Review: Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Emerveille

Chanel Illusion D’ombre in Emerveille – £22.50

I had planned to post this a while ago, but somehow deleted the post. I’ve had this for a couple of months now after lusting after it for so long. It’s quite a popular product in this here blogging world, and I always like to post about the hyped products to see how they match up. 

The formula of this is like no other, it’s very spongey but easy to apply. I find that with primer, it doesn’t really budge during the day, although it can crease slightly. 
As it’s a Chanel product, you can expect the quality to be high! I use my fingers to apply this usually, I find that it’s best this way and I haven’t really used anything else to compare. It almost feels slightly damp so I can’t imagine a brush working so well. 

I think this colour is gorgeous, definitely a shade that suits and flatters all. It’s quite a warm, rosy gold that’s just so easy to wear, day or night.
The packaging is typical, luxurious Chanel – I feel proud getting it out of my makeup bag as it’s just as beautiful on the outside as it is on the inside. 

This is definitely a product to splurge on if you feel like treating yourself. I think it’s such a beautiful but unique product, and it really is worth the money. 

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  • this looks like such a gorgeous colour! great review as always 🙂 xxx

  • It’s so gorgeous, Chanel always seems worth the extra money 🙂 x

  • It’s a lovely, easy to wear colour. I have the shade Epatant for nights out, but this is on my wishlist!
    Your cheeks look lovely and flushed too! Very pretty 🙂

  • i could justify spending that much on one eyeshadow!
    please check out my blog xo

  • Lovely colour, had this on my wish list for a while xx

  • I really want to try this! It looks like a really interesting product and such a pretty colour too 🙂 x

  • Chanel is just an amazing brand in general! I don’t think I’ve ever used a Chanel beauty product I didn’t love. I have the shade Illusoire in the Illusion d’Ombre and it’s beautiful! It’s like a purple/grey colour and it has the perfect amount of shimmer and sparkle. Emerveille would be a great everyday neutral, I imagine.

  • I’ve been itching to buy one of these for a while now. I keep putting off going to the Chanel counter because it’s getting a bit tiring trying to convince the ladies I’m a real life customer. I think I might treat myself to this shade on pay day. The colour suits you soo well!

    – Bryden x

  • Evi

    I’m lusting over Illusoire! Golden peach shades don’t work that well on my brown eyes 🙁 The Chanel packaging is to die for!!!

  • i love the colour of it!

  • I have Epatant and love it, but I’ve been really wanting Emerveille for a natural wash of color across my lids on days where I don’t have much time to do my eye makeup. So pretty!

  • This is such a lovely colour! I keep on seeing it on blogs and don’t think i can resist getting it anymore! x

  • AVY

    Chanel, how could it not be worth it?


  • I want this so badly! I have seen it on a few blogs now. I wish they had more of a colour range though but I do really love this shade.

    Ginger Pickle ♥

  • I’ve got the epatant, the purple one and the black one and they’re all drying out in a weird way, and flake off my eyes when I apply too much product… not sure if I’m doing something wrong! I really like your blush by the way, which one is it?!x

  • This colour suits you so well. It would be great if you could start posting not just your lipstick but the blush you are wearing as well. I always want to know what blush you’re wearing! xx

  • Oh this looks gorgeous! I wish I could justify a splurge right now but my bank account will not forgive me X

  • Oh that looks fabulous! I love the pigmentation off it!


  • That is such a flattering colour! I was hoping to pick this up around Christmas but they were out and I completely forgot about it. lol. I hope they have it in stock now!

  • That looks so pretty! I love the color.

  • This looks gorgeous. I love anything rose gold!

  • Seen so many swatches of this, gorgeous colour. Next time I’m on a shopping splurge I’m definitely going to pick this beauty up!

    Natalie x
    Trying To Make Fetch Happen

  • This is gorgeous! I’ve been lusting after Chanel bronzer for a while now but I might just have to invest in this instead =) xx

  • Your make up looks so pretty, this is such a lovely colour 🙂 xx

  • I just purchased my third colour out of this range earlier this month. I struggled a bit with application, and generally found fingers worked best, though for shading I used my own brush. This colour is so pretty, it really suits your skintone.

  • This is such a gorgeous product, I adore the packaging and I love how it looks on your eyelids! xx

  • i really want the dark colour i think its either black or blue xD

  • The blusher on this photo is really beautiful, I just love the whole look – it really gives a kind of fresh, bubbly vibe in a delicate way :-)x

  • This is such a gorgeous colour! I was wondering do you know of any cheaper versions of this? It’s so pretty and I’d love to own it but that’s way expensive for me! 🙂 xo