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Makeup products are often hidden on shelves and tucked in drawers to clear clutter from your vanity. But some special products deserve a spot on your makeup table because of their gorgeous packaging and top performance.
Louboutin’s spiked packaging, for instance, channels edgy, luxe vibes while housing products that will impress. Vintage-inspired beauty brand Besame Cosmetics will make your vanity look like a classic 1920s dressing table, only without the nasty ingredients. And Guerlain’s pearl powder is so famous for its tin packaging that the brand releases a limited edition tin every holiday season.
While it’s never a good idea to judge a product by its packaging, these products look good and perform even better. Check out these 20 beauty products that deserve a spot on your vanity.
Shop: Christian Louboutin Tape à l’Oeil Matte Nude Eye Color, $42.50 (Orig. $50)
This creamy liquid eyeshadow is easily bendable, dries matte and stays put without creasing.
Dior’s pretty pink cleansing balm melts off makeup, making your skin feel smooth and squeaky clean.
With more than 47,000 loves on Sephora, Gurelain’s powder pearls are a classic product known for setting makeup with a subtle glow.
Shop: Besame Cosmetics Black Cake Mascara, $25
Modeled after vintage mascara of the 1920s, Besame Cosmetics’ cake mascara will bring classic vibes to your vanity.
Shop: Pat McGrath Labs BlitzTrance Lipstick, $38
This gleaming lipstick has more than 42,000 loves on Sephora and gives your lips a glittering color that is actually wearable.
Shop: Briogeo Rose Quartz Crystal Energy Comb, $112
Who knows if crystals actually improve your energy? Regardless, this comb is great for a scalp massage and looks ultra luxe.
This floral fragrance comes packaged as a glittering stiletto that will bring all the femme feels to your vanity.
Shop: Crystal Mineral Deodorant Stone with Dish, $7.39
A stone as your only deodorant? Though it sounds unbelievable, many reviewers swear by the product. Plus, it sure looks more gorgeous than your average deodorant stick.
YSL’s gold logo packaging brings designer duds to your vanity. As if that wasn’t enough, these lipsticks are loved by 215,000 Sephora customers.
Shop: Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, $45
With 190,000 fans on Sephora, this viral sleeping mask smells like a watermelon Jolly Rancher — and it actually smooths skin.
Filled with real rose petals and a killer formula, Fresh’s toner claims to minimize pores and increase skin hydration.
Shop: Chanel No. 5 Perfume, $130
This classic scent was Marilyn Monroe’s go-to fragrance. She was known for always keeping the bottle by her bed, so it definitely is worthy of your vanity.
Shop: Guerlain L’Or 24K Gold Radiance Primer, $74
A primer with pure 24-karat gold flakes? It doesn’t get more chic. Plus, it works.
Shop: Tarte Rainforest Of The Sea Foil Finger Paints Shadow Palette, $30 (Orig. $39)
These glimmering shadows are best applied with your fingers, channeling your childhood art career. But the stone and gem palette will make your vanity look super chic.
Shop: Lilah B. Flawless Finish Foundation, $48
Lilah B. is known for its sleek white “stone” packaging, which is weighted and gorgeous. But the products inside are equally incredible.
Shop: Dear Dahlia Lip Paradise Intense Satin, $34
With marble and rose gold packaging, Dear Dahlia’s products stand out — and are super on-trend.
Shop: Tarte Goal Getters Contour Brush Set, $29 (Orig. $44)
These soft brushes feature rose gold glitter handles with gold accents. And the bumble gum pink bristles are ready for their Instagram close-up.
Shop: Winky Lux Flower Makeup Brush Set, $39
Winky Lux often intertwines dried flowers into their products, from lipsticks to makeup brushes.
Shop: Besame Cosmetics Crimson Cream Rouge, $20
A take on the tin-packaged beauty products of the past, this rouge will have you channeling old Hollywood glamour.
Shop: Christian Louboutin Loubilaque Lip Gloss, $85
Lip gloss may be a basic beauty product, but everything gets an upgrade when it’s Louboutin.
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