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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“A Copper & Purple Look”)

01/06

Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Copper & Purple Look | Look Details
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow

Pandora

Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, medium purple with soft, warm pink undertones and a frosted sheen. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin with smooth, even color. The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not stiff or difficult to pick up with a dry brush. It blended out easily along the edges and lasted well for eight and a half hours on my lid.

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).

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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), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Pandora
Pandora
A

Permanent

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

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Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad

01/06

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad

Pillow Talk

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.18 oz.) is a new set of rosy neutrals with two mattes and two shimmers that’s supposed to be a permanent extension of the Pillow Talk family. Nordstrom gets first access to the release beginning today (for this as well as the Pillow Talk blush, which I reviewed late last year). It’s a drier, dustier set of shades, and the monochromatic nature of it didn’t come together as well as I expected as they shades ran too much into each other. If the last shade was a few shades deeper, it would have made the quad more versatile and more likely to work across skin tones. The frostiness of the first shade didn’t jive as well with the mattes, and it all ended up looking dusty on my lid.

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B+

Pillow Talk #1

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B+

Pillow Talk #2

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B-

Pillow Talk #3

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Pillow Talk #4

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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Bright, Tropical Look”)

01/04

Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow

Sunbeam

Sydney Grace Sunbeam Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark yellow with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the consistency was smooth, lightly creamy and adhered evenly to my lid. It blended out easily and stayed on well for eight hours on me.

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.

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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Sunbeam
Sunbeam
A

Permanent

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

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NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad

01/05

NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad

Tropical Express

NARS Tropical Express Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) included an eggplant purple, gold, soft green, and bright purple. Three shades were quite good and easy to use, but the purple was a total disaster–it was sheer, difficult to build up, a challenge to blend, and all-in-all, a poor representation of NARS’ matte formula.

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A-

Tropical Express #1

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Tropical Express #2

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Tropical Express #3

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Tropical Express #4

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NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad

01/05

NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad

Pulp Fiction

NARS Pulp Fiction Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) includes a silvery lilac, deep purple, soft lavender, and iridescent lavender. I give props to NARS for attempting an all purple-hued quad, but all four shades fell short of expectations in at least one way, if not more. The quad has to be used with a primer to be decent on its own, and it would only be ideal for someone who prefers a sheerer look overall.

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B-

Pulp Fiction #1

Permanent in Palette
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Pulp Fiction #2

Permanent in Palette
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Pulp Fiction #3

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Pulp Fiction #4

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NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad

01/05

NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad
NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad

Moskova

NARS Moskova Eyeshadow Quad ($52.00 for 0.16 oz.) is a new, permanent quad that features a blue-teal, pop of green, inky navy blue, and medium-dark blue. The two shimmery shades were nicely pigmented and easy enough to use, while the two more matte shades need primer and some extra effort to blend out well.

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A-

Moskova #1

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Moskova #2

Permanent in Palette
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B

Moskova #3

Permanent in Palette
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A-

Moskova #4

Permanent in Palette
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