Chanel Fatal (837) & Initiation (827) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “silver purple.” It’s a plummy burgundy with soft warm, brown undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was still creamy and soft, so it could be sheered out to a softer color–I found the warmth of the undertone came through the more I blended it out. It wore well for nine and a half hours and was somewhat faded (but no creasing) after ten and a half hours of wear. Disney Rococo is browner, darker. Kat Von D Fur Elise is matte. theBalm Just This Once Jamie is browner. MAC Universal Appeal is similar. MAC Star Violet is browner, warmer. Giorgio Armani #27 is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Initiation (827) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is described as a “platinum bronze.” It’s a medium-dark, warm, bronzy brown with gold shimmer and sheen. It had stronger yellow undertones than most bronze hues have. It had fairly good color payoff, but it wasn’t fully opaque. The consistency is lightweight and creamy, so it also sheers out easily if you want a wash of color. It wore well for nine hours, and it was showing some signs of fading (but no creasing) after ten hours. Illamasqua Ore is similar but a powder. Girogio Armani #26 is darker, less sparkly. Maybelline Bad to the Bronze is less gold. MAC Woodwinked is powder. Dior Golden Savannah #2 is less metallic, browner. bareMInerals Ritzy is darker, powder. See comparison swatches.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Fatal (837)
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
5
Total
94%
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Initiation (827)
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
88%

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Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Fatal (837) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow
Chanel Initiation (827) Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow

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