Review: Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Illusoire

Since I have a habit of gifting things to myself, I decided it was time to step it up. I decided to get one of the Chanel Illusion D’Ombres in #83 Illusoire. I’m just going to let the pictures speak for themselves, I also included a very light swatch seeing that this shadow runs for $36.
I think it’s more of a silver lilac than the purple others have described it as. It has obvious shimmer/micro-glitter that does not have any fallout. It is very wearable and surprisingly workplace appropriate as it’s not disco ball glitter. It lasted 9 plus hours without any creasing over Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray primer. Once dry, if you touch it you will have the glitter on your fingers leaving the color behind. It has a firm mousse consistency. I’m pleased with this shadow and will be purchasing Epatant soon. 

EOTD: Smokey Taupe

Eyeshadow-NYX For Your Eyes Only; Smokey Eyes Palette  #2, 3, 8 and 9
Primer – Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray
Base– Benefit’s cream shadow Birthday Suit
Mascaras – Lancome’s Hypnose Drama and Maybelline’s the Falsies Volum’ Express
Eyeliner – Amuse’s Perfect Eyeliner in Charcoal

Sephora F&F Haul Pt.2

 For the second small haul, I got the Benefit Ready, Set, Stay set (retail price $26), the Dior Instant Eye Makeup Remover, I got a deluxe sample from Sephora and fell in love (retails $28), check out my first impressions here. Although this is very pricey, I love it and think it’s totally worth the price. It’s so gently, removes everything so I don’t have to tug on my lids too  much. Finally, another MUFE Aqua Cream #12 Golden Copper, I have fallen for these (retails $22), so much so that I may get a couple more. I didn’t get the samples I had selected but I’m so happy with these, I love the Jennifer Aniston perfume!!!

 Benefit value set (regular price $26). I love Stay Don’t Stray primer so much that I bought the full size (had a deluxe sample that I’ve used up). It retails for $26, but if you can get it in a set with two additional products for the same price then why not. It came with Erase Paste in medium (I’m gifting that to someone) and a creaseless shadow in Birthday Suit. I really like Benefit’s cream shadows  and had one before in R.S.V.P which I use very frequently. Sephora has a couple more value sets that have these cream shadows in them.

 L to R: MUFE #12 Golden Copper and Benefit’s Birthday Suit (I know it looks similar to MUFE# 15 in my previous haul but they are different).
Well that’s it for this year’s Friends and Family sale. I’ll definitely be getting a backup of the Dior eye makeup remover (hopefully with a coupon, gift card or some other sale).


What did you get from the F&F sale?

Sephora F&F Haul Pt.1

This is the first part  of my Sephora Friends and Family 20% off sale. I had multiple coupon codes (won’t say how I figured it out, but maybe others did too 😉 and only shopped twice since I want to save up for Christmas. 

MUFE Aqua Cream # 15 Taupe (regular price $22)
I love this by itself and as a base 🙂

MUFE water proof eyebrow corrector in #4 dark (regular price $19)
Corrector on top and Aqua cream below.
L to R: Don’t Feed the Hand Models, Caught with my Khakis Down, Yes Your Lioness and I Don’t Bite
Sephora by OPI Safari Luxe mini nail polish collection (regular price $13). They were not kidding when they said mini these are so small that I actually regret buying it. Each is only 3.75ml, even smaller than the Urban Decay polishes (here).

Stay tuned for Pt 2.

Urban Decay Haul

 From UB clearance section the Summer nail polish set $8  (original price $28) and cream eyeshadow $3 (original price $17)

 Free sample

Summer Rollergirl Nail Kit
Size comparison typical 15ml to UD’s 5ml

All six bottles literally fit in the palm of my hand 🙂 so cute