We're suckers for anything emblazoned with the double C — despite how much it'll dent our bank balance — but that's not to say we're not always on the lookout for a good dupe. Not just to save our readers a few extra smackeroonies, but also because, in the case of Chanel at least, new releases build up such a demand that it's hard for everyone to get their hands on them! The original, Chanel's new collection of six Illusion d'Ombres, had us at hello. The whipped mousse-like texture is a breeze to apply and really packs a punch, imparting a sexy wash of shimmering goodness that is sure to turn heads on the dance floor. But at $48 and with every single shade catching our eye, that's a down payment of $288. Ouch. Cue Topshop's Eyeshadow Mousse, which again glides on with ease and wears really well. At approx $12.15, our advice is to stock up on Topshop's two shades and treat yourself to just one of Chanel's.
Illusions d'Ombre de Chanel will be available from July 31. Stockists: 02 9900 2944