15 Makeup Products So Pretty You Almost Won't Want To Use Them (Almost)

I suffer from a bit of a catch-22 with makeup, and I don't think I'm alone. The problem is, I tend to lust more after pretty looking makeup products, but if I ever get my hands on said products, I'm hard-pressed to ruin the beautiful embossments or carvings by *gasp* using them. Because even though makeup is used to create art in the first place, when they're presented as pieces of art, it just seems wrong to ruin them. Unless, perhaps, the formula is just that good.

So if you too find yourself questioning whether or not ruining the prettily presented product is worth it, here are 15 of the prettiest cosmetics on the market with the formula to back them up. You know, in case you do get the courage to dip your brush in them.


This multipurpose powder can be used all over the face, or as a bronzer, blush, or highlighter too. Just try not to cry when those perfect lines are dented.

Clarins Graphic Expression Face and Blush Powder Palette, $35, Clarins


Too Faced Love Flush Long-Lasting Blush, $26, Too Faced

This highly pigmented blush is supposed to last up to 16 hours on the cheeks. But how cute are those bunnies?


Physician’s Formula Argan Wear Ultra-Nourishing Argan Oil Blush, $13, Physicians Formula

The mosaic pattern on this argan-oil infused blush is to-die-for. Seriously, are the skin benefits even worth messing up that embossment?


Clinique Cheek Pop, $21, Sephora

Because this blush is so highly pigmented, just tapping your brush in should be enough, and it won’t disturb the flower design (thankfully).


Tarte Colored Clay Bronzer Blush, $30, Tarte

Hidden under this gorgeous leaf-design is a bronzer and blush in one that will brighten any complexion and soothe the skin.


Guerlain Terracotta Terre d’Ete Tan-Enhancing Bronzer, $78, Nordstrom

If you dare to touch the pan, warm up your complexion with this multicolored bronzer that adds just the right amount of glow.


Givenchy Poudre Bonne Mine Healthy Glow Powder, $51, Sephora

This baked gel bronzer evens skin texture and has the prettiest tiling I’ve ever seen.


Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder, $42, Sephora

This rose-gold illuminator that flatters all skin tones has a perfectly whipped design that is actually hard to stop staring at.


Charlotte Tilbury Fallen Angel Luxury Palette, $65, Charlottetilbury

Even though this palette would give the perfect-smokey-eye, you might just want to skip the shadow anyway and stare at it instead.


Estée Lauder Pure Color Gelée Powder Eyeshadow, $24, Nordstrom

This ultra-metallic powder-gel eyeshadow comes with the most gorgeous, woven embossment.


MAC Extra Dimension Eyeshadow, $20, MAC

The creamy texture and intense pigmentation might not be enough to persuade me to touch this detailed shadow.


Burberry Beauty Burberry Kisses Lipstick, $33, Nordstrom

A buildable, hydrating lippy is always a good thing, but when the bullet is covered in the signature Burberry print, it’s almost too pretty to use.


Anna Sui Lipstick V, $30, Beautylish

Despite the fact that this creamy lipstick also has the cutest packaging, it’s a freakin’ star!


Clé de Peau Beauté Extra Rich Lipstick (Refill), $40, Nordstrom

I don’t care how pigmented this lipstick is, the signature, gem shape is too perfect to touch.


Lipstick Refill 093, $20, Paul and Joeus

Even for a color so gorgeous, how can you smudge up that precious face?

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