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.
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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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