Gold-Dust, Gold-Lust: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre in 89 Vision
[**Update] I bought this at a Chanel counter, and realised it doesn’t seem to be available online at the moment. Do give your local Chanel counter a call to find out when they might have this in!
If there is just one item that I will recommend from the high-end collections (if you’re in the market to splurge on something this Summer season), it is Chanel’s Illusion D’Ombre in 89 Vision.
And, yes - let me first say outright that this is ridiculously expensive and, YES - you can live without it.
BUT - if you want a translucent sparkle in a convenient gel/cream format that is MUCH better than the equivalent from Shu Uemura, AND you don’t mind the price (US$36, S$52), this is a lust-inducing option to consider.
As you can see from the swatches above, this is literally a pot of the most glorious sparkling gold flecks in a completely translucent base. If gold has always been too yellow for you to wear, you will not encounter that problem here because you’re not going to get a wash of solid yellow-gold.
This is a veil of fine but intense fairy dust that is going to stay on your lids rather than dust right off onto your cheeks. The silky, almost-dry texture also means that you can smooth this on over existing shadows or powders.
This is probably the shortest tutorial I have.
Step 1: Smooth on with finger all the way from lash line up to the brow bone.
Step 2: Apply black liner (I used Milani Liquif’ Eye) along the water line and extend into a short flick to add sultriness to the gold-laden look.
Step 3: Apply black mascara to finish.
And that is literally all you need for a traffic-stopping eye look that takes 5 minutes to create.
Tip: This is best applied with your fingers.