Everything about this limited edition palette, part of Clarins' Enchanted summer collection, is incredibly, perfectly pretty. The packaging bears a beautiful floral pattern inspired by traditional sari prints, picked out in tiny dots, which appeals to my OCD side with its preciseness and symmetry.
Opening the guilded case, you'll find four eyeshadows in warm, neutral shades with a punch of violet for good measure, and a strip of deep golden brown powder liner.
The shadows and liner are further embellished with more beautiful sari-inspired patterns. The level of detail is stunning - the miniature reproductions of the floral print from the case in eyeshadow form is meticulous to the extent that you'd need to squint to try to see the detail.
And that, my friends, is all you're going to get from this post. I'm afraid that no matter how many times I tried to put my eyeshadow brush near this palette to get some swatches, I just couldn't do it. Admittedly even if the patterns on the shadows themselves got smushed to oblivion by use, I'd still have the gorgeous outer design... but still. For me, this one is tending towards collectable makeup art rather than day-to-day slap.
Find it at all Clarins stockists late May. This palette is limited edition and costs £30.
What do you think? Could you bear to use this palette? Am I a wimp? Answers on a postcard...
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