December 11, 2013

Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eye Shadow

Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow (837) ($36) is one of two new, limited edition shades of shadow releases with the Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection.

This shade quite reminds me of a MAC Pigment but I can’t remember for the very life of me what the name of the pigment is. I just know it used to be a fond favorite of mine. The color is unusual and quite gorgeous on brown eyes.

Take a peek!

Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow are commonly associated with L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow but I find the texture considerably different as it has a mousse-like texture with a bit of a sponge-y feel with a little bounce which reminds me of the consistency of Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush. The formula is a bit of a hybrid as it’s one part cream shadow and one part mousse. They blend so easily onto lids with absolutely no tugging so application is dreamy.

Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow

Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow swatches

The shadow has a smooth, soft satin finish that wears long and strong without creasing and fading. Chanel includes a brush for application which is a slanted eyeliner type brush but it doesn’t really do much for me during application so I tend to smooth a sponge tip applicator into the shade apply a bit on my eye and blend out with my finger.

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The shade Fatal (837) is a plummy brown with soft silver shimmer and a metallic finish. The brown undertones in the shade come across strongly on my brown eyes and create a pretty sultriness on my eyes when paired with eyeliner.

Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow FOTD

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This color is a stunner and unique enough to warrant a purchase. I suffer from purchasing too many shades that are too a like in my vast collection of eyeshadows but I can honestly say I don’t have many colors that match the description of Chanel Fatal Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow! It adds mystery and beauty to eyes.

Muse Approved.

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This was provided to me by a brand for review and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post but all opinions are my own.

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  • Melissa

    This is a beautiful shade! From the picture the first thing I thought of was the Loreal shadows, but sounds like their texture is definitely different. And what color are you wearing on your lips? It looks great!

    • the Muse

      hi melissa thank you so much! It’s actually a little posietint with gloss on top 🙂

  • Chrissy

    It looks like a more pigmented version of Lancome’s Click eyeshadow! I think I need this color!!

  • Jeanette

    I love this color. I use it for my green eyes, and I’m sure it’s lovely with your brown.

  • Ashley

    Very nice, have to say I love. I own epatant and I’ve always wanted to buy more colors, these last forever too!