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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Ebloui & Epatant

If you checked out my intital review on Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in llusoire, then you'll know why I had to pick up the shades Epatant and Ebloui when I saw them come up for sale on Strawberrynet!

Ebloui (which apparently means dazzled) is a gorgeous burgundy shade that has more brown than red in it making it very wearable. It contains the same gorgeous shimmer that Illusoire has and is a fantastic base under a variety of looks but also fantastic on its own.

Epatant (which apparently means amazing) is a stunning silvery khaki colour. I've been pairing this under Lancome's Erika F eyeshadow and the end result is lovely as the shades really compliment each other.

As with Illusoire, these shades can be worn lightly for a sheer wash of colour across the lids or applied more opaquely for a more intense look.

I love the depth of the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre and the way the shades look different depending on the light they're under. This has a lot to do with the multidimensional shimmer in the product which catches the light in different ways.

I love all 3 shades that I own but I have to admit that Epatant is the shade I've been reaching for the most. I don't usually wear green that often but Chanel has put such a chic and wearable spin on all these colours that they're easy to wear even for those who are colour shy.

I picked these 2 shades up for $42 US on Strawberrynet (about $37 after the 10% discount) and I still think they're worth the money if you're looking to splurge. I was tossing up whether to get Mirifique as well since it's the most beautiful black shade but I decided to show some self restraint and pass! Next on my list: Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill Intense eyeshadows.

What do you think of these shades? Have you splurged yet on any of these? Also, which brand has the better version of these cream/mousse/gel hybrid shadows- Armani or Chanel?


  1. Great post - watch the pricing on StrawberryNet though - you can buy these for $36 in Australia from

  2. I think I'm gunna pick one of these up when I go shopping in NYC and treat myself!

  3. Absolutely in love with Ebloui, and now will definitely be picking up these other 2 shades u swatched:)Emmerville is another one on the list as well.

  4. MsSparkleArkle: Thanks for the recommendation :) I like to use sites that take paypal though since I'm always suspicious when online shopping!

    Kat: They're definitely a nice present to give to yourself :)

    Priyanka: I was considering Emerville but I thought it was too similar to other cream shadows I own so I decided to skip. Ebloui is gorgeous! Didn't think I'd love it as much as I do :)