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Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wearing Eyeshadow

I finally gave in and decided to go and try these out in store. Obviously, seeing as they’re now featured in a blog post with images I bought them too… I went to no less then three Chanel counters to get my hand’s on these and Graphite nail polish, which is coming up in another post. The first counter didn’t have either of the shades pictured or graphite, the second counter had one of the shades but no graphite and the third counter (at Saks Fifth Avenue, so go there!) had all the shades plus graphite, phew!

Now, these eye shadow’s really are something to behold. A conversation with Cami on Twitter led me to decide that these two shades were the ones; Illusoire (top left) & Epatant (top right). The texture is like nothing else I’ve come across before; springy, spongy, almost wet to the touch and deeply pigmented. Peter Philips really has outdone himself this time.

Illusoire is a deep mauve shade with a hint of purple, there’s a nice subtle shimmer to it but nothing overly dramatic. Epatant, on the other hand is a deep silver toned green with amazing shimmer. Both the shades last for hours and hours on their own with no base and equally as long as a gel-type liner. As the pots are so pigmented a little bit goes a very long way.

There are six shades in total and at 16.5BD per pot for 4g of product (31e/161AED), they’re certainly not cheap. They are however, absolutely stunning and due to the intense pigmentation will no doubt last quite a long time. Love!

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  • Reply Camille

    I gotta say, excellent choices. I approve

    September 5, 2011 at 10:16 am
    • Reply Anonymous

      Totally agree! 😉

      September 8, 2011 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Kelly C.

    these look gorgeous! those colors are absolutely stunning!

    September 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      They are, the other shades are very pretty too but these stood out for me 🙂

      September 8, 2011 at 6:48 am
  • Reply Delyteful24

    I was amazed at the formula too! Soooo beautiful! Got shade 86 for my sis.. The reddish brown one but if course I’ll be the one using it mostly =p

    September 5, 2011 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply Anonymous

      Of course 🙂 I love them, have been using them everyday!

      September 8, 2011 at 6:47 am

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