Clionadh Sand Blast is a very warm-toned, medium-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 Sand Blast Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow (~$19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from rich, reddish copper to brighter orange to yellowy gold. Per the brand, it's supposed to shift between "orange-gold-lime." The "lime" was really subtle to my eye; it looked almost like a dirty olive in practice as it moved from copper to olive. The shift wasn't as strong with this shade as there were less distinctive shifts between colors, so it ended up being more gradual compared to other shades in the line-up (that might list four specific colors they'll shift between) but still produced a noticeable gradient between two shades even straight-on.
It had a dense, smooth, lightly creamy consistency that didn't feel quite as thick or as emollient as other shades in the range (though by no means dry!). The eyeshadow yielded opaque color coverage that could be applied with a dry or wet brush as well as fingertips; the latter two methods yielded a shinier finish, but I really had no trouble applying it like I would any other eyeshadow. The blackened base does mean that it works best applied by pressing and patting on rather than sweeping, otherwise the shifting shimmer dissipates.
It wore 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.