Chanel Summer 2014 – Illusion D’ombre Mirage and Stylo Yuex Ambre Dore Review and Swatches

June 5, 2014

I couldn’t get my hands off the Chanel Illusion D’ombre Mirage (95) and the Stylo Yeux Ambre Dore (911) from the Chanel Summer 2014 Collection . They are the most perfect flattering medium brown shades that go so well with my usual color palette of makeup that I wear.


I am an avid lover of cream eye shadows, as they are just so much more convenient to use and it is easier to control the intensity. My favorite cream eye shadows have always been the Giorgio Armani’s Eyes to Kill and the Chanel Illusion D’ombre. As a makeup item the GA is more superior in terms of opacity and color complexity. However, for practicality I found that I always reach for the Chanel more as the finish is more “day time friendly” (if that makes sense!). The finish is less frosty/metallic, and it doesn’t look heavy and dry on the eyes. This is one makeup item that would always look flattering on people of all ages if the shade is right. And Illusion D’ombre in Mirage is the most beautiful medium brown in shimmer I have – it’s neither too cool nor too warm on my skin when it’s sheered out. It just looks perfect as it makes my eyes appear more deeper set as what a brown eyeshadow shade should do, as well as making the eyes glistening with a soft sparkle. The texture is velvety smooth and goes on even and blendable as usual.


The color of Stylo Yeux Ambre Dore is also equally beautiful. It’s a shimmery golden coppery shade that would make blue/green eyes pop. For my dark brown eyes, it’s a perfect shade for defining the lash lines without making the eyes look too harsh. The quality is consistent with the other stylos – soft, smooth, non-tugging and long lasting.


Swatches – Note that the heavy swatch of Mirage leans more warm (left), whereas the sheer swatch of Mirage is closer to neutral sandy brown (middle)


My quick 10 minutes makeup in the morning – wearing these two products on my eyes today. These are the quick snapshots I took with my phone this morning. Not the best FOTD quality but hope you get an idea of what they look like!

Chanel-Illusion-D'ombre-Mirage-95-stylo-yuex-ambre-dore-911-swatches-review-summer-2014-2The Chanel Summer 2014 Collection is available online at Nordstrom and Neiman Marcus. Right now NM is offering a Free Tote and samples with $100 beauty purchase!

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

Divya June 5, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Mirage is a beautiful beautiful color! I want to pick it up next!


Jess June 5, 2014 at 10:01 pm

Another thing you made me really wanting to try! You never fail to tempt me, Reika!

Also super loving your quick phone snapshots! You look super cute with a smile! 😉


Reika June 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

Aww..thanks Jess! Good to know I can still look ‘cute’ lol 😛


Megin June 6, 2014 at 1:26 pm

I SO agree! I loved the Ambre Dore eyeliner so much I bought a back up! It’s stunning! I picked New Moon over Mirage in d’ ombres , but they are both gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what colors will be offered in the fall collection.


Reika June 7, 2014 at 4:21 pm

I am also seriously considering getting a backup of it!


cassandramyee June 10, 2014 at 8:40 am

Wow these are stunning! Looks beautiful on too

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Chel June 13, 2014 at 11:02 pm

Hi! What lipstick did you have on? Stunning!


Reika June 14, 2014 at 3:21 pm

Its the Chanel RA 42 L’Eclatante.


Laurie June 14, 2014 at 11:28 am

You still look so youthful! Very glad that you are back blogging!
I know I should be looking at your eye shadows but really like your popping pink lipstick! It looks like lip stain actually. What is it?? 🙂 cheers!


Reika June 14, 2014 at 3:24 pm

Hi Laurie the lipstick is the Chanel RA 42 l’Eclatante. I have done a review for it.
Thank you for your kind comment 🙂


N December 28, 2014 at 5:05 pm

Your lip color here is so lovely! What is it if you dont mind me asking?


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