Clionadh Llyr Highlighter Review & Swatches

by Jeremy


Clionadh Llyr Powder Highlighter ($12.50 for 0.21 oz.) swirls together to create a bright, bluish-lavender with strong, cool undertones and an intense, metallic finish. It was incredibly pigmented, so a little went a long way, and when combined with the softer, more loosely-pressed texture, it was easy to pick up more product than desired, so use a lighter hand initially. It wasn’t what I’d describe as “buildable” without making a concerted effort to use barely any product, so it was more pigmented than marketed. The texture was smooth and soft to the touch, and it applied evenly and blended out well on my skin. Despite being very shiny and metallic, it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly on me.

clionadh llyr 002 product

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

Formula Overview

$12.50/0.21 oz. – $59.52 Per Ounce

There’s not much that describes the formula other than it has a “soft, buildable application.” They tended to be quite pigmented–semi-opaque to fully opaque–with soft, smoother textures that weren’t too dense nor too softly pressed into the pan. I’d highly recommend using a lighter hand with a less-dense brush for sheerer or more buildable applications.

The texture was typically smooth, slightly dense, and a bit thicker than most powder highlighters on the market, so they often needed to be buffed and diffused on the skin. The finishes were often more intense, leaning toward metallic, and occasionally, they emphasized my skin’s natural texture when worn at higher coverage levels. They wore between eight and nine hours on me for the most part.

Browse all of our Clionadh Powder Highlighter swatches.


Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides, +/- Ultramarines, +/- Chromium Oxide Green, +/- Ferric Ferrocyanide, +/- Bismuth Oxychloride, +/- Manganese Violet, Zinc Stearate, Calcium Carbonate, Kaolin, Silica, Allantoin, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/ Capric Triglyceride, Dimethicone

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists areas 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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