16 September 2011

Fluffy little pick of the week: Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Mirifique, with review and swatches

These swatches don't do justice to Mirifique's sparkliness -
check out Temptalia for a great close up of all it's multi coloured glory
This week’s pick is these gorgeous cushiony gel/mousse eyeshadows from Chanel. Firm and slightly moist to the touch, with a dense sponginess, Illusion d’Ombre long-wear luminous eyeshadows are unlike anything else in my collection. Packaged in their luxurious little glass pots, and with 6 unusual and interesting shades, they are really, truly, beautiful.

I was veering towards Epatante or Illusoire, which are shades I would probably get a lot more wear out of -- particularly for day. But I fell for Mirifique the hardest, with its seductive shiny, shimmery ways. A deep black with multicoloured sparkle, this shadow is so pretty that it’s almost hypnotic. I really think it’s love. 

It’s so enticing, in fact, that I couldn’t wait until I’d photographed it for the site, but dove right in and applied it straight away for an intensely dark and sparkly full-on night-time look. There was some fallout at first, but once it set, it set, and stayed put after that. The brush was easy enough to work with, but I think I’ll use my fingers next time.

Released last month, these cost €28 for 4 grams of product (but are slightly cheaper in the airport, where I picked mine up). Now, that’s not cheap, but having tried Mirifique, perhaps the best endorsement is that I really, really want both Epatante and Illusoire, too.  Like, REALLY.

10 comments:

Joanne Hegarty said...

Oh - I love Chanel make-up. I haven't bought any in ages though. This eyeshadow looks fab Emma.
Have a lovely weekend
xx

fluff and fripperies said...

It's bloomin' gorgeous Joanne, I don't think this is your colour but there will definitely be one with your name on it! Hope you have a lovely weekend too x

Sarah Lanagan said...

Great to know, thanks Emma - I think I'll be investing in one of those bad boys! Have you tried the Armani Eyes to kill intense cream/powder shadows? Amazing!

Ashlynn said...

That deep black color looks gorgeous!

Nat said...

Oooh, it does look gorgeous! I normally go for more natural shadow shades, but I'm really tempted to get this one, it really is pretty!

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Ashlynn! And Nat, I'm the same, I don't usually go for such dramatic colours but wait till you see this one sparkling in the light - you'll be hooked!

Amanda Lehrke said...

Loooove it!!! Ughhh why does it have to be so expensive?? Oh yeah thats right, bc it's CHANEL!

Lorraine said...

GORGEOUS. Love that the little brush isn't just one of those sponge yokes too. x

Kirstie said...

also HAD to have this shade. It is so amazing. Love.

fluff and fripperies said...

Thanks Kirstie! Which is your favourite now you've tried a few of them?