I purchased just two of the new Illusion D'Ombre shadows from Chanel's Fall 2011 collection: #83 Illusoire -- a metallic smoky plum and #84 Epatant -- a metallic pewter. I enjoyed the detailed reviews at The Beauty Look Book and Cafe Makeup and planned to get a couple to test before splurging for more shades. I wasn't sure what to expect texture-wise, but when swatching them today I was impressed. From what I've seen this far, these just might bump my favorite Armani Eyes to Kill into second place. The Illusion D'Ombre product has an interesting, spongy cream texture (as opposed to Eyes to Kill, which seems to be more like a loosely pressed pigment).
I love both of these shades and look forward to testing out the other four shades available (Ebloui, Emerveille, Fantasme, and Mirifique) when the collection arrives at my local counter. The shimmery peach shade, Emerveille, is definitely next on my wishlist!
Left to right: Epatant and Illusoire
Left to right: Illusoire and Epatant