Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

1 of 8
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad
Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad

Cold Brew

Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a somewhat subdued, warm-toned neutral color story with a pop of peach sparkle. The mattes were on the more powdery side, and this resulted in sheerer coverage for two of them. The sparkly shade had a high-shine, almost wet-like finish but was best used with a fingertip or over an adhesive base to minimize fallout.

Ingredients

Cold Brew

PPermanent. $22.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
1 of 2
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Base) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Base) Eyeshadow

Cold Brew (Base)

Cold Brew (Base) is a medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety consistency with slight powderiness
  • 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, Talc, Kaolin, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Paraffin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum hydroxide, Methicone, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxide (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491), Titanium dioxide (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.

Cold Brew (Base)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
1 of 2
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Radiate) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Radiate) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Radiate) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Radiate) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Radiate) Eyeshadow
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Radiate) Eyeshadow

Cold Brew (Radiate)

Cold Brew (Radiate) is a light, brighter peach with a moderate, warm pink-leaning base and lighter sparkle throughout.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Soft, more loosely-pressed texture
  • Fragile, more prone to fallout
  • Moderate-wearing (8 hours with light fallout)

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

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffin, Polybutene, Boron Nitride, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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.

Cold Brew (Radiate)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B+
B+
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
1 of 2
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Diffuse) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Diffuse) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Diffuse) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Diffuse) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Diffuse) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Diffuse) Pressed Pigment

Cold Brew (Diffuse)

Cold Brew (Diffuse) is a light-medium brown with warm, more golden undertones and a matte finish.

  • Medium, buildable color coverage
  • Smooth, finely-milled but somewhat powdery
  • Applied and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Kaolin, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Paraffin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Aluminum hydroxide, Iron Oxide (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), 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.

Cold Brew (Diffuse)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B
B
8.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
83%
Total
1 of 2
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment
Kaleidos Cold Brew (Accentuate) Pressed Pigment

Ingredients

Mica, Silica, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Aluminum hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 7 Lake(CI 15850), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Black 2 (CI 77266)(nano).

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.

Cold Brew (Accentuate)

PiPPermanent in Palette.
B-
B-
8
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
82%
Total

Cold Brew (Accentuate) is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Medium, buildable color coverage
  • Smooth, finely-milled but somewhat powdery
  • Applied and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

3 Comments

Comments that do not adhere to our comment policy may be removed. Discussion and debate are highly encouraged but we expect community members to participate respectfully. Please keep discussion on-topic, and if you have general feedback, a product review request, an off-topic question, or need technical support, please contact us!

Please help us streamline the comments' section and be more efficient: double-check the post above for more basic information like pricing, availability, and so on to make sure your question wasn't answered already. Comments alerting us to typos or small errors in the post are appreciated (!) but will typically be removed after errors are fixed (unless a response is needed).

We appreciate enthusiasm for new releases but ask readers to please hold questions regarding if/when a review will be posted as we can't commit to or guarantee product reviews. We don't want to set expectations and then disappoint readers as even products that are swatched don't always end up being reviewed due to time constraints and changes in priorities! Thank you for understanding!

Leave a Reply

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Denise S. Avatar

I loved the look I got from this palette! Radiate is really sparkly and so pretty on the eyes. Also brought the black quad from Kaleidos. I tend to get intimidated with black smokey eye shadow palettes. My Colourpop Smoke and Kaleidos Black Jasmine palettes are brand new, love how they look but scared to use them lol. This one is an easy to use color story.

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!