Multichrome Eyeshadows | 2022 Editor's Favorites

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Clionadh Electric Multichromes
Clionadh Electric Multichromes
Clionadh Electric Multichromes
Clionadh Electric Multichromes
Clionadh Electric Multichromes
Clionadh Electric Multichromes

Multichromes really capture the magic of the holiday season to me. They twinkle, they sparkle, they shift, and they are so multidimensional. They work beautifully as an accent of eyeliner or as a one-and-done look, especially lighter and more mid-tone shades, but even black-based Multichromes can work as an all-over-lid shade and blended with one’s favorite transition shade for an intense, unique smoky eye.

Clionadh expanded their Stained Glass Collection in August of this past year, which meant 54 new, glorious hues to delight and play with. I loved the new Earth Vibrant and Pearlescent finish. Terra Moons also consistently released new Multichromes throughout the year with the latest winter launch swatched but not yet reviewed (so expect to see some of those next year, haha!).

Temptalia’s Favorite Multichrome Eyeshadows | 2022

If you’re unfamiliar with how I like to do my year-end favorites, here’s the low down: I pull from the products I reviewed in 2022, regardless of whether they were new, limited edition, or an established range I’ve only just gotten around to reviewing. These are personal favorites, so they may or may not be the highest rated products reviewed during the year (though they will tend to be better rated, naturally!). (You can check out the best of 2021 posts if you missed last year’s.)

Your Year in Review: Multichrome Eyeshadow Edition

I thought it would be interesting to read through how readers used products throughout the year, what favorites emerged, what products fell by the wayside… so, if you want to join in, copy and paste the questions below and add your answers via a comment!

  • Have you tried multichrome eyeshadow yet?
  • How do you like to wear multichrome eyeshadows?
  • Favorite brand for multichromes?


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Nancy T Avatar

Have you tried multichrome eyeshadow yet? Yes, I have! My very 1st one was PML’s Sextraterrestrial. Quickly followed up with 2 that I purchased from Lethal Cosmetics, and 3 more gifted to me by a fellow reader 💓 that are from Clionagh, and then another in the Nomad Cosmetics Bosque Nuboso de Monteverde palette. I enjoy using all of the shades I now have!

How do you like to wear multichrome eyeshadows? Usually as my one or two mobile lid shades applied only AFTER all of my transition, crease and deep crease/outer V matte shades has been applied. Then the real fun begins!

Favorite brand for multichromes? Clionagh and Lethal Cosmetics!

Natalie Avatar

I haven’t tried the multichromes yet, despite making heart eyes at them on Instagram forever! I think I would start out with one the more muted color or pearly finishes. I’ve really been struck by how they look over matte eyeshadows as a surprising kind of topper. It gives such an otherworldly, supernatural kind of appearance!

kjh Avatar

The photos of your swatches for these multis are painstaking and incredible. Not only are these reminders of how great multis were this year, but also a reminder of your meticulous nature.

Celesta Avatar

Have you tried multichrome eyeshadow yet? YES. My collection is extensive and I’m obsessed with them to the point that a regular shimmer doesn’t hold a candle anymore.

How do you like to wear multichrome eyeshadows? All over my lid and as pigmented as I can get them.

Favorite brand for multichromes? Clionadh and Terra Moons, hands down.

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