This is not a Twilight fix: Chanel's Illusion d'Ombre in New Moon

 Chanel's New Moon

Chanel's New Moon

I feel like a broken record whenever I review Chanel's Illusion d'Ombre. This particular eye shadow is a huge guilty pleasure of mine and I only splash out so long as the colour is especially unique. 

Let's take a closer look at New Moon (limited edition), one of three new Illusion d'Ombre shades from Chanel's Summer 2014 collection.

 Close up of New Moon

Close up of New Moon

New Moon is like a super fancy layer cake or even a fruit-infused molten lava cake. Rich browns mixed with golden flecks and peppered garnet captivate, tempt and truly leave me salivating from all this talk of cake and eyeshadow.

 Swatch of New Moon

Swatch of New Moon

 New Moon on closer inspection

New Moon on closer inspection

For all of its gloriousness, New Moon isn't without its shortcomings; we're talking hellah fallout. But if you're ok with post-application clean up, well go forth, wield your mightiest brush and prepare yourself for top-notch sparkle and shine. 

 Wearing New Moon on my eye lids atop Urban Decay's Limit

Wearing New Moon on my eye lids atop Urban Decay's Limit

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 The rest of the look. Yep, I'm wearing MAC's Patisserie, too.

The rest of the look. Yep, I'm wearing MAC's Patisserie, too.

The Bagful breakdown:

Total amount for Chanel's New Moon:

Value for money spent (performance and quality):

  • 9 out of 10 bags — Fallout can be really annoying.

Would another purchase be on the horizon?:

  • I thought I was going to purchase more, but I managed to restrain myself.