Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a warm-toned, golden beige with a hint of pink and a frosted, metallic sheen. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE) is a powder product, lighter. Urban Decay Last Sin (LE, $18.00) is a powder, more beige. bareMinerals Future (P) is similar, powder. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is darker, powder. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #1 (P) is powder. NARS Jezebel (P) is powder. Kat Von D Precious (LE) is lighter, powder. Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #2 (LE) is powder. MAC Say, Yeah! (LE, $15.00) is pinker, darker, powder. MAC Naked Lunch (P, $15.00) is powder. Estee Lauder Pink Zinc (P, $24.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

It’s a new shade from Chanel’s holiday collection (I’m making the assumption it is limited edition, but it could be permanent–I don’t have official details yet, but the collections is available online at several retailers already). It had fairly good color payoff that was buildable to opaque color coverage in two layers. It had a very smooth consistency that made it easy to blend and sheer out for more of a wash of shimmer and sparkle. It is mostly shimmery, but there are a few larger sparkles in it, which seemed to stay on the lid for the most part. There were a handful of sparkles underneath my eye after eleven hours of wear. I could see this being a really go-to shade for anyone who likes a warmer wash of color on the lid; it is a very nice one-and-done kind of shade.

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Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d'Ombre Eyeshadow
Chanel Envol (847) Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

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Chanel Envol (847) $32.00/0.14 OZ.
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About the Reviewer


Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Hey Christine, just so you know, the info I received says it’s indeed LE!

I was not going to look into this because I thought it’d be too pink, but it’s actually nice and peachy! Oh the temptation…

I love the Illusion d’ombre cream shadows, but I feel like I often see blogger photos of pots where the shadow has dried somewhat and pulled away from the sides. It’s disappointing that Chanel can’t do a better job with quality control! Luckily, my local Chanel SAs are really diligent about checking before they sell them, but it seems like Chanel could get its act together or redesign the packaging to mitigate this. /rant πŸ™‚

I have some that are to the sides and others that aren’t, but they all feel the same to me – definitely not dry, if that helps πŸ™‚

I think it might be too sheer for me. I love the color even though it is warm! Kinda reminds me of Kitten. If Kitten had a flaky little sister this would be her.

I swatched this at a counter recently when I went to buy TissΓ© VΓ©nitien, and it is GORGEOUS. I saw some violet, pink, and gold micro glitter in it that sparkled in the sunlight. I am so OBSESSED with the finish of this. I tried taking pictures of it, but don’t think they did it justice. Maybe it was just the way the light was hitting it, but I thought it was so beautiful! Will definitely be picking this up, come pay day πŸ˜‰

Aww! I was hoping this would come out more peachy and coral and have a medium-opaque color pay off! Too sheer-prettu, but not what I was expecting.

Very pretty. Not sure it’s for me as there are so many more tempting releases.
In the end I’ll probably stand there without anything as it’s so hard to decidewhat I reall, really want πŸ™‚

I Love this colour! I bought one because it was part of the holiday collection and I almost always pick up the Illusion D’Ombre when it a part of the collection. But once I used it it I had to go get another! And I almost want to get a third!! πŸ˜€ It is beautiful as a wash of colour on my eyelid with just mascara or with a bit of brown eyeliner.
I was surprised you didn’t compare this with Tom Ford’s cream eye shadow from awhile ago. Another blogger did and it looked very close on his swatches. What do you think?

You’d have to tell me the shade name, because the only lighter cream eyeshadows I can think of is Escapade, but it’s very yellow and much lighter than Envol, so I can’t I think of one that is close!

Yes, Escapade is the one and Pink Haze is the other. I did not pick those up so I have never seen them in person but they both looked close to me on the computer screen πŸ™‚

I really like this one, and I love sheer champagne-y washes on the lid, and I already use my existing Illusion d’ombre as a highlighter (which I think this one might also serve well as when you want a bit of sparkle)…

Do you think if I keep talking in this semi-doubtful manner, I will convince myself *not* to buy this the second I see it? Will that work? πŸ˜‰

How close is this to EtK #9 Rock Sand? I’d tried to find it in the dupe list, but struck out. πŸ™ It looks fab, but possibly too close to actually *need.* :p

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