I feel like I’m on a bit of a designer make-up kick at the moment, I spent a silly amount of time loitering around the Dior and Lancome counter in Boots and recently picked up this little beauty from Chanel. This is one of their new-ish Illusion D’Ombre eye shadows in ‘Emerveille’ (number 82).
Shade wise, Emerveille is very me – nice and neutral. I would describe it as a peachy/rose gold sort of shade – in the pan in looks more peachy/pink than it does when applied. The shimmer shows through more when on the eye.
Texture wise, these are really hard to describe – they feel sort of mousse-like, somewhere between a powder and a cream. But somehow a bit heavier than a mousse. Perhaps a bit like lightly pressed loose pigment… with a hint of liquid to hold together. Does that make sense at all?!
I find there really is something unbeatable about Chanel packaging – the glossy black with the interlinking ‘Cs’ just feels like the ultimate in luxury make-up. The little glass pot also comes with a brush to apply the shadow, which has bristles similar in texture to a foundation brush but obviously smaller and with an angled head. I didn’t get on very well with trying to use this to apply the shadow, I tried an alternative eyeshadow brush too and that just seemed to push the product around rather than pick it up… so I mainly use my fingers to apply this.
This has been my main eyeshadow of choice all week, paired with some fairly thick black liquid liner. Simple, but effective. I haven’t had any problems with wear at all – it is designed as a long-wear shadow, but I still use a lid primer just to be sure (currently using Two-Faced Shadow insurance).
I paid around £23 for this eyeshadow, which isn’t exactly cheap. Somehow I often feel it’s worth splashing out on a bit of Chanel – I can imagine it will last a while and it does come with a brush… yes, these are all my little justifications for spending silly money on a single eyeshadow. I can’t say it’s a must have that you can’t find anywhere else, but I can say it’s lovely and I’m happy I bought it.
On my little designer make-up kick I have also got a little goody from Lancome to show you. And considering getting either… a Dior foundation (forever or nude, not sure) or a Lancome (teint idole).. if you have tried either, let me know what you think!
Bought by me.