Monday, 7 November 2011

Chanel at a fraction of the cost?!

When the Chanel Illusion d'Ombre luminous eye shadows hit the shelves, it's safe to say there was a little bit of hysteria throughout the blogging community ;).

I, for one, admired them from afar but my frantic saving for 'Gap Year Round Two' restricts me from my buying such luxurious things.  Well....sometimes anyway!

I have to be honest, I was feeling a little bit hard done-by (after all, is going back to Australia really worth it?  Answer - yes very much so!) so was over the moon when these 17 Wild Metallic Eyes popped up on my radar.

Obviously I have no idea on how they compare in formulations, but so far, I reckon the 17 version is pretty much perfect and comes in at a delicious £3.99.

Heavily swatched, Wild Nude is quite a cool toned brown but when blended, becomes a sheer, warm bronze.  Perfect as base for a brown smoky eye or as a wash of colour for every day.  Right up my street and on second inspection, a colour I prefer to all the Chanel bank balance is sighing with relief ;).

Have you tried these, Chanel's version or both?  Let me know how you think they compare! xxx


  1. firstly your nails are gorgeous.. i love them! and what a fab alternative, a lot more purse friendly too. i'm really starting to like 17 products, there are quite a few gems! x

  2. I love this colour, and for £3.99 it's rude not to take advantage of a good dupe. Your nails are amazing btw! x

  3. that looks so pretty!

    ♥ Lots of love, Lisette ♥

  4. Pretty, I like. And I love your nails! xx

  5. I never spoil myself crazy to buy all the new Chanel cosmetics! LOL I'd rather save for a vacation :) This pot is really pretty though, although I have no idea how it compares to the Chanel one. The swatches are great though, I like them regardless ;)

  6. I have been meaning to buy a couple of these since they came out - really need to get down to Boots this week! Your nails are amazing in this post! What nail polish do you have on? (We're all dying to know!) x

  7. I have this and love it! Though I have to ask what polish are you wearing on your nails?!x

  8. Georginaaa!! Omg I can't remember if I ever thanked you for your reallly sweet comment about seeing photos of me at that new club Amar's launch!! A VERY belated thank you!! I dropped out of the blogging world for most of the year but am back now with a new one and so glad I re-found your blog!!
    I actually had a bit of a crazy moment and bought two of the chanel illusion d'ombre shadows!!! They are gorgeousss but these ones look soo good I'm gonna have to check them out and get a few diff colours!!
    I miss leamington sooo much!! Graduated in July too!! I'm gonna be coming up and hitting good old Smack in two weeks lol! Do you ever go there?! xoxo

  9. Thank you for all your comments girls!

    My polish is OPI - Bring on the bling!

    @Emma - So good to hear from you sweetheart! And so happy to hear you are blogging again! I basically live in Smack haha - was there last night actually! We should try and meet up at some point xx

  10. Distracted by your nails here.. they look amazing! I've stopped myself from buying these eyeshadows so many times in Boots but I think you've pushed me now aha! Love this shade and the nude one! xx