Here are some swatches of the three Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadows I purchased recently.

These eyeshadows have a mousse like texture, and are incredibly long wearing.  They can be applied as a subtle wash of colour, or layered for greater intensity.  I don’t bother using an eyeshadow primer underneath, and the colour stays true all day and night.

I have three colours, seen below in a close up.  This photo was taken in natural light, without flash.

From left to right:

86 Ebloui (red bronze), 83 Illusoire (purple), 85 Mirifique (graphite).

In slightly different lighting, but still natural light.  From top to bottom:


 85 Mirifique (graphite).




83 Illusoire (purple)




86 Ebloui (red bronze)



Chanel says: “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 cost of these eyeshadows if purchased from Australian retail outlets is AUD $48, but the savvy shopper will head to Max’s of Norfolk Island to utilise duty free pricing of just AUD $36.  That makes the pricing even with the US pricing of USD $36.

Disclaimer: I purchased these products with my own money, and have not been influenced or encouraged to provide a review.  I am not affiliated with the retailer mentioned.  All opinions are my own.  For more information on my Disclosure Policy please click here.