Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Shadows-Review + Swatches + Photos

Hi ladies,
Yep, I couldn't resist them.
I couldn't decide between the purple, the sagey or the peachy one so I had to go for all of them!

They come in a box like this:

And these is what they look like in the pots from their bottoms:

And without their tops. They come in a like a dome shape with the most of the product in the centre.

finger swatches:

And hand swatches:

Each one of them come with a cute (and rather useless) applicator like this one:

My thoughts and review:

The texture of these cream shadows is strage in an interesting way.

It feels to the touch like a cream, it smells strange (but you won't smell it once on your eyes- it was just me sticking my nose there) but it applies like a powder eyeshadow.

I find that the harder and smaller the brush the better. With a very soft brush you won't be able to pick up enough product. With your fingers you will probably pick up too much.
The little brush that they provide is not very good unfortunately. They say that these eyeshadows can be used as liners. I wound't to be honest. They are so packed with glitter and reflects that a bit of that in your eyes and you will remember Coco Chanel for the rest of the day! 
I use contact lenses everyday and I love glitter. I never complain and I'm a tough one when it comes to things stuck in my eyes but I did feel some chunkiness getting into my eyes and contacts. This won't put me off from using them anyway. But be aware these shadows are packed with shimmer, glitter and reflects. 

Long lasting? Yes, they are especially with a primer underneath.

Easy to blend? Yes, this is one of their main features. They are a dream to blend.

Expensive? Yes. They were about £22.50 each and they are LE.

Do I regret the purchase? No way. Love them. Especially for night use. 

I hope this was useful.



Were you tempted too with these?
Which one did you go for?
Any recommended combos?

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  1. Claire

    Claire on 08/31/2011 11:04 p.m. #

    I love the look of these and I cannot decide which shade I would get lol<br /><br />Im thinking the purple... I so know I would get into a dilemma at the counter though :) <br /><br />Claire <br /><br />x<br /><br />

  2. Jenn

    Jenn on 09/01/2011 1:28 a.m. #

    Been eyeing these for a while looks amazing!

  3. FunnyFaceBeauty

    FunnyFaceBeauty on 09/01/2011 3:57 a.m. #

    I love your reasoning when trying to decide what colour to<br />I swatched them when I was in the US this weekend and they are all so pretty. I feel like I have so many cream type shadows and unfortunately will be skipping these. I hope to see some looks from you using them. <br />xx<br />Alicia

  4. emmabovary

    emmabovary on 09/01/2011 8:33 a.m. #

    Oh I love the little brush! And have been wearing this as a liner most days, no problems thus far. It&#39;s nice to hear a different opinion though, I hadn&#39;t tried it with fingers before (just did after reading this) and really like the way it looks. So far I&#39;ve only got Epatant but will be buying more. Thanks for the great images =)

  5. Danielle

    Danielle on 09/05/2011 4:38 a.m. #

    Lovely swatches! I purchased Epatant, but all of them are so shimmery and equally beautiful. I found the texture odd myself. I prefer the Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense, just because I like the feel of them better. But both formulations are stunning and it was hard to choose just one shade!

  6. Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up

    Mercedes- Ms Purple Make-up on 09/05/2011 6:45 p.m. #

    @Claire: That happened to me and I left with three :$ X<br /><br />@Jenn: They are nice but a bit strange too. I&#39;m still playing around with them. X<br /><br />@Alicia: You know me :). I had some Lancome one that are similar in texture and formular but I didn&#39;t have these colours..mmm that was my lame excuse! X<br /><br />@emmabovary: I&#39;m sure they look amazing as liner but I&#39;m a bit scared of the amount of glitter/shimmer. I&#39;ll try tho and I&#39;ll let you know. X<br /><br />@Danielle: I sooooo want to try the Armani ones. I need to go to Selfridges where Armani is available. Which one would you recommend? X

  7. Charlotte

    Charlotte on 09/18/2011 8:49 p.m. #

    All three look gorgeous! xx

  8. Natalie

    Natalie on 09/22/2011 9:42 p.m. #

    do a look with these I&#39;m intrigued to see how they look. Especially the greeny one :-) xx<br /><br /><br />

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