Clionadh Spire & Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

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Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow

Spire

Clionadh Spire Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from bluish-purple to true purple to violet to brighter, reddish-plum. I got the hint of an orange glow at the very extreme end after reddish-plum. Per the brand, the shifts are “royal blue-violet-red-orange.”

In person, I felt like I saw it shift noticeably from bluish-purple to warmer purple but only slightly red, under brighter lighting conditions, and very, very occasionally orange under lower lights. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and spread well on my skin, though like all black-based multichromes, the more the edge gets blended, the less of a shift you’ll find.

The texture was creamy, more emollient, and dense without being too compacted into the pan, so I didn’t have an issue picking up product with a dry brush, though fingertip application yielded a smoother, shinier finish with slightly more depth. The color started to crease a bit on me after eight and a half hours of wear.

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

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula was described as "finely milled, ultra rich pigments" that have a "black base and intense colour shifting reflects" with the "end result [being] a saturated, vibrantly shifting shadow."

For those new to Multichromes, the brand has a nice application guide that walks customers through application. The big takeaway is with black-based Multichromes, less is more when it comes to blending as the more one blends, the more the base comes through and the shifting shimmer disappears. They can be used wet or dry, with a dry or wet brush, or with fingertips in "patting motions instead of swiping."

Clionadh's formula worked well with an assortment of brushes--flat shader brushes, fluffier shader brushes, narrow and larger pencil brushes, and even fluffier crease brushes. I liked using a small, lightly rounded crease brush to apply and diffuse product in my crease to buff out the edge for a blacker base to come through, which I found helped to blend the Multichrome shade with any transition/crease shade I might have used. A flatter, but not firm, shader brush worked well to deposit color all over the lid, especially on smaller areas, but fingertip application yielded the most intense, shiniest finish along with deeper color.

Multichromes are, in a way, the equivalent of applying three or four or five shades on an area at a given time, so for someone who likes the effect of more than one shade on the lid but may not feel as confident about blending... a multichrome gives some of that end result with less effort. It also does it in a reverse way, too, as they often shift slightly different from left to right, right to left, top to bottom, and bottom to top.

The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense and slightly thicker with a creamy, lightly emollient feel. A few shades felt more cream-like than powder-like, but most felt like a richer, creamier metallic by touch. The brand recommended applying the eyeshadows first as "there may be some fallout," though it seemed minor in my experience--the creamier consistency made the eyeshadow adhere readily to bare skin (or over primer).

I found them easier to use than expected, as I didn't feel like they had to be used with a wet brush or a fingertip to get opaque, even coverage, and they were blendable along the edges. The black base does make it harder to wear along the lower lash line without getting a noticeable shadow where the edge gets diffused, and the same was true around the inner tearduct (the brand's Iridescent Multichromes are better for these areas as they have a transparent base).

They had a tendency to crease faintly on me after eight to nine hours of wear without primer and more reliably between 10 and 12 hours over an eyeshadow primer. The shift became a bit more faded after seven to eight hours compared to the initial application over bare skin and around 10 hours over primer.

The brand recommended applying this formula over a "dried-down primer," which is actually unusual to see for an eyeshadow formula, so since most of the formulas I test don't require primer for testing, I tested all shades both ways so that they can be more readily compared to other formulas on the market.

Browse all of our Clionadh Jewelled 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.

Spire

PPermanent. $19.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow

Rosette

Clionadh Rosette Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from deeper, more muted purple to brighter, pink-purple to reddish-plum to copper to greenish-gold. Per the brand, the shifts are “indigo-violet-red-orange-gold.”

This one seemed to have a lot of dimension and shift in person that was readily visible; I saw the color run warmer to cooler purple, sometimes leaning slightly reddish and sometimes glowing brighter, almost orange-red, though getting to gold was definitely at an extreme point and harder to see.

The consistency was smooth, more emollient, and dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan nor was it too thick, so it was easy to work with using a dry brush (along with fingertips or a wet brush, whatever method one preferred!) for opaque, even coverage. This shade stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly.

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

Formula Overview

$19.00/0.05 oz. - $380.00 Per Ounce

The formula was described as "finely milled, ultra rich pigments" that have a "black base and intense colour shifting reflects" with the "end result [being] a saturated, vibrantly shifting shadow."

For those new to Multichromes, the brand has a nice application guide that walks customers through application. The big takeaway is with black-based Multichromes, less is more when it comes to blending as the more one blends, the more the base comes through and the shifting shimmer disappears. They can be used wet or dry, with a dry or wet brush, or with fingertips in "patting motions instead of swiping."

Clionadh's formula worked well with an assortment of brushes--flat shader brushes, fluffier shader brushes, narrow and larger pencil brushes, and even fluffier crease brushes. I liked using a small, lightly rounded crease brush to apply and diffuse product in my crease to buff out the edge for a blacker base to come through, which I found helped to blend the Multichrome shade with any transition/crease shade I might have used. A flatter, but not firm, shader brush worked well to deposit color all over the lid, especially on smaller areas, but fingertip application yielded the most intense, shiniest finish along with deeper color.

Multichromes are, in a way, the equivalent of applying three or four or five shades on an area at a given time, so for someone who likes the effect of more than one shade on the lid but may not feel as confident about blending... a multichrome gives some of that end result with less effort. It also does it in a reverse way, too, as they often shift slightly different from left to right, right to left, top to bottom, and bottom to top.

The consistency was smooth to the touch, dense and slightly thicker with a creamy, lightly emollient feel. A few shades felt more cream-like than powder-like, but most felt like a richer, creamier metallic by touch. The brand recommended applying the eyeshadows first as "there may be some fallout," though it seemed minor in my experience--the creamier consistency made the eyeshadow adhere readily to bare skin (or over primer).

I found them easier to use than expected, as I didn't feel like they had to be used with a wet brush or a fingertip to get opaque, even coverage, and they were blendable along the edges. The black base does make it harder to wear along the lower lash line without getting a noticeable shadow where the edge gets diffused, and the same was true around the inner tearduct (the brand's Iridescent Multichromes are better for these areas as they have a transparent base).

They had a tendency to crease faintly on me after eight to nine hours of wear without primer and more reliably between 10 and 12 hours over an eyeshadow primer. The shift became a bit more faded after seven to eight hours compared to the initial application over bare skin and around 10 hours over primer.

The brand recommended applying this formula over a "dried-down primer," which is actually unusual to see for an eyeshadow formula, so since most of the formulas I test don't require primer for testing, I tested all shades both ways so that they can be more readily compared to other formulas on the market.

Browse all of our Clionadh Jewelled 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.

Rosette

PPermanent. $19.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
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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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OMG! That would be so much money!! I’d definitely try ’em out and see how you like them first 🙂

These multichrome eyeshadows are just insane! (In a very good way.)

I wish I could think of a use for them for myself, but I don’t think they can work on my tiny, aging, hooded eyes. If I put them on my lids, they wouldn’t really be seen when my eyes are open. Powder shadows never work on my lower lashline. So I’ll just admire the pretty pictures on Temptalia. 🙂

I remember when “duo-chrome” was such a new and amazing and the biggest thing in eyeshadows. They now seem the equivalent to the horse and buggy when compared with these babies. But, like you, Seraphine, given my age and my personal preferences for the looks I present to the world, as beautiful as these are, they’re not for me. I might buy one or 2 or perhaps go for some of their more subdued shadows but that’s about all I’d ever needs. Sure is fun looking a them here, though.

I have the same “problem”, but there’s no way I’m not going to try a few of these. I’ll make it work, even if I have to walk around with closed eyes 🙂

Both are quite pretty, but it’s my impression that most of this brand’s shadows contain some form of borosilicate. Because I don’t want to risk damaging my eyes, I’ve purged most shadows from my collection that contain this (or PET) and for palettes with just a few colors containing borosilicate , I’ve flagged those colors so as to severely limit or avoid their usage. This is a personal decision that probably makes me a rarity on this website, but there it is. I wish that this Clionadh brand would be more definite when the borosilicate is actually in a particular color of shadow, instead of showing it as a “+-” ingredient.

Like my French press style teapot? My only concept of borosilicate is as a form of glass. If you feel like expounding, please do.

Rosette is like a kaleidoscope cornicopia of colors! I mean really, is there any color I’m not seeing in there somewhere?

Spire is quite the mega-shifter, too. But not quite to the level of Rosette!

Jaw-droppingly AMAZING. I’m glad the shadows from this brand has ingredients agreeable for me. Seriously, Clionadh takes my breath away.

I want several of these shadows, including these 2 shades, but I’m waiting until the matching magnetic palette comes back in stock.

I’m still going to wait, but now it’s only for financial reasons. I don’t think I need to wait for the stained glass magnetic palette anymore-not when Tarte has a leopard print magnetic palette!

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