Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Clarins’ Palazzo d’Oro Collection: Gold Attraction Face Palette

Clarins Gold Attraction Face Palette ($57.00) is an elegant holiday highlighter from Clarins’ Palazzo d’Oro Collection.

It’s a particularly pretty to look at with the texture and design of the palette itself, and the overall shimmer and shade of it is quite lovely, too.  It swatches as a shimmery, sunny yellow gold with just a little peachiness to it. It’s shimmery, has a golden sheen, and it does warm up the complexion (but not in a bronzy way, as Lancome’s Sparkling Cherub does).

I would say it can run a little too shimmery, so if you’re more of a subtle-barely-there kind of gal, this might not make the best highlighter for your face.  (For your body?  Oh, yeah, dust this on your decolletage for some va-voom!)  I don’t mind using it as a face highlighter, though, and if you use a stippling brush (like MAC’s 187), you can get a more toned-down look than if you used a denser blush brush.

Bottom Line: It’s certainly not a must-have highlighter at $57 (which is a little spend-y), but it is an item that is worth a look at and perhaps purchased as a splurge during the holiday season.   The packaging is particularly luxe (has some heft to it), with a brilliant faux gold finish.

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  • Product: 27/30
  • Value: 7/10
  • Ease of Use: 4/5
  • Packaging: 5/5

Recommendation: If you’re keen on lovely gold packaging and highlighters, this Clarins’ highlighter might be for you.

See swatches…

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18 thoughts on “Clarins Gold Attraction Face Palette Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Brian Kelly

    I’ll have you know, your site makes me feel very poor. I’m a gold addict. =(

  2. Miss_Silk

    ohhh pretty!

  3. Rowan

    I’ve never seen anything I want so badly! I’ve also never seen anything more outside of my price range T_T

  4. That’s really pretty! I like it, but I hope it won’t make my already yellow-toned skin look more yellow =(

  5. Redhead (hi)

    The swatch is pretty! And I know I’m weird, but the palette design makes it look like a boxed piece of a sparkly model brain you’d find in a high school life science lab :D

    • Wilcoa

      lmao love this! It’s does look like a brain from labs!

      Though I agree with the above that’s it’s gorgeous, but a bit over the price range.

  6. even that it doesn’t contain those huge size sparkles, but from the picture I can tell why you only give it a B+. The golden silky shimmer looks more like a eye shadow than a face high light. It is possible to become a bronze under daylight. =P
    I think it could look good to contour the flat-nose, make it more standing out at night.

  7. T

    I think its pretty and sparkly. (Here comes the “but”)But no one needs to pay that much for it, its too overpriced for something I wouldnt use everyday or even to splurge on for the holidays. Ill just stick with being the queen of chic cheap, b/c usually with these overpriced high end brands you just wind up paying for the name IMO.

  8. amy

    Pretty. I have a lot of highlighters and I love them but this not not one I desperately need or want.

  9. This is really a very nice piece, though a bit pricey. And the swatch looks very pretty…love the gold color, and the pattern embossed on the powder.

  10. Wooo that is pretty! But I already splurged on the Tsumori Chisato for Shu Uemura highlighter this holiday season & that one is much more subtle and wearable for everyday.

  11. Holly

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Maybe I’ll pick it up, I can’t stop staring at the swatch! Haha.

  12. Giselle

    ohhhh, what a pretty color, i LOVE golds!!!!

  13. I have this and I love it! I think the sparkles only rest on top- like an overspray… So when you keep using it the actual powder is a gorgeous highlight! I did a review on my blog as well :)

  14. This is beautiful! I think it would be a great highlighter for me :) but I wish it were more affordable otherwise I’d jump on the offer :(!!

  15. Luisafer

    I like it, I think it depends on the amount you use

  16. Melinda

    OMG This Look’s Gorgeous But Oh So Expensive :o( oxo Melinda

  17. Jordanne

    $57 ?! WHY GOD ?!