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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. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Smashbox Booty Call (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Hourglass Monochrome #2 (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Wattles (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome My French #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Chimere (821) (P, $31.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $16.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tarte Pop Art Princess (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). MAC Pure Bred #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Pink Champagne (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Buxom Glitz Factor (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, brighter (80% similar). Sephora Tea Rose (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). NYX Golden Peach (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Anastasia Intense Gaze (P, $12.00) is lighter, brighter (80% similar). Kat Von D Killing Jar (P, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Lorelei (LE, $20.00) is lighter, warmer (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). Make Up For Ever I218 Indigo Blue (P, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Kimono (P, $5.00) is darker, brighter (90% similar). LORAC Blue Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Buxom Backstage Pass (P, $12.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sephora Aja (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Stila Lapis (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Bulldog (P, $18.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Skywalk (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Cobalt (LE, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Azure (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (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. Kat Von D Scarab (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay C-Note (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Emerald Lust #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Clarins Garden Escape #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Typhoon (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Whispering Ibis (P, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Peacock (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Emerald (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Try Me On (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Forbidden (P, $6.99) is darker (85% similar). NYX Jaded (P, $6.00) is warmer (85% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Damaged (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (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)
7
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Ocean Light (122)
5
Product
6
Pigmentation
6
Texture
8
Longevity
1.5
Application
59%
Total
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow Griffith Green (126)
6
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
9
Longevity
3
Application
74%
Total
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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

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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
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