Splash: Chanel Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow

Chanel Ombre D'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow (Splash) - Review/Swatches

A quick and easy alternative to powder eyeshadow, this fluid formula glides on for a long-lasting, lightweight veil of shimmering colour. Bi-phase liquid powder shakes to combine for subtle-to-intense shading, with stay-fresh, crease-resistant results.

Chanel Ombre D Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow splash reviews swatches eotd

Released with the Les Tentations De Chanel Holiday 2010 collection, Splash is a limited edition shade - as are I think most of the shades released with this collection.   Chanel's fluid iridescent shadows are biphase eyeshadows.  eeis, as described earlier, a biphase eyeshadow.   It comes in a glass bottle, a clear liquid on top and the pigments usually settled towards the lower half of the bottle.  Shake the bottle to mix the two portions.

Chanel Ombre D Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow splash reviews swatches eotd
Chanel Ombre D Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow splash reviews swatches eotd

The applicator is a supersoft doe-foot wand.  Use it to apply directly on to eyelids or transfer on hand and use a brush or fingers to apply.  Just remember to shake the bottle before use.

Chanel Ombre D Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow splash reviews swatches eotd

Instructions on the Chanel site:  Shake prior to use. Using built-in applicator, apply a small amount to the eyelid, lashline to crease. Using shadow/concealer brush and/or fingertips, gently blend for a delicate iridescent finish. Use in place of shadow base, if desired, for an intense result. Use to highlight the inner corner of the eye.

I have read this colour described as "pewter."  It seems like a brownish-greyish shade to me, with a sheen to it (not shimmer or glitter).  It leans to the subtle side despite the sheen, subtle and I find it quite usable both in the day or at night.  Under artificial lighting, the sheen is more obvious.

Swatches:
Chanel Ombre D Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow splash reviews swatches eotd

Here's a look tried using this eyeshadow - used it all over my eyelid and lined near the upper lashline with a black liquid liner.

Chanel Ombre D Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow splash reviews swatches eotd

There are five shades available at the Chanel counter at Bangalore:

Chanel Ombre D Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow splash reviews swatches eotd torrent source glacier
L to R:
Forgot the first one :D
Torrent - Khaki
Source - Brown
Splash - greyish brown
Glacier - Pale Blue
While not waterproof, the eyeshadow stays on a really long time without creasing.  This is my go-to eyeshadow for most days since it is easy and fast to apply and is quite a neutral colour.   Unfortunately, it is a limited edition shade, and I do hope Chanel decides to repromote this gorgeous beauty some time.

Chanel Ombre d'Eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadows (available here) - Cost:  $32.00 (Rs. 1800 when I bought it in India)

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