Clionadh Kaleidoscope & Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Look Details
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kaleidoscope Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow

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).

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.

Kaleidoscope

PPermanent. $7.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Look Details
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Translucency Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow

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).

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.

Translucency

PPermanent. $7.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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The Overview

95%

Average

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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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Translucency is really pretty. I like the warm>cool>lavender shift, and that it can also be used as a wash. I really appreciate your application tips too! ๐Ÿ™‚

Beautiful and very dimensional pink shadows for those who love them. Having Sugarpill Dream State, (plus a few by PML) I have my one very iridescent pink e/s to fill that once in awhile itch to wear this tone of pink. It’s a rarity for me, though.

Oh my!! I have been exchanging emails with customer service at Clionadh and just wanted to mention what amazing customer service I have received. I placed two separate orders as one was a gift and one for me and I wanted to pay for them from different accounts. I emailed them immediately after placing both orders and told them they could package them together, if that worked for them. They were right back to me and as a result of that we started discussing the time frame and that one is a gift. They have contacted me twice since to tell me that they are right on schedule for their shipping date and that they believe I will get the order in good time. We also discussed new shades and I see myself picking up several more shades and these two are on my list. I wear these shades a lot and the pink, green/teal/ blue shift of Kaleidoscope sounds really beautiful. Thank you for the reviews and two products from same company and on same day to get a Christine Recommends is amazing.

I’m so happy to hear you’ve been having a good experience with Clionadh so far, Deborah!! Can’t wait for you to receive your orders.

It is funny, when I got the message that you had responded there was another email from Clionadh’s customer service to make sure I had no further questions or concerns. They had said, “We want you to be happy with our service and to see if there are any other questions or concerns? Don’t hesitate to contact us again.” Really top notch, so far. I am hoping their packaging is secure so that I don’t have to worry too much about breakage or exploding shadows!

Clionadh’s packaging is ridiculous! It is super, super secure… like if something broke, I don’t know what hell that package had to go through. It takes me a good half hour to an hour to unwrap everything! Fingers crossed for you.

They have a “Stained Glass Empty Magnetic Palette” for the Stained Glass collection. I just use whatever empty palettes I have available.

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