Often we proclaim our love for Instagram-worthy product packaging and pretty bottles and compacts that we can display on our bathroom vanity, but we don't always talk about the aesthetically pleasing contents inside the packaging. Companies are constantly stepping up their game with swoon-worthy powders, eye shadows, highlighters, etc. that make us want to leave the compact open when we place it on our shelves. As much as we'd like to dip a brush into the powder or shadow, it's almost as though a force is pulling us away, telling us to step away from the compact and just let it live on in its full, unused form infinitely. Check out some of the most beautiful pressed powders we've ever seen below!
We'd argue that pearls are a girl's best friend after finding this two-tone highlighter that isn't too shimmery or heavy—a nice subtle glow is what you'll get after sweeping this on.
Chantecaille is known for its swanky, animal- and insect-inspired palettes, and we can't quite get over this particular bee-themed eye and cheek palette. We also love that a portion of the proceeds goes to bee conservation efforts—chic and charitable!
As pretty as the prismatic case is on the outside of this compact, we're crazy about the matching powder happening on the inside. Swipe it on the top of your cheeks and the bridge of your nose for an instant glow.
Leave it to Dior to make an eye shadow palette that's too chic to actually use. Forget creating a pretty spring eye look, we'd rather just stare at this compact and take pictures of it.
This palette reminds us of some sort of majestic beach scene of rolling sand leading into a tranquil ocean—okay, maybe we got a little carried away there, but you've got to admit, it's completely stunning.
This rose gold highlighter looks just like silk bed sheets. It also gives off just the right amount of pigment without looking too overdone.
Mimicking the white lily active ingredient in this bronzing powder, the pink and bronze lily embedded in this powder compact helps contour the face with sheer color so you don't resemble a cake-y YouTube tutorial (you know the ones).
Opening Image: The Beauty Look Book
Which powder are you most excited to (not) use? Tell us below!