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Clionadh Abrasion & Enamel Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadows Opinions & Swatches

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Abrasion

Clionadh Abrasion Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.50 for 0.05 oz.) has more of a warmer, plummy base with shimmer and sparkle that shifted from bluish-aqua to cool purple to warmer plum with a bright, metallic finish. Per the brand, it has a “semi-sheer burgundy base with large glitter particles that shift from turquoise-indigo-violet.” The end of the shift came out warmer, more plum than violet, though the middle was more of that purple (cooler to warmer) zone.

The texture was smooth, lightly emollient, and dense without being thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It seemed less loosely-pressed into the pan than other shades in the range, which made it more foolproof to work with. The base had more of a semi-sheer to medium opacity to it, but it was packed full of shimmer and sparkle, so it appeared opaque in reality.

The product applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin with a fingertip or a dampened brush, which were the recommended methods, though a dry brush worked well with just a little more opportunity for fallout to occur. It stayed on nicely for nine hours before fading visibly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Clionadh Shard (P, $12.50) is lighter (85% similar).Clionadh Medieval (P, $12.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar).Pat McGrath Iridescent Orchid (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).Clionadh Cinnabar (P, $5.25) is more shimmery, warmer (80% similar).Clionadh Turret (P, $14.25) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.50/0.05 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “apply relatively easy to the lid when patted on with a finger,” but for “maximum longevity and intensity, apply over a set primer” or a “tacky base” for “larger-particle glitters.” The brand goes on to stay that this formula can be applied with “your finger or a shader brush sprayed with setting spray” and then patted onto the lid. They also warn not to “dig” one’s brush as they are “more delicate” in texture.

The base pigmentation varied from shade to shade, and the brand uses different particle sizes throughout the range, so some are finer and more pigmented and others may be more sparkly with a sheerer base. Keep in mind, the base being sheerer doesn’t equate to a sheerer end product; the actual eyeshadows often appeared mostly opaque to opaque due to how packed they are with shimmer/sparkle–but it depended on the angle.

They end up being a bit more like traditional eyeshadow, since the bases have various colors (not black or transparent) with multichromatic shifts that varied from more intense to subtler. I felt like they were “easier” to use than the Jewelled Multichromes, especially if you’re someone who uses more than a few shades at a time, though they have less of a high-shine finish and more of a twinkling/sparkling finish.

The texture was more loosely-pressed–definitely “delicate” as indicated by the brand–and worked best by patting or pressing onto the lid with a fingertip or a wet brush. They’re still quite usable with a dry brush but definitely use a denser brush and a gentle pressing motion to pick up product. The texture itself was very soft, almost silky, and finely-milled; for has twinkling as the finish was, Clionadh’s idea of “glitter” is more like fine sparkle.

The big difference with this formula is that the sheerer base makes them easier to sheer out for an all-over wash of color on the lid or diffused on the brow bone, but they can also be pressed into place without heavy blending for an intense, spotlight effect.

While setting spray or glitter glue would help to maximize longevity (by minimizing fallout over time), there was only light some fallout over time when pressed onto the lid with a fingertip and slight fallout applied with a dampened brush (wet with water) over eight to nine hours. The sparkles were finer and had better adhesion to bare skin, so the formula didn’t need the most intense solution to minimize fallout in my experience.

Browse all of our Clionadh Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

+/- 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.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

Enamel

Clionadh Enamel Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow ($7.50 for 0.05 oz.) is a medium lavender with strong, cool undertones with shimmer that shifted between bluish-aqua to pale violet to lavender to warmer pink. Per the brand, it has a “semi-sheer periwinkle base with small glitter particles that shift from blue-indigo-violet-pink.” To my eye, it spent a lot of time being a cooler, more bluish-violet shade with a subtle shift to warmer pink at certain angles. Because the shift was less contrasting to the base color, it didn’t seem as intensely shifting as other shades in the range (which actually makes it easier to incorporate into multi-shade looks!).

The consistency was more loosely-pressed to the point where I had light fallout even when I used it with a fingertip or a dampened brush if I wasn’t careful to pick up a small amount at a time. When I used a dry brush (which wasn’t listed as a way to apply the formula, but I’ve had such good luck using a dry brush with other shades that I’ve tested each shade all three ways!), there was light to moderate fallout so a dampened brush/fingertip was more necessary with this shade.

It had a sheerer base, as described, but the shimmer and larger sparkle packed a punch of more semi-opaque to opaque coverage due to the sheen/shift. It wore well for nine hours but had light fallout over time.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Makeup Geek Daydreamer (P, $9.99) is warmer (85% similar).Make Up For Ever I918 Lavender (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Kat Von D Twinkle (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).MAC Beautiful Iris (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Natasha Denona Kinetic (346MC) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Clionadh Glazed (P, $7.50) is lighter (85% similar).ColourPop Cake Walk (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (80% similar).Clionadh Royalty (P, $12.50) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Makeup Geek Phantom (DC, $6.00) is lighter (80% similar).Fyrinnae Seattle Fog (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$7.50/0.05 oz. – $150.00 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to “apply relatively easy to the lid when patted on with a finger,” but for “maximum longevity and intensity, apply over a set primer” or a “tacky base” for “larger-particle glitters.” The brand goes on to stay that this formula can be applied with “your finger or a shader brush sprayed with setting spray” and then patted onto the lid. They also warn not to “dig” one’s brush as they are “more delicate” in texture.

The base pigmentation varied from shade to shade, and the brand uses different particle sizes throughout the range, so some are finer and more pigmented and others may be more sparkly with a sheerer base. Keep in mind, the base being sheerer doesn’t equate to a sheerer end product; the actual eyeshadows often appeared mostly opaque to opaque due to how packed they are with shimmer/sparkle–but it depended on the angle.

They end up being a bit more like traditional eyeshadow, since the bases have various colors (not black or transparent) with multichromatic shifts that varied from more intense to subtler. I felt like they were “easier” to use than the Jewelled Multichromes, especially if you’re someone who uses more than a few shades at a time, though they have less of a high-shine finish and more of a twinkling/sparkling finish.

The texture was more loosely-pressed–definitely “delicate” as indicated by the brand–and worked best by patting or pressing onto the lid with a fingertip or a wet brush. They’re still quite usable with a dry brush but definitely use a denser brush and a gentle pressing motion to pick up product. The texture itself was very soft, almost silky, and finely-milled; for has twinkling as the finish was, Clionadh’s idea of “glitter” is more like fine sparkle.

The big difference with this formula is that the sheerer base makes them easier to sheer out for an all-over wash of color on the lid or diffused on the brow bone, but they can also be pressed into place without heavy blending for an intense, spotlight effect.

While setting spray or glitter glue would help to maximize longevity (by minimizing fallout over time), there was only light some fallout over time when pressed onto the lid with a fingertip and slight fallout applied with a dampened brush (wet with water) over eight to nine hours. The sparkles were finer and had better adhesion to bare skin, so the formula didn’t need the most intense solution to minimize fallout in my experience.

Browse all of our Clionadh Glitter Multichrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

+/- 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.

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

We hope you’ll consider supporting Temptalia by shopping through our links below. Thanks!

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Katherine Clark