Clarins Odyssey Eye Quartet Mineral Palette

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! To be honest, until the last couple of years Clarins never wowed us with their make-up - but that's all changed.  And this is the latest in a series of fab finds.

A gold compact so pretty that surely even Miss Manners wouldn't mind if you whipped it out at table to deepen your already-smoky eyes.

Incredibly wearable shades:  browns, beiges and a taupe-bronze with a jewel-like finish.

Smooth-as-silk textures.

(Though we don't care what Clarins say:  we're still going to ditch the fiddly little applicators - despite their high quality - and use our own pro-quality brushes.)

The result, though, is a super-flattering evening look.  In fact, we're almost mistletoe-worthy and it's only 6th November...!

UK readers find Clarins Odyssey Eye Quartet Mineral Palette at www.johnlewis.com/£30 - buy here (and it's limited edition so do be quick!)