Monday, September 5, 2011

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow

I bought this as a little birthday pressie to myself last week - nothing like a bit of Chanel self-gifting, wha? I'm a major fan of cream eyeshadows in general, so it was inevitable I was gonna pick up one of these babies. 

I got the shade 'Illusoire' and it's totally gorgeous. I found it really difficult to take a photo of it that showed just how lovely the colour is - as you can see from the photo of the pot, it's a grey-ish purple but in some lights it looks taupe. It's very metallic with lots of very fine multi-coloured glitter. 

The brush that comes with this is actually ok - you need a firm brush to work with these shadows as they have a very dense mousse-like texture. The alternative is to use your fingers, and this is the better option as far as I'm concerned. It's what I like most about cream eyeshadows - you can just lash them on with your fingers. 

I didn't find this as long wearing as Benefit Creaseless Cream Eyeshadows. I did get some creasing when I wore it without a primer (I wouldn't normally use primer with cream eyeshadows) but I got a full day of wear out of it once I used Urban Decay's Primer Potion underneath. 

These shadows come in six shades and are €28 for 4g. They're expensive but they're beautiful and I think they would last you for ages as they're very pigmented and a little goes a long way. I'm also really tempted by Epetant (which, of course, is known as Elephant in my head), a gorgeous, gorgeous green. 

Here's some photos of Illusoire - please excuse my eyebrows, which are going mad in anticipation of their first threading next week :-)

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  1. That's it, I'm buying one. Had a dream about these last night and all. It must be love!

  2. They're gorgeous. I have Illusoire too and I reckon they're not as long lasting as my trusty Mac Paint pots in terms of creasing, but the colour is worth it. I'm looking at 'Elephant' too ;-)

  3. Oh hello this is fabbbbbulous, I am totes getting this, would be gorge for a spingely spangely look for xmas, gorgeous

  4. totally agree with you on the feeling you get when you buy a Chanel product..nothing like it! Although....I cant say I've been seriously overwhelmed by their products....although this looks gorgeous on the eyes! great review x

  5. LOVE this post - I bought myself one (the black sparkly one, can't remember the name!) at the weekend and there are at least another two with my name on them!

  6. I really want one of these - beautiful swatches!
    Nic x


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