Monday, November 12, 2012

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in 68 Abstraction.

Is one of the two new Illusion D'Ombre released with the Les Expression de Chanel 2012 collection . I picked up both and the Intuition quad . I will reviewing these in the coming weeks so look out for those posts.

Abstraction in the pot looks like orange coral color but as you can see from the swatch above on the skin it translates as a coral with pink duo chrome . It looks absolutely lovely blended out on the lid with black winged liner .Case in point ;Emma stone at the Amazing Spiderman Paris Premiere Click here to be taken to the images:).

It is a lot sheerer than the previous Illusion D'Ombre releases but It can used wet for a more saturated effect . Also the pink in the shadow is sure to emphasis any redness in our eyes so I suggested definitely wearing a black liner near the lash line to provide contrast and dimension . 

I was able to wear this alone as a sheer wash and as a base for an eye look . I have very oily lids and Abstraction last 6-9 hours with no primer and minimal fading . I recommend using the flat synthetic brush that comes with the pot for application . It seems to pick up the right amount of product and lays it down evenly on the lid .

Overall , I am very pleased with the shadow and I hope Chanel releases a true emerald green or coppery red in this formula soon . 

How will you wear Abstraction ? Would you pair it with a dark lip like Emma Stone ?

Till next time :)

* the link is not a affiliate link and all items mentioned were purchased by me

Limited edition ? Yes.
Price ? $ 36.00
Where did I purchase it ? Chanel counter Macy's.

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