August 10, 2012

Chanel Illusion D' Ombre in Mirifique

Sorry for the short absence - it's the monsoon season here and we just experienced devastating floods all over the region. Everything was at a standstill for days. It's rare that I say this, but it's nice to finally see the sun shine. Anyway, I'm glad things are starting to get back to normal.

I thought I'd share with you today another Illusion D'Ombre from Chanel. Back in June, I featured a beautiful purple color called Illusoire. Please check out that review for more product information.

Mirifique has a black base with silver micro-glitter that sitting on top of the formula. The swatch below shows this applied multiple times (left) and a single layer (right). As you can see, this needs a lot of layering and getting the color to come out beautifully is a challenge. Not to mention there's always fall-out during application. That in mind, make sure to apply this before foundation for easy clean-up.

I tried using this as an overall eye color and it was messy and difficult. The best way is to use this on top of black eyeshadow - that way, you already have an opaque base to begin with. I really struggle every time I try to wear this as an eyeshadow.

Instead, I now use this as an eyeliner because there's less fall-out. But in order to make it look good, I still have to apply this in layers... which means I don't have the time or patience to do this daily. Only on nights when I go out and want a bit of sparkle.

As beautiful as this color looks, it's very disappointing how it applies. I could live without this specific color as it's just meh. I do, however, love the other colors that I have - I'm a huge fan of Illusoire as well as Epatant and Emerveille... the last two I have yet to show you!

Has anyone else used Mirifique? If so, how did you make it work for you? I think I need loads of help here! :)


  1. Replies
    1. You are so welcome! I hope that you are okay! You are in my thoughts-- the devastating floods are horrifying! xxoo

  2. I love this one... I really need to use it more often! It looks beautiful on you <3

  3. I use Mirifique often as a base for smoky looks. I just apply it all over to the lid area with my fingertip or a synthetic, slightly fluffy cream shadow brush and blend into the crease a bit. Then, I top it with a dark powder eyeshadow. I like how it intensifies the look and the sparkle comes through just a bit. I don't usually get fall out, or much, this way.


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