You know by now how much I adore cream eye shadows. They’re quick and easy to apply and last a tad bit longer on the lids than it’s powder counterparts. Since I’ve been keeping my everyday makeup routine simple and quick, I’ve been trying to incorporate more products that could save me some time in the mornings—well so that I could get an extra 15 minutes of sleep in my comfy bed. Win!

On my recent trip to the mall, I picked up a cream eye shadow that I’ve been lusting after for quite a while—Chanel Illusion D’Ombre Long Wearing Luminous Eyeshadow in Emerveille (french for “marvel”). It’s a pretty pinky-champagne color with light-reflecting shimmer (not tacky glitter), which I think is a perfect choice for a daytime look.

Texture-wise, it is very soft and subtle, with a gel-mousse consistency that goes on super smooth and silky. The color applies with sheer but build-able pigment and blends effortlessly with fingertips. To add a little depth to the eyes, however, I prefer adding a deep brown shade to the outer corner of the lid and crease. It wears extremely well (up to 8+ hours) without budging and creasing when applied on top of an eye shadow primer.

The packaging is very sturdy, chic and luxurious (because it’s Chanel, duh). Plus, it comes with a little brush, which I found really useful to apply eyeliner with, but not with this color though (because it’s a rather light color to use as an eyeliner). Overall, I’m really happy with the purchase and am looking forward to buying a few deeper shades in the future. Do you have any recommendations?