Sydney Grace Desert Spoon is a neutral-toned, medium-dark green with a matte finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: On the Horizon (Light), On the Horizon (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Desert Spoon is a somewhat muted, grass green with matte finish. It's muted with respect to other grassy greens, which can sometimes border on neon, but it has enough green and brightness that it doesn't go olive. Having some vividness helps the green look truer to color on both light and dark skin tones. It has a slightly softer press with minimal powderiness in the pan while retaining opacity and blendability.
Inspiration: I wanted a more muted, almost grungy green that wasn't olive-based. There's enough brightness for this shade to work on different skin tones while still retaining a more muted quality to it.
Behind the Name: It's pretty much bang-on for the color of a plant by the name of desert spoon, which is common to find in Arizona (where I live).
I described my vision as "muted, medium-dark green" that wasn't too "yellow-based." The initial loose color sample was exactly the kind of color I had envisioned! The second version, which was hand-pressed, came out much darker, more muted, and cooler-toned and I wanted more like the loose version I had last seen. The third version, which was machine-pressed, was perfect when received, so it was approved for full production in mid-March 2021.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our matte shadows are very creamy and pigmented. We use very high quality ingredients and formulate our shadows to have very high pigmentation, great color payoff, and little fallout. Blends like a dream and lasts all day long. We offer a money back guarantee, because we know you will love them! Each shadow comes in a 26mm metal pan and contains approx. 1.8 grams of product.
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), 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))
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