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Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Spring 2016 Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) are an unexpected miss. Chanel was one of the first brands to debut this type of product, where it’s a cream eyeshadow but applies and feels more like a powder on the skin with a spongy texture. It’s been a favorite for a long time, but I had serious issues with application with two of the three shades.

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a softened, light-medium rosy pink with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was slightly dry compared to a lot of the range, but it applied decently. It had weak pigmentation, but it was buildable without emphasizing the lid texture. The eyeshadow started to crease after eight and a half hours of wear. Hourglass Monochrome #2 (P) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wattles (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Chimere (821) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Pop Art Princess (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a brighter, medium blue with fine blue glitter. It’s hard to describe why this ended up being such an atrocious product, because even in the pot, it doesn’t feel half as dry as it looks on the skin. It’s so splotchy and uneven; it applies and barely wants to blend out. I think the only way to salvage it is to use it as a base and layer much more opaque colors over it, but there are better products out there for that purpose. The color lasted for eight hours before creasing, but I had fall out over time. MAC Switch to Blue (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Skywalk (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Chanel Swing (116) (P, $29.50) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark green-ish teal with fine gold frost. It had semi-opaque color payoff, but the texture, while it felt smooth, was difficult to blend out. I also encountered an issue where the color would lift off if I tried to blend it out along the edge (even gently). It lasted for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly. Makeup Geek Typhoon (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Scarab (LE) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay C-Note (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #2 (LE) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Try Me On (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Peacock (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Siren Blue (LE, $45.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarina Tarantino Very Wicked (LE) is darker (80% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Cleopatra (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Moonlight Pink (118)
C
Product
7
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
4
Total
74%
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Ocean Light (122)
F
Product
5
Pigmentation
6
Texture
6
Longevity
8
Application
1.5
Total
59%
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Griffith Green (126)
C
Product
6
Pigmentation
9
Texture
6.5
Longevity
9
Application
3
Total
74%

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Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Moonlight Pink (118) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Ocean Light (122) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
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Chanel Griffith Green (126) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
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