Chanel • Illusion d'ombre Eye Shadow - Mirifique • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||93%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Love the intensity of the shimmery black color whenever I use this as a eyeliner and the application of the brush allows creativity with the 'wings' at the end of the lid.. But using this with a eyelid base/ or simply applying concealer over your lid is a MUST! If not it will be your worse nightmare and go everywhere you don't want it to!. It has been 4-5 myths and texture is still very creamy a little goes a long way so this will last vvv long!
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Green
Pricey but beautiful. It lasts forever on me - I put it on before work in the morning and it stays put even through my workout at 8:00. The texture is a bit difficult to get used to - I can't decide if I prefer using a brush or my fingers to put it on. Even so, it's worth experimenting because you can really layer this and make it dark, or layer it and create multi-dimensional looks with the other colours in the line, or use it as a nice base for other eye shadows.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Medium, Cool Hair: Brunette, Straight Eyes: Hazel
Best "black" over liner on the market! Gives the most beautiful glint and twinkle to my eyes.
Must-MUST use an eye primer-try Rain or Urban Decay, and I often wing it up for a night out. It's a daily use product for me-as I use a brown, taupe smoky eye with black liner to bring out my green/hazel eyes.
I have used it as a total black out lid cover for a special evening event and it was awesome-but I had a pro put my makeup on. She loved it too, but I noticed she used a dark navy shadow underneath first-otherwise it might have been too sheer.
It's money well spent for me as I 'm crazy about the look I get from it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Hazel
I absolutely loove this shadow. I bought it about 2 months ago, and have barely made a dent. I won't go into detail about color because that has already been done multiple times. This product is great as a liner or an all over lid color. HOWEVER, be veryy careful about leaving the pot open because this shadow is a silicone base, it will dry out. That's my little word of advice. If you have the money, splurge on it. It retails for $36, but as long as it's going to last me, it is well worth it.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
For me this isn't as versatile as the other colors in the range but it is a beautiful shadow. Deep, rich carbon black with silver shimmer. Occasionally I wear it all over the lid and I do like it blended into other cream shadows. Mostly I use it as a liner and it works perfectly for that purpose. The silky texture is easy to work with when creating a thin line or a little cat's eye tilt at the end. The shimmer is eye catching but it doesn't look like an over the top glitter liner. I can't believe how much shimmer is actually in here. It's not chunky or glittery, but it does look like a sparkle-fest. A very fine, micro particle sparkle-dust-fest.
It's long lasting on me, even without a primer (which is how I use it most often), but I don't think it's budge-proof by any means. If my eyes tear up or I accidentally rub my eye then it smears off easily. But other than that it stays put as long as it needs to without fading or gravitating anywhere else. And as a liner I didn't notice the shimmer spread that I experience when I try to wear Illusoire as an eyeliner (that one just ends up all over my cheeks when I wear it on my lower lid). Washes off easily but I do need to go over my lids a second time with makeup remover to get rid of all the tiny shimmer bits. I've barely made a mark in this since I bought it, which was the first month it came out, so I can't see myself needing a repurchase anytime soon. The consistency, look, and texture all seem the exact same as the first day I bought it too, so I haven't experienced the dry out that I have with other cream shadows. I have a lot of black shadows in various palettes but this is the only one I actually wear as a shadow. Love it.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Grey
It was beautiful, easy to apply, deep black with silver glitter... It was more than half year ago :)
Now its gummy-like, shrunk and clumpy with poor color pay-off... Hard to blend, hard to pick up... It was perfection when new, but honestly I cant imagine ending the jar in less than a year or even more!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
This is the most beautiful glittery black eyeshadow I have ever tried, period. It looks gorgeous in the pan, but actually looks so much more beautiful on your eyelids. I've tried this as both an eyeliner and blended out as an all-over lid color, and was completely blown away with how good my makeup looked.
However... This stuff moves all over the place. Seriously. I have never seen anything quite like this. None of the other Illusion D'ombres I have tried do this, so I don't know if I just got a bad product but it stays put for about 30 minutes, and then smudges out all over my eyes. I've tried all the eye shadow primers I own, but nothing works. I'm not too bummed though as I kind of like the smudged out look. It's an inadvertent smokey eye look that I'm going to rock on nights out. It's just a shame that I can't keep the intense black color stay put.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Tan, Warm Hair: Black, Straight, Medium Eyes: Black
If you're already halfway interested in Chanel's cream shadows, let me tip you over to the dark side - in Mirifique's case, to the dark, sparkly side.
Chanel make-up head Peter Philip says Mirifique looks like "the Eiffel Tower lit up at night" and he's as bang-on as he's poetic. The colour is a rich smoky black with lots of very tiny silver shimmer. It's got more depth than Mac Black Tied, it's more pigmented than loose shimmer over Mac Carbon, and in muted light it frickin' twinkles. Pack it on as a liner and it looks like molten graphite, spread it out and it's like diamond-dust on charcoal, smudge at the edges and you don't need another product to get a smoky eye.
You may already know that the range has an unusual texture - kind of like a mousse-putty. If you haven't swatched them yet, imagine very dense cappucino foam.
Chanel and Co say it's easy to apply with fingers, and it is. But I find that too much product stays on my fingertips in the transfer, which is a waste of money. Brushes work better for me - the genius one that comes with the pot lets you do a thin line and wing, and any old flat shadow brush should work for covering the lid.
Work fast. The stuff sets quickly and over primer, it won't budge until it meets a good cleanser.
Don't leave the pot open for longer than you need. I have a feeling the mousse will dry out.
Most of all, use it as often as you can, they don't make colours like these often and the result is very very eye-catching. It's much too pretty to die unused, unloved.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium, Warm Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Hmmm, contrary to the other reviewers I have no issues blending this out nicely! Because of the consistency I think it is very easy to blend this, you just have to work at it and do it quickly. When I apply this over a primer it stays all day on my super oily lids.
It is a very shimmery black that I love for a smoky look. As another reviewer suggested, I also concentrate this along the outer V of my eye and blend upwards, leaving the most intense color along the lashline and the very outer corner of my eye. If you have fantasme you can dab that in the inner part of your eye, or any other lighter color.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
Lovely Product. Midnight black with silver/grey glitter particles shot through it. These eye shadows are definitely not the texture I was expecting. If anyone remembers or still uses "Maybelline Dream Matte Mousse", then these are of a really similar consistency. Once they are on they do not budge. The color can either be packed on to get an intense look, or blended out for a really great smokey to eye. I also like to use an angled brush and line my upper lash line with this, as it lasts WAY longer than a standard eye shadow. My only complaint, and the only reason I gave this product 4/5 not 5/5, was that I found the product a little difficult to blend when doing a smokey eye. It sets to quickly, and the color is so intense that its hard to blend out the edges. Panda Eyes comes to mind. However, lovely product and I really want to try some of the other colors!
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
This is one of my first cream eyeshadows, This product looks beautiful. In the pan it looks gray but when applied it has sort of a greenish color to it. It can worn alone or on top of other shadows for a more dramatic look. Its so shimmery, I usually just apply a small amount with my fingers and blend it out with a brush. On special occassions I wear it in the inner corners of my eyes. It comes with small angled eyeliner brush, but it does not look well on me as a liner. It is a great product
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool Hair: Brunette, Curly, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
Absolutely adore this, it's quickly become my favorite black eyeliner over my beloved BB gel ink. I love the mousse-y gel texture of these, I much prefer them over the Armani ETK, which I found more dry, and harder to work with. Mirifque itself is a very black-black, but it has the prettiest shimmering twinkling effect, which looks like black diamonds on the lash line. As as eye shadow, it makes a gorgeous smokey eye, and blends out beautifully. All of the illusion d'ombre's never crease on me, and last all day. Will definitely repurchase.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I don't think mousse eyeshadows are revolutionary but I quite like this product. The color reminds me of black sparkling granite. It's everything I wanted the Ombres Perlées palette to be. The former would crease and go on very patchy. This shadow is so easy to apply and blends like a dream! As a liner you can make this very precise with the right brush, or you can get that Kate Moss rock n roll winged liner with a bit less precision. I prefer to wear this as a shadow, heavier at the outer third of the eye, blending in - it looks like I'm wearing 3 different shades of smokey colors (soot, charcoal and smoke, oh my!) Great lasting power too!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Dark Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
For me, this product is all that. Plus a bag of chips! ;)
It's my first Chanel product ever and I'm very happy with it. I've used it both as a liner and as an eyeshadow (best used on the entire lid when you're going out to party at night, it's fairly opaque and like one review mentioned, there's no sheering out this product). I must admit I prefer using this product as a liner: it lasts all day and looks amazing with the glitter meshed into the product. As an eyeshadow, I used it over UDPP and it didn't budge, crease or fade all night. Great product for an amazing smoky look.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Oily, Fair Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
I love cream products so I had to try out these new shadows. Mirifique is a true black with silver glitter. While it's not the most unique color (it's identical shade-wise to Laura Mercier's Eclipse mineral eye powder, which is why I took a lipstick off) or versatile (there's no sheering this out - since it's so dark, I'd reserve it for nighttime wear only, or use as a liner) the texture is amazing and unique - very soft and spongy and unlike a lot of cream shadows I've tried. I think the closest thing might be Stila's old mousse shadow pots, but still not the same as those. I used Urban Decay Primer Potion underneath and it stayed put all night. I applied it to go out to dinner and was too lazy to take off my makeup (bad, I know), and the next morning it was still perfect! And I think this is the first glitter eye shadow that doesn't have fallout. Overall, if you want a sooty black that's perfect for a smoky eye or liner and won't budge, this is it.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal, Dark Hair: Brown Eyes: Black
This is what Mac Black Tied, MIlani Storm and countless other black shimmer eyeshadows have tried to be but failed. I've only used this as a liner and it's hands down the most gorgeous shimmery/sparkly black liner ever! No fallout during application. Very long wearing - I had no smudges, even on my lower lashline. However, even with UDPP under and UD All Nighter setting spray over, the sparkles and some of the colour still transferred onto my lid. The small brush that comes with the product is awesome for a thicker, dramatic line and seems perfectly designed for the winged look.
Chanel's description of this product: “This intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow offers true versatility. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula.”The texture is unique and hard to describe. Somewhere between a powdery creme and a mousse, but it's soft and spongy at the same time. Looks awesome in the little glass jar - matte black with microshimmer - somewhat like newly applied asphalt.
I rated this 4/5 lippies because of the transfer of the product onto the lids. Otherwise it would be a HG product for me.