There are so many cream blushes released this! These are highly similar, but it made me think long and hard! Today, I thought we’d look at two incredibly similar shades of multichrome eyeshadow and see if we could dial in on why one makes more sense.
Learnbetween two products when choosing between two options, whether you’re in decluttering mode, considering a new purchase, or have been tempted by something new and shiny!
Clionadh Trefoil vs. Terra Moons Mood Ring
|TREFOIL Clionadh||MOODTerra Moons|
|Finish||High-shine metallic with a fine sparkle||Smooth metallic, moderate shine|
|Color||Multichrome with black base, blue-teal-green shift||Multichrome with black base, blue-teal-green shift|
|Texture||Soft, moderately emollient, slightly dense||Soft, lightly emollient, less dense|
|Longevity||It starts fading at 8.5 hours, fading evenly||It starts fading at 8 hours, fades evenly|
|Application||Appliedand could be used with a dampened brush||Applied well dry and could be used with a wet brush|
|Accessibility||Online only, direct, based in Canada, pre-order||Online online, immediate only, based in the US, pre-order|
|Price/Size||On the higher end for Multichromes, shippingmay be higher due to the Canada location for specific customers.||Slightly more affordable, shipping may befor specific customers|
Reasons forand finish give Trefoil an inkier quality as the black base was slightly more affluent and deeper. At the same time, the shine somewhat more intense overall. The formula is more emollient and slightly creamier, so it has better adhesion and longevity. The shift stays lower for longer–by an hour or so–than Mood Ring. If you love the look of eyeshadows applied wet but ddidn’twant to use a dampened brush, Trefoil has that impact dry.
Reasons forMood Ring: I think this is slightly easier to work with for someone who hadn’t used Multichromes before as the black base wasn’t quite as intense, so I felt it was more forgiving and easier to use. It wasn’t as an emollient, which may be preferred for those with oilier lids as sometimes denser, more emollient formulas can crease more readily. Because the finish on this shade was smoother and not quite as shiny, I’d expect it to be a little more forgiving of more lid texture. If you only purchase one or two shades and in the US (at least, it may apply to other regions!), shipping is more affordable (free over $65, whereas Clionadh’s shipping starts at $15, and there’s no free shipping offered).
Editor’s Pick: I prefer Trefoil’s slightly more emollient quality and the shinier, more intense finish. However, if I were only ordering one or two shades from either brand, I would opt for Mood Ring because the difference in cost would be too great for those marginal differences–Mood Ring is still quite smooth and metallic with great intensity. Without owning both, I’d never think there were real differences (even as slight as they are).
Bottombecause they are very similar. The colors are nearly the same, while the high-performing, subtle diffediff willlyresulting in slight differences in the finish. Still, the application of the two is similar. The price point on each is comparable, but the difference in shipping costs will likely determine which is the better “deal.”