Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #847 Envol for Plumes Précieuses Holiday 2014 Collection, Review, Swatch and Comparison

I am about to conclude my reviews of Chanel's Holiday Collection, Plumes Précieuses. You can my thoughts on the eye shadow palette, highlighter and blush. Today I would like to introduce a product from the peach themed part of the collection, together with the Joues Contraste #180 Caresse and Rouge Allure #227 in Volage. I have also picked Volage and Stylo Yeux in Or Blanc from this collection, which I will try to review too. At the moment I have some other reviews lined up though, such as Tom Ford and Guerlain, which I am very excited to share.


 Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #847 Envol



Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #847 Envol is a shimmery soft peach which brightens up the eyes. Under day light, it gives a polished look without being too shimmery nor too metallic. Under artificial light, it becomes much more shimmery but still it is not over the top. When I wore it for the first time, I was not impressed. Not to bring the topic of those mirror visits of a narcissist again but during the day I have caught myself watching it occasionally at the rest room. It looked so pretty.



Close-up: Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #847 Envol

The effects of some diamonds winking on your eye lids is hard to capture in camera. What I like about Envol is that it becomes subdued at day light and shows itself under light. Below I am wearing it all over my lid with a touch of MAC Omega on the crease to avoid it from looking swollen or flat. 

What I am a little confused about is the date of the release. I have told you before about Joues Contraste in Caresse too, which was also looking so Spring to me, Envol is the same. I can't see myself wearing this during winter, when I will rather be rocking some smokey eye nor would I reach for it during Holiday season when I am in the mood for some gold and glitter.

Another reason why I see Envol a little uncoordinated in the collection is because it doesn't go so good with the eye shadow piece of the collection as a base. Usually Chanel releases an Illusion d'Ombre to carry the day look to evening by adding some shimmer to the base of the eye shadow quad/quint. Last year #827 Initiation was a lovely base for Charming Quint for example. This year I approched Illusion d'Ombre with high hopes and tried it under Oiseaux de Nuit. You won't see an eye look from this effort because the result was really not good.


In-action: Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #847 Envol

I have pulled out some of my other Illusion d'Ombres to compare. It is no secret that I am collecting them. I like their moussy texture and longevity. Some days when I am late in the morning, there is nothing better than an Illusion d'Ombre for to pad on the lid, add some mascara and voilà. Ready to go! ;-)



Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #847 Envol and comparison to other shades

Envol is like a light-hearted sister of #82 Emerveille. Emerveille is more brown and a tad deeper. I like the shimmer qualities of the later Illusion d'Ombres more than the first releases though so I prefer Envol to Emerveille in this respect. #93 Impulsion is more pink and definitely frostier, #88 Abstraction is also pinkier but close in terms of finish and lightness.



Comparison of Chanel Illusion d'Ombre #93 Impulsion, #83 Abstraction, #847 Envol and #82 Emerveille

Final thoughts: Although I wouldn't be wearing #847 Envol for the holiday season and I don't really understand how this combines with the rest of the items from Plumes Précieuses Collection, it is still a lovely piece on its own. I don't think it is a must but if you like bright eyed looks and some refined shimmer, make sure to check it out.


Do you use shimmery cream eye shadows under your satin/matte beauties or do you prefer wearing cream eye shadows on their own for a quick swipe and go kind of day?

13 comments

  1. Hey Sara, thanks for the review! I know what you mean. I can't imagine layering this underneath Oiseaux de Nuit would work very well. It IS pretty though, no doubt about that! Usually if the cream shadow contains complex shimmer, I like to wear it on its own. Otherwise I kinda feel like it's wasted haha

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    1. LOL about feeling that it is wasted, I know what you mean but then I think it is wasted if I don't use it because of the size of the stash it is better to use than not to ;-) Don't you think?

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  2. I'm looking forward to this one despite the season. Emerveille is a favourite of mine for an easy day look with liner and mascara, so I reckon I will like this. I am loving Diapason at this season despite the fact they released that in the Spring which seemed equally bizarre timing to me! Susan, London

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    1. Hi Susan,
      if you like Emerveille, I am sure this one will be a favorite of yours as well. I like Diapason at the moment too and recall not wearing it all that much for spring!

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  3. I know what you mean about this not really fitting the season, but I'm looking forward to swatching and hopefully getting it. It would make a great easy day time look for the office, so why not? I'd probably wear this both ways either alone or under something else depending on my mood and the look I'm going for. And of course how much time I have!

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    1. It is exactly that, a great easy day time wear, swipe and go, for the morning when we don't have enough time. I would also use it under a warm eye look as base, or even pat it over to give it some shine.

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  4. Such a lovely shimmery shade! Thanks for the comparison swatches- I think Emerveille is still tops on my wishlist :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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    1. Emerveille is really pretty. I suspect it is discontinued though, check it out sooner than later if you would like it.

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  5. I don't know if you noticed how Lisa Eldridge used New Moon on top of powder shadows for Keira Knightley (before the shade was released, but t was what made me fall in love with it). I'm thinking that perhaps it might be good for layering on top of the palette shadows as a nice effect and also a way of making the look easier to wear for warm skintones as well as a tie-in to the peachy lipstick and blush. Didn't think to try it when the sales rep was visiting, though, and the look hasn't graced the counters here yet.

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    1. Hi Siri,
      New Moon is more sparkly and really almost impossible to wear on its own. This one would also make a nice subtle sparkle over an eye shadow (I replied Jenn, saying it is possible to pat it over an eye shadow if you look up) but I don't think this hue would work over that silvery palette. Please try it out and let us know if it does.

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  6. Oh Sara! This one so doesn't go with Oiseaux de Nuit but I might consider it for pairing with colors I already own. My fave combo at the moment is Laura Mercier Amethyst as a base with Diorshow mono in Velvet for definition but I think I may bring out Chanel Id'O in Fatal this week. Thx for the inspiration! :)

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    1. Fatal is so stunning. I know you also have green eyes and yes bring it out, thanks for reminding me, I should do the same. Then you and me, we will be Fatal sisters :-p

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  7. Gosh, Emerveille is the only IdO that I used up, love that shade! I must try Envol then. Thanks for the review.

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