Buying products for the packaging alone? Yes, we're guilty of it. The silver lining being that we've gotten to the bottom of which ones actually yield results as swoon-worthy as their vanity-porn exterior. From the Old Hollywood-inspired compact housing candlelit skin to a floral-emblazoned leather lipstick tube, feast your eyes on these there's-more-than-meets-the-eyes finds.
Is this tube not a total tall drink of water? Sleek, smooth, and ruby red—it's totally sexy. Not to mention, it's like a push-up bra for your lashes that comes off easy at the end of a long day.
Kevyn Aucoin The Curling Mascara, $28; spacenk.com.
Yes, the price is steep, but Ford's new cleansing oil will sop off every last bit of makeup, as well as all the other scary toxins that collect on your face each and every day. And because it's Tom Ford, the face washing process won't feel like a chore, but rather a spa-like treatment.
Tom Ford Purifying Cleansing Oil, $80; saksfifthavenue.com.
A hallmark of celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt's Japanese-inspired makeup line, these decidedly chic-looking shadows are designed, above all else, to prevent creasing for a silky-smooth finish that lasts all day long.
Surratt Beauty Artisique, $20; net-a-porter.com.
A vintage approach to getting rid of tangles and adding volume, this tortoise shell comb won't pull your hair out or cause breakage. We promise. Plus, it'll look so retro-cool whether you're tucking it in your purse or leaving it on your dresser.
Eternally In Amber Tortoise Hair Pick, $16; urbanoutfitters.com.
From the sultry deep red shade to the contoured shape, who knew a makeup sponge could be so attractive? The smaller corners of this cloud-like applicator reach every nook and cranny of the face. And it blends beautifully, of course.
Wander Cushion, $12; wanderbeauty.com.
The pièce de résistance of Kylie Jenner's brush collection, she swears by this large, ultra-luxe brush for applying moisturizer to her million-dollar skin. It's a little over the top, but having had it in our beauty closet, we can vouch for just how lovely it feels.
Artís Oval 10 Brush, $75; artisbrush.com.
Just released last month, Glossier's latest easy-on-the-eyes offering is already getting rave reviews, providing natural-looking coverage that moves with your face rather than sit atop of it i.e. it passes the photo flash test.
Glossier Stretch Concealer, $18; glossier.com.
It just doesn't get cooler than a reusable magnolia-emblazoned leather lipstick tube. But more importantly this semi-matte formula is intensely pigmented, which means you'll have whatever eye-popping shade you choose will last a looong time.
Givenchy Beauty Le Rouge Lipstick in Carmin Escarpin, $38; barneys.com.
Skincare goddess Amanda Lacey's namesake tonic has been a tried-and-true favorite for years... and it's not just because of the apothecary-like pink bottle. Its super gentle ingredients soothes redness, reduces pore size, and helps to eliminate dark spots without feeling medicinal.
Amanda Lacey Miracle Tonic, $95; net-a-porter.com.
A superb liquid eyeshadow is hard to come by, but this super-pigmented, water-based formula just does the trick. It doesn't fade or crease despite the fact that you're getting the most high-octane metallics in the game. And that gold-capped shimmery bottle? Need we say more?
Yves Saint Laurent Full Metal Shadow, $30; sephora.com.
It's as beautiful as a vintage perfume bottle, but inside you'll find an impressive patented polymer memory complex that will lock your texture in place while keeping it 100% touchable. It also has UV protection because, duh, your freshly-dyed roots are precious.
Show Beauty Premiere Finishing Spray, $35; net-a-porter.com.
Worthy of the most discerning silver screen sirens, this art deco-inspired gold case comes complete with universal highlight and contour shades that the face-sculpting-obsessed Kardashian women swear by.
Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar Bronze and Glow Face Sculpt and Highlight, $68; nordstrom.com.
From its baby pink hue to the pop art font, this multipurpose balm may seem all sweet, but one overnight application will prove that its all business when it comes to healing chapped lips, burns, and even skin conditions such as psoriasis.
Lano Lanolips, $19; net-a-porter.com.
An investment no doubt, if you ever get your hands on a Mason Pearson you'll never let it go. A must-have in every hairstylist's kit, it'll put all of your your drugstore brand paddle brushes to shame—looks- and results-wise.
Mason Pearson Handy All Boar Bristle Hairbrush, $230; net-a-porter.com.