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Clionadh Kaleidoscope & Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Kaleidoscope

Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a sheerer, pink base that shifted from greenish-aqua to bluish aqua to pink paired with smaller sparkles and a slightly, metallic finish. Per the brand, it is supposed to shift between “lime-turquoise-blue-pink” and have a “semi-sheer” base.

The base was semi-sheer to medium, but there was so much shimmer/sparkle in it, that it was hard to tell just how pigmented the base was because the end product was mostly opaque to opaque to my eye. The consistency felt more loosely-pressed but very smooth, finely-milled, and held together better on my skin than I’d expect based on the warning by the brand.

It was more prone to fallout when working with it using a dry brush, whereas when applying it with a fingertip or a dampened brush, coverage was greater and fallout was significantly minimized–and the latter two methods are what the brand recommends (and how performance was evaluated).

The eyeshadow stayed on well for eight and a half hours with light fallout when applied on its own over time, and applying it using setting spray definitely minimized the fallout to almost none.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Colour Pop Synergy (LE, $4.50) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Northern Lights (LE, $4.50) (80% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Neon Green #9 (LE, ) is warmer (80% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Astral Rose Orchid (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Anastasia B3 (Norvina Vol. 1) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Clionadh Grisaille (P, $7.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Winged (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar).
  • Clionadh Emboss (P, $7.50) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Colour Pop Chakra to Me (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.50/0.05 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “apply relatively easy to the lid when patted on with a finger,” but for “maximum longevity and intensity, apply over a set primer” or a “tacky base” for “larger-particle glitters.” The brand goes on to stay that this formula can be applied with “your finger or a shader brush sprayed with setting spray” and then patted onto the lid. They also warn not to “dig” one’s brush as they are “more delicate” in texture.

The base pigmentation varied from shade to shade, and the brand uses different particle sizes throughout the range, so some are finer and more pigmented and others may be more sparkly with a sheerer base. Keep in mind, the base being sheerer doesn’t equate to a sheerer end product; the actual eyeshadows often appeared mostly opaque to opaque due to how packed they are with shimmer/sparkle–but it depended on the angle.

They end up being a bit more like traditional eyeshadow, since the bases have various colors (not black or transparent) with multichromatic shifts that varied from more intense to subtler. I felt like they were “easier” to use than the Jewelled Multichromes, especially if you’re someone who uses more than a few shades at a time, though they have less of a high-shine finish and more of a twinkling/sparkling finish.

The texture was more loosely-pressed–definitely “delicate” as indicated by the brand–and worked best by patting or pressing onto the lid with a fingertip or a wet brush. They’re still quite usable with a dry brush but definitely use a denser brush and a gentle pressing motion to pick up product. The texture itself was very soft, almost silky, and finely-milled; for has twinkling as the finish was, Clionadh’s idea of “glitter” is more like fine sparkle.

The big difference with this formula is that the sheerer base makes them easier to sheer out for an all-over wash of color on the lid or diffused on the brow bone, but they can also be pressed into place without heavy blending for an intense, spotlight effect.

While setting spray or glitter glue would help to maximize longevity (by minimizing fallout over time), there was only light some fallout over time when pressed onto the lid with a fingertip and slight fallout applied with a dampened brush (wet with water) over eight to nine hours. The sparkles were finer and had better adhesion to bare skin, so the formula didn’t need the most intense solution to minimize fallout in my experience.

Browse all of our Clionadh Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

+/- Titanium Dioxide, +/- Mica, +/- Synthetic Fluorohlogopite, Dimethicone, +/- Silicon dioxide, +/- Tin Dioxide, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Myristate, +/-Silica, +/- Iron Oxide, +/- Kaolin Clay, +/- Magnesium Stearate, +/-Ferric Oxide, +/- Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Bismuth Oxychloride, +/- Red 40, +/- Blue 1, +/- Aluminum Oxide, +/- Ultramarines, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.

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Translucency

Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a sheer, pale pink base that shifted from warmer pink to cooler pink to lavender paired with a sparkling finish that had smaller sparkles. This particular shade seemed more multidimensional as the sparkle/shimmer shifted as a multichrome would but seemed to have more contrasting sparkle at time,which gave it another dimension.

Per the brand, it is supposed to shift between “blue-indigo-violet-pink” and have a “sheer” base. That sheer base was more apparent at the edges of the swatch, but depending on the angle, the shimmer/sparkle shifting can result in opaque coverage as the end result. It was also m ore readily sheered out for a wash of color, and then that “sheer” base really was visible.

The consistency was more loosely-pressed but felt very soft, smooth, and silky–it was finely-milled and Clionadh’s idea of glitter is more like fine sparkle. I like to get a baseline by using a mix of methods, and a dampened brush or fingertip was definitely the better methods for getting more coverage, smoother application, and minimizing fallout (which is how it’s supposed to be applied). It was workable with a dry brush but definitely required a more ginger hand picking up product and some tolerance for fallout during application.

This shade lasted well for nine hours with light fallout when applied dry with a fingertip and slight fallout applied with a dampened brush. Applied with a setting spray (instead of just water), it had very minimal fallout over the same period of time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Viseart Pink Quartz (Amethyst #4) (P, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Bad Habit Illuminate (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Plumpy (LE, $4.50) is darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • JD Glow Opal (P, $7.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Nude Light #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar).
  • Dior Rosy Canvas #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Cosmic (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Colour Pop Synergy (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Sugarpill Dream State (PiP, $13.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.50/0.05 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “apply relatively easy to the lid when patted on with a finger,” but for “maximum longevity and intensity, apply over a set primer” or a “tacky base” for “larger-particle glitters.” The brand goes on to stay that this formula can be applied with “your finger or a shader brush sprayed with setting spray” and then patted onto the lid. They also warn not to “dig” one’s brush as they are “more delicate” in texture.

The base pigmentation varied from shade to shade, and the brand uses different particle sizes throughout the range, so some are finer and more pigmented and others may be more sparkly with a sheerer base. Keep in mind, the base being sheerer doesn’t equate to a sheerer end product; the actual eyeshadows often appeared mostly opaque to opaque due to how packed they are with shimmer/sparkle–but it depended on the angle.

They end up being a bit more like traditional eyeshadow, since the bases have various colors (not black or transparent) with multichromatic shifts that varied from more intense to subtler. I felt like they were “easier” to use than the Jewelled Multichromes, especially if you’re someone who uses more than a few shades at a time, though they have less of a high-shine finish and more of a twinkling/sparkling finish.

The texture was more loosely-pressed–definitely “delicate” as indicated by the brand–and worked best by patting or pressing onto the lid with a fingertip or a wet brush. They’re still quite usable with a dry brush but definitely use a denser brush and a gentle pressing motion to pick up product. The texture itself was very soft, almost silky, and finely-milled; for has twinkling as the finish was, Clionadh’s idea of “glitter” is more like fine sparkle.

The big difference with this formula is that the sheerer base makes them easier to sheer out for an all-over wash of color on the lid or diffused on the brow bone, but they can also be pressed into place without heavy blending for an intense, spotlight effect.

While setting spray or glitter glue would help to maximize longevity (by minimizing fallout over time), there was only light some fallout over time when pressed onto the lid with a fingertip and slight fallout applied with a dampened brush (wet with water) over eight to nine hours. The sparkles were finer and had better adhesion to bare skin, so the formula didn’t need the most intense solution to minimize fallout in my experience.

Browse all of our Clionadh Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

+/- Titanium Dioxide, +/- Mica, +/- Synthetic Fluorohlogopite, Dimethicone, +/- Silicon dioxide, +/- Tin Dioxide, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Isopropyl Myristate, +/-Silica, +/- Iron Oxide, +/- Kaolin Clay, +/- Magnesium Stearate, +/-Ferric Oxide, +/- Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Bismuth Oxychloride, +/- Red 40, +/- Blue 1, +/- Aluminum Oxide, +/- Ultramarines, Caprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!



Source: Temptalia, Author: Christine

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