Thursday, 8 September 2011

Chanel's little pots of Ooh La La

I have been back and forth from Europe (hence the lack of blogging), in and out of airports (which is why I have so many products to write about)..and you know where us beauty fiends bee-line to in duty free....yes of course, the cosmetic counters.

Those of you who know me and who have been reading my blog from the beginning, will know I have been a loyal Chanel beauty madam since 17 (when I discovered Uma Thurman wore Rouge Noir in Pulp Fiction). My college girlfriends and I religously bought every Chanel star product, which I still have some of to this day.

While I was duty free shopping, I finally had some time to indulge in a bit of Chanel and picked up these stunning little pots of joy, the Illusion D'Ombre gel eyeshadows. 

As you can see, I couldn't just have one, I would have loved to buy all of them but at £22 a pot, I settled for three. They look like air whipped delicious eyeshadow cakes, rich in pigment and so smooth to apply, a little goes a long way. I also noticed that the more you blend, the more the flecks of silver, purple and gold come out, truly stunning. 

86 Ebloui - a rusty copper brown (I call this a Kim Kardashian colour eyeshadow)
84 Epatant - a khaki/gun metal silver with gold specks 
83 Illusoire - a spectacular purple/grey. I LOVE this colour
Swatches from top to bottom: Ebloui, Epatant, Illusoire
I have been wearing Ebloui and I can confirm, it is long wearing and did last me all day, from 7am until 8pm. Have you bought any of the other Illusion D'Ombre colours? I have had fun wearing Ebloui with Epatant. 


  1. Ummm I have ...5 (hides). They only one I didnt pick up was Fantasme.

    With a primer I find they last well, but they still last without one. I have blogged a bit on them but have to do a proper post. I love them :)
    Glad you are back safely xx

  2. Argh, I wrote a big long reply and lost it.

    Thanks for your sweet comment. I miss the sun but glad to be back with my dogs.

    WOW, you have 5! Go you!!! Would love some more but will have to wait as Chanel wasn't the only counter I went a bit crazy at. Haha.

    Would love to see your in-depth post on all 5 of yours!

  3. Ooh the last two look gorgeous - I haven't really tried any Chanel makeu up apart from their foundations. This will have to change!!

  4. Wow... I need me one (or 3) of these! I'm sold on the Kim K shade especially xx

  5. @lucy, the pro lumiere foundation is amazing!

    @sami, Hahaha, you and I are way to similar, the Kim K colour would look HAAAAAAAWT on you.xx

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