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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And I implore you, the beholder in this case, to trust your senses as you incorporate new elements both big and small into your everyday life. In that spirit, here are 10 beautifully designed beauty products that prove an artful self-care arsenal will never go out of style.
There are few musicians who have risen to global stardom as quickly as Billie Eilish (reminder: she’s only 21). With a large collection of Grammy Awards to her name and a James Bond song under her belt, it was only fitting for the stylish superstar to launch her own brand, giving the world Eilish by Billie Eilish in late 2021. The sophomore fragrance, Eilish No. 2, is a woody, sultry scent with a bottle shaped as a statuesque bust of the artist herself. A dark, alluring and stunning addition to the scent shelf indeed.
You’re likely familiar with Byredo thanks to the brand’s unmatched array of fragrances, candles and hand creams. But a product line in the house of Byredo that speaks for itself are the captivating eye shadow palettes. The shimmering metal raindrop compacts encourage the user to apply the eye shadow with their fingertips. Utilitarian cosmetic cases of the past can step aside and make way for Byredo.
Self-care rituals are important — dare I say essential — in the times we’re living in. The brains behind Esker understand that our skin is utterly vulnerable to stressors and therefore requires unique care that’s multifunctional and multifaceted. The brand’s Sparkling Bath Salts are a premium rattan-packaged tub additive containing Dead Sea and Epsom salts to hydrate, soften and soothe skin. With additional mood-boosting properties at the ready, these bath salts are a must-have.
Harry Styles isn’t just a musician; he is without a doubt the entirety of pop culture. The former boy band heartthrob turned new-age Mick Jagger rock star is the epitome of influence, and every move he makes is guaranteed to inspire a trend, become a meme or simply make the man more likable. The name Styles has become synonymous with a signature style statement: a poppy nail color. His Pleasing nail polishes are elegant, timeless and packaged in a groovy bottle with a funky orb on top. Elevated nail polish is what’s up.
You know what’s better than an early bedtime? Applying that final nighttime treatment before climbing into bed. Soft Services boasts body skincare products, tools and guides to assist those of us actively seeking solutions for our skin concerns. Housed in a reusable case with an airless pump, the brand’s Overnight Theraplush Repair Treatment is a bedside mainstay that coats hands in retinol and colloidal oatmeal to restore cuticles, nails and skin. Keep calm and sleep on.
I love things that are artful just for the sake of being artful. Neandertal is a luxury perfume brand built around the idea of looking back at where we’ve been as we continue to move ahead. Neandertal Us is a familiar yet contemporary fragrance built from foraged elements with historic meanings in ceremonies, remedies and even culinary practices. Each bottle is created to embody the natural world and evokes images of glaciers, mountains and waters that bring the terrain of the scent full circle. Let’s get existential, girls.
Virgil Abloh’s legacy has undoubtedly served as the foundation and inspiration for some of the most notable fashion brands that have launched in the past decade. The late designer’s work is best preserved in his own Off-White, which has recently branched out into the lifestyle and home sectors. The brand’s Dark Havana Gold Meteor Hair Comb is embossed with the iconic Off-White logo and serves as a sleek, modern take on a classic beauty staple. It’s a subtle reminder that a statement piece doesn’t have to scream.
Wild, glittering, free — this is the exact feeling you get when you discover Isamaya’s electric range of beauty goods. Founder Isamaya Ffrench has spent her career challenging the world’s perceptions of beauty and has served as makeup artist for Madonna, Rihanna, Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner. The Diamond Lip Glow Lipstick is the perfect representation of the bawdy brand, housed in a bejeweled case and topped with a regally studded horse head. Calling all horse girls; this one’s for you.
Ormaie is a fragrance house that encourages the act of creation in all its artisan glory. Its Marque-Page scent plays with shades of terra cotta and a classic musk that wanders between incense, leather, spices and white flowers. The bottle’s wooden cap is nothing short of a collector’s item and is reason enough to invest in a vial of this well-crafted elixir. Some ligneous flair never misses the mark.
Truly luxe skincare can be hard to come by in today’s oversaturated world. Angela Caglia believes less is more and uses only the world’s best ingredients when formulating her wares. Her chicly shaped Gold Cryo Ice Globes are freezable gel-filled wands that deliver extremely cold temperatures to the skin surface to minimize pores, soften fine lines and reveal a refreshed complexion. Dripping in gold has never felt cooler (literally).