Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Destination Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “pale-satin shade [that] adds a silver-blue accent to eyes.” It’s a subdued, silver-ish blue with a frosted, metallic finish. When sheered out, it’s almost more silver-white with just a hint of blue. MAC Bright Moon is darker, grayer. Buxom Husky is bluer and lighter–more sky blue. Urban Decay Strip is a bit darker. Urban Decay Mary Jane is also similar, a bit bluer–richer. Inglot #429 is more periwinkle.

I’ve been wanting to review this for awhile, but it’s been sold out online (sold out before I even received mine!) and though it was supposed to be available at regular counters/retailers, I’ve yet to see it pop up online. Luckily, when I checked this weekend, it’s back in stock on Chanel.com. Sometimes I love Illusion d’Ombres, and sometimes, they’re a bit of a miss. Destination is more of a miss for me, unfortunately.

The downfall of Destination is that it doesn’t apply opaque, even if you make an attempt to build it, because it doesn’t apply very evenly. It’s a little splotchy and patchy. As a result, it works better as a base color or applied very sheerly as a wash of shimmer. I think other shades within the formula do a better job of merely illuminating eyes if that was your goal. Destination wore for six hours well, but by eight hours, there was noticeable fading.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Destination
C+
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
7
Application
3.5
Total
77%

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Chanel Destination Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Destination Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Destination Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Destination Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Destination Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

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