Yesterday's post got me thinking about another coral-inspired makeup item: Chantecaille's lovely coral highlighting powder from spring 2007. A portion of the proceeds went to Reefs of Hope, run by the Pew Institute of Ocean Science.
But the real collectible is this little gem by designer Jay Strongwater, who teamed up with Chantecaille to create a limited-edition, hand-lacquered refillable compact. Unfortunately I lacked (er, still lack) the $420 (!!!) necessary to purchase this, but I would love to get my hands on this for the Museum if it were still available. Just another item that got away!
(photo from neimanmarcus.com)