|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.