Holy Grail Makeup Frivolity: NARS Bento Box

I don’t really have an excuse for plopping down $$$ for the NARS Limited Edition Bento Box. I wanted it. I think that’s the beginning and the end of that.
I must say that despite its price, I did NOT expect what arrived in my mailbox….

This box is big… approximately 8 inches horizontally and 5 inches vertically. It’s also about 5 inches high. I really expected a much smaller box; it’s just holding two mini bowls of lipstick right? Wrong.

The bowls are traditional sake size… much larger than I thought they would be. The lip brush fits perfectly in a little groove at the top of the box.

See how big they are? Ceramic. HEAVY. But absolutely beautiful.
The red color is called Maiko.
The pink is called Sakura.

This thing is a work of art. It belongs on a vanity… not in anyone’s makeup case. It’s one of those things that you’re proud to display… although you may never use it.

I may never swatch these. Or maybe I will. The jury is still out on that one. Right now, I’m perfectly content to admire it. It’s beautiful.