Beautiful color in the pot, but its quite sheer. A little too sheer for my likings. I prefer more pigmented eyeshadows. Its very creamy though, soft, and very blendable. I wanted to love it but couldnt due to pigmention.
I don't know if this was just my one but this dried out in the pot after just 4-5 months! I always replaced the lid tightly, but now this is just a shiny peach coloured lump which rattles in the pot. I have to admit I really expected more from such an expensive product. Maybe it was a dud because everyone else seems so happy with theirs. Anyways the colour is gorgeous and it will definitely stay for 10hours. I will attempt to use this up but will not buy again unfortunately
Stolen from my own Illusoire review, because it's the same information for all of the Illusion D'Ombres I posess: "This is one of the best Chanel products I've ever purchased. Truly, I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could. My one qualm is that this is supposed to be a setting cream that doesn't budge, but I absolutely need a primer underneath this if I want it to last more than 4 hours. (My lids are normal, not oily.) However, I use a primer under all my eyeshadows anyway, so it's not a huge deal, just one little issue."
Emereville has become the true workhorse of my eyeshadow collection! On my NW15 skin, it's become that perfect, essential, "everyday makeup" color that is versatile, neutral, yet sophisticated and a little special. This is a champagne-peach shade with hints of gold and taupe. Some of the Illusion D'Ombres are quite glittery, such as Epatant or Fantasme. Emereville is more shimmery, which makes it ideal for an extremely easy to apply one-and-done color that is appropriate for work/professional looks. When I'm in a rush, I slap on tinted moisturizer, lid primer, Emereville, mascara, a little blush and a peachy-pink lipstick, and I'm out the door looking polished and fresh.
Emereville is also the kind of color that looks fantastic with a brown smoky eye. I love to put a heavy swipe of this on the lid, accent it with a cool-toned brown in the crease, black gel liner, and tons of mascara over well-curled lashes, and the effect is extremely sultry and sexy. Emereville also works beautifully as a base beneath other powder eyeshadows. It's truly versatile, and well-worth the admittedly hefty pricetag.
As always, I recommend storing these colors upside down in a drawer, making sure the lid is very tightly screwed on. I've used Emereville at least one to two times per week since I purchased it in October, and it's as creamy and hydrated as the day I purchased it.
This is soooo gorgeous. Very expensive but nice as a treat! I wear this alot even in the daytime because it's just so pretty. I've just ordered another one too because I love this one so much. The only problems I have is that It doesn't last all day even layered with eyeshadow, but perfect for a night out! Worth the £23 I payed, I even like the little brush they give you free!
I feel like this could have been more special somehow. I love these types of soft peaches that mimic neutrals but I don't think there's anything incredibly unique about this one. The color has some pink in it, which makes it more wearable for me than a peach that leans orange or yellow. It's good for a quick look in the mornings: just this on the lids and some mascara. Whereas the other colors in this line had a uniqueness of color and that gorgeous micro glitter, this just looks a little too basic in comparison. There's some shimmer but mostly it reads as a shiny, slightly metallic sheen. Plush, soft texture that spreads easily and smoothly and dries completely. Feels a little powdery once its dry and for the most part it stays put. It does rub off if I accidentally touch my eye area or if my eyes water. This particular color has a thicker, less gel-like consistency than the others so it's harder to build up and I find that I have to apply it in a thin layer, otherwise it leaves these thick, dry little cream particles on my lid that are impossible to blend out. Removes easily with my normal facial cleanser.
I have MUFE's Aqua Creams in Warm Beige and Pink Beige and between the two of them I think I have all of my long wearing peach shadow bases covered. Still, I've kept this because it blends so much easier than the MUFE versions and feels less drying on my eyelids. I wouldn't repurchase though.
Honestly, for me, it comes down to value with this product. Would I ever spend $40 for something like this again? Not in a million years! Yes, it lasts awhile, the shade is nice, and the texture is soft and very smooth. But it is rather sheer, not extremely long wearing, and I feel that MAC paint pots, L'Oreal Infalibiles, and Maybelline Color Tattoos surpass this product in terms of wear, pigmentation, and value. If you're into luxury products, then this really isn't a bad purchase. But if you're a frugal person just looking to treat yourself to something nice, I would pick out a lipstick or a blush instead.
This is gorgeous. Chanel is a cosmetic brand that truly delivers. The color is similar to Mac naked lunch or all that glitters. It's a warm peach pink beige. The texture is amazing and you only need the thinnest sweep across your lids. It lasts all day without creasing or fading. It looks so beautiful on the skin.
I like this so much better than Mac paint pots or the benefit cream shadows or the mute aqua cream shadows. Chanel beats them all hands down. You get what you pay for here.
Go try it. :)
I thought this was going to be like M.A.C's Rubenesque, but boy was I wrong. The consistency of this is finer, more velvety, and glides on smoother. The pigmentation is somewhat the same, though.
And off course the color is a lot different. I guess rubenesque could be somewhat off a dupe, but this is a lighter version with a more champagne hue to it, Rubenesque is redder with a peach hue. I combine this with All That Glitters from M.A.C, and the result is absolutely beautiful. It's sheer, but pigmented, and even if it claims to be long lasting, I have to combine it with UDPP for it to last. But that's okay, seeing as I have to do it with every eye shadow with my oily lids. I imagine it would be less pigmented without a primer, as someone has pointed out. But the color is quite light, so that's not much of a surprise to me. The duration of this eyeshadow is impressive though. I wore it to a party under UDPP, and even if I cried, puked, sweated and got beer all over me, this baby still stayed put on my lids in the morning.
I think it would look good with other soft shades like Stila Kitten, M.A.C's Woodwinked or Toasted by Urban Decay and other shades from the Naked palette. Basicly every shade with bronze or pink in it, but it would also look awesome as a base for a softer smokey look.
Quite expensive for an eyeshadow, but I have wanted it since I saw it on Elle (AllThatGlitters21), and it meet my expectations in every way possible. Sometimes you just have to pay a bit more for quality. I won't buy it again, not because I'm displeased, but because it's gonna last me for ages.
I have to admit, I'm underwhelmed. Even on my pale skin (or maybe because I'm so pale? I dunno) it doesn't really show up. Oh sure, there's a champagne sheen when I really pack it on, but it's highly dupeable.
It also creases like mad. I have to wear a primer under this, which is annoying because these are meant to be long-lasting.
The product will probably last a long time, it's generic so you could probably wear it every day, and the packaging is cute, but it's expensive for what it is.
I love the color on my eyelid. It's a good everyday neutral look. Unfortunately this eye product does not stay put and will crease on oily eyelids. I had to wear eye primer for staying power. It's very misleading to claim this product is a long-wear eyeshadow. Yes I'm a little disappointed by the claim and wished it did have staying power without a primer.