Best & Worst of Sydney Grace Cream Shadows

01/03

Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  
Sydney Grace Cream Shadows
Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  
Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  
Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  
Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  
Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  
Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  
Sydney Grace Cream Shadow  

Sydney Grace Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) will be on sale today for $5 a pop, so while I originally had this slated for Sunday’s round-up post, today is far more timely! They have over 40 shades, of which I reviewed all 18 of the shades I have. I imagine I’ll review more shades in the future. Their blushes will also be $5 (regularly $9), and their highlighters will be $7 (regularly $12) (will post a best and worst for this range shortly!).

The formula is supposed to “dry down to a smudge proof finish” that isn’t waterproof but “will last all day on the lids.” The brand recommends working “one eye at a time” as the formula “dr[ies] fairly quickly.” It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product–like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube–is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you’re someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is “too” pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you’d want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn’t runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you’d find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They’re very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn’t have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you’d get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences–in general with cream eyeshadows–I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you’re using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They’re some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I’ve worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff… one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

01.

01. Suntan Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Suntan Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented...

Sydney Grace Suntan Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, golden copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented...

02.

02. Campfire Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Campfire Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe-brown with subtle, warm golden undertones and a sparkling, metallic...

Sydney Grace Campfire Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, taupe-brown with subtle, warm golden undertones and a sparkling, metallic...

03.

03. Vanilla Bean Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Vanilla Bean Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, dirty gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It's a...

Sydney Grace Vanilla Bean Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, dirty gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It's a...

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04.

04. Boardwalk Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Boardwalk Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a slightly muted, coppery brown with warm undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It was...

Sydney Grace Boardwalk Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a slightly muted, coppery brown with warm undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It was...

05.

05. Cranberry Streusel Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Cranberry Streusel Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, medium plum with warm, red undertones and a slightly cooler overtone. ...

Sydney Grace Cranberry Streusel Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, medium plum with warm, red undertones and a slightly cooler overtone. ...

06.

06. I Don't Know Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace I Don't Know Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a muted, antique gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was slightly less...

Sydney Grace I Don't Know Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a muted, antique gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was slightly less...

07.

07. Spiced Cider Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich...

Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich...

08.

08. The Scoop Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace The Scoop Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deep gold with subtle, warm olive undertones and a metallic sheen. It had intense...

Sydney Grace The Scoop Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deep gold with subtle, warm olive undertones and a metallic sheen. It had intense...

09.

09. Toffee Crunch Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Toffee Crunch Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque...

Sydney Grace Toffee Crunch Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark gold with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque...

10.

10. Worth the Wait Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Worth the Wait Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, rich gold with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It was...

Sydney Grace Worth the Wait Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, rich gold with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It was...

11.

11. Candlelight Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A+

Sydney Grace Candlelight Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy peach with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It...

Sydney Grace Candlelight Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium, rosy peach with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It...

12.

12. Warm Weather Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Warm Weather Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly...

Sydney Grace Warm Weather Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly...

13.

13. Wish Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Wish Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light purple with cool undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque...

Sydney Grace Wish Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light purple with cool undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque...

14.

14. I Need a Vacation Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A

Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium purple with cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had...

Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium purple with cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had...

15.

15. Rendezvous Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deep navy blue with cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had a blacker base...

Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deep navy blue with cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had a blacker base...

16.

16. The Deep Love Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A

Sydney Grace The Deep Love Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It...

Sydney Grace The Deep Love Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark plum with warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It...

17.

17. Cliff Jumping Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Cliff Jumping Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and more silvery sparkle over a metallic...

Sydney Grace Cliff Jumping Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and more silvery sparkle over a metallic...

18.

18. Jingle Bells Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace

PPermanent. $8.00/0.33 oz.

A

Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium silver with neutral undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff...

Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium silver with neutral undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff...

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Glossover Breakdown

99%

Average Score
A
18
B
0
C
0
D
0
F
0
Glossover Averages
product
10
pigmentation
10
texture
10
longevity
10
application
5
Total
99%
product
10
pigmentation
10
texture
10
longevity
10
application
5
Total
99%

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The Good: Creamy (1), Blendable (1), Great Value (1)

The Bad: Creases (1), Fades (1)

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Thanks for the roundup. Do you think Wish could be worn on the entire lid (with maybe a darker color on outer third) or is it too light colored?

As just a single eyeshadow? Maybe? I honestly don’t use eyeshadow that way, so it’s hard to say… like my “eye” for what looks good there might not be what you’d expect!

So many perfect shades that I have too many on my WL! I know which ones I’d get first, or so I believe:
Cliff Jumping, The Scoop, Vanilla Bean, Wish and Rendezvous. At a later time, I Need A Vacation and Campfire, too.

Wonderful release for Sydney Grace. So far, most of the products from the brand have been really nice performers. I look forward to what they launch next.

I’m so bummed Vanilla Bean sold out so quickly because it is labeled as being discontinued. Thankfully, she’s running another sale on cream shadows because so many sold out, maybe they will bring back Vanilla Bean for at least that sale.

With those ratings, there really isn’t much wrong ;). Cliff, RDV and Jingles are the ones that I’d want even though rated lower, as they’re sort of unique for my collection (of creams).

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