OMG, but I think I lost a Friday.
I seriously lost the day. I must have set it down somewhere late last night, like between my shower and the bed, and totally forgot where. Now, it’s almost Saturday, and all I have to show for it is some holiday indulgence.
Even though I misplaced my Friday, I did find something else: Palazzo d’Oro, the newest limited-edition collection from Clarins.
With makeup products for face, eyes and lips ranging from $24-66 apiece, the limited-edition four-piece release costs considerably more than the average holiday collection, but I think it looks and feels like jewelry.
Substantial, seemingly solid gold cases housing sophisticated colors and luxurious textures — I can see them sitting atop mountains of gems and golden, silver and platinum treasure in a red dragon’s cave or some Medieval king’s treasure chamber!
In other words, if you’re in the mood to splurge, there’s *a lot* to splurge on here.
Clarins tried to channel Venetian architecture and the light of the city in Palazzo d’Oro’s shimmery gold, brown, beige and taupe palette. I don’t know how they did since I’ve never been to Venice, but I do think they succeeded in creating shades I could wear all day and all night.
What do ya think?
Gold Attraction Eye Quartet and Liner Palette, $66
Gold Attraction Face Palette, $57
Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick in Gold Reflections, $24
Sparkling Wonder Volume Mascara in Black Reflections, $24
Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick in Gold Reflections
Swatches from left to right: liner and four eyeshadows from Gold Attraction Eye Quartet and Liner Palette; highlighting powder from Gold Attraction Face Palette (with flash)
Swatches from left to right: liner and four eyeshadows from Gold Attraction Eye Quartet and Liner Palette; highlighting powder from Gold Attraction Face Palette (without flash)
Gold Attraction Eye Quartet Eyeshadows with flash
Swatches from left to right: Jolie Rouge Lipstick in Gold Reflections, Sparkling Wonder Volume Mascara in Black Reflections
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. What’s shakin’ tonight? Didn’t today go by in a flash?