Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wearing Luminous Eyeshadow in Emerveille ($36 # 82) is one of those can’t miss eyeshadow washes for warm-toned women who would like to use the shadow as a light wash or an inner corner lightener. Having used up two pans of Chanel Ombre Essentielle Soft Touch Eyeshadow in Abricot, which has a similar gold-peach color, it would have been impossible for me to miss getting Emerveille. This is the crowd-pleasing color for those with a touch of gold in their skin tone.
Like the other eyeshadows in the Illusion D’Ombre series (overview here), Emerveille has a light gel-mousse texture that can be worn either sheerly or layered for more opacity.
Emerveille (meaning “marvel” or “wonder” in French) will look very sexy with Mirifique smudged as a liner. I love a good black smudgy liner and gold-peach wash, don’t you? Many will want to add a deeper shade to the outer corner or crease. Illusoire or Epatant can be used quite nicely, or even a medium to deep brown powder eyeshadow should work well.
Here are some swatches and comparisons with Emerveille and other light glowy cream eyeshadows in my collection–here, MAC Rubenesque, MAC Vintage Selection and MAC Chilled on Ice.
Same eyeshadows, different lighting:
Last night I slept in Emerveille and woke up to find product still there–I’ll do an all-day test and update.