Clarins Odyssey Holiday Collection is not only a perfect collection of makeup for the holidays, the packaging itself is just drool-worthy. They're like little boxes of gold that fit in your hand. The overall color scheme of brown, bronze and gold will warm up any skin tone. The look is simply perfect with any holiday attire. My husband is taking me to out to a special birthday dinner (the big 4-0!) at The French Laundry in a couple weeks and I can't wait to create this illuminating and sleek look for my face. I'm also excited that I have a few more events than usual to go to this holiday season so I can experiment on different looks with this collection as well.
Here are my favorites from the collection:
I'm a huge fan of eye shadow quartets and this one is just perfect for the holidays. If you are like me, I'm really tired of the dark, smokey eye. Besides, it doesn't really work well on me at all. This limited edition quartet is perfect because you can create bold and beautiful eyes without looking like a racoon. Use the colors wet or dry depending on how bold you want to go. The metallic gold shadow is my favorite and it really helps your eyes sparkle! (You can even try it as a liner.) The look is just perfect for any oufit and I like that I can even wear some of the colors lightly in the day too. One of the best things about this quartet is that it comes with a little handy "cheat sheat" card showing you the order and the ways you can apply the four colors to create the right look. Such a great idea!
Odyssey Face Palette ($55)
This exquisite pressed powder will make your skin shimmer and glow on the holiday party circuit. Add it where you want a little sparkle (aka get noticed!) – on the high points of your face, neck, décolleté, or shoulders. It comes in a luxe gold compact emblazoned with the odyssey medallion which is also embossed on the powder as well. It will look perfectly chic in your cluch too when you want to do touch ups.
Note: Products were provided by Clairins for review.