My Go - To Smokey Eye : Chanel Illusion D'Ombre

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in 'Ebloui' £24

Now I was lucky enough to be gifted this by my wonderful mother and what a treat it is! I'm not very well acquainted with Chanel make up as I always get a bit overwhelmed by a) the price and b) IT'S CHANEL! But oh boy am I happy that I discovered this little baby.

It is no secret that I love anything that comes in a pot, and has the words 'cream' and 'eyeshadow' in the same sentence, as you may know I have an amazing relationship with the Maybelline Colour Tattoo in 'On and On Bronze', it is one of my favourite make up items of all time. This is very similar, except there are actually chunks of glitter in it so the texture is a lot more bitty and chunky, which was a bit of a turn off at first but then I thought, there is absolutely nothing wrong with a bit of glitter! I have to say its nowhere near as easy and smooth to apply than the Maybelline pots because of the glitter and you do need to layer a fair bit on to achieve what I have photographed for you.

However I'm all about the convenience which is why I love the Maybelline ones so much, you just sweep this all over your eyelid, blend it out (you could add some on your lower lash line and blend also) and there you have it, a perfect smokey eye in my opinion. It's really that easy and requires next to no effort whatsoever and perfect if you're in a rush.

I always sway towards the same colours, and I did it again! In the pot it looks more on the deep purple side, but on the eyes it comes off as quite brown. But it's the mix of my two favourite shades on my eyes so I'm really not complaining! I just think it looks so nice, especially with my coloured eyes.

It lasts pretty much all day, and because of the chunkiness of it, it doesn't crease on me at all, and I have particularly oily eyelids which is why I've opted for darker eyes over light recently. So it would be perfect for a night out with some false eyelashes for an extra pop. I would say you could wear it for everyday as well because it is easy to layer,
you could choose the intensity of it depending on the time of day. You could wear a light layer to work, pop it in your handbag, layer it up a bit heavier for drinks later on in the evening, it's so versatile.

Have any of you tried this? What are your opinions on cream eyeshadows?

1 comment:

  1. I love this, think I'm going to be getting it when I get paid, and that's your fault ;)
    Do you apply it with your finger or a brush?
    The colour really suits you!
    Love your blog, now following!
    Jess xo