Clionadh Opulent & Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Look Details
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow

Opulent

Clionadh Opulent Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.50 for 0.05 oz.) has a reddish-plum base with warmer undertones paired with flecks of sparkle that shifted from soft orange to gold to greenish-gold to green. Per the brand, it shifted from “orange-gold-green-turquoise.” The turquoise part was really hard for me to capture as it was at the very extreme end of the shift; I could just barely detect it in person. I found that this shade seemed more complex with some contrasting shimmer/sparkle at all angles.

The texture was smooth to the touch, dense and had some glide to it, but it felt more loosely-pressed and fragile that I would recommend using a lighter hand when picking up product to avoid excess product getting loosened. The actual powder wasn’t powdery, as if anything was excess, it was more in a smaller “chunk” of product than dust (more typical of a “powdery” product).

A fingertip and a dampened brush applied the product with a smooth, even lay down of opaque coverage in a single layer that had very minimal fallout, and these were the methods recommended to use with this formula. I still tried it out with a dry brush, which worked well for picking up, applying, and blending out color with more precision than I’d get with a fingertip but had some fallout (as expected). It wore nicely for nine hours before fading visibly but had a touch of fallout over time if I didn’t use it with a setting spray.

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.

Opulent

PPermanent. $7.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Look Details
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow

Foiling

Clionadh Foiling Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a darker, golden copper with strong, warm undertones and flecks of larger sparkles that shifted from gold to greenish-gold to chartreuse. Per the brand, it had a “pigmented” base with an “orange-gold-lime” shift, which was an accurate description. This shade had some of the larger sparkles and was closer to the kind of sparkle I see by more mainstream brands (I’d argue a lot of the other shades are rather fine!).

The texture had some glide to it–emollient in a more velvety, primer-like way but not wet like a cream eyeshadow–which helped the sparkles and base bind better together. Despite that, it was still a more loosely-pressed formula, so I wouldn’t go fluffing a brush across the surface and would rather press and pick up color. It didn’t powder up so much as flakes of product were more readily dislodged from the surface when used more heavily. This particular finish/formula came with a warning that it was fragile, so this was as expected–but the reality for me was this shade seemed more fragile compared to most of the shades in the range. In my experience, shades with larger sparkle were more fragile than ones with finer sparkle.

It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was best applied by pressing or patting it onto the skin, then buffing out the edges. I did experience light to moderate fallout when I used a dry brush, while the recommended methods–fingertips or a dampened brush–were more successful at minimizing fallout but I did get slight fallout when blending it out with those methods. This shade lasted well for nine hours before fading slightly but had light fallout over 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.

Foiling

PPermanent. $7.50.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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Editor’s Note: Clionadh is closed through October with a reopen scheduled for sometime in November (likely early November). They are catching up on pre-orders for November and moving to a larger facility. Since I still have lots of products to review from the brand, you’ll still see posts even though no one can order until November! They’re all permanent, and honestly, I’m probably still weeks out from finishing all the reviews!

The Overview

96%

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).

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Goodness, these couldn’t be more beautiful! I’m hoping enough will be reviewed that I’ll be able to put in an order in time for Christmas! They really do add up but for the way these are scoring/grading on reviews, they do seem worth it!

Opulent is the shade of my dreams! I love the cooler mauvey base with the warmer, and very shifty, shiny shimmer. It looks like something PML would cook up!

Every time you post one of these reviews I can’t help myself from drooling! I received my shipping notification, mine are on their way! We will see how they fare on aged eyelids! I only purchased 3 because if they don’t work as eyeshadows on me I’m going to use them under my eyes because the colors are so darned beautiful as you can see on Christine’s eyes!

I hope you love them! I hope I receive my shipping notification soon… I’ve been waiting so impatiently for it since the end of June!

Goodness – what glorious shades these two are – Opulent would be stunning paired with teals, purples and greens. And Foiling would work so well with browns and olive shades. Love your eye looks too Christine.

Opulent is beautiful. How wonderful to see that Clionadh is scaling up! Their shadows look so high quality.

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