I have owned these two Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Luminous Eyeshadows for a while but have only just got a chance to review them!
This intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow offers true versatility. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula.
You’re probably already familiar with this product which has been raved about by so many bloggers. Well let’s see…
Being Chanel the packaging is gorgeous. In these heavy glass jars is a moussey eyeshadow that is long wearing and is full of sparkles.
Here are the pots – you also get a strange angled synthetic brush with it that I found fairly useless, unless I was lining my eyes with this product:
I got two of the most popular shades, Illusoire and Epitant. I also like the look of Mirfique (black with tons of sparkles) which I may get with my beloved Boots points!
Illusioire 83 – is a grey sparkly metallic gunmetal shade. Epitant 84 is a greenish khaki silvery shade. Both are lovely.
It’s hard to describe the texture as it isn’t really a proper mousse – it’s denser than that, although it has a cushiony feel. When you’re touching it, because of the density, I thought mine had started to dry out but in fact that is just the texture – it isn’t like Maybelliene’s mousse products, for example.
Perhaps you can see what I mean about the texture in this image:
Swatches – actually not as pigmented as I thought. Not quite sheer but not as BAM in your face as expected!
I did two layers of each colour on my eyes…it’s a nice product which is fairly easy to blend and once it sets it does stay in place really well HOWEVER, it is so so glittery the glitter ends up everywhere and isn’t exactly easy to remove.
I like how it is a one step product though – apply and blends slightly, done. It makes your eyes look like you put more effort into it than you actually did.
The following photos are just to give you an idea of the sparkles and colour…
These cost £23 each so not cheap at all, since it’s just the one colour but they are lovely to use and are different to anything else I own (my other eye jellies like Jill Stuart etc. are far sheerer than these).
I will definitely buy more colours if they release some fun ones like an electric blue!
Buy these here from Boots!
*Purchase by me