I have five important words for you...Chanel Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow. Take note my lovelies because these are truly great products that are well worth a try. They are a cream powder shadow but they are more than the sum of their parts; Not just creamy, not just powdery - they feel springy and almost spongey, light as a feather and easy to work with. They can be applied in a film as sheer or as dense as you like...you're in control of how intense the look can be. They come with one of the best applicators I've seen with a product (a little slanted brush, like a brow brush) but I prefer to smooth them over the lid with a finger and then blend out the edges using the brush only to apply it under the lower lashes. You need to work quickly with your blending as they do begin to set. They can be layered for added colour or blended out a lot for a sheer, slightly glittery veil. I have two shades, this one is Illusoire...a soft mauvey, plum with grey and silver undertones. It is superb on green and blue eyes.
This is my favourite shade of the bunch, Epatant. As you can see it is a metallic, greyish pewter tone with underlying silver. I've been wearing this daily for the past week in a thin film and I love it's subtle sparkle.
One of the real beauties of this product is that they do last. Now, I have to say that they fade slightly over an entire day when applied thinly but when put in place with a heavier hand for more drama they don't budge. And they don't dry. They don't crack. They don't irritate sensitive eyes. They perform!
So my verdict on these new jewels for the eyes is that although a bit pricey, they will make a great investment into your Autumn/Winter makeup kit. There are six shades and they will retail at €28. Available from mid-August.