A Dozen Beauty Products That Are “Almost” Too Pretty To Open!

12 Beauty Products in Pretty Packaging
Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Editor

Jun 11, 2024

Sure, sure it’s what’s inside that matters. But whether it’s art-inspired labels or limited-edition colour ranges, these beauty products in pretty packaging are proof that big things may come in small packages, but some buys are made even better when they’re almost too beautiful to unbox!

  1. Vitamin C Brightening Serum Set, $55, by InnisFree x Steven Harrington

The world’s #1 K beauty brand, InnisFree has once again teamed up with LA artist Steven Harrington for The Isle Adventure Collection. This limited-edition lineup features four top-selling skin care products adorned with Harrington’s playful designs, including his iconic character “Mello.” Plus, you’ll snag trial sizes and a unique hand cream kit. Sold out? Keep a look out for other collabs between these two creative brands.

Beauty Products in Pretty Packaging
Innis Free x Steven Harrington Vitamin C Brightening Serum Set

2. Rare Rose Glow Ritual Set, $85, by Jurlique 

Featuring the Activating Water Essence+, Rare Rose Face Oil, and Rare Rose Cream, this set delivers hydration and glow. And, as if the skin care benefits weren’t enough, the Rare Rose Glow Ritual set also shines with its exclusive edition design. Including lavender, rose, and calendula motifs inspired by Jurlique’s farm in the Adelaide Hills. Designed by 15-year-old Laura Cairns, Jurlique’s budding artist winner and daughter of beauty advisor Mei Fang Chang, this packaging adds an extra touch of beauty to an already indulgent experience.

Beauty Products in pretty packaging Jurlique Rare Rose Glow Ritual,

3. A pretty perfume

If you’ve got cash to splash, invest in a pretty perfume. Like Elysium Pour Femme, $479, by Roja London at libertineparfumerie.com.au. A a refreshingly sweet scent that blends delicious fruits and transparent flowers with a soft cloud of musk. In a punchy pink bottle that is equally ethereal.

For a similar, albeit more affordable aesthetic, try Starry Eyes by Perfume X ($75). Created by the brains (and nose!) behind cult fragrance brand Who is Elijah, this warm floral is brightened with sweet, sparkling mandarin. And, housed in a cute-as-a-button bottle.

4 . Very Luxe Face Cream, $79, by Go To

Indulge in the ultimate luxury with Go-To Skincare’s Very Luxe Face Cream. Encased in a sleek, minimalist jar adorned with soft pastel hues, this exquisite cream is more than just skin care. It’s an experience. With its rich, nourishing formula and delicate floral scent, it’s a treat for both the skin and the senses.

Beauty Products in Pretty Packaging Go To Very Luxe Face Cream

5. Glam Hair Care

The only thing better than a hair tool by ghd? One in a limited-edition hue. Like those in its vibrant Colour Crush Collection. Take your pick from the Chronos Styler in Cyber Lime, Duet Style in Elemental Blue, Max Styler in Radiant Red, Gold Styler in Apricot Crush and Helios Hairdryer in Cyber Lime. And, pair them with a prettily packaged tress treatment. Such as a bottle of Hair Oil To Go, by Bread Beauty Supply, $43 at Sephora, for locks that will look lovely before, during and after you style them.

Beauty Products in Pretty Packages GHD Colour Crush and Hair Oil by Bread

6. Reset Precious Starter Kit, $120, by L’Occitane

The L’Occitane “Reset Precious Starter Kit” is a treasure trove of beauty essentials. In the most elegant GWP travel pouch we’ve come across. Its exterior reflects the luxurious experience awaiting within. With each product nestled within the kit not only a treat for the skin but also a feast for the eyes. Making it a delightful addition to any vanity or gifting occasion. Even if you are the receiver!

7. A heavenly hand cream

The Limited Edition Enchanted Garden Hand and Nail Set in Marseille Memoir Gardenia, $34.95, by Glasshouse at Sephora, is enriched with shea and apricot kernel oil. To leave hands silky but never greasy. Which is rather err, handy, because you’ll definitely want to play with the pretty packaging that it comes in!

If you prefer a sleeker style for storing your hand cream, you’ll love the Find Comfort Hydrating Hand Cream, $35, by Rare Beauty at Sephora. It’s a fast-absorbing lotion featuring notes of sparkling lemon zest, jasmine and cashmere wood. And, it’s housed a smart, spill-proof bottle opens in one easy twist, with a cap that stays put so you’ll never lose it.

8. Med Set Ritual, $275, by Lillian Muir

If the packaging of this Lillian Muir Freddo Espresso Transforming Body Scrub, the Whipped Body Cream and the Body Sweep brush set reminds you of the blue skies and seas of the Mediterranean, that’s because it’s supposed to! The trio, of products that pay homage to life on the Greek Islands, are made even more special through a range of collaborations. Including Lee Oliveira’s photography, Justin Ridler’s digital artistry and Naked Summers’ art practice. To weave a visual story that complements the brand’s ethos. 

Mothers Day Gift Sets Lillian Muir

9. A majestic mouth wash

Two excellent products. It was impossible to separate. However, given how garishly ugly most mouth washes can be on your bathroom counter both these products are worth a mention.

Firstly, Whitening Paste & Mouth Cleanse Set, $64.99, by Polished London works by creating a protective anti-stain shield around your teeth. Whilst providing deep anti-bacterial cleaning to purify and freshen breath. It’s a refreshing alcohol-free formula that gives long lasting freshness – all while looking pretty in your bathroom.

And, in column b: Peppermint Botanical Mouth Wash, $17, by LoveByt. An alcohol-free peppermint-flavoured mouthwash formulated with Australian botanicals to freshen breath, kill plaque and reduce oral inflammation. Ultimately ensuring you look incredibly chic while you swish, swill and spit!

Beauty Products in Pretty Packaging Lovebyt Peppermint Botanical Mouth Wash and Polished London | Whitening Paste & Mouth Cleanse Set

10. Aveda Botanical Repair Strengthening Overnight Serum in a limited-edition packaging art by Laolu Senbanjo

Aveda’s special edition of its Botanical Repair Strengthening Overnight Serum, features artwork by Laolu Senbanjo, an acclaimed artist and activist. With $10 from each purchase supporting projects with Take 3 For The Sea, Aveda reaffirms its commitment to environmental sustainability. Not only does this serum come in stunning limited-edition packaging, but its transformative formula works overnight to repair and strengthen hair. Leaving it beautifully rejuvenated by morning.

11. Limited Edition Ili EDT, $280, by Diptyque at Mecca

Transport yourself to the sun-drenched shores of Sicily with Diptyque’s Ilio eau de toilette. Inspired by the scent of Barbary figs ripening under the Mediterranean sun, mingling with notes of bergamot, jasmine and iris, this fragrance is a celebration of Summer encapsulated in a bottle. Illustrated by artist Alexandre Benjamin Navet, the packaging vividly portrays the essence of La Dolce Vita, with vibrant colours and evocative imagery evoking lazy days by the sea.


12. Limited Edition Body Radiance Pack (featuring artwork by Jen Sievers), $65, by Endota

Finally, the limited-edition Body Radiance Pack curated by Endota Spa offers a luxurious experience to enhance one’s daily skin care routine. Infused with Endota’s Signature Blend scent, the Hand & Body Wash and Body & Massage Oil work harmoniously to nourish and illuminate the skin’s natural glow. Complemented by a limited-edition waterproof shower cap, adorned with artwork by New Zealand-based artist Jen Sievers, this set ensures a rejuvenating and uplifting self-care ritual.


By Marie-Antoinette Issa

Lifestyle Editor

Marie-Antoinette Issa is the Lifestyle Editor for The Carousel and Women Love Tech. She has worked across news and women's lifestyle magazines and websites including Cosmopolitan, Cleo, Madison, Concrete Playground, The Urban List and Daily Mail, I Quit Sugar and Huffington Post.



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