I’m going to begin this post by saying none of these pictures do this eyeshadow justice. I bought this eyeshadow before Christmas and along with my Inglot palette, this has been my go to look because it is just so easy to use.
Chanel describe this eyeshadow as a silver purple with plum and burgundy undertones. When blended out on the lid you see the different tones coming through and it really makes my blue eyes pop.
It is an unusual texture, but is very easy to work with and blends out beautifully. The eyeshadow comes with a little brush, but to be honest I found it useless and instead I use a flat head synthetic brush when applying this and then blend it out in the crease with a Mac 217 brush. The best part about this eyeshadow for me was I didn’t need to go blending loads of different colours to create a look. The one colour was enough and gave the most gorgeous look. It really is a no work look.
This eyeshadow, as the name suggests, is very long wearing. I wore it for a good 10 hours and it was still perfect. No creasing and only slight fading. Perfect if you want a no hassle eyeshadow.
The Chanel Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows are saucy, costing €29.50 but it is good to treat yourself every so often. There are a number of different colours in the range and I’ve already picked out the next colour in the collection that I am going to buy.
shoreJanuary 5, 2014 at 6:39 pm
Did you use a primer for them to last that long?
Sinéad KJanuary 5, 2014 at 8:33 pm
No I don’t use primer but if you had very oily lids it wouldn’t hurt
5 one swipe eyeshadowsSeptember 10, 2014 at 8:01 am
[…] First things first, excuse the condition of this eyeshadow, but as you can see this is a much loved shadow. This is a purple toned eyeshadow with burgundy undertones. When blended out on the lid you see the different tones coming through and it really makes my blue eyes pop. While it is an unusual texture, but is very easy to work with and blends out beautifully. The Chanel Illusion d’Ombre come in a range of colours and while they are saucy at €29.50, they really are fantastic for a quick, but effective eye. You can read a full review here. […]