Beauty in itself is a fine art, so it's only right that the packaging echoes the true gorgeousness of the powerful product inside. If breathtaking packaging makes you feel all the feels, then here are 35 ridiculously pretty beauty products that are, in and of themselves, works of art.
There's nothing like holding the weighty metal of a well-constructed lipstick bullet in your hand, or spraying the prettiest pink atomizer to set your makeup in place. For me, a well-made, carefully crafted tube or bottle has the power to shift my mood and brighten my day. Applying skin care, makeup, and fragrance is a ritual that can make you feel just as glamorous as the actual application itself. If you long for the days of old Hollywood glamour, or wish you could get ready with the elegant finesse of Cleopatra and Marie Antoinette, then these stunning products are made just for you.
From mascara to masks to midnight musks, this list has all your bases covered. Not only will these products work overtime to make you look and feel your best, you'll also be the proud owner of a true masterpiece any collector would be proud to display.
So bust out a little champagne and get ready to treat yo' self.
1. Beautyblender Swirl
Beautyblender Swirl, $20, Sephora
I can't even bear the thought of foundation touching this cotton candy swirl of perfection. If marble is a marker of the finer things in life, then you're certain to look like a million bucks.
2. Ciaté London Glow-To Illuminating Blush
Ciaté London Glow-To Illuminating Blush, $26, Sephora
Oh my, starry-eyed surprise. The only thing better than this pretty-in-pick packaging is the beautiful way the blush wears.
3. Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls
Guerlain Météorites Illuminating Powder Pearls, $62, Sephora
If you've ever longed to be dripping in pearls, now's your chance. This illuminating powder gives the skin the most beautiful subtle, candlelit glow. Plus, one beautifully decorated container of this pearly dust will last you one to two years!
4. Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter
Burberry Fresh Glow Highlighter, $68, Sephora
This intricate lace detail is almost too pretty to swatch. However, the ethereal, blinding glow this illuminator gives decidedly makes it worth it.
5. Givenchy Healthy Glow & Body Bronzing Powder
Givenchy Healthy Glow & Body Bronzing Powder, $65, Sephora
This gigantic 0.56 oz bronzer somehow manages to be sleek and sexy, yet soft and delicate at the same time. Only Givenchy.
6. Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush
Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Blush, $29, Sephora
This packaging is almost as psychedelic as a Peter Max painting. Use this gold-dusted, coral powder on the dullest of days for an instant shot of sunshine.
7. Laura Mercier Face Illuminating Powder
Laura Mercier Face Illuminator Powder in "Indiscretion," $29, Sephora
Dali's surrealist sandy landscapes are shook by the sandy, shimmering sweeps of this highlighter. It's just as stunning on the skin as it is in the packaging.
8. Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour
Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in "Black Karat," $25, Sephora
This product may seem like precious stone excavated from the most sacred gold mine, but really it's just Laura Mercier's Baked Eye Colour. This aptly named "Black Karat" shadow can be used dry or wet for a soft wash of golden shimmer or a super smoldering smokey look.
9. Bésame Cosmetics Cake Mascara
Bésame Cosmetics Cake Mascara, $25, Sephora
All of Bésame's products are right out of the pages of the makeup history books. Even if the thought of cake mascara scares you, this item is worth purchasing just to give your vanity those old Hollywood glamour vibes.
10. Guerlain Terracotta Khol Loose Powder
Guerlain Terracotta Khol Loose Powder, $41, Sephora
Cleopatra herself would have been proud to use this eyeliner. Truly worthy of a place in The Met Museum.
11. Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance™ Lipstick
Pat McGrath Labs MatteTrance™ Lipstick, $38, Sephora
These new Pat McGrath lipsticks give off total Man Ray vibes. You'll really by applying your lipstick in style.
12. GlamGlow Poutmud™ Wet Lip Balm Treatment
GlamGlow Poutmud™ Wet Lip Balm Treatment, $24, Sephora
Before you apply any matte lipstick, make sure to hydrate with this little Jeff Koons-looking balm-o-sphere. Sleek and effective.
13. Pretty Vulgar Lock It In Makeup Setting Spray
Pretty Vulgar Lock It In Makeup Setting Spray, $30, Sephora
Believe it or not, this pretty little atomized spray will actually set your makeup. Talk about getting glam.
14. Guerlain Rouge G Intense Shine Lipstick
Guerlain Rouge G Intense Shine Lipstick, $54, Sephora
If you really want to feel fancy, then get your hands on one of these babies. This weighty, luxury lipstick has a beautiful metal case that pops open the reveal a small mirror when you remove the lipstick bullet. Perfect for on-the-go touch-ups.
15. Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer
Clé de Peau Beauté Luminizing Face Enhancer, $95, Saks Fifth Avenue
The prismatic powder on the inside is almost as stunning as the crystallized, jewel-like packaging on the outside. Complete and utter opulence.
16. Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow
Dior 5 Couleurs Eyeshadow in "Sienna Embrace," $62, Sephora
If you long for a little Dior Couture, but you're aren't too keen on the lavish price tag, then you may want to opt for this beautiful eye shadow palette. Just like the designs of decades past, each shadow has a stitched, quilted look reminiscent of the fashion houses's gorgeous designs.
17. Givenchy Ondulations D’or
Givenchy Ondulations D’or, $58, Sephora
If you're a cosmetics collector, you're going to want to get your hands on this absolutely stunning single shadow. The sleek, black packaging is studded with stars and the star embellished gold and black shadow is absolutely one-of-a-kind.
18. Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss
Sephora Collection Outrageous Effect Volume Lip Gloss, $12, Sephora
If you want pillow-y lips, this pillow-y packaged gloss is certain to give them to you. And for $12 a pop, you can feel afford to feel rich without breaking the bank.
19. Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Blush
Hourglass Ambient® Strobe Lighting Blush, $38, Sephora
This beautiful rose gold packaging is only second to the beautiful rose gold marbled luminous blush inside. The fresh glow flush it gives the skin is tempting enough to actually swatch this sucker.
20. Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector
Marc Jacobs Cover(t) Stick Color Corrector in "Bright Now," $42, Sephora
This cotton candy, unicorn dream cream encased in MoMA-worthy packaging is perfect for brightening up dullness and darkness for a sparkling, 8-hours-of-sleep lively look. Gorgeous and effective.
21. Pretty Vulgar Down Below Lash Primer
Pretty Vulgar Down Below Lash Primer, $24, Sephora
Fly free with this mascara primer from Pretty Vulgar, dripping in gold and elegant as hell. There's even a mascara gilded in pink chrome to match.
22. Stellar Brilliant Primer
Stellar Brilliant Primer, $35, Sephora
This beautifully brilliant primer blurs the look of imperfections. It's sleek, simple packaging and millennial pink hue give it a classic modern look worthy of any glam guru's makeup bag.
23. Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter
Stila Heaven's Hue Highlighter, $32, Sephora
This gorgeous gilded illuminator has a peculiar mousse-y texture that melts into the skin on contact. Beauty bloggers galore have been raving about this blinding highlight.
24. Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Modernist Eyeshadow Palette, $32, Sephora
This single-pan, multi-shade eyeshadow palette was the first of its kind. TBH I kinda want a giant one to hang on my wall. I could start at that texture for hours.
25. Sisley-Paris L'Orchidee Rose
Sisley-Paris L'Orchidee Rose, $110, Saks Fifth Avenue
If you accidentally kill any plants you purchase (like I do), then maybe it's worth investing in this cosmetic orchid instead. If you dare to touch this product, you'll find that it gives the most natural, healthy glow.
26. Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Oil
Korres Wild Rose Vitamin C Brightening Oil, $54, Sephora
This little bottle of truly effective brightening oil contains actual rose petals that give the treatment its antioxidant boost. Just shake the bottle up and watch the rose petals dance in the oil.
27. Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner
Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner, $44, Sephora
Speaking of roses, this new hydrating toner from Fresh is filled to the brim with soft rose petals. Truly a feast for the eyes and face.
28. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask
Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $45, Sephora
This bubbly glass bottle could be a piece of modern art in itself. And the millennial pink goo inside couldn't be more on trend.
29. Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil
Herbivore Lapis Oil Balancing Facial Oil, $72, Sephora
This sleek and slim geometric packaging has a 1920's art deco aesthetic, perfect for the flapper at heart. It'd look perfect next to a string of pearls or a lovingly used Bésame lipstick.
30. SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence
SK-II GenOptics Aura Essence, $240, Sephora
The best news about this unicorn skin product: it's the bottle that's iridescent, not the formula. So feel free to use this best-selling, 5-star-rated essence liberally to reveal glowy and clear skin.
31. J.One Hana Cream
J.One Hana Cream, $50, Sephora
There's no moisturizer more fun to use than the J.One Hana Cream. The sleek, translucent packaging contains little moisturizer pearls which you burst between your fingers for single-use application.
32. Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask
Tatcha Violet-C Radiance Mask, $68, Sephora
What's prettier: This metallic, purple to orange ombre packaging or the violet mask held inside? You'll certainly have a hard time throwing away this jar once you're finished with the hard-working, radiant formula.
33. Kat von D Saint and Sinner Eau de Parfum
Kat von D Saint and Sinner Eau de Parfum, $65, Sephora
This little bottles will make your inner witch screech with joy. Spritz yourself in style and just let the magic happen.
34. Nest Midnight Fleur
Nest Midnight Fleur, $72, Sephora
Nest's packaging is actually inspired by Mrs. Mary Delany's 18th century botanical drawings and each themed design is crafted by Russian artist Alexander ‘Sasha’ Solodukho. Owning a bottle of nest is like owning your own miniature floral painting.
35. Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème
Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème, $535, Saks Fifth Avenue
If you have a cool half-a-thou lying around, then you too can experience this mesmerizing, prismatic Clé de Peau Beauté La Crème. If there were ever a piece of art worthy of even Marie Antoinette's vanity, this one certainly takes the cake.
Whether your budget is $12 or $1,000, you're certain to find that perfectly packaged product that makes you look and feel like the queen you are. Now you can fall in love with that beauty item that's nearly just as gorgeous as you!