Reaching Zenith (Deep)

Sydney Grace Matte Shadow

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Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Deep) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Deep) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Deep) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Deep) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Comparisons: Dusk, Reaching Zenith (Deep), Thunderbird
Sydney Grace Comparisons: Dusk, Reaching Zenith (Deep), Thunderbird
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith -- Deep vs. Light
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith -- Deep vs. Light
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Deep) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Deep) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Comparisons: Dusk, Reaching Zenith (Deep), Thunderbird
Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith -- Deep vs. Light

Sydney Grace Reaching Zenith (Deep) is a very cool-toned, dark gray with a matte finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Quintessence (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.

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Editor's Review
FYI: We are collaborating with Sydney Grace on an upcoming collection!

Reaching Zenith (Deep) is a medium-dark, bluish-gray with matte finish. It has a light-to-medium press to it, so it has softness and a touch of powderiness in the pan but retains its depth and richness better.

Inspiration: I wanted a gray that had cooler tones that would complement the purples and teals without adding more intensity. By leaning into blue, rather than true gray, it worked better for deeper skin--the blue tinge isn't as apparent on dark skin as it is on lighter skin.

Behind the Name: Coming out with this collaboration is me feeling like I've reached zenith--the most successful point of my blogging career.

Development

The description of this shade was originally "matte, muted lavender." The color came out beautifully from the loose and initial hand-pressed versions, but I ultimately went in a different direction ("matte, faded blue-gray") in October 2020 because I worried it was too light to work well on darker skin tones.

The third and fourth versions just weren't the right color by a lot (too light, too warm), and by March 2021, we had decided to do a deep and light version of two shades from each palette, including this shade. The fifth version was it! and approved in late March as the Deep version.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.

Reaching Zenith (Deep)

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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Claims / Ingredients

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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1 Written Reviews

By Alison 1 week ago.

Great outer-v shade for smoky looks or blue-toned looks. Blends out super well for any shade, and especially so for a dark blue-ish matte. Really impressed with the quality and easy of use of this one. Well done, Christine.

Tags: buildable, highly-pigmented, blendable, easy-to-apply, long-wearing
Skin Type: Dry - Skin Tone: Light Plus - Undertone: Yellow