Raising. The. Roof. Late ’90s style, for this shimmery pale golden cream, which I particularly enjoy on summer mornings when my cat wakes me up at 5 by using my boobs as his own personal obstacle course.
I think it’s the heat… It fires him up more than usual.
Chanel Convoitise Illusion D’Ombre Long Wear Luminous Eyeshadow… Now that’s a mouthful.
It has a soft, almost bouncy texture — less dense than a MAC Paint Pot, but more solid than a Cream Color from Tom Ford — and lasts about 8-9 hours for me. With the littlest flecks of golden glitter, the reflective finish is definitely shiny, but it stops short of full-on metallic.
The first time I tried it was after a rough night when it was so hot in my bedroom that I spent most of the evening trying to make the backs of my knees stop sweating through sheer force of will (didn’t work). I must’ve gotten three, or maybe four, hours of sleep, and I looked broken down and wasted the next morning.
I picked up Convoitise and popped it on my lids and along my lower lash lines, hoping the golden color would make me perk up.
Sho’ ’nuff, it did. I took a double take in the mirror. “Oh, hai, baby Karen!” “Don’t you look young and refreshed. I’ll be right back. I’m gonna go get you some milk and cookies and tell you cautionary tales about growing hard and cynical in your 30s.”
Ha! Sorry… Couldn’t resist.
I thought it might have been a fluke until I tried it again later that week and saw same bright/perky/take-10-years-off-the-clock effect.
Needless to say, I’ve been using this gold with gusto. It’s my favorite thing from the Les Delices de Chanel collection. I like it even more than the Aqualumieres, which tells you a lot, because I really like those.
Too bad it isn’t permanent! I could see it becoming a staple of mine, like a cream version of MAC Ricepaper.
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Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. Try it sometime with the metallic mint shadow from the Chanel DÃ©licatesse quad along your lower lash line. SO pretty. SO refreshing.
P.P.S. Fireworks yet? They’re just about to start out here, and I think I’ll be able to see them a little from my deck. Hopefully.
Ended up not wanting to park down by the fair grounds to watch them. We checked, but it was packed, and no easy parking.