Splurge: Chanel liquid eyeshadow

Technically the street name is: Chanel Ombre D’eau Fluid Iridescent Eyeshadow

Chanel has a thing for fancying up product names


You can find it at most dept stores – I’m partial to Nordstrom (scroll down for link)

As this post is titled, this eyeshadow is a splurge. However, it is a good liquid shadow and to me, worth the extra investment – why?

  • At $32, you want it to last, and I’ve had my first bottle for almost a year, and I wear multiple times a week
  • The shadow itself, lasts long. I put it on in the morning, and it lasts through until evening
  • Once applied, it dries quickly and stays in place
  • However, it doesn’t get dry or flake off
  • Most importantly, it doesn’t crease. I have found that, with other liquid shadows, the shadow gravitates towards my eyelid creases and clumps, which looks messy
  • It is iridescent in nature, but not sparkly. So it’s not too over the top for work
  • You can put one layer on for a more subtle look, or you can apply multiple layers for a more dramatic look. I apply one coat for work or 2-3 coats per eye if I’m going out at night
  • Because it’s liquid, it travels well…you don’t have to worry about broken/crumbling shadow
  • It’s not designed for sensitive eyes/skin – but it hasn’t bothered mine, which can be finicky

 How to use:

  • It’s technically a liquid powder, so you need to shake it before you use it each time, to combine the ingredients
  • Swipe lightly over the eye, give it a couple of seconds to dry, apply another coat(s) if you’d like!

 I have 2 colors both of which are very neutral and can be worn everyday – they are Delta, which is more gold/nude and Source which is a pale pink. Both of these colors make a good base for other, deeper colored shadows.

2 thoughts on “Splurge: Chanel liquid eyeshadow

  1. Well you have def convinced me to try this! =) I am always looking for a good eye shadow that will last the whole day and NOT crease and this sounds like its it! Also, I thought you would like to know that I am really enjoying your blog =)


    • Hi Marcie!

      I love a new eye shadow 🙂 this is a really good one! I usually get my Chanel stuff at Nordstrom…it’s pricey, but the good thing is, if you don’t like it or if it doesn’t work how you thought it would, you can return/exchange with few questions asked. Thanks for reading my blog!! So glad you like it. Let me know if you have any post ideas!!


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