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Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

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Cold Brew

Kaleidos Cold Brew Eyeshadow Quad ($22.00 for 0.17 oz.) is a somewhat subdued, warm-toned neutral color story with a pop of peach sparkle. The mattes were on the more powdery side, and this resulted in sheerer coverage for two of them. The sparkly shade had a high-shine, almost wet-like finish but was best used with a fingertip or over an adhesive base to minimize fallout.

Ingredients

Cold Brew (Base)

Cold Brew (Base) is a medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque color coverage
  • Smooth, velvety consistency with slight powderiness
  • Applied and blended out beautifully
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

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

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

Formula Overview

The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have a “rich, velvety texture” that is “soft and creamy yet highly adhesive” so that there is “no creasing.” It is touted as being “ultra-pigmented” with “minimal fallout” that “blends effortlessly.”

Kaleidos’ matte eyeshadows are their standout; they are velvety, smooth, and blendable with high coverage and are incredibly easy to use–they absolutely live up to “minimal fallout” and have that “soft and creamy yet highly adhesive” aspect going on.

The shimmer shades were smooth, pigmented, and denser without being overly thick or too heavy, so they picked up well with dry brushes and applied evenly to bare skin, they just didn’t have quite the level of wow-factor for me compared to their matte formula. There was also more variance in the shimmer shades so not every shade was fantastic, whereas the matte shades performed more consistently in comparison.

This eyeshadow formula lived up to its rave reviews within the indie community, though. On me, they typically lasted around eight hours before fading visibly with some of the deeper mattes staying on a little longer.

Browse all of our Kaleidos Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Kaolin, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Paraffin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aluminum hydroxide, Methicone, Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxide (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891).

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.

Cold Brew (Radiate)

Cold Brew (Radiate) is a light, brighter peach with a moderate, warm pink-leaning base and lighter sparkle throughout.

  • Mostly opaque color coverage
  • Soft, more loosely-pressed texture
  • Fragile, more prone to fallout
  • Moderate-wearing (8 hours with light fallout)

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

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

  • LORAC Mirage (LE, $19.00).
  • ColourPop Salty (PiP, $4.50).
  • The Estee Edit Riff (LE, ).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Lover #2 (LE, ).
  • Danessa Myricks Fantasy (P, $18.00).
  • Clinique Ballet Flats (PiP, $15.00).
  • Huda Beauty Mint #5 (LE, ).
  • MAC Last Dance (P, $18.00).
  • theBalm D2 (LE, $16.00).
  • NYX Girl Talk (P, $6.00).

Formula Overview

The eyeshadow formula is supposed to have a “rich, velvety texture” that is “soft and creamy yet highly adhesive” so that there is “no creasing.” It is touted as being “ultra-pigmented” with “minimal fallout” that “blends effortlessly.”

Kaleidos’ matte eyeshadows are their standout; they are velvety, smooth, and blendable with high coverage and are incredibly easy to use–they absolutely live up to “minimal fallout” and have that “soft and creamy yet highly adhesive” aspect going on.

The shimmer shades were smooth, pigmented, and denser without being overly thick or too heavy, so they picked up well with dry brushes and applied evenly to bare skin, they just didn’t have quite the level of wow-factor for me compared to their matte formula. There was also more variance in the shimmer shades so not every shade was fantastic, whereas the matte shades performed more consistently in comparison.

This eyeshadow formula lived up to its rave reviews within the indie community, though. On me, they typically lasted around eight hours before fading visibly with some of the deeper mattes staying on a little longer.

Browse all of our Kaleidos Eyeshadow swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Talc, Octyldodecanol, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Paraffin, Polybutene, Boron Nitride, Mica, Caprylyl Glycol, Hydrogen Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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.

Cold Brew (Diffuse)

Cold Brew (Diffuse) is a light-medium brown with warm, more golden undertones and a matte finish.

  • Medium, buildable color coverage
  • Smooth, finely-milled but somewhat powdery
  • Applied and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

  • NYX Underneath It All (P, $4.50).
  • ColourPop Triton (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Boundaries (PiP, $19.00).
  • Rare Beauty Nearly Neutral (P, $20.00).
  • ColourPop Eventide (LE, $4.50).
  • Glaminatrix Barely There (PiP, $7.30).
  • Smashbox Feature (PiP, ).
  • MAC Dada Issues (PiP, $17.00).
  • Vieve Beau (PiP, ).
  • Juvia’s Place Nubian #3 (P, ).

Ingredients

Mica, Talc, Kaolin, Silica, Octyldodecanol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Paraffin, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Caprylyl Glycol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Aluminum hydroxide, Iron Oxide (CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77491), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850).

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.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

  • ColourPop Fling (You’re Golden) (PiP, $4.50).
  • Dose of Colors Wine Stain (PiP, ).
  • ColourPop Float On (LE, $4.50).
  • Urban Decay Whiplash (LE, $19.00).
  • Huda Beauty Chameleon #4 (LE, ).
  • Sydney Grace Dark Roast (DC, $5.25).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze (Define) (PiP, ).
  • Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming (DC, $5.25).
  • Too Faced Belle Femme (LE, $16.00).
  • ColourPop Girl Band (LE, $4.50).

Ingredients

Mica, Silica, Paraffin, Dimethicone, Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Methicone, Aluminum hydroxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, CI 77492, CI 77491), Red 7 Lake(CI 15850), Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Black 2 (CI 77266)(nano).

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.

NOTICE: All products categorized under “Pigment” carry a warning in the US that the
product is “not intended for use in the immediate eye area.” Brands in the US typically market these
products as “Pigments” (instead of “Eyeshadow”), and there is often a warning on the back of packaging or
the label. The product includes color additives that are not approved for usage on the eyes per the
FDA.
Some color additives in “Pigments” have no usage restrictions in the EU, per CosIng, and can be used on the
eyes. We recommend checking ingredients to confirm current safety assessment/restrictions:
FDA/CosIng.

Cold Brew (Accentuate) is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish.

  • Medium, buildable color coverage
  • Smooth, finely-milled but somewhat powdery
  • Applied and blended out well
  • Long-wearing (8 hours on average)

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