December 19, 2013

Chanel Initiation Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear 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 Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow Initiation

Chanel Initiation Illusion d’Ombre Long-Wear Eyeshadow ($36) is one of two limited edition shades that launched with the Chanel Nuit Infinie de Chanel Holiday 2013 Collection.

I thought for sure the other shade, Fatal, was by far my favorite but I have to say Illusion is just as stunning!

Chanel Initiation Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow is called a platinum bronze and indeed considering all the sparkle in the mix it’s platinum for sure!

Chanel Initiation Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow

At a glance it feels a bit like a golden brown but has warmth to it which makes it more of a bronze brown with silvery and gold sparkle. I loved the shade but I thought the sparkle was a little TOO much. It almost felt like I had applied a cream shadow and dusted loose sparkle or shimmer across my lid right after. If you dislike shimmer I’d avoid the shade. If you love it, well, needless to say you’ll adore Initiation.

Chanel Initiation Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow  Swatches

I realize that Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadow are commonly reference to L’Oreal Infallible Eyeshadow but I always feel the formula is completely different. These are more of a mousse-texture with a sponge-y bounce back consistency that reminds me of Dream Bouncy Blush. It’s part cream, part mousse, with a satiny dry down that blends easily onto lids. Typically they wear very well on my dry eyes without creasing or fading. Chanel also includes a slanted eyeliner type brush for application but I actually tend to use my finger for application!

Chanel Initiation Illusion d’Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow is a keeper shade and unique to warrant a purchase. It does have some hardcore shimmer but the color is stunning!

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Loves it!

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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.

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Debra

    i don’t think I have seen such a beautiful eyeshadow on you in a while. This is gorgeous and I must have it. 🙂

  • melissa

    I’m not sure this one is for me but you look very festive! I like the red lips paired with the sparkly eyes.

    • Isabella Muse

      thank you misses! I was kinda meh on it too…I can’t believe i’m saying this but gulp it’s a lot of shimmer! but I do like how it looks on 😀

  • Ashley

    This color looks stunning on you. I love how you paired it with a red lip very nice!

  • telle

    greetings Muse! 😉 How do you find these compare to the dior monofusion shadows? also what lippie are you sporting? its such a fantastic holiday look, AND still fun for the occassional day look! 😉 loves this! might have to hunt this down!!!! 😀

    • Isabella Muse

      hi telle! not the same, monofusion have more of a powdery texture these are kinda a bouncy mousse consistency 🙂 that’s mac huggable lipcolour in rusty 🙂 thank YOU!

  • Heather

    I like the eyeliner on the waterline and the matching lid color underneath.. hmm I’m gonna try that!