Aug 20, 2011

Chanel Fall 2011 - Illusion d'Ombre in #84 Épatant.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #84 Épatant (which means "splendid" or "amazing") is my second favourite out of my 4. it's a light khaki green colour with tons and tons of silver and clear microsparkles. its finish is the most metallic and it looks like a metallic glistening silver in some angles. the colour applies as a rather light colour on my lids, almost like a muted mint green.
it comes in a sophisticated glass pot and includes a little capped brush. the synthetic angled brush i really like to use as portable lip brush and apply the cream shadow with a MAC 242 since it grabs the right amount of product. the edges are easily blended out with a fluffy brush.
the consistency of these is different from other cream eyeshadows i know, it feels like a bouncy mousse. it's smooth and creamy and has a good colour pay-off. it doesn't set to a smudgeproof finish like other long wearing cream shadows and stays quite blendable, it doesn't feel greasy, though.
it has a medium staying power, after 6 hours the colour fades before also the shimmer starts to crease. with a sheer layer of UDPP underneath it's effectively prevented, though.
i think this glowing colour looks very flattering on brown eyes, i love to wear it on its own with a little bit of black in the outer corners.
it contains 4g and costs 29.95€ (24€ at Nägele), the Illusion d'Ombres will stay in the permanent range of Chanel.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #84 Épatant swatched in sunlight



Lancôme Erika F. - Chanel Épatant
Lancôme Erika F. - Chanel Épatant
it's just like the cream shadow version of Lancôme's Erika F, but even more sparkly and silvery.

compared to the eyeshadows in the Chanel Ombres Perlées palette from spring 2011 (review, dupes):

Épatant - green shade in Ombres Perlées palette
it's quite different to the green of the Ombres Perlées palette, the shimmer of the Ombres Perlées shadow is a lot more complex and also has pink shimmer, its finish is more pearly.

for more Fall 2011 reviews and a shopping tip, click this post.


  1. Sehr schön! Für mich wird wohl Ebloui werden, in den habe ich mich heute spontan verliebt.

  2. It is so pretty shade :) I really like it!

  3. This is my favourite shade of the collection so far. I don't think I'll actually get it, as I'm just not particularly keen to experiment with this new type of consistency.. but it's a beautiful shade for sure!!
    Thanks for your review as always!


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