Fall Eye Pick – CHANEL Blue Illusion de Chanel
Somebody pinch me because I can’t stop staring with glee at the eye items in Blue Illusion de Chanel. Reviewed and swatched here are the two eye shadows and eye liner.
collection is described as, ”Peter Philips, Creative Director of CHANEL Makeup,
borrows the intangible hues of summer blue. Like a cloud-strewn sky, eyes take
up shimmering reflections that change with the light. The juvenile grace
of an almost nude face showcases eyes with marine depths, mellowed by the
radiance of blue tones.
On eyelids, ILLUSION D'OMBRE takes on a scintillating and satiny effect that makes eye makeup glow with each bat of the lashes. Two airy shades of grey blue, one pale, DESTINATION, and the other more intense, APPARITION, adapt to all faces. Eyeshadows are applied according to inspiration: in sheer washes or deep colour blocks, in monochrome or gradations. Mascara-laden lashes accentuate the graphic tracing of the eye contour with a sophisticated note. LE CRAYON YEUX BLEU AÉRIEN borders the eyelids with an intense stroke, like a horizon line over the ocean."
Let’s get to each product’s reality of pictures and swatches after the jump.
I’m loving the depth of the Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadows ($36) in Apparition, intense grey-blue, and Destination, a silver-blue. I’ve used the darker Destination all over the lid and also as a liner as well as Apparition and these really last long on the skin without creasing or caking (just be sure to use an lid primer). And for the best coverage when wearing all over the lid, I find using my finger to be the best applicator!
The other eye products is Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer ($29) in Blue Aerien, intense luminous blue. No tugging or skipping with this one but it’s not too soft, which some can be and then they wear off just as fast. Nice blue, nice pigment.
All @ chanel.com.Disclosure: Samples of these items were provided for review purposes.