CLARINS ODYSSEY FACE PALETTE* 11g £35.00 link
"A special edition Christmas case to whisk you away to the elegant and sumptuous world of Ancient Greece.
This golden case houses a silky, fine and lightweight compact powder, to enhance and even out all types of complexions. Decorated with a medallion with engraved edges and scrolls scattered with gold-coloured mother-of-pearl, it lights up the face and neck with a shimmering effect that's perfect
for the festive season. Dermatologically tested."
The Odyssey Face Palette is another gorgeous limited edition product from Clarins new collection.
I reviewed the eye shadow palette last week (here) and many of you decided to buy it or put it on your Christmas wishlist. I am sure you won't regret it. It is a beautiful palette.
The face palette is absolutely stunning too. The beautiful design in the front is actually a 3D design and you can feel the details with your fingers and it looks very luxurious.
The gold case comes with a big mirror inside and a red velvet pouch to keep it safe and prevent scratching.
I love pretty packaging and if a product is beautifully presented, the chance of me buying it goes from 20% to 99% :)
The design on the inside is breathtaking and when I opened the powder for the first time I struggled to actually swatch it, because I didn't want to ruin the embossed masterpiece :) I am being serious!
When I actually swatched it, I discovered that the gold glitter comes off with the first sweep, so you don't need to worry about a glittery finish on your face. The light beige powder itself feels soft and velvety and gives a lovely matte finish. I use it on top of foundation and it works really well at keeping my face matte for about 6 hours. After that period I need to top up, using a powder brush or a powder puff/applicator.
Some powders make my pores appear more visible, but this one doesn't. It won't clog pores or dry skin. It feels light and looks very natural. It will suit any skin type and most skin tones.
I adore this face palette and I use it every day. Sometimes if I decide not to wear foundation, I just use this powder to even out my skin tone, cover blemishes and prevent my t-zone from looking shiny.
Just like the Odyssey Eye Shadow Quartet, this Palette will make a perfect Christmas gift.
You can buy it from www.clarins.co.uk/ and from Clarins counters.