Jan 282010
 

Chanel Ombre D’eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow Rivage #50 (meaning “Shore”) is a shimmery tangerine-orange, which is a refreshing spring-to-summer color on many.  Because of the soft nature of the eyeshadow, the orange looks “appropriate” not edgy.   Rivage has a stronger orange cast than #717 Coast, but it’s not orange-orange.

However, if you are looking for something with more edge, MAC has a pigment or two in the orange range, including Acid Orange and Genuine Orange.  Chanel’s Coast does not attempt to compete with these stronger colors, this is softer stuff.

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Jan 282010
 

Chanel Ombre D’eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow in Sand No. 60 is a beautiful shimmery taupe.  Of all of my Chanel O’mbre D’eau eyeshadows, this one is more than half gone.  It was the first one that I purchased, and I’ve used it the most.

It’s a beautiful neutral that’s very easy to wear whether you are warm or cool toned.  It’s a current color, available on Chanel.com or at your local counter.  I highly recommend it.  These colors are very subtle and pretty.

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Jan 272010
 

Chanel Ombre D’eau in Coast # 717 is a warm and wonderful peach-gold.  If you are cool-toned this may not suit your coloring.

There is another Chanel Ombre D’eau that I’ll feature over the next few days that is more orange than this one.  By comparison, this is a softly-toned eyeshadow that looks amazing in the spring and summer months.

I told you these were subtle!  And, I must say, these are a little difficult to swatch, because of the iridescence.  I tried to duplicate the effect that it has once applied.  I took both of these pictures within a few moments of the other. So the swatches are the same, only the angle of the light is different.

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Jan 272010
 

Chanel Ombre D’eau in Ocean #81, is a shimmery seafoam green.  As a warm-toned person, this is not the easiest shade for me to wear.  It does looks very nice when worn very very sheerly.  Alternatively, it can be used as a based for a lighter green or blue shadow, such as the shadows in the Chanel River Light Irrelle Duo.

The swatches show that this eyeshadow has to be applied with care.  The color sort of blocks up and looks a bit frosty when piled on.  I avoid this by just using a tiny touch and spreading it broadly.

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Jan 262010
 

Chanel’s Ombre D’eau in River #87, is a beautiful shimmering light pink with a faintest hint of violet.  I honestly have no idea why the eyeshadow is called “River,” but perhaps there is some sort of beautiful inspiration somewhere for it.   It looks more like a soft cotton candy pink.

If you are cool toned, or are warm/neutral and can handle cool tones on your eyes, then this would be a beautiful one to use. As you can see from the swatch, my skin is a bit warm to handle this unless I’m going for a dramatic effect on the eyes.  It appears that River may no longer be available, unless you have an etailer source or a friendly Chanel counter willing to search some backstock.

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