|Chanel Illusion d'Ombre - Apparition|
I have all of the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre shades (except 81/Fantasme, and I'm severely tempted), including the two new beautiful shades from the latest Expressions de Chanel collection. They are all, without exception, beautiful. They apply easily, are blendable, buildable, sheerable (they're all words, honest!) This one is from the Blue Illusion fastrack collection that's just released (finally, and late, on Monday last).
|Chanel Blue Illusion|
|Yummy. Photographed with flash.|
|Baby's got the blues today|
|Nope. Didn't work. Grrrr.|
|Game on: flat synthetic brush|
And how does it wear? It doesn't. That's the thing. Even over primers or cream bases, or primers followed by cream bases, this wore off after about four hours.
Then something went "bing" in my head... this was all looking a little too familiar. So off upstairs to the old makeup stash I went and surely enough, found this:
|L->R: Chanel, MAC|
In real life, the MAC version is slightly darker, slightly bluer with slightly pinkier reflects. But they're close enough as makes no odds.
Incidentally, I've been informed by the SA's at the Chanel boutique in BT that the gorgeous pale-silvery-blue Illusion d'Ombre (Destination) won't be released after all (that's as much as I know).
Do I recommend this? Tentatively. I wouldn't rush out to get it. I think that you can recreate this look with other products that are easier to work with and that last a little longer.