Chanel Ombre D’Eau Eyeshadow: A Joint Report with Beauty Anonymous

by PJ on Monday, November 5, 2007

in -Chanel, makeup, makeup - eyeshadow

(Chanel Ombre D’Eau in #50 Bay)

Today, Beauty Anonymous and I are joining together to bring you our thoughts on Chanel’s Ombre D’Eau Eyeshadows. I will focus on #50 Bay and there is a review of
#10 Glacier and #20 Fountain over on Beauty Anonymous.

A couple of years ago, I was in a phase of neutral shades for eyes. Chanel’s Ombre D’Eau Bi-Phase Eyeshadow grabbed my attention, with many wearable shades. (They are called Ombre D’Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in the US.)

I bought (or, to be more precise, used my Boots advantage points on) #50 Bay, which is a warm bronze with quite a lot of fine iridescent shimmer to create an almost soft metallic finish.

Before taking out the sponge applicator, I shake the container vigorously to mix the pigment and the liquid. (There is a small stainless steel ball inside to help the mixing. It reminds me of using a Liquid Paper correction pen.)

The sponge applicator makes the application easy and fuss-free. The slanted facet of the sponge helps sweep the color onto the eyelids, and I can also line the eyes with the tip of the angled sponge (without blending afterwards). (It won’t be a very thin line. The thinnest line you can create is around 2-3mm.)

Once the color is applied on the eyelids, speedy blending is vital as the liquid does dry up rather quickly. If you leave it to dry, the slip disappears. When the color is in place, it is quite long-wearing.

One thing I have recently observed is that the pigment is not water-resistant at all. I was surprised to find that, when I applied the color on the back of my hand and place my hand under running water, the color was completely gone, with no rubbing, within seconds. (On the other hand, it is usually hard to rub off a powder eyeshadow just with water alone.)

But on my eyelids, under usual circumstances, I have never noticed fading, creasing, or transferring.

Overall, I enjoy using it. Even though the shimmer can be slightly too much for daytime, the fact that most of the shades are very low-key still makes them wearable in any time of the day.

Do head over to Beauty Anonymous, where you can read about two other lovely shades: #10 Glacier and #20 Fountain.

Related posts:

-Read about my personal take on Chanel.

-I compare Chanel Mat Lumière & SUQQU Powder Foundation Glow. See who wins!

-Find out why I won’t buy Les 4 Camélias de Chanel.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Kng Suan Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Hi PJ,

Not commenting on this post as such, but wondering if you are going to try mineral make up again… I know you just reviewed them, but you might want to try this brand called Lumiere , it is quite popular in sg. And from now till end Dec 07, they are offering free international shipping. You can try with the sample set which costs only USD6. :)


PJ Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Hi Kng Suan,

No problem. (Do comment on anything under any post.) Thank you for telling me about Lumiere. I have heard about them and I also heard that they do nice brushes. So, I am indeed interested. If I do get to try them, I will certainly write about them on the blog.

Thanks for your comment again! :)


Liz Sunday, November 11, 2007

I love the Ombre D’Eau shadows. I wore them on my wedding day in 2004 – amazing staying power and a lovely finish – I really like the formulation, and as long as you’re quick, they blend beautifully. This looks like a gorgeous colour, and I think this is one I’ll be buying.


PJ Monday, November 12, 2007

Hello Liz again,

Thank you for your comment!

It is great to know that Ombre D’Eau was one of the items of your choice on such an important day of yours. I am sure you looked beautiful with it!

I totally agree with you. As long as the blending is swift, we can get a very nice finish.

Thank you again for commenting! :)


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