The Curator still has not gotten around to purchasing one of these yet, but really should. The 60s-inspired packaging of Cargo's PlantLove lipsticks caught my attention when they were first released over a year ago. This sort of hippie-esque packaging isn't something you see all that much in cosmetics. Then I discovered that the groovy design correlates to a much bigger idea - biodegradable, eco-friendly packaging. The lipstick tube is made out of corn, while the outer box contains wildflower seeds that can actually be planted. And that's not all: two dollars from every lipstick sold goes to St. Jude's Research Hospital. PlantLove lipsticks are proof that companies can create artistic, interesting packaging while being environmentally conscious.
(photo from sephora.com)