This Spring Chanel brought out two new colours of the Illusion d'Ombres. The limited edition Impulsion (£24), is a sheer baby pink with a heavy shimmered, slightly frosty silver edge. As its not warm toned I find it a very easy to wear pink.
I really like this as a wash on the lid to
give that clean, brightened look or used on top of a powder shadow to
give it a bit of a glimmer.
I hadn't anticipated buying the second shade, Diapason, as it looked too
dark and smoky, however after seeing how beautiful it looked on the SA
paired with Impulsion I just had to buy it. Its a duochrome shade in
some sense, deep purple with a burgundy/brown tone in certain lights,
with a really interesting blue low level shimmer/sparkle.
I have used both shades below, I used fingers rather than a brush so its not as neat as I would have liked.
Both shades swatched below
Swatched below with the shades combined
Both have a lightweight, non drying texture which is smooth and spongy
to the touch. The best attribute of the Illusion d'Ombres for me is just
how blendable they are, they don't go patchy or ball up and work really
well layered over powder shadows. To get an all day, non creasing wear I
do wear these over a primer.
I bought these from Boots