Investing in mini lipsticks sets is always a good idea. Whether you’re a lipstick fiend or newbie, sets are a great way to experiment with different shades and brands. If you don’t like a color, it’s not a massive loss, where it could have been if you had bought a single shade of lipstick that you hated. You’ll find it on the bottom of your cosmetics drawer years later, only to try it one more time to make sure and still be disappointed. Mini lipstick sets are designed for a wide range of skin tones, because these carefully crafted sets are trying to appeal to as many people as possible. The sets are often populated with a brand’s fan favorites, so you know these shades have some seals of approval. Mini lipsticks also fit in your smallest purse and sometimes even your wallet. They’re better to bring on nights out or special occasions when you have a teeny, tiny purse. 

If you want to channel Ariana Grande and buy a set for yourself and six friends, lipstick sets also make fun gifts. Imagine if you tried to guess your BFF’s fave lip color, only to guess wrong and get her a single shade that she doesn’t go with her skin’s gold undertones. 

We’ve rounded up the best mini lipstick sets to gift to your friends or to gift to yourself. Or, why not both? 

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