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.
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.
|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....