Consider an Instagram photo the millennial seal of approval. While all millennials are 20-somethings, no two people in this age group have the exact same obsessions. Whether the millennial on your list loves minimalist beauty packaging, or is an avid follower of social media-famous industry pros, there’s a beauty gift out there they’ll think is worthy of showing off with a ‘gram. From face masks to makeup from buzzy Internet beauty brands, any millennial on your holiday shopping list would be happy to share the following 12 beauty gifts on their social media feeds.
1. CHARLOTTE TILBURY MAGICAL MINI BRUSH SET
No adult makeup collection is complete without a quality set of brushes. This travel-friendly Charlotte Tilbury set would be the perfect starter kit.
Charlotte Tilbury | $65
2. MILK MAKEUP LIMITED EDITON FROM DESK TO DAWN KIT
Whether your plans end at happy hour or go late into the night, this kit includes every product one could possibly need to create a makeup look that will hold up throughout an evening out.
Milk Makeup | $68
3. THE ESTÉE EDIT THE FLASH PHOTO KIT
The duo of a high-shine, but not stick lip gloss and mattifying powder, both formulated with brightening pigments will ensure any complexion is Instagram-ready.
Estee Edit | $25
4. URBAN DECAY NAKED ULTIMATE BASICS PALETTE
Whether cut crease or shimmery shadow is the eye makeup look of choice, this mega palette has every shade to make it happen.
Urban Decay | $54
5. OUAI STYLE EDIT SET
The key to cool girl hair is all in the right products. Luckily, celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin knows a thing or two about how to make getting effortless undone hair, almost effortless. This sample set from her Ouai hairline includes everything needed to get the look including wave spray, texturizing hairspray, finishing crème, and hair ties.
Ouai | $25
6. PETER THOMAS ROTH MASK SAMPLER SET
There’s nothing like canceling plans every now and then for a night of masking. From hydrating to anti-aging, this Peter Thomas Roth collection has a mask to target whatever the current skin issue may be.
Peter Thomas Roth | $25
7. GLOSSIER BLACK TIE SET
No top shelf or Instagram feed is void of a little Glossier. Now, the popular Internet beauty brand will be the plus one to every holiday party this year. This set of staples for special occasion makeup looks includes a clear lip gloss, metallic granite eyeliner, pearlescent highlighter, and the perfect shade of millennial pink nail polish.
Glossier | $50
8. & OTHER STORIES COTTON CARE BODY GIFT SET
What will leave millennials’ skin soft, smooth, and look chic in their bathrooms? This & Other Stories at-home spa day set that includes a body scrub, lotion, and hand cream.
& Other Stories | $40
9. BEAUTYBLENDER PRO.ON.THE.GO COLLECTION
No Instagram-worthy makeup look is possible without the proper blending tools. This Beauty Blender set contains sponges for applying face makeup, sponge cleanser, as well as a blotter to keep unwanted shine under control throughout the day.
Beauty Blender | $40
10. FACE INC BY NAILS INC FLOWER POWER HYDRATING MASK & CAT NAP BRIGHTENING SHEET MASK
We all wish we could wear our favorite Snapchat filters IRL, so these fun sheet masks inspired by popular filters will almost make it possible.
Nails Inc. | $6 each
11. MARIO BADESCU ACNE REPAIR KIT
Consider this set the secret to a calm, clear complexion. It includes Mario Badescu’s acne-fighting product lineup that treats pimples throughout their lifespans. The Drying Lotion will zap zits overnight, the Drying Cream conceals blemishes while they continue to heal, and the Buffering Lotion fights larger breakout areas as well as prevents future ones from forming.
Mario Badescu | $46
12. SMITH & CULT NAIL COLLECTION GIFT SET
Consider all future #ManiMondays sorted. With or without nail art, this trio of polishes will make for a cool paint job regardless of the season.
Smith and Cult | $50