See Chanel Illusion D'Ombre Rouge Gorge in Action

Friday, August 07, 2015

Last week, I introduced a Chanel Illusion D'Ombre cream shadow from the new fall collection called Rouge Gorge. I've had time to test it out and asked Angela from Beautyandthecat to co-star in this post with me to show how it looks on different skin tones. 

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge

Yes, it was the orange one! In the jar it looks incredibly orange, but on my arm, it appeared peachy

From the brand:
This intensely shimmering long-wear eyeshadow offers true versatility. An innovative gel texture that is both soft and cushiony allows it to be worn as eyeshadow or eyeliner. Includes a specially designed shadow/liner brush, developed specifically for this unique formula.

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge

That was not the case for Angela -- it was definitely orange on her. She used her fingers to apply several layers and added some matte taupe powder shadow along the edges for some definition. With the help of Urban Decay's primer potion in Enigma, it lasted all day on her, and by all day I mean 12+ hours.

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge on Angela

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge on Angela

I started out using my fingers to apply, but found I got the best color payoff and consistency when I used the brush that came along with the shadow. I also needed to use a powder shadow on the corners and my crease for definition. 

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge
In the photo above, I wanted my eyes to be the center of attention; that's about three layers of the Rouge Gorge on my lids. I did not use eyeliner on my upper lash line (I felt so naked!) and lined the bottom with a black kohl pencil. I used the shade Foxy from the Urban Decay Naked 2 palette in my crease and the outer edge of my eye to blend. 

A few days later, I went for a more glamorous look. I used the Rouge Gorge but opted for eyeliner this time. I used Snakebite from the Naked 2 palette in my crease. 

Chanel Illusion D'Ombre in Rouge Gorge

Unfortunately, I didn't wear a primer with the shadow either time. After 8 hours, I did experience heavy creasing, so totally use a primer! I don't see myself using this as an eyeliner, but maybe for a hint of highlight in the corner of my eyes, and of course as an eyeshadow. 

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