Sydney Grace Pure Joy is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark taupe with a metallic finish. It is a permanent highlighter that retails for $9.00 and contains 0.25 oz.
Sydney Grace Pure Joy Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deep, dirty plum base packed with dirty, gold shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It was almost a plummy taupe overall, and what made it so complex as the cooler undertone of the plum color with the warmer undertone of the gold shimmer. The color payoff was opaque with very little product, so I'd highly recommend using a lighter touch and building up coverage to make it easier to control the application, placement, and so on. The consistency was denser, creamy without being too thick, and blendable on my skin. The cooler, purple-plum tones came through more noticeably as I blended and diffused the color out, and the golden sheen was apparent on the higher points as the light reflected off of my cheekbones. This shade stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our pressed highlighters are smooth and pigmented. We use very high quality ingredients and formulate our shadows to have very high pigmentation, great color payoff, blends like a dream, and lasts all day long.
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))
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