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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Misty Swamp” Look)

01/05

Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow

Blue Mist

Sydney Grace Blue Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright white with cool, blue iridescent shimmer that gave it a more metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that applied well to bare skin and blended out with little effort. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

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

Blue Mist
Blue Mist
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

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NARS Exposed Cheek Palette

01/07

NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette
NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette

Exposed

NARS Exposed Spring 2019 Cheek Palette ($59.00 for 0.60 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette that features six, wet/dry cheek colors ranging pale peach to deep pink. My experience with this formula is consistent with much of the other wet/dry cheek products NARS has launched over the last few years: they’re pretty pigmented dry, so wet application just intensifies the coverage more quickly and can make the finish become more shimmery/shiny. For deeper shades (like New Fling), I find that using a dampened brush can sometimes make it a little harder to get smooth, seamless edges, particularly when used over complexion products (instead of bare skin). I highly recommend using moderately dense brushes with this type of formula (gel-powder kind of hybrid), as the texture has a denser, firmer feel in the pan, but there’s no powderiness in the pan and the formula is pretty blendable on skin.

The formula is similar to last holiday’s Hot Tryst, but I found the spring palette to feel a little dustier/drier and ultimately, a little firmer in the pan. Still easy enough to work with, especially for those who gravitate toward the gel-powder type of formulas.

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B+

Tell All

Limited Edition
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B+

Now or Never

Limited Edition
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A-

Give It Away

Limited Edition
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B+

Make You Mine

Limited Edition
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A-

Come Hither

Limited Edition
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B+

New Fling

Limited Edition
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Marc Jacobs Sugar High Le Marc Lip Creme & Lip Lacquer

01/07

Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème
Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème

Sugar High (292)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Sugar High (292) Le Marc Lip Crème ($30.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium, muted coral with warm, rosy undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly across my lips without tugging. The texture was lightly creamy without being too slippery, though there was a touch of product visible in my deeper lip lines in the close-up photo but not enough that it was visible in person. It wore well for five hours (not close to the 10-hour wear claim) and was lightly hydrating.

Formula Overview

$30.00/0.12 oz. - $250.00 Per Ounce

The formula claims to have "10-hour" wear with “vivid pigment” and a “rich, velvety” texture that is “ultra-hydrating.” As you might expect, they don’t last ten hours; they last four to six hours with some leaving a stain. The texture is lightweight, creamy, and glides on without dragging or tugging on the lip, but it doesn’t have a lot of slip so it stays in place. The formula can be lightly hydrating to drying, depending on the shade. The lipstick has a sweet, floral scent, but it is very subtle, even when smelled directly from the tube.

Browse all of our Marc Jacobs Beauty Le Marc Lip Crème swatches.

Ingredients

Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Octyldodecanol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyethylene, Phytosteryl/Isostearyl/Cetyl/Stearyl/Behenyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacylapidate-2, Mica, Hydrated Silica, Kaolin, Cera Microcristallina Wax/Microcrystalline Wax/Cire Microcrystalline, Squalane, Phenyl Trimethicone, Hydrogenated Olive Oil, Silica, Candelilla Cera/Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax/Cire De Candelilla, VP/Eicosene Copolymer, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Tribehenin, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil Unsaponifiables, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Orbigynya Oleifera Seed Oil, Pentaerythrityl Tetra-Di-T-Butyl Hydroxyhydrocinnamate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Coca) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triisostearin, Shorea Stenoptera Seed Butter, Sorbitan Oleate, Barium Sulfate (CI 77120), Sorbitan Isostearate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Fragrance, Hippophae Rhamnoides Seed Oil, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Acrylates Copolymer, Tin Oxide, Bensyl Benzoate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Blue 1 Lake (CI 42090).

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Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

01/11

Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter
Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter

Chillz

Fenty Beauty Chillz Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter ($34.00 for 0.28 oz.) is a bright, aqua blue base with flecks of icy blue and silver sparkle and glitter. If you love glittery highlighters, this might be in your wheelhouse, but for those who raise a brow at the mere mention of sparkle, then read this: it is ALL about the sparkle here!

The finish has a high-shine, wet-look to it because of how sparkly and metallic the highlighter was once buffed and blended on my skin. It had more semi-opaque, buildable coverage, and the base seemed more translucent but was chocked full of sparkle and glitz so it still seemed quite pigmented. This shade released during the holidays in the brand’s Killawatt palette, though I found the full-sized take to be less powdery, more sparkly, and easier to use, though it looked a little drier on my skin compared to other Killawatts. It emphasized my skin’s texture slightly as well. It wore nicely for eight hours before starting to fade noticeably, and there was slight migration of glitter over time.

Formula Overview

$34.00/0.28 oz. - $121.43 Per Ounce

The formula is described ranging from “subtle dayglow to insanely supercharged” with a “cream-powder hybrid” formula that feels “weightless” and is long-wearing. They can also be used on the eyes, body, lips, and so forth, per the brand. They feel like a traditional powder, but they have a smooth, moderately dense texture that doesn’t kick up a lot of excess product in the pan but also does not feel stiff or difficult to pickup with the brush. The finishes varied from shade to shade; where Metal Moon was the most subtle and had a satin-to-pearl finish, Trophy Wife was the most over-the-top with chunky, obvious glitter and less base color compared to the other shades.

The duos featured a light-to-moderate highlighter on the left and then a more sparkly, metallic highlighter on the right with the exception of Ginger Binge/Moscow Mule, where the left shade (Ginger Binge) was more intense (possibly owing to the richer color and payoff). In general, I found the left, more subtle side of each duo to be sheer to semi-sheer, somewhat buildable, whereas the right, more metallic side was substantially more pigmented. All of the more intense highlighters (Trophy Wife and the right side of the duos) did accentuate the look of my skin’s natural texture to some degree.

For use on the eye, they worked better with a slightly dampened brush, as it gave the powder a bit more binding powder for better adherence to the lid, but the ones I tried on the lid were blendable and easy to apply with no real concerns from the application itself other than the potential for fallout over time.

Browse all of our Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Talc, Isododecane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Diisostearyl Malate, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Cetyl Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Aluminum Calcium Sodium Silicate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470).

Chillz
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Galaxy” Look)

01/04

Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow

Flannel

Sydney Grace Flannel Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright violet with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to full color coverage with a second layer. The texture was denser, lightly creamy, and seemed to have a bit of slip, which made it a little harder to diffuse the edge as seamlessly as I would have wanted. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

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

Flannel
Flannel
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

01/05

Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow

Hercules

Sydney Grace Hercules Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had rich color coverage in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The consistency was soft, smooth, and not too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

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

Hercules
Hercules
A

Permanent

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow

Sweet Dreams

Sydney Grace Sweet Dreams Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a subtle, blue-to-violet shifting pearl. It was much less shimmery than a lot of shades in this color family are when I’ve encountered them. As a result, it wasn’t as noticeably shifty in finish when applied to my skin, unless I really buffed and sheered it out. The consistency was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy without being too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 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 Shimmer Shadow swatches.

Sweet Dreams
A

Permanent

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

01/05

Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow

Maids a Milking

Sydney Grace Maids a Milking Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium pink with warmer undertones and cooler, blue-to-violet shifting shimmer. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. It was quite dimensional on my skin, which was nice as sometimes duochromes look cool on my arm but lose their depth in practice. The texture was soft, lightly creamy, and blendable on my eye. It wore well for eight hours on me before it creasing slightly.

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

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow

Midnight

Sydney Grace Midnight Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep black with neutral undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were very faint shimmers strewn throughout, but it appeared matte to my eye in person when used. The texture was soft, substantial without being powdery, and surprisingly blendable for as intense as the coverage was in one layer. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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.

Midnight
Midnight
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/08

Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow

Orange Slush

Sydney Grace Orange Slush Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that applied evenly and blended out without difficultly on my skin. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to fade a bit.

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).

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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

Orange Slush
A

Permanent

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

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette

01/08

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette
Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette

Bloom

Natasha Denona Bloom Blush & Glow Palette ($55.00 for 0.48 oz.) is a new cheek palette that includes a cream highlighter, cream blush, powder highlighter, and powder blush. It’s a more edited take on the brand’s larger, six-pan Cheek Palettes that I raved about last year. All four shades performed well, and they layered well together in various combinations (cream with cream, powder with powder, a mix, and all together). I didn’t find that the four shades created as much contrast/variety in overall looks compared to the larger Citurs and Darya palettes, but the quality of the four here was fantastic. I’d love to see Natasha Denona release a whole line of the Duo Glows as a standalone product range.

Bloom
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

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