The Ciate Shadow Flip Multi-Chromatic Shifting Liquid Eyeshadow collection launched back in August, and I knew I had to try at least one of the shades.
2020 was definitely the year that I discovered multichrome liquid eyeshadows, and after falling head over heels in love with the *amazing* Natasha Denona Chromium Liquid Eyeshadows, I’ve been looking for other liquid multichrome eyeshadows to try.
Ciate Shadow Flip Multi-Chromatic Shifting Liquid Eyeshadow
The Ciate Shadow Flip Multi-Chromatic Shifting Liquid Eyeshadow is available in three different shades; Ember, Peacock and Wonder. They’re £18 each, and I bought the shade Ember as it looked like the most unique shade, and wasn’t something I already owned in the Natasha Denona Chromium shades I have.
“With a light, creamy formulation each Shadow Flip shadow creates a high-impact, other worldly metallic finish to the lids in just seconds.
The shade shifting, colour flipping pigments create an instant multi-chrome effect on the lids, blending seamlessly into a multi-tonal look in just one simple step. The colour appears to change as light reflects off the contours of the eyelid and eye crease.“
I have to say, I’ve found the Ciate Shadow Flip Multi-Chromatic Shifting Liquid Eyeshadow to be really disappointing. The formula is very thin, and you can’t get an opaque layer unless you apply layers and layers of the shadow, and if you do that, it ends up creasing in minutes.
I think the formula needs to be thicker, as the multichromatic shimmer particles just don’t stick to the lids. If you do a swatch like these above, and brush your finger over the top, even when dry, you will move all of the shadow across your hand, and it performs that way on the eyes too.
If you have any hooding of your eyes, the Ciate Shadow Flip Multi-Chromatic Shifting Liquid Eyeshadow will transfer instantly unfortunately. This shade; Ember, is seriously pretty with an orange, green and gold shift, but the formula is the worst liquid eyeshadow formula I’ve tried.
Even if I apply the shadow on a primer, or a powder eyeshadow, it still transfers everywhere and fades extremely quickly. The Natasha Denona Chromium shadows are £7 more expensive than the Ciate Shadow Flip Multi-Chromatic Shifting Liquid Eyeshadow, but I would absolutely recommend them 100%. They don’t transfer, they don’t fade, they don’t smudge, and they look incredible on the eyes.
I’m pretty gutted I’ve wasted £18 on the Ciate Shadow Flip Multi-Chromatic Shifting Liquid Eyeshadow, as I will never use it again, as it’s just pointless. Plus, this Ciate version is £18 for only 1.2ml of product which is an extremely tiny amount of product – the tube is very, very small.
The Natasha Denona Chromium Shadows are £25, and you get 2ml, so it’s much better value anyway, and also a far superior formula. I wouldn’t recommend the Ciate Shadow Flip eyeshadows at all, the formula is such a fail.