Fragrance brands tend to take the cake when it comes to beautiful casing. Diptyque is a prime example; their candle containers are so gorgeous, most keep the votives even when they're wax-less. Tied is Jo Malone. Their fragrance bottles are certainly simple, but also stunning with a heavy weight (and price...eeek), silver knobbed top, and gold accents. But whether it's candles or fragrance, it's fortunate that the molecules being spritzed or burned are aesthetically pleasing to the senses, too. On the makeup front, the packaging on the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes earns another spot on my list. After a recent overhaul, the compacts now feature a "Tarte," gold embossment and an overall color the same as that on the inside. That should go to show you how much I adore the shade Tipsy. NARS is another common favorite, consistent with matte black finishing whether it's a foundation or eyeshadow primer. Unfortunately, the matte factor seems to attract grime rather easily, but it makes showing a newbie to the light even more wondrous and it's nothing a wipe down can't fix. On the other end of the spectrum--showing light, that is, in contrast to the overtly black facet--is RMS Beauty. The milky, glass packaging makes what is inside visible, but the clean lid with the simple RMS logo looks stunning on any vanity (or set of Muji acrylic storage). Just like RMS, REN Clean Skincare has learned the way to a skincare lovers's heart, especially with the clear face that makes it easy to see how much cleanser, mask, or moisturizer you have left so you're not stuck without any in desperate times. Their ranges are also color-coded, making finding your product match a breeze. Essie, too, has the white look nailed; in fact, I'd say that the packaging is a large constituent as to why it is my favorite nail polish brand. And, last, although I don't stare at it often, the packaging on all Herbivore Botanicals products has me swooning. Forget the natural origin, the box on their Blue Clay Soap is what had me drawn in the first place.
I wish I didn't have such a lame excuse for my overzealous beauty stash, but, while I feel guilty, at least I'll have some nice faces to look at.