Chanel • Illusion d'Ombre Long-wear Luminious Eyeshadow in Emerveille • Eye Shadow
|Would buy this product again.||53%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Sensitive, Medium Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Blue
I must say, I bought this eyeshadow because of the gorgeous peachy-rosy color and satiny-pearly finish. I loved it at the beginning. It looked so fresh and subtle on the eyelids and was easy to apply. I even used it as a base for some other eyeshadows and it looked really beautiful. After using it quite rarely for a half a year only, it dried out and simply fell off its glass container! I kept it closed in its original box in room temperature, no heat or cold, when it happenned. I decided not to buy it again. I recently found a dupe for it, which is Armani Eyes to Kill #9. Hope it'll last longer than Chanel's Emerveille...
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Medium Eyes: Blue
My favourite eyeshadow of all time for across the lid. Sometimes I will even use it as a cheek bone highlighter. Matches my skintone extremely well cause it is not too gold or too pink it is that perfect in between, like a rose gold color. Lasts very well, does not crease, applies very easily, has got just the right amount of sheen but it is a bit expensive for what it is. There is descent amount in the pot (4gr for reference mac eyeshadows have got 1,5gr, so actually mac is more expensive). Mac paint pots are cheaper though and have got 5gr of product but the consistency is not as smooth as chanel. Besides mac has not got a roe gold shade nor has estee lauder pure color shadow paint. So actually the price is not that bad if you buy mac or other high end eyeshadows. It would be great if i could find a drugstore alternative. Maybelline color tatoo metal is similar but has not got a color like this one (not in Australia anyway).
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette, Relaxed, Medium Eyes: Blue
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.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone, Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
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
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Cool Hair: Black, Curly, Fine Eyes: Green
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.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Green
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!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine Eyes: Hazel
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
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.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
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. :)
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium Eyes: Brown
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.