15 Instagrammable Beauty Gifts For Anyone Obsessed With Social Media
We all have that one friend who lives and breathes social media. When she's not planning her outfits and brunch reservations around what fits in her (likely stunning) feed, she's double-tapping away and sharing real-time updates about the latest and greatest in pop culture news.
Because she's so socially savvy, gifting her is all about the aesthetics. But finding something that'll impress her (and she doesn't already own) can prove challenging. Thankfully, beauty gifts are universal crowd-pleasers with notoriously gorgeous packaging, so we've rounded up 15 options for minimalists and color fanatics alike. From practical stocking stuffers to the most extra selections, read on to see our top picks, and feel free to pull her Insta feed up for inspiration while you shop.
Glamglow #GLITTERMASK GRAVITYMUD Firming Treatment
What better way to bless your favorite social media maven than with a face mask practically designed for Instagram? Oozing with holographic glitter (star-shaped for the sake of trends, of course), Glamglow's #GLITTERMASK ($69) is ready for endless KiraKira-ing and also the perfect complement to a light-up Lumee phone case.
Claus Porto Guest Soap Box
Soaps are a classic gift, and come in especially handy when you're stumped on what to buy someone. But instead of being a dead giveaway that you chose the "safe" gift option, this Claus Porto Guest Soap Box ($22) is stocked with soaps so delicately stunning, they look both thoughtful and luxe.
Danielle Creations Cat Ear Gold Mini Mirror
These days, you aren't a true beauty girl unless you've got something to show for it — like a vanity piled with acrylic drawers and quirky accents. This Danielle Creations Cat Ear Gold Mini Mirror ($18) will add a cute touch of personality to anyone's beauty setup and have their phone buzzing with compliments as soon as they post a photo of it online.
Herbivore Botanicals Calm Dead Sea Salts
When you combine minimalist packaging, soft hues, and candlelit baths, you practically have a recipe for Instagrammable success. The Herbivore Botanicals Calm Dead Sea Salts ($18) check all of these boxes and are ideal for anyone into wellness.
Fenty Beauty Holiday Collection
At this point, we can practically confirm that Rihanna is a beauty psychic. As if dropping an entire cosmetics line wasn't already proof she knows exactly what we want, feast your eyes on her dreamy holiday collection. Housed in an oil slick-inspired version of her now-famous geometric packaging, a lipstick ($19) or eyeshadow palette ($39, regularly $59) is ideal for gifting — and lighting up anyone's social feed, too.
Saturday Skin Spotlight Brightening Mask, 5 Pack
Millennial or not, 2017 proved that any shade of pink is a crowd-pleaser. To help kick off 2018 with glowing skin, do your friend a solid and pick up this 5-pack of Spotlight Brightening Masks ($30) from Saturday Skin.
Pat Mcgrath Labs MatteTrance Lipstick
With a packed roster of buzz-worthy releases, the latter end of 2017 was Pat McGrath's for the taking. Between eyeshadows and glosses, photos of her famous sequin-filled packaging has flooded social media, but the MatteTrance Lipsticks ($38) are among her most noteworthy launches yet. The insanely matte finish is straight out of our wildest dreams, while the tube is a dangerously sleek take on a classic lipstick bullet.
Christian Louboutin 'Loubilaque' Lip Lacquer
On social media, exercising your right to be extra is highly encouraged. For the friend who's not afraid to be over the top, why not slip one of Christian Louboutin's 'Loubilaque' Lip Lacquers ($85) into her stocking? In case the opulent packaging wasn't already enough, this embellished lip product can even be work as a necklace.
Coco Mademoiselle Eau De Parfum Purse Spray
There's not a single girl who couldn't benefit from a hint of Chanel in her life. To really impress your friend, gift her a portable (and refillable!) twist and spray version of an iconic scent, Mademoiselle Eau de Parfum ($105). Catching a glimpse of those metallic double Cs in her purse will make her feel instantly #fancy anytime, anywhere.
Danielle Creations 'Rose Gold' Manicure Set
Metal beauty tools are totally chic, especially when they're rose gold. This pretty manicure set ($20) is ultrafunctional and comes in a convenient snap wallet that makes it ideal for taking on the go.
Milk Makeup Dab + Blend Applicator
Milk Makeup is one of our favorite cool-girl beauty brands, and one look at their trendy packaging should tell you why. The transparent, glitter-filled makeup applicator ($14) is portable and easy to clean — perfect for travel!
Somme Institute Skin Reset Restructuring Cream
For the friend who's minimalist life motto is "less is more," the Somme Institute Skin Reset Restructuring Cream ($85) will make her heart sing. The ultraclean container is as stunningly simple as they come, and what's inside will save anyone's Winter skin.