Chanel introduces us to six shades of a gel textured eyeshadow with their fall collection. The shadows have a spongy/springy texture, they feel quite creamy, yet lightweight. The shadow applies evenly and blends in well and does not feel drying.
The shadow come with a tiny angled brush (which I forget to photograph) it works really well to create a thick but even line.
The shadows have really good pigment, I bought Epatant (£22.50), which is an intensely shimmered greyed green with a silver edge.
When I first used this I applied two coats and found the colour too stark and frosty, picture below
I much prefer wearing it with one application of colour and with a cool dark deep brown just at the outer edge, picture below ( this is after 11 hours wear with a primer so doesn't look as crisp as when I first applied it)
Although these are deemed long wearing I have to wear an eyeshadow primer with these otherwise I do get creasing after an hour or two.
I was worried that these would have the same texture and wear as the spring Ombres Perleés de Chanel Eyeshadow Palette (which I really didn't get on with) which is why I only bought one, however now that I know the formula is different I'll go back and get Illusoire.
Swatched below on the left and blended in on the right:
Although we are all very caught up with these gel shadows and the nail polishes from Chanel's fall collection, I was very tempted by the neutral Prelude eyeshadow quad, unfortunately we get the baked version here in the UK and it did swatch sheer but I am going back and forth on this as I really did like the colours, if anyone has the baked version I'd loved to know how it applies?
I bought this from John Lewis