Illusoire comes in a little pot with the Chanel logo on the cap. Inside the pot lays a hint of purple/taupe/gray color and the texture is moose-like. It is soft/smooth and great to apply on the lids.
You can use this during the day time with a light hand (I like to use my clean fingers for application) or a night out.
I got this as a birthday present from my friend a while ago (the price tag is horrendous!) and never really touched it that much until just recently. I am glad I picked it up because I can use this color to lightly define my outer-v for a daily look. This color is beautiful! However I probably won't be repurchasing this because it really is costly.
Illusoire is a beautiful grayish purple with silver shimmer. Has a hint of taupe, but really leans on the gray side for me. I like to stare at it inside the pot- the way it catches the light is unbelievable. It is a pricy shadow at $36, but I regret nothing. For one, you can wear it on its own, and the texture is unlike any other. Spongy, soft, smooth, easy to apply to the lids. I like to wear it all over the lid, applied with fingers, with black liner. For me, Illusoire is not dark or defined enough to serve as its own liner, so instead something I'm loving recently is wearing a champagne or nude on the lid, black liner, and a swipe of Illusoire peeking above the black liner. Gorgeous, unique, worth the splurge.
I was reluctant into buying this, but I did like the undefinable color (no not purple, not grey, it really is just undefinable), especially when the SA said that it is not shiny or glittery (even though it obviously seemed this way). On skin this looks perfect - adds light where it should and looks shadowy where you need it. Also lasts without an eye primer (I always need an eye primer) and it has to be the first eye shadow that looks so good on its own that I even didn't feel like using an eyeliner with it. Looks expensive, perfect for daywear but night time too (why not?) and my only problem with it is this - why do all the other e/s I own (some very expensive too) seem so useless now?
EDITED: I think I know how to describe the color (on pale skin like mine) - it comes off more like a purplish-taupe, would definitely not call it a purple but a more sophisticated taupe.
This is an absolutely beautiful smoky mauve, gray, taupe. What I love most about this shadow formula is how much depth it has on the eyes. It looks like I'm wearing more than one color. The price tag is horrendous, but for a product this great, its worth it.
Best Ombre colour for dark brown to black eyes.Silvery purple that is not too dark for daytime. Mousse-like formula makes it easy to apply with a brush. Stays put no matter what primer I happen to use, but I don`t have oily lids. I also have Epatant that looks khaki taupe on me. Ebloui is close 2nd. A reddish brown and does not make my eyes look tired. Emerveille is my least favourite. Not that I don`t like a peach colour:). I gladly passed Fantasme ( white ) and Mirifique ( black ). I still prefer powder eyeshadows..Glass jars are bit annoying.
I got this when it first came out. I really love it! SA helped me pick the right shade and I got Illusoire (purple). I didn't need any other color. This was a perfect shade with perfect texture for an application on the eyes. I've used it as eyeliner or eyeshadow. One pot is pricey, but it certainly goes a long way and I haven't finished it yet after using it daily.
Beautiful product. Unique taupe/grey with a hint of purple shimmer. Stunning! The packaging is beautiful and it comes with a brush which unfortunately is not great for the product but I use it with other products instead! This product last soo long. You can really rely on this to stay put and the colour remains as intense as when you first applied it.
This is great for an evening look.
Love this !!
The beauty of this shadow is its versatility: (ii) looks great as standalone wash for lower lid, if applied lightly enough; and, (ii) equally impressive as a buildable, blendable product, which can enhance and transform the appearance of other shadows.
Unusual spongy form and feather-light consistency guarantee uniformity of pigment when applied. Longlasting too.
Shade: purple-taupe with added sheen, which subtlely sparkles when the light catches it.
Bottom line: delivers a polished look.
Shimmery purple/taupe/gray spongy eyeshadow that is truly longlasting and crease proof on my oily lids!
It is beautiful with brown eyes and I wear it just about every other day.
Quick and easy.
I do think I get a better application with my fingers than with the brush it comes with. The brush seems a bit scratchy and the top falls off the bottom but hey I never expect to use the brushes that come with things anyway.
It comes off easily with eye makeup remover at night.
Buildable purple/lilac/taupe/grey eyeshadow. Basic yet unique color makes this great for day or night wear. Love the spongy texture, usually apply in seconds with my fingers. When these were first released I thought they'd be too sparkly but gave them another shot after seeing them used in videos. Taupe with a twist that's not just for very young eyes.
Started noticing it faded quicker than my cheaper cream eyeshadows. Also not pleased to discover the shadow dried out on me. I feel as the formula became drier the glitter was more of an issue. Still love the color and am looking for a dupe. Sadly no longer a repurchase.