27 June 2012

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Vision and Epatant, Chanel Delight Le Vernis: Photos, Swatches, Review and FOTD

I am entirely under the Chanel spell. Everything about this brand resonates with me -  the history and heritage, the brand's visionary founder, and her enduring legacy. I desperately covet the classic quilted handbag, the two tone ballet flats and the iconic jacket and, while they continue to elude me, few things thrill me as much as a new beauty product featuring those interlocking C's.

Here are my most recent acquisitions - bought in airports, all three, over the past month.

Part of this year's summer collection, Delight is one of three new shades of Le Vernis - the others being Holiday (which I showed you here) and Island (a pale golden beige). Delight is a stunning golden bronze, with flecks of copper and champagne shimmer. It's dazzlingly beautiful in the sunlight, is opaque in two coats and lasts around a week on my nails (which, for me, is superb). It's €21.90 normally, but a few quid cheaper in duty free.

I was thrilled to come across Vision just a few days after I wrote about it here - it doesn't launch in Ireland until next month. Texture wise it's a little different to the other Illusion D'Ombre shadow pots I've tried - it's closer to a gel, and while I was expecting an opaque gold cream, this is more like a clear gel base packed with fine gold glitter particles. I need to play around with this a bit more but I think it will work best layered under or over other eye products.

Vision might not be one for everyday, but Epatant certainly is. This little pot of silvery grey green loveliness is incredibly versatile and can be worn sheered out or packed on for a sparkling metallic effect. It catches the light beautifully and would look great on pretty much all colourings and ethnicities. Want to see it in action?

That's me looking shocked at just how good these are! 

Illusion D'Ombre shadows are €29 but again, cost less when picked up in the airport.

What about you - have you splurged lately?
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