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