Dec 5, 2013

Eyeshadow love: Chanel Illusion d'ombre 837 Fatal & EOTD

I have been playing with my recent purchases at Chanel's counter. I was very hesitant whether buy the new 5 colour palette, and the rest of the collection, but I was sure and certain this little guy would come home wiht me. This is Chanel Illusion d'ombre 837 Fatal and it is a gorgeous, sublime, plum shade with red undertones and the most beautiful microshimmer ever.

Yes, Illusion d'ombre are glitzy and shimmering, nothing matte here. My opinion about the colour is not very objective because I'm crazy for this shade, so I'm just going to let the pictures speak for me, and then talk about the texture and application.

Fatal is a gorgeous shade, thought I have some similar red based plums, this one is unique in my stash. I have done a quick comparison for you:

From the left: Bourjois Color Edition Prune nocturne, Chanel Illusion d'ombre Fatal, Maybellin Color tattoo Metallic pomgranate
Formula and texture are simply divine. If you already own an Illusion d'ombre you know it. If you're new to the product let me introduce it to you. Illusion d'ombre is a cream eyeshadow. Or I should say is the queen of all cream eyeshadows I've ever tested. It's very pigmented, but it's also docile and you can have as much or as little as you wish, you can have it as liner and it's the only cream eyeshadow I own that can be perfectly applied using brushes. The texture is soft, creamy and light as a dream. I love how easily it blends and how it hovers on fine lines without making them more obvious. Plus it's really long lasting.

I could not wait one second to do a look wearing Fatal, even if it was quite late in the evening, I took the pictures under artificial light. I hope you don't mind.

Here is what I used:
- NYX Above & beyond full coverage concealer in 04Beige
- Urban decay eyeshadow primer potion
- Chanel Illusion d'ombre Fatal
- Chanel Quadra Eye shadow 39 Raffinement
- CHANEL Stylo Yeux Waterproof in 83 Cassis
- L'oréal Volume Million lashes luminizer hazel eyes
- NYX Above & beyond full coverage concealer in 04Beige
- MAC Pro long wear foundation NC20
- NYX Stay matte but not flat compact powder #05 soft beige
- NYX Tango with Bronzer in “When Leopard gets a tan”
- NYX Round lipstick in Georgia

Have you tried any Illusion d'ombre? What do you think about it? Is this a shade that would appeal to you? Let me know what you're thinking!

Some of he products featured in this post:


  1. I liked that you compared the chanel eyeshadow with two cheaper brands! Love them all 3 but the cheaper ones are a bit more on my student budget. You also created a very beautiful look! x

    1. Thank you for your comment Janamarie, indeed there's always a good drugstore alternative (although not exactly a dupe) for the expensive makeup!

  2. Hey Nati, WOW doesn't this one look GREAT on you! It's so amazing on your green eyes I don't even know what else to say ;) Glad to hear you're liking it so much!

    1. Hi Sunny! Thank you for commenting, This colour is much more wearable than I thought, at least for me. I've been eyeing it since the first press pics were out, but of yourse your review on it pushed me a little to finally get it :)

  3. Salut ma belle, absolutely beautiful on you!!! This is such an awesome eyeshadow!!! I know it, I bought it too!!!!! And my thoughts at the Counter were exactly the same, though I also picked up new Extrait Du Gloss in nude and that golden Mascara... I was seduced, I admit :-S!!!! Isn't it amazing that Fatal is so wearable? It so easily goes for day or evening and it looks amazing with your green eyes and I find it quite pretty with my brown eyes too - Bisous xxx

    1. Oh, Christine, you got it too! Isn't that great, I'm sure you look even more wonderful sporting this colour on your lids <3
      So did you also hesitate to buy the 5 colour palette as I did? Did you finally get it?
      Oh, the gold mascara looked so stunning but I did not buy it because I have reduced my budget for mascara, I'm only buying one or two high end mascara per year. Since it's one of the items I use the most.Bisous, ma belle, xxx


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