Quite some time back I went down to Sephora hoping to score some discounted buys with the 20% off. But I walked away from Sephora without absolutely nothing. Boo! I couldn't find the Guerlain Rouge Gs I was eyeing and frankly the long snaking queue at the cashier put me off. When a beauty addict is denied her shopping kick, she will get her high somewhere else!
I ended up at Chanel Ion and lo and behold the new summer collection was out. I originally wanted to buy Ambre Dore and Mirage only but .... Wait I put the entire blame on the SA there who somehow managed to convince I need all three Illusion d'ombres.
So I am going to show you the three Illusion d'ombres first.
|Mirage on bare lids|
Mirage is a golden brown bronze shade. My favourite of the lot. How does it compare with Initiation from the 2013 Holiday collection? Initiation is more sparkly whereas Mirage is muted. If you fear sparkle and shimmers then Mirage is a great pick. Shade wise, they are quite similar. I threw in Ebloui so you can see how different it is from the rest.
|Left to right: Mirage, Initiation and Ebloui|
|Utopia on my bare lids|
Utopia is a lilac shade. In case you are wondering how it looks compared to Impulsion from the Spring 2014 collection, here it is. Impulsion is more pin whereas Utopia has more lilac to it. It contains less sparkles as compared to Impulsion.
|New Moon 97|
New Moon is the most glittery of the bunch. It is a lovely bronze brown shade with major bling going on. Not for the faint hearted but really lovely for a night out. Your lids will shine! Even though the glitter is obviously, I have not suffered any fall out from New Moon.
|With Burberry Midnight Brown on the outer corner for some depth|
|Left to right: Ambre Dore, Mirage, Utopia and New Moon|
If you have been reading my blog, you probably would have catch on to the fact that I love my Illusion D'ombres. They are long lasting and smudge proof. They are very easy to wear, I use my fingers to pat them on my lids. The shades are no fuss shades that I don't have to scratch my head to think about how to pair them. They are wonderful to use just on their own.
Which are your favourite shades?
Ratings: 5 lipsticks