Beauty Without Fuss

Thursday 6 May 2010

Chanel Ombre D'eau

I don't see these very often around the blogosphere, and I wonder why that is? I find them very easy to use, and  60: Sand (on the right)is very often my default eyeshadow for applying a slick of over the lid for those "can't be bothered" days.  If I want something a bit more sludgy, then I'll pop a little of 100 Torrent over the mobile lid too, and blend them both together. There is a doe-foot applicator in the bottle, and they have a tendency to settle if you leave them alone for a day or two.  It's easily remedied though, just give them a shake, and the ball-bearing in the bottle will re-mix them for you.  They're basically a pigment in a water base, which means they're very cooling to apply, and leave a good depth of colour behind.

These aren't quite as budgeproof as the shadows I showed you yesterday, but they do stay put with a minimum of creasing, without a base, for around 10 hours, which is great. They do contain shimmer though, so if you're looking for a matte finish, they're probably not the shadows for you.  Here's how they swatch:

One word of advice, they do dry very fast, so blend as quickly as you can! What's your default makeup for those "can't be bothered" days?

The Fine Print: Yup, bought these too.  Man, I love me some Chanel.  Wanna see my whole collection?


  1. These look gorgeous, and I would love to see your entire Chanel collection! xxx

  2. This is exactly what I use on my eyes for those can't be bothered days! I forget the color names that I have but one is a peachy metallic like MAC Jest and the other a champagne metallic. I love them both and need more! Great review!

  3. Ooh, they looks lovely and so so pigmented.

  4. a very pretty velvet green eyeliner is my default day make up.

  5. Sand IS my default. I have been through millions of them over the yeas. I adore it.
    I blogged a while back on it, and a Miss Sporty colour dupe for it. I love the texture of the Ombre D'Eau though.

  6. The whole water-y base thing makes them sound like theyre a dream to work with :D

  7. I like the look of these! My default eye look is rapidly becoming Benefits Creaseless cream in skiny jeans smoked out with a neutral lip and eye...

  8. I had a couple of these a while ago and I just didn't love them. They were pretty, nice to apply, but too much effort to layer up to an opaque finish in my opinion, and I eventually swapped them away. Packaging was lovely though!


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