Clionadh Gecko’s Tail, Shroom, Necromancer, Aqua Vitae, Crystalline Eyeshadows Critiques & Swatches

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Gecko’s Tail

Clionadh Gecko’s Tail Duochrome Eyeshadow ($5.25 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium green with a cooler base color and warmer, contrasting gold shimmer that gave it a soft, metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin and blended out easily without losing its intensity. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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

  • ColourPop Haute (Fade Into Hue) (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Climate Change (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Perfect Vacation (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Green Mango (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar).
  • Viseart Coy #10 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Into Focus (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever I332 Meadow Green (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar).
  • Clionadh Tree Line (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Fyrinnae Styracosaurus (P, $7.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Take the Time (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.25/0.06 oz. – $87.50 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand’s regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I’d expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, +/- Red 7, +/- Red 33, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Ultramarine Blue, +/- Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, +/- Nylon 12, +/- Yellow 10, +/- Bisaminomethyl-norbornane Copolymer, +/- Aluminum Hydroxide, +/- Red 40, +/- Red 28, +/- Red 22, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Manganese Violet, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone.

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.

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Shroom

Clionadh Shroom Duochrome Eyeshadow ($5.25 for 0.06 oz.) has a medium, plummy-brown base with blue-to-green shifting pearl. The finish was lightly metallic but very smooth and shiny, especially when applied to bare skin. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to my lid and diffused well along the edges. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too firmly nor too loosely-pressed in the pan. It lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

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

  • ColourPop Need (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Sephora + Pantone Universe Castor Gray (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $9.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #21 (PiP, ) is darker (85% similar).
  • Sugarpill Moon Shine (PiP, $13.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Starry Night (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.25/0.06 oz. – $87.50 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand’s regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I’d expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, +/- Red 7, +/- Red 33, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Ultramarine Blue, +/- Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, +/- Nylon 12, +/- Yellow 10, +/- Bisaminomethyl-norbornane Copolymer, +/- Aluminum Hydroxide, +/- Red 40, +/- Red 28, +/- Red 22, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Manganese Violet, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone.

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.

Necromancer

Clionadh Necromancer Duochrome Eyeshadow ($5.25 for 0.06 oz.) is a blackened navy blue base with lighter flecks of navy blue pearl and micro-sparkle throughout. The texture was a bit thicker and chunkier, which resulted in light fallout during application. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied best with a dampened brush or fingertip, which helped the powder go on more smoothly and evenly. This shade showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear.

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

  • MAC Midnight (LE, $21.00) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty Tempete Bleu (LE, $36.00) is cooler (95% similar).
  • Urban Decay Gamma Ray (P, $20.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • MAC Lunar (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Dose of Colors A Moment (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Kat Von D Ministry (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sephora Diving In (254) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Icon Disco Eyes #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Rendezvous (DC, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Illusional (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.25/0.06 oz. – $87.50 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand’s regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I’d expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, +/- Red 7, +/- Red 33, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Ultramarine Blue, +/- Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, +/- Nylon 12, +/- Yellow 10, +/- Bisaminomethyl-norbornane Copolymer, +/- Aluminum Hydroxide, +/- Red 40, +/- Red 28, +/- Red 22, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Manganese Violet, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone.

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!

Aqua Vitae

Clionadh Aqua Vitae Duochrome Eyeshadow ($5.25 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, sky blue base with contrasting, greenish-gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was slightly thicker but not to the point where it gave me trouble during application. The powder applied evenly and sat smoothly on bare skin. It wore well for eight hours before creasing faintly.

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

  • Clionadh Ciel (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Snowdrift (P, $5.25) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • NARS Grand Large (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • JD Glow Secrets (P, $7.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Lineage (P, $12.50) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Fenty Beauty Cosmic Ocean (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Clionadh Clairvoyance (P, $5.25) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Venom (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Clionadh Arctic Circle (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Anastasia D1 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.25/0.06 oz. – $87.50 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand’s regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I’d expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, +/- Red 7, +/- Red 33, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Ultramarine Blue, +/- Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, +/- Nylon 12, +/- Yellow 10, +/- Bisaminomethyl-norbornane Copolymer, +/- Aluminum Hydroxide, +/- Red 40, +/- Red 28, +/- Red 22, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Manganese Violet, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone.

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.

Crystalline

Clionadh Crystalline Duochrome Eyeshadow ($5.25 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium purple–almost a darker lavender–with cooler undertones with gold and violet shimmer throughout. It had a subtle, duochrome shift from blue to violet, but the flecks of gold pearl seemed to soften it a bit.

It had intense color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture was lightly creamy, not too dense nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, and was easy to work with. There were signs of fading present after eight and a half hours of wear.

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

  • Lethal Cosmetics Descent (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Clionadh Royalty (P, $12.50) is darker (85% similar).
  • Terra Moons Moon Tide (P, $13.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Peri (P, $7.00) (80% similar).
  • Clionadh Nocturnal (P, $5.25) is darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • JD Glow Anomaly (P, $7.50) is darker (80% similar).
  • ColourPop Fault Line (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).
  • Viseart Zeus (GPV2 #20) (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Gemstone #9 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.25/0.06 oz. – $87.50 Per Ounce

There do not appear to be any specific claims made for the brand’s regular eyeshadow range, so being held to typical industry claims (as well as looking at the brand swatches), I’d expect rich pigmentation along with being blendable. The brand has an assortment of finishes, and the price point varies from finish to finish and has some variance within finish as well, but they tend to range from $6.00 CAD to $8.00 CAD, which converts to around $5.00 to $7.00 USD.

The more shimmery formulas were similar; they tended to be dense, lightly creamy, and blendable with excellent pigmentation and minimal chance of fallout. Some of the more sparkly shades felt more loosely-pressed while a few metallics were more emollient to the touch. They typically wore between eight and eight and a half hours on me before fading visibly (without primer).

Browse all of our Clionadh Duochrome Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, +/- Red 7, +/- Red 33, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Ultramarine Blue, +/- Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, +/- Nylon 12, +/- Yellow 10, +/- Bisaminomethyl-norbornane Copolymer, +/- Aluminum Hydroxide, +/- Red 40, +/- Red 28, +/- Red 22, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Manganese Violet, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone.

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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