Friday, 8 June 2012

Chanel Illusion D' Ombre - Ebloui

I bought this eye shadow months ago when they first came out and for some reason I could not get it to work for me. It is a beautiful colour but it has red undertones which makes it hard to pair with other colours so I ended up neglecting it for the longest time. 

As it is a cream eye shadow it works best when you apply it as a base. This is where I have the problem as when you apply it all over the eye, the colour becomes quite reddish and it is a pretty deep colour so I don't particularly like it all over the lid. I have also been having difficulty pairing it with other eyeshadows but I think I just need to be a little more adventurous.

The eyeshadow itself has beautiful pigmentation, applies smoothly and I have had no issues with it creasing. It also has a lovely spongey consistency which leads me to believe it will not dry up like the Mac paint points. It can also be used as an eyeliner.

 Recently I was looking through my collection and spotted it and thought to myself the bloody price of it I will make it work! I have been wearing Mac prancing all over the lid and then the Chanel colour in the crease and it looks beautiful. While I do rate this product I wish I bought it in a different colour and I don't think I would purchase another one as the price tag is pretty hefty at €28.00. As drugstores brand are coming out with amazing creme eyeshadows now I don't think I could justify the price. 

Have any of you tried this eyeshadow? What colours would you pair with it? I would love to hear your suggestions.

Love Aveen xxx 



  1. I have these in Epatant and Mirifique!:-)

    1. I wish I picked one of them colours! They are beautiful! xxx Thank you for your comment xxx

  2. This looks soo beautiful I want it!

    1. I know it looks fabulous but seriously does not translate as well on the eyes! :) xxx

  3. the colour looks so lovely swatched on the arm! it's a shame it doesn't look as good on the eye, especially considering the price! <3

  4. I have been interested in these cream eyeshadows but none of the shades have ever jumped out at me. They all seem too boring for my taste lol! The black looked interesting but I heard that smudges everywhere after a few hours of wear.


  5. This is a lovely colour, Chanel eyeshadows are so pigmented and lovely looking, having seen a couple of swatches I really want to pick up a pot x


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