Earlier this month, a company I model for in Holland flew me over for a day shoot. The first time I worked for them back in July, I flew via London City airport, a little airport in East London, where you can check in 15 minutes before departure time. Which was lovely and convenient as I was running very late thanks to the wonders of the DLR and signal failures etc, and it's not THAT far away so I was lucky to make it.
Anyway this month, they booked my flight to go from Heathrow. Which takes about 2 hours realistically from door-to-departure-lounge. Which I wasn't thrilled about as it involves having to take the joyous London Underground. Bah. But for once I was running nicely early and despite the Picadilly Line's attempts to make me weep with it's RIDICULOUS delays, I got to Heathrow bang on time for the 2-hour-before-flight check-in time. And it's no secret that Heathrow boasts some pretty impressive retail therapy outlets.
I strolled over to the Chanel counter hoping that they would have some Soleil Tan De Chanel aka Bronze Universal in stock. But NO. Just like every other counter/website I have checked out in the last 2 months. But I stayed to browse and decided to make the most of my Duty-Free opportunity and buy one of the Illusion D'Ombre eyeshadows, that I had been lusting over for a while.
Earlier research led me to want to invest in one of the grey/silver shades but the LHR Chanel counter only had two shades left in stock; ILLUSIORE (dark purple/silver) and the one I went for, EBLOUI. I swatched them both at the counter but I fell so in love with Ebloui, I had to have that one as it was unlike any colour I had seen, let alone owned.
5 words to describe the colour: Rusty, Red-Brown, Warm, Shimmery. The consistency is smooth and mousse-like, and is described as a powder-cream texture by Chanel. It looks stunning.
Most people I have seen talk about the D'Ombre shadows say finger application works best. It does however, come with an angled brush that can be clicked into place to make a decent long-handle, then clicked back into a compact size.
I really like the brush, not just for the fact that it looks good on my dressing table. It's nice for packing on the colour and also applying the colour as a day-time wearable liner.
And now for some swatches:
Price: Expensive definitely. It's usual RRP is £22.50 but in duty-free I got it for £18! Which sounds so much better...
Time to go..