Blue Illusion de Chanel - Illusion d'Ombre in Destination and Apparition

I can't really settle on a theme for this particular topic. I've contemplated Kraft's Blue Box Blues  ... you know, "I've got the blues."

Or, there's the song How Bizarre which goes something like this:

"Destination unknown, as we pull in for some gas Freshly pasted poster reveals a smile from the past.."

But then I really got to thinking and decided to entertain you with a rendition of These Eyes, sung by Arrested Development's very own George Michael Bluth (Michael Cera).

And here you must be thinking where this is all going, but stay with me, please. My mind has been running amok since purchasing Destination and Apparition. After accidentally stumbling upon these baby blues, I took it as a sign that they needed to be mine.  Yet, how did I celebrate them? Well, by having a fiesta of pop culture references at the very beginning, of course! And now I digress.


Destination is a light icy blue with a silver shimmer and Apparition is a dark navy blue with flecks of black, silver and pink; I only noticed the different colours of shimmer after reviewing the photos I captured a few weeks ago.  Both Destination and Apparition have creamy formulas and colour payoff appears almost immediately.

I won't go into great detail or do a formal review on these.  If you want to get a better idea of Chanel's Illusion d'Ombre, please read my reviews about Illusoire and Mirifique.

Destination incites thoughts of Cindarella post-makeover; screw the pumpkin and hand her the glass slippers, pronto! Whereas Apparition is that perfect shade of navy.  Not too dramatic, but creates the right amount of smoulder, smoke, dimension and depth.

If you live in Australia, your local Chanel boutique might still have these in-store.  Chanel counters located inside of Myer and David Jones never stocked this particular limited edition collection.  As for the US, I spotted these on Sephora a few weeks ago, but I fear their stock's have since been depleted.


Tip: The best brush to apply Illusion d'Ombre shadows with is Chanel's No. 10 Concealer Brush; the synthetic fibres grab onto the shadow and lay it down better than any other brush I've ever used.

It's obvious I love Illusion d'Ombre and look forward to Chanel's future machinations with colour.

Did you spy that silver glimmer in my eye?  I lined my eyes with Chanel's Silver Light.  As for my lips, I'm wearing Giorgio Armani's Rouge d' Armani in Brown.

Reviews to follow.

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