Sunday, October 6, 2013
Chanel Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow in Initiation from the Nuit Infinie de Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013 - Swatched
It seems that Chanel teases us with a new Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow ($36) shade or two with every major collection - and so it is that Initiation, a limited edition, came to live at my house. The other new shade, Fatal, is lavender - not my color. Gold sure is - in any shade!
I took swatch photos of this metallic shade in full, mid-day sun. I swatched it with its little brush - another silly add-on, like all those sponge applicators. Despite my love for Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow, I've never been impressed with those little applicators.
Enough about the things that aren't perfect. This shade is a stunner. Chanel calls it platinum bronze. That's as good a description as any, but it doesn't convey the depth, the uniqueness, or the twinkle that Initiation leaves on the lids. I think this shade is a gorgeous shade for fall and the holidays. It would even work for summer.
The Nuit Infinie de Chanel Collection for Holiday 2013 will be making its way into the store counters this month. It is available at Nordstrom at this link. It does not seem to be available yet on Chanel.com, but should be soon.
Photo at top courtesy of Nordstrom; other photos by Best Things in Beauty