I hope you are all well, my post today is about the Chanel Ilusion D'Ombre. As you will all know by now I have more than a slight obsession with Chanel products. The Illusion D'Ombre's were originally released with the Autumn 2011 collection but were thankfully made part of the permanent line and have quickly become a staple in my everyday makeup routine.
The Chanel Illusion D'Ombre come in six different shades with more to be released with their Summer 2012 collection. They are described as long wearing luminous eye shadows. A lot of people compare them to Armani's Eyes to Kill Intense, now I have a few of the Eyes to Kill and in all honesty there is no comparison. The texture of the Illusion D'Ombre is completely different. When I first got my hands on them, they were not at all what I was expecting. They are almost cushion like to the touch. They don't bounce back, which I kind of thought they would. They are a gel formula but have the thickness of a mousse.
My three favourite are the above, and they are (L-R) Ebloui, Illusoire, and Emerveille.
Eboui is a deep burgundy brown with a hint of cranberry, it has stunning multi coloured shimmer.
Illusoire is a purpley plum, grayish brown with a silvery sheen
And my favorite out of all 3 is Emerveille. Emerveille is the most beautiful champagne peach, with the most amazing golden pink sheen to it. This worn on it's own all over the lid with gel liner along the lash line is just perfect for an everyday look. Simple yet elegant.
Emerveille, Ebloui, and Illusoire
These really are stunning shadows, that are easy to use with beautiful results. I do use an eyeshadow primer, as I would do with any shadows I use. I am excited to see the new additions when they are released later this Summer, I am sure they will be a fantastic addition to my collection. I have had these for quite a while and one of the concerns I had was that they might possibly dry out and become difficult to work with. Its always difficult to judge the lifespan of new products but I am happy to report, I haven't had any issues so far. The colour pay off with these is excellent and a little goes a long way. If you are in the market for some new eyeshadows, I would definitely recommend giving these a go!
So that's it ladies, I hope you enjoyed.
Let me know if you have tried these.
Tell me your eyeshadow favourites!
Until next time