Sydney Grace Calming Presence is a very cool-toned, dark purple with a sparkle finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: On the Horizon (Light), On the Horizon (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Calming Presence is a deep, blackened violet base with contrasting pearl and metallic sheen. It has a darker, inkier base that is what makes it more complex and different from other bluer-based purples... though there has always been less blue-based purples (most are redder or more purple). It has a very smooth sheen rather than a more noticeably shimmery and metallic finish, so the consistency is more medium in firmness--not stiff but may take a moderate hand to pick up color. There is contrasting pearl, slightly bluish-teal, that kicks it up a notch.
Inspiration: I wanted a smokier purple that could be used to incorporate color into a look without it being intensely purple but something more than a mere hint of purple.
Behind the Name: This shade is a nod to my sister, who graduated to be a therapist, which has clearly become her passion in life; and it is so lovely to see someone discover what they're passionate about and find a way to make that their job.
It was originally described as a "deep, purpled navy blue with a pearl sheen." There were two versions initially sent with the loose color samples, and I went with the deeper, slightly inkier version A. The third version, which was hand-pressed, lost some of its sheen/pearl, which I wanted to amplify. The fourth version, which was machine-pressed, struck the right balance between press and visible pearl and was approved mid-January 2021.
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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