Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in 87 Riviere - Review



By now you should know about my love for the Chanel Illusion D'Ombre eye shadows (blogged about here and here). So when I found out there was a seventh shade exclusive to Asia, I just had to get my hands on it. At that stage I didn't even know what shade it was, I just had to have it. :)

I found a couple of sellers on eBay but luckily StrawberryNET had it in stock (and still do along with all the other shades). Once my loyalty discount of 10% was deducted it ended up costing only $36.90 (my others cost $48.00 from Myer) with free shipping. Love it!




As always Riviere is in a little glass pot and has the small angled brush included. The brush is surprisingly quite good and excellent for travel. Though the actual pot isn't so good with it being glass. :)




The colour looks quite grey in the pot but I would call it more of a sea foam green leaning towards blue. It is very smooth in texture, more shimmery then glittery. It is very similar to texture as 82 Emerveille.

Riviere is however much sheerer than the other Illusion D'Ombre shades. With this shade you really need to layer it to get an intense colour which I haven't found you need to do with the others. The swatch below is 2-3 layers. On my arm it did not look any good with just one layer however it looks nice on the eyelids.




For me this isn't a colour I would have normally gone for but I quite like it. It is very wearable for day and night. On a plus I don't have any colour like this in my make up. Though it is not as good as other shades I don't regret buying it. I think it would be a great addition to any make up lovers collection.



Have you tried the Illusion D'Ombres? What is your favourite colour?

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