I’m officially declaring my love for Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Longwear Luminous Eyeshadow in Ebloui ($36 #86). This deep cranberry shade has enough brown to be flattering on my skintone, so that my lids do not look red. There is enough sparkle to keep me interested-it’s subtle but adds touches of light to this deep shade. And this is one long wearing shade. My test was with no primer. I wore it most of last evening and slept with it on through the night (for testing purposes–I don’t usually wear any makeup at night). I worn it for the past eight hours in 90 degree heat. I have a very slight accumulation in the crease that can be gently finger-swept away. The color that remained on the lid was still vibrant and opaque.
Still, considering that I’m not wearing any primer I was pretty impressed. I’m not certain how many powder shadows would withstand that.
I love this color–as someone with “green with a touch of blue” eyes with red-mauve undertones in my skin, this brings out the best in my coloring. The color is deep and pretty. There is a pretty dimensionality to the way that it works with light, so that it does not make my eyes look smaller–rather, the color and tones draw attention to the eye.
Bottom line, one of my favorites.
If you’d like to see an eye look using Ebloui, Liz tried the shadow on as a wash with Mirifique as a liner here.