Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadows

Chanel Fall 2011: Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new product for fall, and it comes in six different shades. Chanel describes these as: “This intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow offers true versatility. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula.”

I think the most common question I got asked regarding these was, “How do these compare to Giorgio Armani Eyes to Kill Intense?” The easy answer: they don’t. They’re in glass pots with black lids, and they’re really quite differennt otherwise. The formulas are not the same at all. There is such a drastic difference in the texture alone that they do not invite comparison. In terms of color, there may be similarities, but that is no different than comparing any eyeshadow to either of these products. It’s like comparing a the formula of a cream eyeshadow to that of a powder eyeshadow. The texture of these is most like Buxom’s Stay There eyeshadows but these are springier.

  • Fantasme is a bright white with silvery-white shimmer. Of the six, this was the only one that I would categorize as sheer. This is more like white and silver shimmer spread through a clear base. It adds sparkle rather than color. MAC’s Pearl Reflects Glitter is most comparable, but it is a chunkier glitter and will need an adhesive base or modifier to get it to stay (and last I heard, MAC’s Glitters were not eye safe).
  • Emerveille is a soft peach with a hint of brown and a champagne shimmer-sheen. theBalm’s Luscious Lani is very similar in color, perhaps a touch less peach. It seems like it would also be comparable to Benefit’s RSVP.
  • Illusoire is a smoky, purple-mauve over a grayish-brown base with a silvery sheen. This has a frostier finish, compared to the subtly metallic finish of Emerveille. It is similar to MAC Hint of Sapphire, but it doesn’t have the multi-colored shimmer (however, it applies infinitely better). It’s a little taupe, but it does lean purple, so it’s not a true taupe. It ends up looking rather similar to the grayish-purple shade from the same collection’s Prelude Eyeshadow Quad, just with a more shimmery finish.
  • Epatant is a smoky, muted taupe with a hint of green with an antique gold shimmer-sheen. MAC Greensmoke is much darker and greener, while Make Up For Ever #84 is closer in overall color/feel, it is more intense.
  • Mirifique is a dark black with multi-colored shimmer and larger silver sparkle. I can’t think of a dupe for this particular shade, because the way the glitter sits on the black base makes it different. Perhaps MAC Black Tied, but Black Tied is a weaker formula with less color payoff.
  • Ebloui is a burgundy brown with warm, red undertones and multi-colored shimmer that is dominated by gold and cranberry. On me, my yellower undertones pull out the brown tones, while I would expect pinker undertones to pull out the burgundy tones. I couldn’t find a dupe for this one; it’s brown yet burgundy. It might be duped with a mix of Urban Decay Gash and MAC Cranberry.

The texture of these is bizarre–they’re spongy but they bounce back. I imagine this is the texture most expected out of MAC Big Bounce Eyeshadows, actually. They are a gel-based formula, but they have the thickness of a cream, creaminess of a mousse, and springiness of a sponge. It spreads really nicely and evenly on the lid without being sheer (unless you deliberately apply a minute amount).

I found five of the six to be nicely pigmented with no concerns for lack of color payoff–Fantasme was the only one I found lacking in that department. The colors themselves are soft and subtle, with an edge of smokiness, and they tend to be more than just one flat color, so they will easily take on different tones depending on how they’re worn, what they’re paired with, and the undertones in the skin.

On me, these wear twelve hours (worn alone, no primer) without creasing, fading, migrating, or smudging. They apply evenly over the lid, and they’re blendable for long enough to give you time to soften any edges but are never fully wet, so they don’t gather into the creases and lines of the eye before it fully sets. Once it sets, it really doesn’t budge.

The brush included with each shade is actually useful, though in all honesty, it’ll be thrown into a drawer (along with all of those velvety pouches that I don’t use but can’t bear to toss). It works, and it does work well with these–it’s a nice touch, because it’s a quality brush with a thin, angled edge to allow for lining but with enough area to also apply all-over the lid. I prefer brushes with longer handles, but this is one of the better brushes I’ve seen included with a product.

Fantasme, again, was the only shade that was less-than-stellar, and of course, it would not earn the same marks as these do overall or as the other shades.  It is one of six, and it is the only one with any reason for a reduction in rating.  I would give it a 7 on pigmentation and 8.5 on texture.  Again, this is why I prefer reviewing individual shades rather than groups of shades in one post!

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Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos, Reviews

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With the exception of Fantasme, these are really standout products with an excellent, truly long-wearing formula, gorgeous color selection with nuanced shades, and a product that applies easily.

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Chanel Mirifique Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadows

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Chanel, $36.00 each.

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No.

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See individual shade descriptions -- I did my best to list any comparable shades.

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134 thoughts on “Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadows Swatches, Photos, Reviews

  1. D

    Fantasme would make me feel like a fairy <3

  2. Just when I was trying to get the courage to pay the price for Armani’s shadows, these come along and are even MORE expensive. Since you say these are similar in texture to Buxom’s, I think I’ll just stick with those.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mandy bxboricua

    Illusoire and Mirifique are gorgeous! Christine, did they stay that long on your eyes without an eye shadow primer?

  4. how will this consistency compared to the Jill Stuart Jelly Eye Colour? Thanks ^^

    • Sorry, I don’t have access to Jill Stuart.

    • Cheryl B.

      Hi jess0501 and rest of world,
      Think I can help out with your Jill Stuart query (I looove her Jelly Eye and shadow products)… No, the consistency isn’t similar. Jelly Eye(s) are so light, spongy and boing-ey (half the reason they are so fun), if you know what I mean. Their coverage is quite sheer as well, focusing on the shimmer aspect more than actual color payoff. Jelly Eyes are more like shades of shimmer/crystal powder in a coordinating sheer, liquid-y base instead of the typical eye shadow characteristic: solid shadow base with shimmer almost being a secondary attribute. I can’t think of anything that compares to Jelly Eyes’ consistency. The description of Chanel’s collection as having a “gel texture that is both soft and cushiony” would make a Jill Stuart fan hope against hope, but alas no dice.
      I bought Chanel’s Epatant tonight and while stalking the counter, I noticed that the shade which most closely resembles a Jill Stuart Jelly Eye color when swatched was Fantasme (which is why it stands apart from the other five colors in the collection). As far as texture/consistency is concerned, these Chanel shadows very closely resemble the Stila Shadow Pots Eye Mousse (now discontinued). The Stila shadows were very frosty and didn’t have much, if any, shimmer/glitter. These new Chanel shadows contain quite a bit of shimmer… and the brush included is pretty cool too IMO. Hope that helps!

    • erica

      I found Jill Stuart jelly shadow is really like a ‘jelly’ texture, but the sparkles are bit more chunky than this Chanel product.And all of Jill Stuart jelly shadow has bit of silver sparkel in them, no matter its brown or purple x

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Melody Melody

    Wow, these swatches look amazing! I would love to see looks with these!

  6. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of tzwiggy t_zwiggy

    Mirifique! O.o Holy crap! Love Emerveille and Epatant as well! :D

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brie Brie

    All of these with the exception of Fantasme are on my to-buy list. I’m so glad the quality lived up to the hype! Can’t wait to use these :-)

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brie Brie

      By the way, Christine, sorry if you’ve already answered this, but is this to be a new permanent eyeshadow line from Chanel, or is this formula exclusive to the fall collection?

      Also, with Fantasme, it looks like there might be an issue with fallout once it dries down…Is that the case, or does it remain creamy enough in texture to keep that gorgeous sparkle at bay? :-)

  8. Resa

    I’m really glad these aren’t limited edition! I have my eye out for those nail polishes. Did you buy those too, Christine?

  9. A lot of these look nice, but they’re not in the budget at the moment. They’re gonna have to go on my increasingly long to-try list.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Marian Marian

    I’m all over these! I’m so excited! Thanks for the review! Gotta love Chanel

  11. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Katherine Katherine

    Thank you for swatching and your review on how long they wear. I’m going to purchase all except the white. Not at one time, 2 each payday.

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Nadine Nadine

    Is Emerveille similar to Mineral Mode MES? Which of the two would be the best purchase in your opinion? Thank you Christine :)

  13. Fey

    Mirifique floors me. Between these and Armani’s Eyes to Kill For, I’m in love.

  14. malia

    With the exception of Mirifique, these look boring to me.

  15. Nicole

    So all of them are permanent additions to the range? That would really help my desperately low makeup budget at the moment. But I’m still so hyped up about them and want them NOW! :p

  16. ellie

    Could you please tell me if the texture of these are similar to the ombres perlees palette from the spring 2011 collection? That palette looks gorgeous but i hardly use it because I find the texture is so weird and hard to work with!

    • Different – the colors are similar at a glance, but the texture feels different. Ombres Perlees felt more cream-to-powder and less of a gel-like consistency. There was no real spring in the step of Ombres Perlees, and the overall finish of Ombres Perlees was finer–less shimmer/glitter–and not quite as opaque as these.

  17. Im sooo on these. About 8 years ago chanel had released something similar and havent since. Im sure these are divine.

  18. Hey Christine! If you could only buy one of them, would you buy the Chanel or the Armani eye shadow? I’ve been wanting the Armani Eyes to Kill for the longest time but I can only purchase it online. I would love to know which one you like better and why. Thanks!!!
    <3

    • It really depends on what color you want! I would pick the color you’d wear the most often OR the one you can’t find a dupe of elsewhere.

  19. Sara

    My Chanel counter was missing two of these and I can’t figure out which two it was. Overall I certainly don’t need many of these, as the shades are similar to eyeshadows I already have and aren’t unique enough to warrant a change in formula. *Except* for Epatant. Oh man it’s gorgeous! My collection is sadly puny when it comes to taupey shades and that one definitely needs to be added. Thanks for the swatches! I hope you get the polishes too. Peridot is gorgeous and I already know I need it, but couldn’t take the extra few minutes to swatch the other two. Too much snobbery at the counter. *rolleyes*

  20. Lauren

    Hi Christine!

    Given that these aren’t really comparable to Armani’s, do you have a preference for one over the other?

    Thanks! :-)

    • Not especially – I would say I prefer the colors in the Armani range more, since they’re just more to my tastes. I tend to prefer powder eyeshadow over cream and find them more versatile myself.

  21. Dana

    I was wondering if these crease after a couple hours of wear

  22. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    That does it – I REALLY have to stop coming here! Epatant and Illusoire have me hyperventilating!

  23. Elizabeth

    Hey Christine! Any chance you could swatch Epatant next to Benefit Skinny Jeans if you do a future ‘dupe’ post? I’d love to see how they compare!

  24. Nki

    Gorgeous! Need all of them :)

  25. Nancy

    SO Far I only have the purple one. I want the white one also It looks so pretty.

  26. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Meiya Meiya

    I’m normally able to resist Chanel because I find it too expensive. However, I go crazy over cream eyeshadows, and these look so gorgeous. :) This post made me call around to 2 Chanel counters asking about these! Will definitely pick up one or two!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Brie Brie

      Did you have any luck finding a store that has these in yet? I’m in California and neither Macy’s nor Nordstrom has any of the collection in yet!

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Meiya Meiya

        I called Bloomingdale’s & Macy’s Water Tower in Chicago, and both didn’t have them yet – they said their shipments will arrive by Friday or this weekend.

  27. Ah! I’ve been SO waiting for your review and photos on these! I almost peed myself with excitement when I first saw them. Thanks so much! Excellent review (BTW I cracked up when you mentioned the velvety pouches… I finally chucked mine last week – It was difficult to do!)

  28. I forgot to ask – I was told that these would be replacing their liquid shadows. Have you heard/read anything about that?

      • Hmm… I was told by someone who worked at a Chanel counter that THEY were told the liquid shadows are being discontinued and will be replaced by these. I don’t like the liquid shadows because my hands get tired and my wrists hurt before I can get them to mix up BUT I’d be shocked if they got rid of them… They’re pretty popular.

  29. Hannah

    Could Fantasme be patted over the top of a powder eyeshadow, or would it mess it up? I like the idea of a Reflects Pearl-type glitter that is finer and doesn’t need a mixing medium…

  30. Glad that I don’t have to rush to buy these, but I know I’m going to want to get Epatant, Illusoire and Mirifique… They’re all so beautiful.

  31. Jessika

    Can these be used wet like Armani’s ETKI?

    • I don’t think Chanel says that you can, and given the nature of the formula, I don’t know if I’d take water to it, since it is not powder.

  32. Ebloui is lovely. I really need to find a job soon so I can buy all of these!

  33. JL

    I wonder if you can compare it to Armani Eyes to Kill?

  34. These are beautiful! Love the colour of Epatant. I’m also drawn to Fantasme because of its sheerness. I think it’ll make a nice sparkly overlay to other eyeshadow colours. :) Thanks for the review!

  35. Saffy

    Fantasme would actually make a pretty brow highlighter and as a brightener placed near the tear ducts for us girls with super pale skin. I love these, thanks for the review!!

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of nawi nawi

      I am glad someone loves the Fantasme as much as I do I got this one and epatant and illusoire the sales lady put in on just onder my eyebrows as a hightligter on top it looked great together as I think thats what you should use this colour for as an extra accent onder the brows and in the eye corner and because it has the same texture it blended very well with the epantant and or illusoire. So sorry Christine I agree on everything you posted in this great review execept what you say about Fantasme!

      • laura

        im agree 100% i have fantasme and it is outstanding!! So so pretty over other eyshadows and transfers them into really sparkly eyeshadows! Great for anyone who like sparkle! The chanel reps also said to use as a highlighter on face or body! And i did and wow!! so so pretty! Do think Fantasme is being over looked!

  36. I am kind of shocked these aren’t limited edition! Finally lol

  37. weebee

    There’s new Loreal shadows that are VERY VERY similar and have amaaazing payoff. People who don’t wanna pay an arm and a leg should definitely check it out. I have extremely oily lids & they stayed on me without a primer for a good 16 hours. I paid like $9 for mine too.

  38. Maureen

    The second I saw the photo, I thought it looked like the Stay There sort of consistency. (I LOVE my ST shadows, I got the four pack). The Chanel colors actually remind me of Big Bounce. I’ll buy these when I’m older and rich. :P

  39. meme

    Too pricy for my pocketbook. Nice looks however – but has Chanel been over spying at the UD labs?

  40. Toni

    Ebouli looks really good. Would never spend that much on eyeshadow though

  41. Stepha Hernandez

    I am blown away by Mirifique and Ebloui. I just can’t spend that much on single shadows! I want to so badly…but it’s just too much! :/

  42. Constanze

    Sooooo beautiful! I ♥ them!!

  43. Luka

    Christine, would you please consider doing a look with illusoire? Mine arrived today and it is beautiful but sonething about it is throwing me in terms of how to wear it. Thank you!!

  44. Ms Laurence

    Hi from France.
    Congratulations again for your wonderful pictures and swatches.
    For me, those new Chanel eyeshadows look very similar in texture to the Armani “Eyes to kill intense”… What do you think personnally ?
    I may be wrong, but as soon as those new Chanel eyeshadows will be available in my country, I’ll be able to compare… same for both brands high prices !!!

  45. cybele

    wow, these are gorgeous! i’m definitely going to get some of them. will you be doing any looks? as always, thanks for reviewing :)

  46. I lurrrrve the look of these! This collection is just beautiful, I am going to buy so much from it! I’m going to get Fantasme (I’m really into sheer colours for fresh barely there makeup at the moment so this will be well loved), Emerveille, Epatant (I want to call this Elephant haha)and Illusoire. It is great that they are permanent as I might get the other two in the future if I like these and get the use out of them.

  47. Karyn

    These aren’t limited edition?! THANK YOU CHANEL. That means I can get the NP first.

    Thanks for the review Christine, especially the comparison between this and the Armani ones. You’re always so thoughtful!

  48. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jo Jo

    Mirifique looks like the shimmering black I have been waiting for my whole life! Epatant looks beautiful too. I really hope they add to these eyeshadows with future releases :)

  49. Pepper

    I don’t understand why people keep asking you the same question when it is clearly answered in great detail in the beginning of the post.

  50. Allison

    Christine, do you think Mirifique could be worn as an eyeliner?

  51. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Christine christine

    Why all these super glittery e/s? Disco is dead or so I thought.

  52. mumtaza

    How does mirifique compare to MAC blackground paint pot both formula and look? Are these easier to blend than paintpots. Do they take longer to dry? I love cream shadows the most.

    • Mirifique is blacker and has a bunch of shimmer and glitter. These are easier to blend than paint pots, just because they’re not as thick. They don’t take long to dry at all – they’re not super wet to begin with!

  53. mumtaza

    I feel like we might be looking at lorac liquid lustre kind of, and then paint pot in rubenesque, dangerous cuvee, greenstroke, blackground kind of, and then coral crepe? Like the whole line but better. I need to go to the swatch gallery. It’s late y’all.

  54. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Tessa Tessa

    I think I just fell in love with Mirifique.

  55. Maribeth

    I purchased Illusoire with Prelude and Khaki Platine last week. I used it today. It’s difficult to describe the texture; its like a gel-spongy substance. I used a sponge tipped applicator instead. It applies very easily, has good pigmentation and is easy to blend. The color is a rich purple. I wore it over UDPP; it stayed nicely in place all day. Didn’t lose color. It’s a lovely product. I may try the peach and khaki shade next but @ $36 a piece I may not. I like it very much.

  56. Leah

    Picked up #83 Illusoire today and I am in love. The texture of these is amazing. So, so gorgeous.

  57. liv

    do you think these will be wearable in a school or office environment? specifically epatant? as maybe an liner or something?

  58. I would like to post your link to a board, cause several ppl might want to see to texture and the true color of this CHANEL new collection, tks in advace.

  59. omg, i NEED epatant!!!

    and illusoire totally reminds me of chanel’s previous hit nail polish, paradoxal. love!

  60. Kate

    Do these dry out like MAC paint pots do? Approximately how long do these last?

  61. Kamchin

    Just bought three: Illusoire, Epatant and Emerveille!!! I tried it with Chanel #2 brush when I was at the counter, it applied very well, very smooth and evenly on the lid. It is glitter but not overwhelmed and it does not make my eye a glitter ball. It has this jello bouncy texture. Color payoff is excellent. Definitely a little goes a long way!!!

  62. Quynh

    After reading your review on the blog and YT video, i ran out to Nordstrom and bought Epatant & Illusoire. Wearing Epatant today, and it’s beautiful. The color payoff is amazing!! It’s so easy to blend when compared to Make Up For Ever Aqua cream, Benefit Creaseless E/S & Estee Lauder Double Wear ES. I’ve only worn it for about 3 hours, so can’t say if they will crease by the end of the day or not. But so far, i’m really impressed with these.

  63. Jennifer

    Hi Christine! I got this in illusoire and it’s gorgeous but it just won’t set on me. No matter how long I wait, I could literally easily wipe it off with just a tissue or my fingers, and my lids aren’t oily or anything. :( Do you think any of the other colors would wear any better? Any tricks for setting the product? It’s just sad because the color is gorgeous and it doesn’t crease…but if I accidentally touch my eye it messes everything up. :(

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    These are a nightmare to work with, they are just awful. Sent them back!

  65. hisa

    Hey Christine! Gorgeous swatches! I’m having a hard time deciding between Illusoire, Mirifique and Epatant? Which one would you choose?

  66. sandi

    Thanks for posting the ingredients. I am allergic to silica. It’s in almost every product. Only the cooper shadow didn’t contain silica, but at least I don’t have to run to the counters and have the salespeople show me the box. Thanks great reviews!

  67. malia

    hi I went to Chanel’s site to get one of these but I dont see a picture of the brush anywhere??

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    mirifique is jaw dropping

    • Susan Shaw

      I love Mirifique! I bought it and Fantasme and really love both of them. The Mirifique is so stunning as is the Fantasme..I apply a bit of the fantasme over the mirifique for a little more sparkle. I also find the Mirifique works well as an eyeliner and both colors are long wearing and no fallout. I am lemming for the other colors in the collection too!

  69. Hannah

    Gosh darn it! I saw the advert for these in a few magazines recently so decided to pop on here and see what you thought of them.
    I’ll probably have to pick up Illusoire thanks to the great review.

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    I bought Ebloui yesterday. Love it! The texture is so unique, easy to work with and soft. Might pick up Emerveille next week,

  71. anne

    does anybody know if they dry out fast? because i´d love to purchase 3 or 4 but only if they last for a bit! (probably nobody could tell YET but maybe a forcast? or guess. i didnt try the concistency yet.(sorry my english is bad i know)

    • T

      I bought Illusiore and Mirifique when they first came out about a month ago and have been using them 3-4X per week. I bought Epatant last night and I immediately noticed how different the texture of the first two have changed! They are definitely not as springy and mousse-y anymore, but fortunately there is no change in performance. I still love them and now I’m loving Epatant too!

  72. Ivette Seene

    Since these are so expensive, I’ve been searching…found some dupes for Chanel D’Ombre Eye Shadows! Try these for much lower cost options:
    Bare Escentual’s Cherry Coco Truffle = Chanel Ebloui (reddish brown) $12
    Mattify Cosmetic’s Summer Storm = Chanel Mirifique (silver)$5
    Mattify Cosmetic’s Lucky Penny = Chanel Emerveille (shiny copper)$5
    Theyre all long lasting and almost identical matches. Love them!

  73. Heidi

    Do you know anything about how they wear as eyeliner? I know that Chanel describes them as eyeshadow AND -liner, but I fear that they might be too soft to wear as a smudge-proog liner. Do you have swatches of the shades applied as an eyeliner?

  74. Michelle

    I’m doing my own makeup for my wedding next Saturday, these sound like a good idea…what do you think, Christine? I loved the look of the ombres perlees palette and would love to use that on my wedding day…but I feel that those shadows do not wear long enough!

  75. Absolutely gorgeous! too bad they are so expensive…

  76. Sarah

    I wonder if I did something wrong… I had the lady at the counter apply it on my lids and then i walked around with it all day (ok it was a very hot day-) but it creased quite a bit on me…

    Is there maybe a time to let it set or…. Because I LOVE the shade illusoire… but if this keeps creasing on me? I dunno maybe its just me?

    • Lunohodik

      try to wear it over mac paint or paint pot-I was wearing illusoire over painterly paint pot-no creasing just perfect bulletproof wearability ;)

  77. Hilary♥

    These are so expensive :( but nevertheless, I want to save up to buy Illusoire and Epatant – I love them!

  78. Adriana

    I tried Illusoire right next to Buxom’s Stay There in Pug, and on my skin tone they look exactly the same (at least inside the store, I’d have to go and check both swatches on daylight).

  79. Ivonne Saenz

    I live in Mexico City. I had visited all the stores that have Chanel products – makeup- Unfortunatelly it is an “impòssible mision” to buy any of the new eyeshadows Illusion d´Ombre. I also visited some internet pages without any results. I am trying to buy eyecream no. 83.
    Can somebody provide me a place to buy the cream eyeshadow.
    regards

  80. Nou

    hi christine! i wanted the genuine treasure pp from mac….is the color of epatant look close to genuine treasure? thank you!

    (i’m from france and i love what you do..thank you a ton for this site! muah!)

  81. M

    I am really interested in buying this for my eyeliner. I was just wondering if you knew the lifespan of these eyeshadows? Does it dry out fairly quickly?

  82. Lisa

    Wow, i might actully buy a few. they look very nice!
    do you need a primer with these shadows? does the little applicator work och should you use a normal brush?

  83. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of marta marta

    after calling my local sephora every week since christmas to know if they had got them back in stock I finally got illusioire… it’s so pretty!!!! perfect for a soft daytime smoky eye or a night out dramatic look… but the first time I wore but..it creased like mad! the next day I tried it with urban decay primer potion underneath and…it creased so bad too after a couple of hours! :-( I couldn’t believe it! then i realized I was wearing a super rich moisturizer on my face (it’s unusually cold in italy right now) …avoiding the eye area made the trick and my illusoire lasted a whole night out perfectly! try a lighter moisturizer on the eye area if you had my same experience! :-)

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    Hey Christine,

    New fan over here! Love that you take the time to review all these products–SO helpful.
    It looks like Mirifique has a green in it, or is that just a deceptive silver?

    Thanks!

  85. SandraDee

    I have the illusoire and it is beautiful. I want all of them! (working on it).
    I love cream shadows and love love loved the Guerlain Divinora cream shadow pots that have were discontinued a few years ago. These Chanel ones are not the same texture but are equally as beautiful and easy-to-use with beautiful results.
    The Benefit cream shadow pots are nice but are not THAT much cheaper and do not compare to the quality or results you can achieve with the Chanel ones.
    I also have L’Oreal (infallible) and Revlon (Tattoo) newest cream shadows. Both are OK for their prices too…if you have to go chi-chi, go real chi-chi. :)
    Buy the Chanel ones…totally worth it!

  86. MonikaManson

    Maybelline’s 24hr cream shadow in Too Cool is what I imagined/wished Fantasme would be, and it’s a fraction of the price of the Chanel shadow. :)

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    I only bought one of these (Illusiore) because they’re so expensive, but I love it so much! It’s actually my favorite makeup item in my collection. I really wanna get more, but can’t make myself pay $36 for a single eye shadow…

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    Do you think Ebloui is wearable for those of us with pale, cool toned skin? Or would it look like I got punched in the eye?