I have never been and am not a Chanel girl, finding the skincare ridiculous and most of the makeup lacklustre, but the Illusions D'Ombre have remained my favourite cream eyeshadows since release and they cannot be said to lack lustre in any sense :D Glitterfest:
|full afternoon sun|
|artificial light with flash|
These aren't exactly my usual obscure beauty blogfare, so I'll skip the usual epic ramble on texture etc. But I hope you can pick up from my swatches that, with the first four establishing the 'standard' Illusion D'Ombre finish, Vision sits on the chunky-irregular-glitter [actually, it kind of sucks, but it was a Christmas present and works okay as topcoat over a sticky base] and Convoitise on the delicate-microshimmer sides. Both of these have tonal sparkle, rather than the multicoloured glitters of the other four -- Vision shifting from warm to warmer, and Convoitise from neutral to cool.
But throughout its shifts, Convoitise retains an unusual creamy aspect (the colour, not the texture/finish). Probably most accurately described as 'gold', it isn't metallic at all -- more of a soft sunlight-through-peach-skin auroral haze thing. Perfect paired with pastels.
1. Florals...for spring? :PConvoitise on centre of lid, Catrice Mint of Change in inner third and Art Deco 297 in the outer, with a mix of Art Deco 267 and 285 on the lower lashline. GOSH White eye kohl and Majolica Majorca Lash Expander Edge Meister mascara.
All these new German products accompanied Convoitise in the same fairy parcel, along with Addiction Damask Rose cheekstick, worn here on lips and cheeks.
|me trying to look suitably demure and landing somewhere past 'prim' into 'constipated'|
2. Er... Spring into summer? Mix'n'match? Well, they can't all have a theme.
An elongated shape this time with Convoitise over the lid and lower lashline, Art Deco 285 by itself to shade edge, and the last of my RBR Long-Lasting Pencil in Lola to line. Fasio Full Dynamic Volume BR300 mascara to complete the colour palette (similar to the look from my original mascara review).
As you'll have gathered by now, so much pretty-prettiness on eyes impels me to reach for a bright lip: Addiction Le Mépris Lip Crayon is currently my most eye-searing shade (applied in a far more precise way than usual, in kind of a '20s shape) and because if you're going to clash, you may as well kerlash, bright pink cheeks courtesy of Dolce&Gabbana Provocative.
As with most of my enduring loves, I wear my Illusions D'Ombre far more often than I think to drivel about them, but you can find some looks with Ebloui here, with Rivière (LE, which I've since ditched) here, and Abstraction here.