Beauty 101: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in Émerveillé

by Anne Dreshfield | July 2nd, 2014   

There are a few beauty essentials that make their way into my makeup bag, no matter the style I’m hoping to achieve. Whether it’s a daytime look for the office or a casual weekend, a smokier eye for a night out, or flawless makeup for a wedding, Chanel’s versatile and easy-to-apply Illusion D’Ombre eyeshadows always deliver.

Screen Shot 2014 06 28 at 7.30.27 PM Beauty 101: Chanel Illusion DOmbre in ÉmerveilléOften described as a pale golden peach, the Illusion D’Ombre in Émerveillé is a workhorse. I love applying with this with my ring finger as a wash of color over my lids. Add just a bit of eyeliner and mascara, and you’re good to go for a makeup look that’s suitable for the office!

This intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow offers true versatility. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula.
The brush that comes with all of Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombres is indeed specially designed just for these eyeshadows. It’s long and flat and slightly tapered, which allows you to swipe on the shadow as a wash across the light using the flat side, then angle it and use the shadow as a liner with the tapered edge. I love the versatility of this product – and it’s why it always finds its way into my makeup bag!
Do you use cream eyeshadows like the Chanel Illusion D’Ombres, or do you prefer other kinds of eyeshadows? Please share!