Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre: New Moon

Hi!

I have often bemoaned the fact that I own very few "good" pieces of makeup. I know that some budget brands are just as good, if not better, than the pricier ones, but sometimes I just need a big splashy treat. This was one of those times. I figured that if I didn't go near Penneys for a few months, I could buy one or two high-end bits instead. So that's what I did.

Given the absence of a Chanel counter in Longford (as far as I'm aware), I took to the Boots Ireland website and had a look at the Illusion d'Ombre shades. Unfortunately, as with every other time I've tried to order from it, my order wouldn't go through and the site crashed. So I clicked on the Brown Thomas website instead and chose the shade New Moon.

Can I just say, Brown Thomas, my GOD you are good. The packaging was just gorgeous, and it was a joy to open. Delivery only took 2 days, and it came by regular post too, which was brilliant.






The little pot contains 4g of product (it's a creamy, bouncy consistency), and comes with a brush. The brush comes in two pieces that you screw together, as seen above. I also dipped it in the pot before I took a photo. Bad blogger.


LOOK.AT.IT.


It's stunning, and  very pigmented. A little goes a long way. I didn't use the brush much - I actually much prefer to apply this with my fingers, but if anyone has a better idea, throw it at me!

Here are a few swatches of it in action, mascara is Essence Lashes Go Wild (my new daytime favourite) and a brown Paese liner.










It's long-lasting, too. The following picture was taken 8 hours after application.

Fellow glasses wearers will empathize with the two indentation marks on my snout...

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre costs €30 from Brown Thomas. Nationwide Standard Delivery costs just €3.50, Express Delivery costs €5.

I fear an obsession may have begun....



14 comments:

  1. Oh that is pretty. I was looking for it the other day but all I could find were the 3 with the new collection & all the staff were busy so I have up & left.

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    1. Oh that's such a nuisance. I don't know if I'd ever approach a counter, to be honest. I find the high-end ones a bit intimidating! Thank god for online, eh?

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  2. wow! That is gorgeous. It looks like you could wear it from day to night without having to add anything to it. It really looks amazing on you.x

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    1. Thanks Róisín, it definitely doesn't need any other product at all, I really liked how long it lasted, was afraid it would be like their nail polishes and wear after a short time!

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  3. That is gorgeous! Also, good to know that BT orders are sent by regular post.

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    1. I was so glad to see it arriving by post, it seems to be a rarity these days - I hate using couriers!

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  4. That colour is gorgeous on you it brings out your eyes, the w7 flat eyeshadow brush is great for catching loose pigment like that, wet it a little bit first xx

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    1. Thank you pet x I've actually edited the post there to say that it's a creamy consistency, it's not pigment at all, it's more like a kinda really pigmented gel type thing? It's so hard to describe! It feels like rubber when I touch it and I didn't think I had any on my finger at all but I had loads, if that makes any kind of sense at all!

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  5. i have this as well, it so freakin' beautiful! i want to get all the shades!! :)

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  6. Oh my, that is just perfection & so stunning with your eyes!
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  7. Oh I love that! I have a couple of the illusion d'ombres and love the texture too, plus so handy to apply- I use my finger too! That colour is calling to me now..

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  8. i have one to these too and they are gorgeous on. This colour really suits you

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  9. WIBBLE! That is stunning on you. I absolutely LOVE these, I use my fingers normally too. I went for Mirage from this collection but I think I might need this one, too...

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  10. Looks absolutely amazing! I must admit I do not own any Chanel products (except perfume). Need to change that!

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