Clionadh Cosmetics 66.5° N Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (Part 3)

Borealis

Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow ($4.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium purple with subtle,w arm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color payoff in a single layer, though the consistency was somewhat powdery, so it sheered out a bit when applied to bare skin. There was also light fallout, even when I was careful to tap off excess product. The product was blendable and workable without primer, but it would be a shade I’d recommend using with primer. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours before fading.

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

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand's regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I'd expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The matte formula is more velvety, dense, and substantial, so a little can go a long way and they are more powdery in the pan. I find these denser types of formulations are better at adhering to bare skin and often retain more intensity after blending, which was true of Clionadh's formula. There were a few shades that I felt were harder to work with and tended to apply unevenly or disappear, though, but most of them were easy to work with, opaque, and long-wearing (around eight hours without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Manganese Violet, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Nylon-12, Calcium Carbonate, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin Clay, Silicon Dioxide, Allantoin, Carnauba Wax.

Borealis

PPermanent. $4.50.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Hibernate

Clionadh Hibernate Matte Eyeshadow ($4.50 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, reddish-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top.

The texture was soft, lightly powdery but blendable and wasn’t prone to sheering out too readily. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably on my lid.

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

Formula Overview

$4.50/0.05 oz. - $90.00 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand's regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I'd expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The matte formula is more velvety, dense, and substantial, so a little can go a long way and they are more powdery in the pan. I find these denser types of formulations are better at adhering to bare skin and often retain more intensity after blending, which was true of Clionadh's formula. There were a few shades that I felt were harder to work with and tended to apply unevenly or disappear, though, but most of them were easy to work with, opaque, and long-wearing (around eight hours without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Matte Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Iron oxides, Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Nylon-12.

Hibernate

PPermanent. $4.50.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Cryosphere

Clionadh Cryosphere Transformer Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale, bluish-aqua with more of a whitish base and cool undertones paired with a smooth, metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and diffused well along the edges.

The texture was smooth to the touch, slightly thinner than most of the brand’s shimmers that I’ve tried but sat well on bare skin and was easy to work with. This shade wore well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

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

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.05 oz. - $120.00 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand's regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I'd expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Transformer Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Green.

Cryosphere

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Arctic Fox

Clionadh Arctic Fox Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, pale green-leaning aqua with a metallic finish. It appeared a bit lighter and brighter applied than in the pan. The texture felt lightly creamy to the touch, dense but not too firmly-pressed into the pan, and had good adhesion to bare skin. The coverage was opaque in a single layer, which stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand's regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I'd expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Chromium Oxide Green, Ultramarines.

Arctic Fox

PPermanent. $5.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

Climate Change

Clionadh Climate Change Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light green with subtle, warmer undertones and a frosted finish. It had excellent pigmentation that picked up easily with a brush and adhered evenly to bare skin. The consistency was smooth, dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan, and wasn’t prone to fallout. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand's regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I'd expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Chromium Oxide Green, Calcium Stearate.

Climate Change

PPermanent. $5.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Alpine

Clionadh Alpine Metallic Eyeshadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, medium green-teal with cool undertones and a soft, golden sheen paired with a metallic finish. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy without being overly dense or too firmly compacted into the pan.

It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. This shade showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

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

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.05 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand's regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I'd expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Metallic Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone, Isopropyl Myristate, Chromium Oxide Green, Ultramarines

Alpine

PPermanent. $5.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Borealis Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Hibernate Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Hibernate Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Hibernate Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Hibernate Matte Eyeshadow

Clionadh Cryosphere Transformer Eyeshadow

Clionadh Cryosphere Transformer Eyeshadow

Clionadh Cryosphere Transformer Eyeshadow

Clionadh Cryosphere Transformer Eyeshadow

Clionadh Cryosphere Transformer Eyeshadow

Clionadh Arctic Fox Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Arctic Fox Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Arctic Fox Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Arctic Fox Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Arctic Fox Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Climate Change Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Climate Change Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Climate Change Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Climate Change Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Alpine Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Alpine Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Alpine Metallic Eyeshadow

Clionadh Alpine Metallic Eyeshadow

The Overview

87%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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This set of shades from the 66.5 N bundle is very impressive. As an added benefit, these are my kind of colors, too. Especially so are Borealis, Arctic Fox, Alpine and Hibernate. Asking myself whether to just go for it and buy the entire bundle or just the shades I love the most. At this rate, Clionadh could bankrupt me!

I like Climate Change but at this time, I am awaiting placing an order until closer to September. I have time to really study the shades. I am hoping that when they begin reshipping that products will get to us a little sooner. I want to pick up a couple for my daughter for Christmas. Well, likely more than a couple, LOL!

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