I treated myself to a part of the new fall Chanel range, one of their new cream eyeshadows. Even though I am a devotee of less expensive products, I do like the way with luxury products you get great packaging, and a few extras, like the little angled brush seen in the left foregound above.
I chose the cream eyeshadow in no. 85 Mirifique, which is a black base combined with multicolour sparkle. I say cream, but it is more of a rubbery gel, almost with the consistency of Plasticine (or Play Doh for North American readers):
As soon as you apply it, it turns to a powdery consistency. This is when you notice the quality of the product; unlike other cream eyeshadows I've tried in the past, it doesn't have that greasy texture you so often find, and the sparkle lasts all day, without fading away like other products.
Here are some examples on the back of my hand:
The angled brush is great, because you can use it to draw a thin line or a larger sweep of shadow.
And here it is for a smoky eye effect:
I worked it into the crease, and then under the eye, for a dark, almost Debbie Harry-ish look.
Here's a close up:
This is quickly becoming one of my favourite products. Why? Because it lasts all day; it's versatile - you can use it to cover the whole lid or just as a liner; and a little goes a long way.
That's it! Hope this helps anyone who was thinking of buying it.