Feb 6, 2013 Brit Morin Looks

A Beautiful Life: 10 Products to Put on Display

We are sharing the tips, tricks and all the best there is to know about living your life beautifully. In this edition of the seriesBrit Morin rounds up the products she believes are so cleverly packaged she hates to hide to them in her makeup drawer. 
Ever since I bought my first Apple product, I’ve been obsessed with enticing product design. In the beauty category in particular, I’ve recently found all kinds of ingenious packaging—from the sleek to the playful. Check out ten of my favorites below.
Mad Beauty Chocolate Bar Soap
This chocolate bar-shaped soap hits that grooming sweet spot.

Fred Farrugia Cosmetics
I’m a big fan of paint swatches. Typically, you find them at a paint or home-improvement store. But Italian makeup brand Fred Farrugia has created an entire makeup line that mimics a swatch book. Although currently only available on Sephora’s Italian website, this is one product I’m hoping comes to the U.S. very soon.

iBeauty Nano Handy Mist
A mini humidifier that’s the size of a cell phone? I need that! This is the perfect way to make sure your skin stays moisturized at all times. Plus, it's compact enough to tuck right inside your purse.

Benefit How to Look the Best at Everything
This Benefit makeup kit is a favorite. The packaging is meant to look like a book. Once opened, it has multiple foundation products for a perfect complexion. Now that's smart.

'50s Tip-Top Pin Curl Clips
With the current Mad Men craze, retro hair is coming back with a vengeance. How fabulous are these vintage hair clips from Taste-T-Vintage? Just call me Betty Draper.
Mad Beauty Cocktail Body & Hand Lotion Apple Martini
Is it a cocktail shaker or a bottle of lotion? Put this deceiving beauty product in your guest bathroom to instantly start a conversation.

You Smell Paper Hand Soap
Ladies, I introduce you to paper soap! One sheet (smaller than a business card) will keep your fingers healthy and clean.

Clarisonic Opal Sonic Infusion System With Anti-Aging Sea Serum
Now that I’m officially in my late twenties, I’m constantly on the lookout for products that will help rid myself of those tiny lines that are beginning to form around my eyes. The Clarisonic Opal comes in a super-cute egglike case and packs the one-two punch of a vibration device with eye serum built in. Say hello to younger, brighter skin.

Garnier The Brusher Gel-Cleanser
This Garnier cleanser has a face brush and cleanser in one! Now that’s efficient packaging.

Kiehl's Limited Edition Kenny Scharf Creme de Corps
Anyone who loves contemporary design has likely heard of the iconic pop surrealist Kenny Scharf. Turns out Kiehl's decided to team up with Scharf to create a new vibrant label for their best-selling Creme de Corps. Even better? Profits from the sales of this limited-edition design will go toward children's causes worldwide. Now that's a packaging that's beautiful on the inside and out.

 Photos: Courtesy of the brands



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