Monday, 26 September 2011

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Eyeshadows in Mirifique and Epatant

Like a lot of others, I couldn't resist picking up a few shades from Chanels newcream/gel eyeshadows, Illusion D'Ombre. I bought Mirifique (black) and Epatant (grey-taupe-green). They both lived up to my expectations and I'm pretty happy with them. (So much so that I have since ordered Illusoir and Emerveille, will review them soon too.)

Mirifique is a deep black with tiny silver glitter, it's very pigmented and goes on really smooth. Epatant is a lot lighter, but it's not at all sheer, and it also has some lovely shimmer. It's quite metallic, but not overly so. I find Epatant a very easy to wear everyday shadow, you can just apply it, blend a bit around the edges and go. Mirifique was harder work as you really need to blend out the edges for it not to look too harsh, also it is pretty dark for a daytime look. I ended up applying Mac White pigment to the inner corner to lighten it a bit (I will post a FOTD soon). However, I think it would make an excellent eyeliner and a base for a smoky eye. As for the application, every pot comes with a small slanted brush that works really well for applying these eyeshadows. Because it's slanted, it would work for applying them as eyeliner too.

They are £22.50 each, so not cheap, but you only need a tiny bit, so they should last a long time. Staying power is excellent for these, I used them over Urban Decay Primer Potion and they lasted the whole day without any creasing, and with Epatant, no powder shadow to set it at all. (I did have Mac White pigment over some of Mirifique as previously mentioned.)

Have you tried these eyeshadows yet? Are you planning to? Do you like them? Let me know in the comments.

See lots of pictures including swatches after the jump!

Mirifique, Epatant



The brush

Mirifique, Epatant (with flash)

Mirifique, Epatant (without flash in direct sunlight)

One for the sparkles


  1. Epatan is soooo pretty! Thanks for posting the swatches. :D

  2. I was thinking of getting one of these this week! I had my heart set on Epatant, so thanks for reviewing it. I would like to know about their staying power... did they crease at all? ta.

  3. Oh crap, sorry, it was late last night when I wrote the post. :) They stay on really well, I applied them over UDPP and they lasted through the whole day with no creasing at all. Hope this helps. x

  4. Thanks so much! I ran out and got Epatant just because I have nothing like it in my stash and I *love* it... so pretty and would make a nice eyeliner too, for a more subdued look xxx

  5. Yay! I'm glad to hear it. :) Enjoy! x


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