Dec 15, 2013

Little Chanel Haul

Continuing on my high end beauty splurge in the city to celebrate my birthday(see my Dior lip balm post), I picked up a couple more things at the Chanel cosmetic counter.

I was drooling on their limited edition collection. Their eyeshadow palette is so pretty. But I restrained myself and got only what I planned to get.

I got 2 of their illusion d'ombre long wear luminous eyeshadows. I have 2 in my collection already and absolutely love them. They are so creamy and they last all day long. Sometimes when I'm running late in the morning, I just apply a little bit on my lids and a bit of eyeliner and ready to get out the door. 

I got 83 Illusoire and 837 Fatal. Illusoire is their permanent item which I have been eyeing on a long time. Fatal is in their limited edition collection.

83 Illusoire

837 Fatal

Left: Illusoire
Right: Fatal

Illusoire is a purple/grey shade with a hint of silver shimmer. I love their eyeshadow base as I am not a big fan of glitter and shimmer. But the Chanel ones are quite subtle that it just gives your lids a bit of "glam" without looking like a shiny disco ball. The SA told me this shade is one of their popular ones.

Fatal is one of the two eyeshadow base included in their 2013 holiday collection. It is a plum/brown shade with a bit of silver shimmer. It also has a bit of cooper in it which I love as I like warmer tones. The texture is so creamy and bouncy. I have other cream eyeshadow bases from other brands but I find these one don't dry out on me like others. I try to close all the lids as tight as I could for all of them but they still dry out. The Maybelline Color Tattoo ones seem to dry out the fastest for me. So even their colors are gorgeous and so affordable, I stop buying them as they only last a couple of months for me. 


  1. Love the colors, they are shades I would wear all year. I agree some other brands do dry out, the color tattoos do dry out a bit and then they are hard to apply. Great birthday choices :)


    1. I have so many of the Maybelline color tattoo and they are all dried out now. I wonder if there is anything I could do to revive them instead of letting them go to complete waste.

  2. I love creamy eye shadows and have tried some Chanel products, but never the luminous eye shadows. Good job in sticking to your budget...I always have trouble with that.
    Happy Birthday, too! :)

    Améliorer la Vie

    1. The Chanel ones are pricey but worth the price. They are so pigmented and only need a little and so easy to blend. I have a hard time sticking to my budget too but I did good this time :)
      Thank you so much!

  3. Great picks!
    I love the look of Illusoire and hope to get it soon (but right now I have deep purple/grey shimmer overload, cannot justify buying another one...)
    And, happy belated birthday! :)

    1. think you would love the illusoire. Purple/grey looks so pretty on you.

  4. Oh lovely colours, I was expecting them to be much darker x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

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