Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow 82 Emerville 83 Illusoire swatch/ review

This season it's almost like all the big makeup brands decided it'll be the trend to create cream eyeshadows (or dry powder eyeshadows with consistency of almost like a cream). Chanel, Armani ..etc

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadows #83 Illusoire and #82 Emerveille are below:
Comes in a sturdy, screw top cap and glass container.
This is #82 emerville below:

#82 illusoire is on the left:

Comes with little brush applicators that are probably better for a denser, firm finish.

#83 illusoire on left 2 applied sheerly then more heavily, and #82 emerville on the right.

You can see it's an interesting almost crumbly powder consistency, and the flecks of shimmers are quite visible applied loosely. However at the same time applied more heavily gives you a consistency like a cream eyeshadow and you can get a very rich, metallic shimmery finish.

#83 Illusoire is a brown taupe, it has a hint of a very dark eggplant purple undertone, but I would think it's more taupe. The little flecks of shimmers are more visible (i.e. bigger) compared to #82 emerville.

#82 is a beigy peach, applied more heavily and you get a bit more brown to it. However it will probably be best as an overall wash color.

Overall I quite like these eyeshadows, I'm not usually fond of single eyeshadows since they are hard to store, hard to use and hard to carry around. But with these two shades, they are great blended into 1 eye look or just apply each over eye as a simple wash of color, add some eyeliner and mascara then I get a very quick 3 minute eye look that's polished.

The consistency also means you can build up the shimmers or metallic finish based on your preference, as a most actual cream eyeshadows tend to either go too sheer or too heavily metallic and thick.

I also have the Armani eyes to kill eyeshadows and they are quite similar. Chanel doesn't look as great as a sheer wash of color as it is hard for the shade to show. While Armani is a bit too intense metallic at times and look too frosty in some shades. So definitely check both ones out befoer making up your mind!

Overall 4/5. Illusoire is probably more special a color, but Emerville is more versatile for me as I don't tend to use a lot of dark shades other than for lining my eyes or a very light handed crease color.

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