This Might Be The Prettiest Bauble Of The Holiday Season

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Look, we understand that in the hierarchy of needs, there's no requirement for sparkly things. Food and shelter, yes. Shiny baubles? Not really.

But, in the pecking order of wants, this Estée Lauder compact just might be at the apex. For the holidays, the brand has released a quartet of limited-edition, crystal-adorned Starry Night compacts. Of the four, this ultra-feminine, pink-and-violet version hits all of the right aesthetic notes. It's a classic, ladylike accessory rendered modern thanks to its color palette, which happens to incorporate Pantone's color of 2014, Radiant Orchid.

Inside the luxurious refillable compact is Lucidity powder, a translucent shade meant to fit all skin tones. So, it's possible to argue that this item is about both form and function, right? Okay, we know that's a stretch — and a splurge, too — but we wouldn't be devastated if Santa dropped this little gem down the chimney. Just saying.

Estée Lauder Starry Night compact, $300, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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