I already have 2 of this eyeshadow range which are fantastic. I have been looking out for additions to the range and was in House of Fraser last week when I spotted this navy eyeshadow. The sales assistant made up my eyes using the product and it was gorgeous! So I eagerly purchased it and took it home. So next day I got my cream shadow brush and began to apple. oh dear, the texture was very dry and the fallout spectacular. I tried an eyeliner brush, same problem. So then I tried my little finger. This time no fallout, but the coverage made it look as if I had a black eye. Do I've given up on it. A spectacular and expensive fail!
Another addition (or addiction :o) to the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre line.
Probably the best eyeshadows they made to date (as much as I LOVE Chanel, their palettes and powder shadows never got me 100%, while I do love their blushes, foundations, mascaras, polishes, loose powders, lipglosses lipsticks, etc etc.)
I saw it on blogs and it looked "Wow". I love blue and since blue is the new black, had to have it.
In the little pot it looks like a greyed navy blue but when applied, due to the shimmer and the duochrome effects, it looks more bright and luminous and gets deep but not "dirty" or "muddy"(as many other deep blue shades).
A perfect daytime blue smokey eye, when blended. A perfect night smokey, when layered.
I love the texture (gel-mousse like, very soft to apply) and I absolutely RAVE about the fact that is waterproof and busy-long-hours-day proof. I apply this in the morning and after 18 hours (and a gym workout session) it's there, perfect as in the 1st minute, no crease (and I mean no crease! Benefit creaseless DO crease on me so do the Shiseido mousse eyeshadows), no smudging, no fading, it just stays there and looks gorgeous.
I love it for a quick 5 minutes look, on entire lid and just a wash of another sheer colour on upper lid.
Apparition is just outstanding as a shade and as a performance. I got dozens of compliments while wearing it, makes my light blue/green eyes really POP.
Yes, it is expensive but totally worth it.
If you find it (it's limited edition) I totally recommend, it's THE eyeshadow to wear this Spring.