Monday, 29 October 2012

Clarins Limited Edition Odyssey face Palette review

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.


18 comments:

  1. that just looks absolutely beautiful sandra! xxx

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    1. It really does. Luxury beauty product at its best.
      I love when brands put so much effort into making their fabulous products look beautiful.

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  2. wow this palette is beautiful i wouldnt want to use it! x

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    1. I felt like this for a couple of days :) Seriously, it was sooo hard to start using it!

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  3. This is beautiful beyond belief. I don't know if I can justify the splurge. I might have to ask for it as a present. xx

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    1. Oh, I know... It must be the most beautiful product I have ever seen. I think that many of us will be asking for Clarins products this Christmas. I asked my husband for the Colour Quartet and Liner Enchanted Eyes Palette. I featured it in my first Friday wishlist post.

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  4. Wygląda ślicznie:)Mogłabyś pokazać jak wygląda na całej twarzy?:)

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    1. Uzylam go w tym poscie: http://www.theblackpearlblog.com/2012/10/autumn-picks-mua-lip-boom-its-situation.html?utm_source=BP_recent

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  5. Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I need it :) And as always, your pictures are amazing!

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    1. I agree it is beautiful and thank you :) xo

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  6. Such a beautiful product!

    thebeautymist.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It felt so wrong to use it a ruin the design :) haha
      But it is a fabulous product so it would be a shame not to use it :)

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  7. Wow I just love this! It looks so delicate, its beautiful! x

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  8. This is so beautiful, I probably wouldn't use it... Just look at that gorgeous design.

    xoxo
    madiha

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  9. I have to admit, I love this, but I have no idea what it's used for... Just to brush over your foundation? As a blusher? I never got the hang of bronzers either!

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    1. It is face powder and just like I said in my review -I use it on top of my foundation- that's the main purpose of it. I also use it on its own for light coverage. It is a light beige, so it can't be used as a bronzer or blusher. I am a bit confused about your question to be honest....

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