Nowadays because of more intense competition, internet reviews and pickier costumers, makeup and beauty companies put a lot of effort not only into the actual products, but also the packagings, especially for high end luxury products. For years, I have been doing makeup for friends’ photoshoots as a hobby. As a result, I have collected tons of products and used up many. It is such a waste to simply through the empty bottles away, but I never knew what to do with them.
For this weeks assignment, I thought it would be fun to transfer one of my empty packaging collections into a device enclosure. The container I have chosen used to hold face essence by a Japanese luxury beauty company called SK-II. This product has a interesting name – cellumination aura essence. To reflect the name (and probably what it’s supposed to make your skin to be), the bottle is made of transparent glass coated with iridescent shim, capped with a metallic plastic and a snow white rubber droplet. I dissembled it into four parts.
The rubber top is perfect for a toggle switch and I would be able turn it into a nice nightlight stand, if everything worked perfectly together…
The reality is I couldn’t find a toggle switch that small:
Fortunately, a droplet rubber head can be not only wiggled sideways but also squished. Hence the Plan B:
It truly lived up to its name now: