24th August 2011

A Little Bit of Chanel … Peridot, Illusoire, Epatant and Ebloui

By Get Lippie

So, I went a little crazy at the Chanel Counter again.  I picked up three of the Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows, which are a remarkable texture, and, I cracked and bought the nail varnish in Peridot.  I passed over Graphite as it’s dead ringer for OPI’s Lost in Glitzerland, and Quartz looked too similar to Illamasqua Bacterium for comfort. That said, I’ll probably be picking them up anyway …

So, the eyeshadows I picked up were:

86 Ebloui:

84 Epatant:

And 83 Illusoire:

They’re a very interesting texture, unlike the recent Armani Eyes to Kill shadows, they’re a powdery mousse, rather than a powder-cream texture, but, similar to the Eyes to Kill shadows, they are very, very, very sparkly.  But, it’s a more subtle gleam than the rather glittery Armani formula:

Swatches at the top are over Urban Decay Primer Potion, bottom are on bare skin.  The pots come with a synthetic brush, and you do need it to apply, as using your fingers will just result in the barest wash of un-pigmented glitter, but the brush will pick up a goodly amount of the shade too.

Here’s an out-of-focus shot to show off the sparkle:

Rather pretty, I think.  Hopefully, I picked versatile shades.  There was no taupe …

I also bought Peridot:

Which I had no intention whatsoever of buying, but, I just couldn’t resist when I saw it in store.  It’s very beautiful.  Alas, it’s not the shade for me.  At all:

Yup, on me, it pulls yellow.  Sickly yellow, and not the beautiful scarab-beetle effect you see in the bottle there.

It’s not too bad in slightly different light, but man, it gives me lobster hands!  Also, the other shade is the one I mainly get, and it’s just so not me …!  Great to apply, like most Chanel polishes, can’t comment on the wear yet though.

So, what will you be picking up from Chanel this season, anything?

The Fine Print: I purchased these.  You would have seen the post sooner, but I realised that the sales assistant had given me the wrong shade of eyeshadow …

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