Tuesday, December 24th, 2013

Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “luminous deep purple.” It’s a dark, warm purple over a burgundy-brown base with a frosted, shimmering finish. It had fairly good color payoff, which could be sheered out for a warmer, browner color. The finish was fairly metallic and quite sparkling. The consistency was lightweight, smooth, and blendable. I wore this on the outer half of my lid, and it lasted well for eight hours and had faint creasing and fading apparent after nine hours of wear. Makeup Geek Sensuous (P, $5.99) is a powder, less purple. Urban Decay Remix (LE, $18.00) is also powder but similar in color. Disney by Sephora Master (LE) is darker, powder. MAC Circa Plum (LE, $21.00) is lighter, powder. MAC Rare Find (LE, $21.00) is darker, powder. See comparison swatches.

Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “luminous pastel pink.” It’s a warm-toned, light-medium pink with a frosted, sparkling finish. This really glimmered and danced in the light–very pretty. It had good color payoff, and it could be sheered out for more of a wash of sparkle if desired.  The texture felt very soft, slightly spongy, but smooth and lightweight. It wore well for eight hours before showing slight creasing and fading after nine hours of wear. There was very slight fall out apparent after seven hours of wear.  I worried this was going to look “crepe-y” applied, but it smoothed out nicely. Tom Ford Beauty Seductive Rose #2 (P) is a touch lighter. Urban Decay Dust (P, $18.00) is warmer. Too Faced Marshmallow (LE) is a powder. MAC Rock Candy (P, $21.00) is pinker, powder. MAC Pinkluxe #2 (P) is a powder. theBalm Safe Bet Annette (P, $16.00) is also a powder. MAC Cheryl Chic (LE, $15.00) is a powder, less metallic. MAC Love Power (LE, $18.50) is less sparkly. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #4 (LE) is lighter, powder. Make Up For Ever #303 (P, $20.00) is less warm-toned, powder. See comparison swatches.

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Diapason (92)

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Product

9/10

Pigmentation

9/10

Texture

10/10

Longevity

8.5/10

Application

4.5/5

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Impulsion (93)

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9/10

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10/10

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Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Diapason (92) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

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30 thoughts on “Chanel Diapason (92) & Impulsion (93) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Sam

    Just a question — how did Impulsion receive an A when it looks super sheer in the photos and just sparkle? I’m just curious as it looks like it would cause you to build up several layers to reach full opacity :)

    • Hi Sam,

      Are you referring to the sheered out swatch? There are two swatches – full intensity (left) and then blended out a lot to show a sheerer wash of color (right). It was 100% opaque in one pass as shown in the swatch photo (or, if you like on the lid)–no skin showed through.

  2. Huh, I didn’t expect the brown base on Diapason. It’s beautiful, it looks like it would make a great liner as well.

  3. Hi!

    Do you happen to have Chanel Illusoire? Do you know how Diapason compares by any chance? Debating whether I need one or the other; or if I can get away with having both ;)

    Thank you :)

  4. Avatar of Sasha Sasha

    These are pretty but they dry out too fast for my taste. I have illusoire but I probably won’t purchase another.

    • Really? I’m so surprised! None of mine have dried out yet!

      • Same here, although having read about others having theirs dry out, I sort of live in fear….

        • AussieAngelcakes

          I have about 7 of these shadows and a couple have retracted from the edge of the pot, although I wouldn’t call this drying out as the consistency is still good. Must be due to the fact they are a bit ‘spongy’ so if they are shaken etc they will condense down. You can zap these in the microwave for a few secs to restore them (more so with the gel eyeliners).

      • Caroline

        My Illusoire has dried out too… my Mirifique starting to… Epatant ok still. They’re expensive to dry out so quickly. Someone recommended storing upside down so air doesn’t get to them. Another, using a mixing medium like a Mac / Illamasqua to revive.

  5. Stephanie

    They look lovely together and look great on you!

  6. Christine, you’re giving us pretty overload today, these two look gorgeous! :-)

  7. Impulsion is so pretty! :-) I wasn’t expecting the brown base on Diapason either – I do wish it was a bit more of a true purple, but that’s the purple addict in me speaking!
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  8. Avatar of Pamyla PJ

    I would like to see side by side comparisons of this and Illusoire and Fatal. (but lets face it, its not worth braving the mall today, of all days!) I have also purchased an ombre and had it dry out,. (it was the black one, I bought it to use for stage makeup) I AM loving the new Chanel Charivari polish!

  9. Diapason is very pretty! I’m loving that sheen!
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  10. Diapason actually looks good!

  11. I thought Diapason would be a lot more purple. Don’t really see the metallic deep purple there Chanel!
    Kiara Recently Posted: Christmas Eve Outfit & Makeup!

  12. Shelbie

    Diapason looks like a creme version of MAC’s Club eyeshadow at first glance, it’s lovely!

  13. Karin Ho

    How is this cream eyeshadow compared with its poorer neighbour, Maybelline Tatoo 24 hour eyeshadows?

  14. Ana Barroso

    Hi Christine, there are both gorgeous :)
    I read that Diapason will be added to the permanent line, here in Europe included, do you know?
    Thank you for your great job, you are amazing :)

  15. Avatar of SandraJT SandraJT

    Diapason is beautiful, but I find all of these smudge like crazy when used as a liner. Even with powder shadow overtop to set. Although powder shadow doesn’t detract from the lovely sparkle & sheen, I’ve found. It still peeks through quite a lot, even with a matte color over it.

    Really glad I picked up this shade. It’s gorgeous & I can see myself getting a lot of wear out of it.

    For those having problems with the product drying out, open the jar & then put a small piece of plastic wrap overtop. Then screw the lid down over that. I find this really helps with all of my cream eye products.

    • I can’t remember ever seeing someone mention that as a tip, Sandra, but that makes a lot of sense! I store all of mine on the side (with the exception of a few that go top-down), and I’ve been okay, luckily!