Friday, July 24, 2009

Chanel Ombre D'eau Swatches

These are Chanel Ombre D'eau or Bi-Phase Eye shadows.
Taken from the website:
Bi-phase eyeshadow, fresh , iridescent effects. A luminous makeup result that can be adapted to achieve a subtle or intense look and long-lasting makeup hold. The eyelids are adorned with shimmering shadow. A veil of freshness glides over the skin, without creasing or causing the skin to dry out.In a frosted glass bottle an initial burst of freshness with a veil of mother-of-pearl and powder This creates a "liquid powder", which melts onto the eyelid like a fluid, leaving the eyes sparkling with freshness and light.Shake well before use to mix the two phases. OMBRE D'EAU can be used in two ways: for an intense makeup look, apply to upper eyelid and leave to dry for a few seconds before moving the eyelid. For a more subtle effect, apply over the entire eyelid then blend with the finger before allowing to dry.

From left to right: Source (champagne), Bay (Coral Copper), Sand (Brown), Glacier (mint green) and Fountain (dark plum)
These can be used on their own or layered for a more intense look. Source can be used as an eye shadow base or on the brow bones as a highlight. They are generally more long lasting than the Shiseido Hydro-Powders that I reviewed earlier. I can apply eye liners on them without them smudging too much.
When applied they leave a cooling sensation and even after it dries it gives the eye a almost metallic wet look that looks really gorgeous. They dry quickly but you have enough time to blend them with your fingers. They do not have shimmer but are shiny.


  1. Glacier is actually silvery blue and fountain is bright pink.

  2. Thanks for the info! I'll go check it again.


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