An infinite night (or day) with Chanel's Fatal.

Good news, fellow plum/burgundy lovers: the weather has turned so cold now that I can now officially declare the Autumn make-up season to have started. Completely. So what else is there to do but start using Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Fatal? It comes straight from their Christmas collection for this year, called Nuit Infinie, or ‘Infinite Night’. If you’re not familiar with Chanel’s formula for their Illusions d’Ombre, you should definitely pop into a counter and try it out for yourself. The texture is very creamy, soft and squishy.. Almost like it’s been whipped very slightly (can’t help myself but to think in baking terms sometimes..)

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fatal

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fatal

The eyeshadow comes with a small brush that was especially designed to use with the unique formula; it’s nice but I like using my own (wider, bigger) brushes for faster application. The Illusion d’Ombre’s are also perfectly suitable to apply with your fingers.. I’ve been doing so when using Fatal for day time looks and my eyes are literally done in under a minute.. Brilliant!

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fatal

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fatal

The texture is extremely interesting, it’s much more mousse-like than Dior’s Fusion Mono’s and feels heavier too. It can be built up to a heavier pigmentation if you wish, but it’s equally pretty when used sheer for softer, day time looks. I’ve been wearing Fatal often the past couple of weeks, layered on top of a MAC paint pot of choice and it looks just gorgeous. There is some shimmer there, but as long as you don’t go all out on the lips I feel like it’s perfectly okay to sport that amount of shimmer at school or work! 

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fatal swatches

Chanel Illusion d'Ombre in Fatal eye look

This kind of plum burgundy colour really brings out the green in my eyes, it makes my eyes pop! The eyeshadow stays put all day and doesn’t really crease (although it does perhaps a little when combined with the paint pots). It will lose some intensity during the day, but after work you can easily ‘top up’ with an extra layer of colour by just applying it quickly with your fingers. There’s no real fall out, I find the shimmery MAC paint pots to be worse to work with. The silver sparkle in Fatal is noticeable, but not too much. I took a picture of how I like to wear Fatal during the day; this time I used a very light wash of MAC’s Frozen Violet paint pot underneath. 

Chanel’s Illusion d’Ombre in Fatal is a limited edition shade and retails for €30. The collection has been in stores for a small two weeks, so there should still be some stock available. Do hurry though, as I heard that the bigger eyeshadow palette is nearly sold out already! Chanel is available in Belgium through INNO & Ici Paris XL. 

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