Morning all! One of my favourite brands at the moment, Clarins, have brought out an absolutely beautiful limited edition collection for Christmas this year - the Odyssey collection. With exquisite packaging and wonderful products, these are ideal as gifts for either yourself, or someone else (or both)! I received the Eye Quartet Mineral Palette in '09' (€40.00) and the Face Palette (€55.00) to review, and I've been obsessed with them ever since I got my hands on them.
The majority of my recent eye makeup looks have been achieved with using the eye palette; they are the perfect colours for absolutely anyone, for any look. You have a warm highlight shade, a dark brown, a medium brown and a gorgeous coppery-gold shade. You can achieve anything from a neutral eye, a pin-up eye, a smokey eye, a bronzey eye - anything, with this palette. The eyeshadows themselves are a dream to use; they're creamy and easy to blend. I must say though, the coppery shade is quite flaky, so you have to be quite careful when applying it. However, it's stunning - they're all stunning. It's one of my favourite palettes of all time, and I know it'll be ideal for travel with the compact mirror, and neat size. In love!
The face palette is a work of art, with its luxurious packaging and stunning design on the power itself. Unfortunately, the gold shimmer on the design does come off after a few uses but the design has yet to budge off of the palette for me. I use the power to warn up my cheeks, using it instead of a blush and contour powder. I apply it lightly, as a heavy dusting would look too dark for my pale complexion. It's a shade that would suit most skin tones, if applied suited to you. It's such a gem to bring out with you, it's definitely a head-turner of a palette!
I honestly cannot say enough about these products, and Clarins as a brand in general. I've fallen head over heels for both their skincare and makeup this year, and I've a feeling I'll be a devoted fan from here on in. The prices can be quite steep for most, but the products are 100% worth it - I assure you.
(*Special Offer* - Clarins at Brown Thomas, would like to treat you to a pre-Christmas Cracker of a beauty treat - choose a card from the draw and be in with a chance to win 1 of 10 beauty treats including; a free Clarins sample, a mini makeover, eyebrow shaping and many, many more.)