Kaleidos Cold Smoke & Cognac Lip Clays Reviews & Swatches

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Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay

Cold Smoke

Kaleidos Cold Smoke Cloud Lab Lip Clay ($12.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark taupe-brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. The texture was lightweight, mousse-like, and velvety, which ensured the product spread readily across my lips for even, opaque coverage achieved in just one layer. It stayed on well for six hours and felt non-drying.

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

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.08 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "cream-to-powder texture" that is "kiss-proof once set" with a "silky and weightless" feel on the lips. The brand didn't specifically make any claims about pigmentation in their description, but the promotional swatches included at the point of purchase show fully opaque coverage across the board.

They have a very lightweight, mousse-like texture that was very lightweight, velvety, and smooth with good spreadability. The applicator held a good amount of product without being too generous, as I did not feel like I had to wipe off excess. They took a few minutes to dry down, and the dry down time varied a little between some shades. They were forgiving of most lip texture and weren't too prone to emphasizing lip lines or settling into them.

Most shades had opaque color coverage in one layer of product. With deeper shades, two layers tended to be better for full, even coverage, despite the shades themselves being quite pigmented in a single layer, but they were more prone to spreading and diffusing unevenly. The shades tended to dry down within 15 minutes with some doing so within five minutes to a more transfer-resistant finish.

The formula wore between four and eight hours on me with deeper, reddish shades lasting longer and leaving subtle stains behind. They felt non-drying over time. I did not notice any scent or taste.

Browse all of our Kaleidos Cloud Lab Lip Clay swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, KAOLIN, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, TRIBEHENIN, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, LECITHIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, ISOSTEARIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491), TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), RED 33 LAKE(CI 17200), 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.

Cold Smoke

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay
Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay

Cognac

Kaleidos Cognac Cloud Lab Lip Clay ($12.00 for 0.08 oz.) is a rich, reddish-brown with warm undertones and a satin finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which could be built up if desired. The texture was lightweight, velvety, and mousse-like, which made it easy to spread out across my lips. It wore well for six and a half hours and felt neither drying nor hydrating over time.

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

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.08 oz. - $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have a "cream-to-powder texture" that is "kiss-proof once set" with a "silky and weightless" feel on the lips. The brand didn't specifically make any claims about pigmentation in their description, but the promotional swatches included at the point of purchase show fully opaque coverage across the board.

They have a very lightweight, mousse-like texture that was very lightweight, velvety, and smooth with good spreadability. The applicator held a good amount of product without being too generous, as I did not feel like I had to wipe off excess. They took a few minutes to dry down, and the dry down time varied a little between some shades. They were forgiving of most lip texture and weren't too prone to emphasizing lip lines or settling into them.

Most shades had opaque color coverage in one layer of product. With deeper shades, two layers tended to be better for full, even coverage, despite the shades themselves being quite pigmented in a single layer, but they were more prone to spreading and diffusing unevenly. The shades tended to dry down within 15 minutes with some doing so within five minutes to a more transfer-resistant finish.

The formula wore between four and eight hours on me with deeper, reddish shades lasting longer and leaving subtle stains behind. They felt non-drying over time. I did not notice any scent or taste.

Browse all of our Kaleidos Cloud Lab Lip Clay swatches.

Ingredients

DIMETHICONE, ISODODECANE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 TRIISOSTEARATE, SILICA, DIMETHICONE CROSSPOLYMER, KAOLIN, VINYL DIMETHICONE/METHICONE SILSESQUIOXANE CROSSPOLYMER, BIS-DIGLYCERYL POLYACYLADIPATE-2, TRICALCIUM PHOSPHATE, DISTEARDIMONIUM HECTORITE, VP/HEXADECENE COPOLYMER, TRIBEHENIN, DIISOSTEARYL MALATE, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, SORBITAN ISOSTEARATE, PROPYLENE CARBONATE, ALUMINUM HYDROXIDE, POLYHYDROXYSTEARIC ACID, LECITHIN, TOCOPHERYL ACETATE, POLYGLYCERYL-2 DIISOSTEARATE, TRIETHOXYCAPRYLYLSILANE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 POLYRICINOLEATE, ISOPROPYL MYRISTATE, ISOSTEARIC ACID, ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATE, DEHYDROACETIC ACID, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, CI 77499), YELLOW 6 LAKE (CI 15985), RED 40 LAKE (CI 16035), YELLOW 5 LAKE (CI 19140), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), 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.

Cognac

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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Cognac is a great shade and Kaleidos is being truthful when they state “supreme comfort”. I just wore it today, it’s lovely and the staying power is unmatched, truly that unicorn-rare non drying liquid matte! Love these, love the price, don’t love the shipping time (because of Shanghai lockdown I’m STILL waiting on my Cold Brew/Black Jasmine order from early April!)

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