Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #92 Diapason: Review And Swatches

Hi guys. Today I want to post a review on the iconic Chanel cream eye-shadow that I recently purchased and mentioned in this post. It is their Illusion d'Ombre in #92 Diapason.

Here's a closer look at it.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #92, Diapason

This is a long-wearing cream eye-shadow that comes in a classic Chanel glass jar with a brush, which is actually quite handy in case you're using the eye-shadow as a liner. One thing to note about the product is that it is NOT one of those waterproof eye-shadows that set to a bullet-proof state, like, say, Maybelline Color Tatoos. It is not waterproof and it doesn't set, it is simply long-wearing.

The color is a shimmery brown-based plum with a hint of purple, which is gorgeous for green-eyed girls. Green-eyed beauties, hear me! This was created for you, because your eyes will look mesmerizing with this color! However, this is one of those beautiful neutrals that is not boring but interesting. Since it is such a pricey piece, I wanted to choose something I would get a lot of use out of, so I went for this color. Check out the swatches.

Swatches of Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #92, Diapason applied in 3 different ways (bottom to top): blended out, regular swatch, concentrated as a liner

As you can see from the swatches this is a very versatile shade that can be worn in multiple ways. When sheered out it really looks like slightly plummy brown. It looks very beautiful as a liner too. You can also wear it as a base for another eye-shadow, as well as combined with other shadows or liners. Depending on how you wear it it can work as an everyday color or an evening one in more concentrated dramatic look. It looks gorgeous on the eyes. Check it out for yourself.

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in #92, Diapason applied all over the lid and blended out in the crease, and applied as a liner on the top and bottom lash-lines. There's nothing else on the eyes, except for mascara.

Isn't it beautiful? It has enough softness to it to be not too much, but yet gives enough definition. I think it even makes my eyes look a little green-ish.

As to the quality: it is very very good. It blends like a dream, has great color payoff, is indeed long-wearing, I feel, so I have no bad things to say about it at all. The only thing I don't like about it is the price. I think I saw it on the Nordstrom site for $30 (I think), but, like I mentioned in the previous Chanel post, in Lviv it cost me at least 35% more. It's ridiculous! But if you can afford it, you won't regret it. It is a lovely product indeed.

Overall, I love, love, love it. And you can do so much with this product and this particular color. It is very low-maintenance and can easily be applied with your fingers. Oh, by the way, I believe this color is a limited edition one, so you should grab it while you still can.

Rating by category (out of 10, 10 being the highest score):

  • versatility - 10
  • product quality - 10
  • packaging - 10

Thank you so much for reading. I hope this review was helpful.

Disclaimer: all these products were purchased by me and I wasn't paid for a review.

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