Aug 20, 2011

Chanel Fall 2011 - Illusion d'Ombre in #86 Ébloui.

my last Chanel Illusion d'Ombre is in the shade #86 Ébloui (which means "enraptured" or "dazzled"). this i ordered in a second go on after looking through swatches on Café Makeup once again, which look gorgeous.
they currently have a 5€ off code for orders over 25€ - AK06. so i paid 25€ for it and got some nice samples.

Ébloui comes in the glass pot and of course also includes the little angled synthetic brush with the removeable cap. i like to use this brush as a portable lip brush.
this one came to me in a bit mangled state, the product already slightly shrunk and lifted from the edges due to transportation. the texture has not changed, though. it feels like a bouncy foamy texture and is soft and smooth. it applies evenly and intense with the shimmer appearing very visible with a MAC 242 brush.
it's a rich maroon colour with lots of pink and green sparkles, which makes it really different and special compared to other reddish browns in my stash. it's really sparkly and complex, but my eyes need to be framed well with a black liner and mascara to avoid the red undertones making me appear sore eyed. i like to combine it with golds, but it's real quality is to make boring and sheer shades look really complex and special when used as a base colour (like a sheer taupe over it).
it doesn't dry to a smudge-proof finish but stays creamy and blendable on your lids, you can blend out the edges with a fluffy brush after application. but it stays well on my lids, especially when i apply my UDPP underneath there's no creasing or fading whatsoever even after 8-10 hours.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #86 Ébloui swatched in sunlight



Flormar Eyeshadow in #21 - Chanel Ébloui - Rouge Bunny Rouge Bejewelled Skylark
Flormar Eyeshadow in #21 - Chanel Ébloui - Rouge Bunny Rouge Bejewelled Skylark
compared, it's quite similar to the Flormar Eyeshadow in its pink shimmer, but it's even more reddish and a lot more shimmery with the green sparkles. RBR Bejewelled Skylark looks more bronze when compared to Ébloui.

for more reviews of Chanel's Fall 2011 collection, check this post.


  1. It reminds me of Mac's Antiqued eyeshadow. Looks simple and pretty. I would wear it when I'm having a lazy day or in a rush. =)

  2. I love this again!!!!

    Great blog post


  3. Wow looks gorgeous <3 Lovely EOTD too!
    Nice blog honey...I'm following!Would love to have a follow back from you :D

  4. It looks great!

    Love your blog!


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