Clarins Odyssey face palette

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Clarins Odyssey Face Palette* – £35
available online

Well, you certainly cannot deny that this is a rather beautiful palette. Clarins always come up trumps with their decadent, lavish packaging, especially around Christmas time, and their latest festive offerings are no exception. Some may see this palette as a highlighter, some may see it as a foundation powder – but really it is both, depending on how you choose to use it. The over spray, gold detailing on top is completely superficial and slowly fades after a few delicate brush strokes. For this reason alone, the face powder works best as a highlighter to begin with, giving your cheeks a flush of golden radiance. The powder is silky, lightweight and so finely milled it is dreamy to apply and gives you a very natural, warming shimmer.

Once the golden etching have been brushed away, you have more freedom to use this compact liberally on your face. The powder is still laced with very minute specks of gold so I wouldn’t suggest layering it all over your face, but it is perfect for the cheeks, nose, forehead and neckline. It evens out your complexion, gives you a matte-finish with an ever so subtle shimmer that is truly beautiful. Not at all chunky or overly-glittery. I am wearing it above mainly on my cheeks, with a slight dusting on my forehead and down my nose.

Pretty expensive yes, but pretty lovely, definitely! I believe this product is limited edition so maybe one for the Christmas wishlist?

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  1. 3rd November 2012 / 3:04 pm

    This looks absolutely divine! I think a trip to clarins is needed! x

  2. 3rd November 2012 / 3:13 pm

    This is the cutest thing ever!!!

  3. 3rd November 2012 / 3:17 pm

    The palette is amazing, love the design and the shade and finish of the powder! It looks beautiful on you. ♥
    Happy Weekend, Milly!

  4. 3rd November 2012 / 3:44 pm

    such beautiful packaging! I'd just buy it because it looks so pretty!

  5. 3rd November 2012 / 3:44 pm

    such beautiful packaging! I'd just buy it because it looks so pretty!

  6. 3rd November 2012 / 3:52 pm

    This packaging is gorgeous!

  7. 3rd November 2012 / 4:54 pm

    Such beautiful packaging!!

  8. 3rd November 2012 / 4:57 pm

    the package is super cute!


  9. 3rd November 2012 / 5:07 pm

    This is so pretty, I want to get it and never use it 🙂

  10. 3rd November 2012 / 9:18 pm

    I am defiantly buying this and the eye pallet come pay day!! They are both just beautiful

  11. 3rd November 2012 / 10:38 pm

    Oh gosh, it looks so beautiful and the packaging is amazing! <3

    Jennie xo |

  12. 3rd November 2012 / 11:09 pm

    I'd buy it for the packaging alone ha!
    It looks gorgeous


  13. 4th November 2012 / 12:09 am

    Wow, I need this in my life! xx

  14. 4th November 2012 / 1:50 am

    I'm sold just on the packaging!! It's gorgeous. The product looks like it doesn't fail either-you looks so gorgeous and flawless 🙂


  15. 4th November 2012 / 7:19 am

    This is so nice, I've been coveting it for a few weeks now and keep lurking at the Clarins counter to have a look at it.

  16. 4th November 2012 / 10:47 am

    This is as beautiful as the eye palette. Clarins have a beautiful christmas collection, I'm impressed

  17. 5th November 2012 / 12:31 am

    this is such a beautiful product ! it almost looks too pretty to be used ! xx