Clionadh Lux & Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichromes Review & Swatches

Lux

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2) ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) is a multichrome with a transparent base that shifted from bright, chartreuse green to yellowy-gold with bluish-aqua to lavender paired with a sparkling, high-shine finish. Per the brand, it had a “a green to gold to aqua to bluish-purple shift,” which I was able to see in person without having to contort myself to see.

The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and had a good amount of binder in it, so while it was quite sparkly, it applied with very minimal fallout when pressed or patted onto the skin, even with a dry brush. If one uses a fingertip or a dampened brush for the initial application, it goes on smoother and has even less opportunity for fallout. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.

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

Formula Overview

$14.25/0.05 oz. - $285.00 Per Ounce

For those who find more popular Multichrome formulas (often the ones with black bases) harder to incorporate into looks, the Iridescents are some of the more versatile Multichromes I've come across that offer intense, shifting effects whether they're used alone, sheered out, over an eyeliner, or patted over one's favorite eyeshadow. They are also a bit smoother and firmly-pressed into the pan with a, generally, finer shimmer/sparkle to them, so they are less fragile and prone to fallout.

They work well with dry brushes, whether firmer or fluffier, along with fingertips and dampened brushes. The latter two methods yield more intense and metallic finishes and slightly more even application from the get-go. The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage--more from the shimmer/shift as the bases are designed to be transparent--that blended out easily and stayed on well for eight to nine hours before fading.

Browse all of our Clionadh Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2) 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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Lux

PPermanent. $14.25.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Phosphorescent

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2) ($14.25 for 0.05 oz.) is a multichrome with a transparent base that shifted from bright, lime green to lighter, yellower green to warm white to cooler lavender to warmer, pinky-lavender. Per the brand, it was supposed to have a “pink to green to violet to purple shift,” which was accurate.

The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, but it had larger sparkles throughout, so there was a bit of fallout when working with it using a dry brush. It had opaque color coverage applied dry as well as with a dampened brush despite having a transparent base as there was a lot of color-shifting pigment in it. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

Formula Overview

$14.25/0.05 oz. - $285.00 Per Ounce

For those who find more popular Multichrome formulas (often the ones with black bases) harder to incorporate into looks, the Iridescents are some of the more versatile Multichromes I've come across that offer intense, shifting effects whether they're used alone, sheered out, over an eyeliner, or patted over one's favorite eyeshadow. They are also a bit smoother and firmly-pressed into the pan with a, generally, finer shimmer/sparkle to them, so they are less fragile and prone to fallout.

They work well with dry brushes, whether firmer or fluffier, along with fingertips and dampened brushes. The latter two methods yield more intense and metallic finishes and slightly more even application from the get-go. The majority of the shades had semi-opaque to opaque color coverage--more from the shimmer/shift as the bases are designed to be transparent--that blended out easily and stayed on well for eight to nine hours before fading.

Browse all of our Clionadh Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2) 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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Phosphorescent

PPermanent. $14.25.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Lux Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

Clionadh Phosphorescent Iridescent Multichrome Eyeshadow (Series 2)

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

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Really, I’m in love with them both! Lux being a far more in-your-face shade, or shall I say shades. Phosphorescent seems to be more tame in comparison.

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