Clionadh Smoulder is a moderately warm-toned, very dark duochrome with a metallic finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $19.00 and contains 0.05 oz.
Clionadh Smoulder Jewelled Multichrome Eyeshadow ($19.00 for 0.05 oz.) has a blackened base with a multichrome finish that shifted from warmer, pink-purple to blackened bronze to copper to chartreuse to emerald green. Per the brand, the shifts are "pink-red-orange-gold-lime-emerald." This was one of the most intense and most visibly shifting shades in the range that I've tried to-date. It had a rainbow-like effect when applied all over the lid or lash line that was impressive.
It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that applied as well with a dry brush as it did with a fingertip/dampened brush. The texture felt smooth to the touch, creamy without being overly emollient, and dense without being too thick, so it paired well with other finishes/formulas. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
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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