|Close up to see the hint of duochrome green.|
I really had to try many methods to get the best of the color. First I tried my regular eyeshadow primer- Urban Decay Primer Potion, and allowed the primer to dry completely before brushing on Sphinx. No luck. I tried it wet, but then the green sparkling sheen was lost. Then I utilized a few bases like L'oreal HiP Shadow Paints and also the NYX Jumbo Eye pencil in Milk, but both didn't really do much. Finally I tried applying Sphinx on damp Urban Decay Primer Potion and that really did the trick! It captured the true color of this shadow.
|Outside, direct sunlight, no flash. As you can see, damp|
primer was the clear winner!
Texture wise, this shadow is a little crumbly. Though I don't have other Chanel shadows to compare it to, since it is my first! But I can see why Erika was willing to give up on this shadow- who wants to pay $30 for a shadow and have to work hard for good payoff? Nobody! That's just not what you expect from Chanel.
So while I find this shadow very interesting and very unique in my collection of duochromes- it's definitely not something I'd recommend as far as value goes!
Do you have a product that you have to work really hard for? Is it worth it?
Product was purchased by me, for my own use.