Is It Real, or a Chanel Blue Illusion? The Chanel Blue Illusion de Chanel Collection

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Chanel Blue Illusion de Chanel

KAREN: “Ya know, Tabs, I don’t see why you’re so cranky. I mean, you were the one who orchestrated this whole thing. You said, ‘I want a photo shoot!’ and I said, ‘Fine, you’re the boss.’ And — let me just pull up the text you sent on my phone here — it says, ‘Model some of the new Blue Illusion de Chanel collection eye makeup for me, and make it snappy! I don’t have all day.'”


TABS: “I don’t think I appreciate your attitude. I bet Naomi’s assistant doesn’t give her grief like this.”

KAREN: “Right, that’s because she’s too busy ducking all the phones being thrown at her…”

TABS: “Oh, very funny. You’re just lucky I hurt my paw playing football, otherwise I’d show you what a phone feels like.”

KAREN: “Listen, Tabs, this thing between us right now, this tension, it has to stop. You have a job to do, but so do I, and I need you to respect that. We both know that you’re the talent here, but I’m important, too, Tabs. I’m not your scratching post or your crinkly toy.”

TABS: “I know that! You don’t think I know that? You’re my assistant, so why don’t you do some assisting for a change and make me some gravy?”

KAREN: “Make it yourself. I’m on hiatus until you tell me what’s wrong.”

TABS: “I told you…I don’t want to talk about it.”

KAREN: “Well that’s too bad. Look — I’m just gonna come out and say it. Does this have something to do with Choupette?”

TABS: “I’m sorry but I don’t know anyone by that name…”

KAREN: “Choupette? Choupette Lagerfeld? I know you know who I’m talking about.”

TABS: “Okay, maybe.”

KAREN: “Tabs, just because Choupette prances around all day in her Chanel cat castle with Karl doesn’t mean you should feel threatened. Everyone who’s anyone in the kitty modeling industry knows that you’re the cat’s meow.”

TABS: “Really…? You’re not just saying that?”

KAREN: “Absolutely! I mean, sure, Choupette is cute. I’ll give her that, but she can’t command a room like you do. She doesn’t have the girth or the attitude, and I bet you even know more about Chanel than she does.”

TABS: “True. She wouldn’t know Riva from Jeans or Aurora.”

KAREN: “Exactly. So you see what I’m saying? You’re in a completely different league, Tabs. You have nothing to worry about. Now, if you’re feeling better, can I give you my report on the Blue Illusion pieces you asked me about?”

TABS: “Sure. You’re right. Let’s do that.”

KAREN: “Great. Well, the two $36 potted cream shadows, Illusion D’Ombres in Apparition and Destination, have a metallic, high-shine finish and blend beautifully on my lids. Unfortunately, if I don’t set them with a powder shadow on top, they also crease a ton within one or two hours.”

TABS: “Go on…”

KAREN: “The $29 Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Blue Aerien? — just okay. I think it’s super pretty on the lash line, especially on brown eyes, but it leaps off my water lines like a frog off a lilly pad. Plus, it feels a little hard… I wanted it to glide.”

chanel apparition

Illusion D’Ombre in Apparition

Illusion D'Ombre in Destination

Illusion D’Ombre in Destination

Chanel Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Bleu Aerien

Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Bleu Aerien

chanel blue illusion de chanel swatches

Swatches from the left: Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Bleu Aerien, Illusion D’Ombre in Apparition and Illusion D’Ombre in Destination

Chanel Blue Illusion de Chanel

Wearing Le Crayon Yeux Precision Eye Definer in Bleu Aerien, Illusion D’Ombre in Apparition and Illusion D’Ombre in Destination on my eyes

Chanel Blue Illusion de Chanel

TABS: “Very informative. That was a great report, thank you. I’m starting to feel better.”



TABS: “Umm…can I please have a hug?”

KAREN: “Of course you can, Tabs.”

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,



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  1. Dao says:

    Aw, sweet fabulous Tabs! You’re like the Kate Moss of cat modeling and little Choupette is like the Karlie Kloss or Chanel Iman. You are awesome in your own way and I love you!

    And yay for some blue eye makeup! I’m kinda tired of the nude on nude on nude trend that’s been going on lately.

  2. Agata says:

    I love your conversations with Tabs but he sure doesn’t make your job easy!

  3. Silke says:

    Haha , i kind of have blueish feelings right now😄Thanks Tabs 😜… Love dark blue as i am blue-eyed with natural blond hair😊
    you look stunning as always, Karen

  4. Michelle says:

    Tabs, fret not about Choupette. Let her be Missy Fancy Pants. She’s got nothing on your All-American look 🙂

  5. Vonvon says:

    Like I need another Illusion d’ombre, but I want these 2 !!!!!!!!!!

  6. Aww Tabs 😉

    You look great, but blue is a color that I am not too sure about so I’ll pass 🙂

  7. virginie says:

    As much as I love Blue eye shadows, with all the bad reviews I am reading, I think I’ll pass sadly….

  8. KP says:

    I’m normally a neutral kind of gal, but those blues look amazing!! Thanks Karen!

  9. Elka Bolhafner says:

    @ Tabs~ you are the cat’s meow and don’t you forget it

    @Karen~ you just saved me some serious cha-ching. Thanks

  10. MM Curator says:

    Aw, poor little Tabs! Definitely no need at all for him to feel threatened…Choupette’s got nothin’ on his fabulousness.
    And thank you for the Blue Illusion pics and swatches. 🙂
    MM Curator recently posted … Paul & Joe fall 2012 collection, part 2: lip-tacular

  11. Nina says:

    Youre radiant! 🙂 That was my first thought when I opened up this blog psot!

  12. Kim says:

    Oh, I’m bummed for you. You must have been psyched for Chanel AND blue. This is pretty disappointing. I’m glad that Tabs could cheer you up, though. Or the other way around. 🙂 And I love your expression in the 2nd pic. It looks like a cross between “who’s a good boy?” and “please don’t chew my face off”.

  13. musical says:

    Love these conversations between you and Tabs! Unbelievable,, but I have a tear or two in my eyes-for THIS post-that’s how much i LOVE my Tabstar =^.^=

    You two are a fantastic team and love ya’ both!

    • Karen says:

      Awww, Musical! Not gonna lie, I have gotten teary thinking about Tabs too. *sniffs* It’s mostly when I realize that he’s not going to be around for ever…cheesy as it sounds, he really is my kitty soul mate.

  14. What a bummer about the creasing! But you have inspired me to try out a blue eye look tomorrow!

    Tabs – no worries! She’s not nearly as adorable as you. *kisses*
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  15. Shelley says:

    Choupette has nothing on Tabs!

  16. Karo says:

    I have Blue Sky nail polish an I love this color <3
    I love your Look 🙂 and Tabs is awesome

    • Karen says:

      I have that sitting on my desk right now! I’m waiting to see how this Sally Hansen mani holds up…that color is next on the list. Did you get anything else from this launch, Karo?

  17. Chelsea says:

    I love your convos with Tabs! I had to just give Jiji his mani-pedi because he punctured one of my toes last night!

    Blue is not my color, but these are gorgeous. I love playing with the Illusions d’Ombres, but I don’t own any. If my client ever gets around to paying me, I might have to buy one.

  18. Isolde says:

    These blues look gorgeous on you! Such a beautiful release. x
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  19. Katrina says:

    Beautiful, but I’m glad you’re not in love with these–I so don’t have the money!

  20. Kimberly says:

    Beautiful look on you! What do you have on your lips and cheeks? Thanks!

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