3D visualization for beauty products is very common in the industry. Producing 3D rendered image for online stores or promotion is quicker cheaper and easier yet gives a more sophisticated feel.
We were given a bunch of reference images and vector art to use on packaging. There was a very specific material direction. It had to be 100% accurate. We enjoyed the material part the most.
Like creating different polish and silver foil. All are accurate and surpassed the client’s expectation. The entire job was done inside 3ds Max. No post-production was done on images.