Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Rouge Brûlé 128 Fall 2016 Review


Chanel Fall 2016 collection screams Red. There were lots for me to lust over but I managed to pick up just one of the Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows, Rouge Brûlé 128.  It is one of the shades that intimidates me… however this time it was love at first swatch…



Rouge Brûlé 128 is a hot copper orange with multidimensional pearly sheen. Like other Illusion d’Ombre eyeshadows, the texture is bouncy and feels wet to the touch but dries down quite quickly. It has excellent pigmentation and blends out beautifully to the coverage you desire. It wears well on my oily lids for over 8 hours before signs of creasing (I always use Nars Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base).

Rouge Brûlé 128 is so perfect for Autumn. You can do a low maintenance wash or go all out with other Autumnal shades. I love incorporating it with Dior Trafalgar palette, Tom Ford Cognac Sable and Honeymoon, and the Illusion d’Ombre Rouge Noir 857 (released Fall 2015).

I love, and would, collect all the Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Eyeshadows.  It’s worth mentioning that they tend to dry out in the pot regardless of how I tried to store them (I don’t open them often too).

Overall, I’m really enjoying Chanel Illusion d’Ombre Rouge Brûlé 128. It’s kinda daring, mysterious and warm. It’s a lovely shade that’s lacking in my collection.

Did you pick up anything from Chanel Fall 2016 collection? Any tips on stopping these Illusion d’Ombre drying out, please please let me know in the comment section below.

Much love always,


This post featured purchased item.  My opinions expressed here are honest and unbiased.


  1. 27th September 2016 / 9:32 pm

    Beautiful shadow! I think my only hesitation is what you mentioned, that these dry up very quickly. I’m not sure how to prevent that, it happens so easily!

  2. 30th September 2016 / 1:53 pm

    This is beautiful! I love this formula and only have cool tones ones, so I need to add this ASAP.

    Vanda || MissViggityBeauty

    • Sandyxo
      5th October 2016 / 8:27 pm

      Yes not my usual shades but hey we only live once right. Thank you for stopping by!xo

  3. 3rd October 2016 / 9:02 pm

    No word ! It’s simply awesome color ! xoxo


    • Sandyxo
      5th October 2016 / 8:26 pm

      Yes! Stunning!xo

  4. 5th October 2016 / 4:32 am

    what a lovely shade! I saw this on someone’s instagram a while ago and I added it to my wishlist but your post is making me buy this straight away.

    Ash |

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