Clarins Palazzo d’Oro Collection Gives the Royal Treatment

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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?

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Gold Attraction Eye Quartet and Liner Palette, $66

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Gold Attraction Face Palette, $57

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Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick in Gold Reflections, $24

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Sparkling Wonder Volume Mascara in Black Reflections, $24

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Swatches

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Joli Rouge Brilliant Lipstick in Gold Reflections

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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)

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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)

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Gold Attraction Eye Quartet Eyeshadows with flash

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Swatches from left to right: Jolie Rouge Lipstick in Gold Reflections, Sparkling Wonder Volume Mascara in Black Reflections

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

P.S. What’s shakin’ tonight? Didn’t today go by in a flash?

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  1. Lorna says:

    love the packaging and love the colors. if i weren’t such a NARS girl, i would definitely go for this!

  2. Marce says:

    You’re absolutely right, Karen, the day – what the heck, the YEAR! has flown by…
    Hey, I can imagine some heavy duty rappers wearing these palettes off chains, LOL! :D
    There’s a lot of glamour and bling in this collection, I love it! Warm colours are sooo up my alley. I might even try recreating the models look.
    Thanks for the swatches, can’t wait to see FOTD *hint hint* You have a nice weekend, take care!
    .-= Marce’s last blog post… Wembé – An Alternative to LUSH? =-.

  3. amy says:

    Alas, it is not in my budget to splurge. A nice collection, but not really my thing.
    .-= amy’s last blog post… FOTD Neutral Eyes and Matte Pink Lips: MAC Buckwheat Eyeshadow for Eyes and Medusa’s Makeup Mineral Eye Dust Jail Bait on Lips =-.

  4. Marisol says:

    This week flew by! Did you hear that they canceled Dollhouse? No more Agent Ballard. :(

    That face palette is gorgeous.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Wish they could all be 4 day work weeks =-.

  5. blovetbeauty says:

    the packaging reminds me a little of a mix of estee lauder and givenchy palettes. gorgeous colors
    .-= blovetbeauty’s last blog post… Canmake Nudy Glow & Mascaras Scans =-.

  6. Ashley says:

    I begin my “No Shopping for Cosmetics Ban” today… The Sparkling Wonder Volume Mascara in Black Reflection reminds me a lot of Diamond Mascara by Pure cosmetics… expect this one is a black mascara with way less glittlers & sparkles. I want both… but the stupid ban!
    .-= Ashley’s last blog post… A November To Remember =-.

  7. lauren says:

    those compacts are beautiful! but how is that lipstick the same one from the promo photos? her lips look like they have gold leaf on them but alone the lipstick is practically nothing.
    .-= lauren’s last blog post… Twins: NYC M(AC)arbleyes =-.

  8. Solé says:

    That goldish orangey lipstick looks like one I had in the late 80s! Of course from your swatch, I can see that it’s a lot more sheer and wearable than the funky one I had at 13. Heh.

  9. Tavia says:

    Hi Karen! I only like the eyeshadow palette, those colors are usually what I wear, but the price is not my favorite:)
    .-= Tavia’s last blog post… Preview on the MAC 2010 Spring Collections – New info, prices and launching dates =-.

  10. Anastasia says:

    I love the model’s look a lot but I suspect they are too warm for this ghostly girl. I too was a bit baffled by the mystery of “where did that pigmented gold lip look go on Karen!”

    Love to see photos if you try one of the looks this weekend- I’ll be it will look awesome on you.

    Anastasia.

  11. Catherine says:

    Oooh, the packaging looks soooo pretty! I saw this collection in store today though, and the eyeshadows were a lot grainier than I like…
    .-= Catherine’s last blog post… Sephora F&F Haul =-.

  12. Marisol says:

    I was bummed when i read that they canceled it. They will still show the remaining episodes of the season. I hope that he finds a gig soon. One where he is shirtless a lot of the times.
    .-= Marisol’s last blog post… Wish they could all be 4 day work weeks =-.

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