13 Pretty Cosmetic Compacts That Could Double As Jewelry

Try using the arrow keys

When the term "powder compact" is uttered in a sentence, one may as well be copping to démodé, grandma-inspired sartorial inclinations. However, 2014 is resurrecting the cosmetic staples in a decidedly modern fashion. Not only are compacts housing makeup essentials from full face palettes to the finest milled illuminating powders, they also come in an array of opulent forms. Golden, crystal-encrusted cases serve to evoke modernized '50s glamour; geometric silver compacts serve to satisfy avant-garde style; and patterned cases combine the best of both worlds. So when you're on the holiday party circuit this season, snap up one of these embellished compacts; you may even be inspired to leave the statement jewelry at home.

More Slideshows