I love a bit of Chanel. Some of my more regular readers might have noticed. I’m also a massive fan of their Ombre D’eau eyeshadows, finding the colours gorgeously complex (in the main), and also rather more long lasting than Chanel’s powder shadows.
The latest release in this format is number 757,also called “Splash”. It’s the second one I’ve purchased this year, the first was Torrent (a beautifully sludgy khaki shade with beautiful iridescence) from the Spring Kaska Beige collection, and that’s been in heavy rotation ever since. Splash is a bronze-y taupe, with a metallic sheen:
It’s rather more dark-seeming in the bottle than on the skin, but it’s a very wearable shade – if you like sludge colours! On swatching, it seemed rather familar, so I swatched it next to my beloved Shu Uemura Brown 805:
As you can see, the Shu (on the left there) is rather lighter, and a little more shimmery. Then I thought that it reminded me of Chanel’s Taupe Grise, and so, I swatched that too:
In the bottle, Splash looks a lot more like Taupe Grise, but once on the skin, it definitely loses the greyish cast, and takes on more bronze. As you can see, the Taupe Grise (far right) looks far more grey, and definitely has a touch of purple in the undertone.
Under slightly different lighting conditions, you can see the differences more clearly.
I like to wear the Ombre D’eaus sheered out on the eyelid, and this is how it looks after six or seven hours on the eyelids:
I’m wearing it here with Guerlain Oriental Metal on the waterline. I didn’t really have a burning desire to pick up any of the rest of the Chanel holiday collection – it was a bit too PINK for me – but will you b getting any?