Confession: I’m an eyeshadow virgin- I’ve never used eyeshadow before, at least applying it by myself, and I have no idea how to do so without looking like a zombie or looking like I got punched. That, and one of my eye is “deeper” in than the other, which makes it a little hard from what I’ve experimented with, and so I gave up :P
That is, until my dear friend Sukie hosted a blog sale, and was contemplating selling her Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in 83 Illusoire as well. Needless to say I jumped at the opportunity, having checked out the swatches both online and in person (On my arm) when I visited the Chanel makeup boutique to restock my Vitalumiere Eclat compact. It seemed a lovely colour, was reasonably priced, it’s a Chanel and thus worth a try.
I was not disappointed.
Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow– 83 Illusoire
“This intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow offers true versatility. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula.”
Illusoire is what I would describe as a purple-ish, grey-ish mauve/taupe with silver-ish shimmer, but the shimmer is not that obvious and won’t make your eyes look like a disco ball, at least on me. I do have a thing for grey-ish eyeshadows, as I personally love the dark smoky eye look, which is another factor I bought it to try.