The ROYAL GEM hingeless compact case was borne out of my love of packaging design. Its sleek and elegant geometric design pays homage to Old Hollywood, with an updated hingeless design sure to catch the eye of modern consumers in search of luxury cosmetics.
I began my prototyping process in SolidWorks, creating a CAD Model of the final product. Through a series of iterations, I arrived at the final design: an extruded octagon, with beveled sides reminiscent of a cut gem. I machined ROYAL GEM out of 360 Brass on a Bridgeport vertical mill, finishing the surface with various grits of sandpaper and a polishing wheel.
I formulated a duochrome gold and white highlighter with micas and a dimethicone base, then pressed the powder into the compact using a custom 3D-printed mold and an arbor press.