Sydney Grace Borealis is a slightly cool-toned, light-medium green with a sparkle finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Quintessence (Light), Quintessence (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Borealis is a mint green base with warmer, gold shimmer and micro-sparkle over metallic finish. Like Aurora, it has a slightly firmer press and a little more thickness/creaminess, which helps all the sparkly bits adhere to the lid when pressed and patted on. Not very apparent in person, but there are tiny bits of pink pearl/shimmer in it, too. You'll want to use a slightly heavier hand when picking this up or use the edge of the brush to gently push upwards rather than swiping.
Inspiration: The colors of the aurora borealis, common known as the northern lights. This is a phenomenon that occurs as solar wind, originating from space, arrive many hours later on Earth and create a spectacular light show.
Behind the Name:I felt like (some variations of) purple and green were often the more prominent colors in an aurora borealis, which is why this and the next shade received the their names.
Originally, I had a warmer, more magenta-purple lined-up, but after closer reflection, I felt like a glowing green was really critical to conveying the northern lights. I described it as a "glowing, light-medium green with slightly cooler base and warmer, golden sheen."
The first version arrived in hand-pressed format in October 2020 but needed to be lighter and have more visible shimmer/sparkle. The revised, second version arrived in February 2021 and was approved for production.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our pressed pigment shadows are smooth 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), 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
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