Here’s another item that I picked from Chanel Christmas Collection 2012 – Éclats du Soir de Chanel. I am a big fan of Illusion d’Ombre since it was launched for the first time last year. Apparence looks very appealing to me on the first swatch. The color is very natural and wearable. Definitely worth the $52 price tag if you’re a Chanel make up fan 🙂
I love the smooth texture of Illusion d’Ombre. It applies wonderfully with no fallouts. Apparence is very well pigmented and if you want the color to pops even more, you can always build up the color.
As much as I would like to say that Illusion d’Ombre is perfect, unfortunately I can’t. I have many pots of Illusion d’Ombres and 2 of them are drying now. I am sure I have secured the cap very well but the texture now is very dry. I have ask few Chanel SA if there’s any way to fix a dry illusion d’Ombres and they say there’s no way to fix it 🙁 Even though 2 pots of my Illusion d’Ombre is now dry, I still try my best to use it. I just don’t want to waste anything left.
Talking about the color, Apparence immediately reminds me of Illusion d’Ombre in Vision. I did a comparison between both and you can see that both color looks different. Apparence applies more naturally and Vision emphasize more gold sparkles. I have written a review about Vision few months ago, you can read it here. Apparence has a warmer tone compared to Vision. Chanel describes Apparence as gold bronze. To me, Apparence looks more to taupe bronze. I don’t really see gold color there.
In the swatch below, the picture on the left is taken under normal (indoor) lighting and the picture of the right is taken under direct sunlight.
It’s a very nice color that you can pull to almost every occasion. The color is not very unique; it’s quite easy to find a dupe of this color. However for a Illusion d’Ombre collector, this is worth having as this is a limited edition product.
PS: I also have written a review on Chanel Holiday 2012 quad – Harmonie du Soir. You can read it here. I am still in doubt in whether I should get the nail polish in Malice. In the mean time, I think I will just skip it 🙂
What do you think about Chanel Christmas Collection as a whole? Do you think the collection drools you 🙂
Thank you for reading.