Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

Chanel Apparence Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Apparence Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a new and limited edition “gold bronze” releasing just in time for the holidays. It’s a shimmering, pale bronze with a subtle golden warmth. The finish is strongly metallic with a fair bit of sparkle. Bobbi Brown Bronze is similar, slightly darker, and has chunky sparkle. Urban Decay Maui Wowie is a smidgen darker and has glitter. Giorgio Armani #18 is yellower.

Illusion d’Ombre is a long-wearing eyeshadow with a gel texture and can be worn as an eyeshadow or as an eyeliner.  It feels spongy; you can see in my pot that it’s pulled away from the sides, but a simple push of the product with a spatula spread it back into place.  Upon touch, it hadn’t dried out or anything, either (in case you were curious!).  When applied, it has a slight translucent quality to the overall color, which actually makes it look nice as a wash, but it’s not fully opaque.  It also appears lighter on than it does in the pot, which is a result of the high sheen finish.

When I took it for a test-drive, it lasted for a full eight hours without creasing or fading, and perhaps, more importantly, I didn’t experience any fall out. There’s a sparkle to it that’s not obvious but noticeable, on top of the metallic finish. I think so long as you weren’t looking for fully opaque color, you’ll like this. I can see a lot of Chanel fans more than happy with this shade release.

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I think so long as you weren't looking for fully opaque color, you'll like this. I can see a lot of Chanel fans more than happy with this shade release.

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9.5/10

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9/10

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10/10

Longevity

10/10

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Thursday, September 20th, 2012


Chanel Holiday 2012 Makeup Collection – Eclats du Soir de Chanel

Intrigued by the alchemy of precious metals, Peter Philips, Creative Director of Chanel Makeup, debuts a resplendent Holiday 2012 Collection, ÉCLATS DU SOIR DE CHANEL. Gold and bronze shade harmonies dust eyes with festive
shimmer, while soft beige, pinks and deep reds set face, lips and nails aglow.

Regard Signe de Chanel / Quadra Eyeshadow ($65.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Harmonie du Soir  Bronze gold, taupe, violet-plum, pink

Ombre Contraste Duo / Eyeshadow Duo ($42.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Nuit-Claire Rosy beige, deep black

Illusion d’Ombre / Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Apparence Gold bronze

Joues Contraste / Powder Blush ($43.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Star Dust Shimmering soft pink

Poudre Universelle Libre / Natural Finish Loose Powder ($52.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Reverie Rosy golden beige

Levres Scintillantes / glossimer ($29.50)

  • Allegorie Sheer shimmering pink (Limited Edition)
  • Mystery Fresh rosewood
  • Intrigue Red-brown

Rouge Allure Velvet / Luminous Matte Lip Colour ($32.50) (Limited Edition)

  • L’Impatiente Deep red-black

Le Vernis / Nail Colour ($26.00) (Limited Edition)

  • Malice Deep red-black

Availability: October 2012 at chanel.com, Nordstrom, other department and specialty stores

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