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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Hot Tropics” Look)

01/04

Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Timber

Sydney Grace Timber Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, forest green with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler green shimmer. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out with little effort. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan nor was it thick/heavy. It lasted for just over eight hours on me before starting to fade noticeably.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol)), aluminum powder

Timber
Timber
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter

01/07

Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter
Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter

Down the Aisle

Sydney Grace Down the Aisle Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a strong sheen. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that did not emphasize my skin’s natural texture. The highlighter had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was firmer in the pan but not stiff to work with, so it blended out easily on my cheeks. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading slightly on me.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Where the Sea Meets the Stars” Look)

01/04

Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow

Abyss

Sydney Grace Abyss Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a navy blue with cool undertones and a soft, frosted finish. It had opaque color coverage, but the consistency was firmer and thinner, which I found made it appear a bit drier on my lid and wasn’t as blendable. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol)), aluminum powder

Abyss
Abyss
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

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Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter

01/07

Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter
Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter

Peach Kisses

Sydney Grace Peach Kisses Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium pink base (with warmer, yellow undertones) with warm, golden shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, and I felt like a little went a long way–both in terms of coverage as well as the sheen. The highlighter had a denser, lightly creamy texture that seemed like it would be heavy on my sin, but it applied smoothly, blended out easily, and didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture as I had feared. It wore well for eight hours before fading a bit on my cheeks.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Peach Kisses
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Harvest of Neutrals” Look)

01/04

Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow

General

Sydney Grace General Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark, murky green with subtle, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had medium, buildable pigmentation with a slightly drier, stiffer consistency, which gave it a tendency to stick well to my skin but was harder to diffuse and spread outward. I didn’t have too much difficulty diffusing the edge to my satisfaction. It stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

General
General
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total

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Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter

01/07

Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter
Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter

Velvet Gold

Sydney Grace Velvet Gold Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a pale, yellow gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had very finely-milled shimmer, but it was so bright and shiny that it was much more than a pearlescent finish. It had opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin and blended out with minimal effort. The texture felt dense, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch, but it picked up well with my tapered highlighting brush. It was just shy of pore-emphasizing territory on my skin, though someone who is more concerned about this may find it does for them. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Velvet Gold
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total