Ever since Chanel sent the Illusion D'Ombre shadows out into the beauty world it's been an itch I've been yearning to scratch. After a serious make up spending ban and a clear out I'm finally dipping my toe back into the world of "non-essential essential". This was thoroughly justified by the drying out of many paint pots, primers and paint sticks. Hello Chanel!
Being the crazy out their kinda gal I am, I went with Émerveillé. It's a glimmering shade of champagne that never fails to set my heart racing. Let's face it, if you're spending £24 on a single shadow, it's got to be wearable.
If you were trying to pigeon hole this particular product into an existing beauty box, you'd probably put it in the cream eyeshadow family. But the beauty of the Illusion D'Ombre is that they are a delectable fusion of a cream/powder/pressed pigment/whipped mousse shadow. It really is that undefinable.
The soft whipped texture in the pot, transfers to a smooth metallic powder finish on the skin and easily builds to a stunning finish. If you want to up the amp, MAC's Jest is an almost perfect accompaniment. The photos above show a quick wash of Émerveillé that just screams polished chic. You could take this with you on a weekend away and have no need for much more than a sweep of mascara for a finished look. Perfect.
This might be the start of a beautiful (and expensive) friendship.