Clionadh Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow
Clionadh Kiln is a very warm-toned, dark duochrome with a metallic finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
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Clionadh Kiln Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow (~$19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from reddish-burgundy to warmer burgundy to copper to golden bronze. Per the brand, it's supposed to shift between "burgundy-red-orange-gold." The shift was present in real life from a multitude of angles and presented as a gradient that ran from lighter, warmer burgundy to deeper, reddish-burgundy (with less warmth) or more of a darker, copper-bronze to a lighter, golden bronze. It read less orange/gold to me as I felt like the blackened base added depth that made it more copper-to-bronze. This one had one of the more noticeable and stronger shifts from the range.
The consistency was dense, smooth, and lightly emollient with a creaminess to it that still managed to pick up well with a dry brush, though a dampened brush yielded a more intense, metallic finish. For the greatest intensity and depth, I'd recommend using a fingertip to apply the product starting on the center of the lid and diffusing outward gently. I didn't notice any fallout with this shade when I worked with it dry as well as with a fingertip. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer where a little went a long way.
It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before creasing on bare skin and 11 and a half hours over primer. The brand specifically stated to apply this formula over "dried-down primer," but there are so many eyeshadow formulas that don't do this, so most of my reviews test longevity without primer. In an effort to ensure greater ease in comparing this shade to others, I tested it both ways but the rating is based on primer wear time for clarity.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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These are finely milled, ultra rich pigments. They have a black base and intense colour shifting reflects. They’re packed with a high pigment concentration, so the end result is a saturated, vibrantly shifting shadow. These pigments are a new type of technology. It doesn’t behave like a typical, mica-based metallic. Apply over a dried-down primer. For optimal performance, apply over an unset primer. A tacky base (glitter glue) can also be used, but it is not necessary. You can apply with your finger or a dense packing or shader brush, such as the ones from our Stained Glass Brush Collection. Apply with patting motions instead of swiping. You can foil the shadow while on the brush using a setting spray. We recommend using MAC Fix Plus, but any setting spray will work. This will help minimize fallout and increase intensity. These shades blend out to a black base and lose their coloured shifts when blended too much. We recommend minimally buffing the edges of the shadow with a clean brush if you wish to soften them. The greater the curvature of the surface these shadows are applied to (i.e. eyelid), the more prominent the coloured shifts will be. Thus, we recommend using a maximum of two shades on your eye to get the full payoff of each shade. These also work great over top of black eyeliner for a more “wearable” multichrome look. We recommend applying your black eyeliner first and then laying the shadow on top in a thin layer to minimize fallout. You can spray the shadow with a setting spray on your liner brush or use a mixing medium for a smoother application.
+/- 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.
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