Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow Review, Photos, Swatches

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow ($36.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a soft, light-medium peach with a hint of pink and a pearly sheen. Hello Kitty Apple Pie (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Jardins Eclatants #1 (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Black Tie Attire #2 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). theBalm Dream Boat (LE, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Kuala Lumpur I (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I524 Pinky Beige (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Baby Universe #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Party Girl (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Babe (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). KVD Beauty Precious (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Give Me Fire (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Enjoy (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Pont des Arts (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Envol (847) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Valhalla (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Dior Ambre Nuit #1 (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Comeback Kid (P, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). theBalm Stubborn (P, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Christmas Blend (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

I’m happy to say that this is a better product than Fleur de Pierre! The newest iteration of the Illusion d’Ombre family is supposed to be a matte version, though I’m not sure where shimmer and matte became interchangeable; these have a drier, smoother consistency and much less sparkle/glitter compared to the permanent Illusion d’Ombre line-up, but this shade is nowhere near matte. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was blendable and could be sheered out for more of a wash of color (brightening for fair to medium skin tones) or used as a base. The color lasted for nine hours on me before fading.

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Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d'Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow
Chanel Melody (98) Illusion d’Ombre Velvet Eyeshadow

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I like this one and hooray..it is a permanent product! I prefer a B+ or above on things price this high though. The color doesn’t seem very unique. But, my cream shadow collection is not that large. I may be able to shop around for better at a lower price if I took the time. Probably a pass for me.

I swatched this in store, and it was very nice. I already have a number of cream shadows to go through, so I skipped it, but it seems like a very versatile product –to brighten up the eye area, as a base, sheered out, or built up into a peachy orange color.

I’m glad this is permanent! My mom’s name is Melody, and I love my IdO, so this one calls to me. But I’ve gotta save up for those LE Chanel blues!

This looks like a nice shade .. I have never purchased any of these cream shadows and recently picked 2 from Dior and absolutely loving them …

will consider a shade or two from Chanel as well 🙂

It looks beautiful swatched! Could be worn all over the lid as a “your skin but better” dewy eye. Would be beautiful! Not sure if I would get it for $36 though

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