Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad

Black Jasmine

Kaleidos Black Jasmine Eyeshadow Quad ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a monochromatic color story in shades of gray and black. There were three matte shades and one intense, high-sparkle shade; the quality wasn’t quite as high as I’ve experienced with past Kaleidos’ palettes but the mattes were the easier shades to work with.

Ingredients

Black Jasmine

PPermanent. $22.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Base) Eyeshadow

Black Jasmine (Base)

Black Jasmine (Base) is a very light gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish.

  • Semi-opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety consistency with some powderiness
  • Applied and blended out well but sheered out a bit
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

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

Formula Overview

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The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have a "rich, velvety texture" that is "soft and creamy yet highly adhesive" so that there is "no creasing." It is touted as being "ultra-pigmented" with "minimal fallout" that "blends effortlessly."

Kaleidos' matte eyeshadows are their standout; they are velvety, smooth, and blendable with high coverage and are incredibly easy to use--they absolutely live up to "minimal fallout" and have that "soft and creamy yet highly adhesive" aspect going on.

The shimmer shades were smooth, pigmented, and denser without being overly thick or too heavy, so they picked up well with dry brushes and applied evenly to bare skin, they just didn't have quite the level of wow-factor for me compared to their matte formula. There was also more variance in the shimmer shades so not every shade was fantastic, whereas the matte shades performed more consistently in comparison.

This eyeshadow formula lived up to its rave reviews within the indie community, though. On me, they typically lasted around eight hours before fading visibly with some of the deeper mattes staying on a little longer.

Browse all of our Kaleidos Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Paraffin, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

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.

Black Jasmine (Base)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
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Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Radiate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Radiate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Radiate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Radiate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Radiate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Radiate) Pressed Pigment

Black Jasmine (Radiate)

Black Jasmine (Radiate) is an intensely sparkly, brighter and lighter silver that seemed to have a slightly warmer base.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Soft, more loosely-pressed texture
  • Fragile, prone to fallout
  • Best applied with a fingertip or over a tacky base
  • Moderate-wearing (8 hours with light fallout)

Ingredients

Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Talc, Paraffin, Polybutene, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

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.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Black Jasmine (Radiate)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Diffuse) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Diffuse) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Diffuse) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Diffuse) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Diffuse) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Diffuse) Eyeshadow

Black Jasmine (Diffuse)

Black Jasmine (Diffuse) is a medium blue-tinted gray with cooler undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety consistency without being powdery
  • Applied and blended out beautifully
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

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

Formula Overview

-

The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have a "rich, velvety texture" that is "soft and creamy yet highly adhesive" so that there is "no creasing." It is touted as being "ultra-pigmented" with "minimal fallout" that "blends effortlessly."

Kaleidos' matte eyeshadows are their standout; they are velvety, smooth, and blendable with high coverage and are incredibly easy to use--they absolutely live up to "minimal fallout" and have that "soft and creamy yet highly adhesive" aspect going on.

The shimmer shades were smooth, pigmented, and denser without being overly thick or too heavy, so they picked up well with dry brushes and applied evenly to bare skin, they just didn't have quite the level of wow-factor for me compared to their matte formula. There was also more variance in the shimmer shades so not every shade was fantastic, whereas the matte shades performed more consistently in comparison.

This eyeshadow formula lived up to its rave reviews within the indie community, though. On me, they typically lasted around eight hours before fading visibly with some of the deeper mattes staying on a little longer.

Browse all of our Kaleidos Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Dimethicone, Paraffin, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Aluminum hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Ethylhexylglycerin, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Black 2 (CI 77266)(nano), Iron Oxides (CI 77492).

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.

Black Jasmine (Diffuse)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Black Jasmine (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment

Black Jasmine (Accentuate)

Black Jasmine (Accentuate) is a deep, inky black with a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety consistency with slight powderiness
  • Applied and blended out beautifully
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

Ingredients

Mica, Synthetic Wax, Nylon-12, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Magnesium Myristate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, PTFE, Iron Oxides (CI 77499), Black 2 (CI 77266)(nano), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Iron Oxides (CI 77891).

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.

NOTICE: All products categorized under "Pigment" carry a warning in the US that the product is "not intended for use in the immediate eye area." Brands in the US typically market these products as "Pigments" (instead of "Eyeshadow"), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the FDA. Some color additives in "Pigments" have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions: FDA/CosIng.

Black Jasmine (Accentuate)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Genevieve Avatar

Meh – I find this grey shaded palette a little undwerwhelming. Apart from the obligatory black matte shade, I feel that the brand could have made a bit more effort and made the other shades either a satin or a soft shimmer to give the quad more nuance. The silvery shimmer shade was poorly constructed with its fallout and loose shimmer.

kjh Avatar

It seems that the majority of cool quads, etc. are variations on this theme…smoky. A silver sparkly, a matte black or charcoal, and two gray variations. And the shades are pretty standard across the board. CP smoke show comes to mind. I think the Lunatik palettes are much more unique in this slice of the color pie. Is this really a niche/indie product? Not to me.

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