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I love how dimensional they can look! The only downside is trying to pair them with other colors–as someone who is used to using a lot of shades at once, I have to consciously reduce it down, which is not my strongest suit!

— Christine

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They can be really striking as a wash, and they’re just beautiful with deep neutral/jewel matte shades. I don’t like pairing them with other shimmers very much, but that is because I’m not good at it. They are difficult to photograph on the eyes.

Con: I do not have the real estate to do them justice. I’m not big into colourful looks so I do not gravitate to the richer jewel toned shadows where they can really shine. Wait times and backorders are not my thing.

Pro: A little bit can elevate a very simple look and make it more special.

I love how easy it is to get a unique look with one or two shades tapped on the lid with my finger. Typically I’ll swatch the shades on my arm to see if the combo will look nice.

I don’t like the fall out that is common (even using an eyelid or glitter primer on my hooded eyes). There’s def a learning curve, but it’s fun to experiment!

What I love about them is how otherworldly and ethereal they can look…on smooth eyelids. Luckily for me, I can get away with wearing some. But I am 62, have very hooded, almond shaped lids that aren’t overly textured. Yet. But, I realize that this will eventually begin to show up, as time stops for no one. Therefore, I’m not about to drop a ton of coinage on getting a bunch them, either. I do believe that they are slightly more forgiving than straight up duochromes, though.

Ditto! In all aspects. If only they had existed when I was younger, but then I couldn’t have afforded them, Ha!

I love multichrome eye shadows a lot. I like that you can wear them as a one and done look.I apply a glitter primer first. Then I just use a matte shadow in the crease or to smooth out the edges.And it looks like you spent a lot of time using multiple eye shadows.
I also use them in the middle of the lid if I want to give extra dimension to my look. Last week I wore a pink eye look using Natasha Denona Love palette but it looked kinda flat. I added an orange-gold-pink eye shadow from Clionadh to the center of my lid. I got several compliments! My doctor and SA at Nordstrom both said my eye shadow looked pretty. I know it’s sad but I’m not going to many places LOL.

I love how multchromes can look on others – especially you Christine, but with my hooded ageing eyes, wearing glasses full time and my lack of skill – they are not for me.

I love the beautiful colors, I have to be very careful on my eyes are hooded, deep set and 61 yrs old. I will only usually use one color at a time, as long as it doesn’t emphasis any crepiness I’m good, and so far so good. I only have a few in my collection so far, as they are a little intimidating so too many choices would not be a good thing.

I love how they color shift and change with different light/angles…on other people’s eyes. My eyes are small and hooded, so I rarely get the full effect of the color shift. I do get lots of compliments, though, when I wear Clionadah iridescent multichromes. The lighter colors week to work better for me. Someone told me I looked like I had mermaid eyes. πŸ™‚

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