, well, our Christmas.

So whether it’s your mum, you sister, your brother, friend or partner, here are the 10 best beauty Christmas gifts that will have them screaming (the good kind!) this Christmas.

1. Urban Decay All Day All Night Travel Duo, $31.

Minis are like puppies to the beauty obsessed – we want THEM ALL. This handy travel kit includes a mini of Urban Decay’s cult All Nighter Makeup Setting Spray and the Quick Fix Hydra-Charged Complexion Prep Priming Spray. They’re game changing products that will ensure their makeup stays flawless all day, and erm, all night.

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2. The Body Shop Vanilla Chai Tin of Delights, $70.

This tin is the beauty equivalent of a big hug that's comforting but not so tight you can't breathe. Basically, it's lovely.

It includes a shower gel, body butter, bath foam and hand cream in The Body Shop's new and limited edition Christmas scent of vanilla chai which is rich and warm and will probably make you drool. Plus, part of the proceeds from the gift set (or any in The Body Shop's Christmas gifting range) go towards International Alert's Peace Play Project, which helps Syrian refugee children to heal through play.

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3. Glamglow Let It Glow! Supermud set, $98.

Cult beauty brand Glamglow do killer masks, but their rather exxy price tags mean people are often reluctant to buy them for themselves. This limited edition set includes minis of four of their best to make skin smoother, brighter and softer. It's a great way to finally try them out or up their multimasking game.

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4. Go-To Limited Edition Very Useful Face cream 100ml, $72.

Beauty lovers may be suckers for mini products, but we can't go past jumbo versions of our favourites either. Zoe Foster Blake's Go To Skincare have just released a limited edition 100ml version of their bestselling Face Cream.

We know you shouldn't judge a book (or a face cream) by its cover (packaging) but the outside is as cute as its contents inside are great for your skin. (Very.)

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5. Beauty Blender Gold Mine Set, $60.

As one of the best recent makeup inventions (in my humble opinion), one can never have enough Beauty Blenders. The makeup sponge is used damp to apply any cream or powder face products and gives skin an airbrushed effect. This set includes two sponges, soap to clean and a blotting sponge.

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6. Benefit Eye Love SF Set, $82.

Valued at $138, this fun and colourful set includes full size versions of bestsellers They're Real! Mascara, Goof Proof Brow Pencil, a mini Roller Lash mascara and the POREfessional primer and a fun size They're Real! Tinted Primer. Great for travel, to try out or because MINIS.

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7. Nude by Nature Natural Beauty Good For You Complexion Collection, $49.95.

Perfect for the natural beauty lovers, this limited edition set is a beauty taster plate, if you will. It contains everything you need to do your face using ingredients that are good for your skin. There's even a makeup remover to take it all of once you're done with it too.

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8. Trilogy Rosehip Radiance Christmas Gift Set 2 pack, $52.99.

This Trilogy pack is perfect for anyone who's obsessed with their skincare (or who wants to be). Seriously, nothing will give you faster, more noticeable results for your skin than rosehip oil and trilogy is among the best. The limited edition set contains a full size Trilogy Rosehip Antioxidant Plus, Trilogy Rosapene Radiance Serum and a 30ml Trilogy Cream Cleanser.

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9. NYX Professional Makeup Soft Matte Lip Cream Vault II 36 Pack, $62.30.

The answer to 'Can you have too many lip products?' is always 'No'. This pack is proof. Featuring 36 (yes, 36) mini soft matte lip creams in almost every colour you could ever want, there are 24 favourites and 12 brand new shades.

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10. Nars Love Game Eyeshadow Palette, $80.

Almost too beautiful to use, this eyeshadow palette is both a collectors item and a must-have addition to any makeup collection. The palette from the Nars X Man Ray collection features 12 never before seen shades and inspired by the iconic photographer's muse Ady Fidelin, the first African American model to be featured in a fashion magazine.

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