Sydney Grace Celestial Bloom is a very cool-toned, dark purple with a sparkle finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Quintessence (Light), Quintessence (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Celestial Bloom is an intense violet purple with hint of blue reflect and metallic finish. It has a smoother, almost pearl-like sheen in its base with larger, bluish-violet sparkle. There is a fair amount of sparkle, and to get the intensity and still keep most of those beautiful sparkles on the lid and not below it, it is a creamier, denser eyeshadow. I use it with dry and wet brushes as well as fingertips, but I prefer a wet brush for getting the best application; it is best patted/pressed into place, then blended out.
Inspiration: I wanted to create more blue-based purples, which are rarer to find (especially done well) as opposed to warmer, pinkish-purples. Originally, the palette was only going to have ten shades, and only one of them was a cooler, shimmery purple, but when Sydney Grace sent me a few options for a sparkly purple... well, I fell in love with two (Aurora is the other).
Behind the Name: Celestial ties in with the theme, obviously, and I think that the way colors swirl and starlight come together reminds me of flowers blooming.
The shade came to be as a result of receiving two color options for Aurora and being incapable of not using both, so it was born from the concept of a "rich, cooler purple/violet with blue/teal/lavender shimmer." The second version, which was the hand-pressed one, arrived in October 2020 and was just right as-is, which remained true when the third version, the machine-pressed one, arrived in January 2021 before going into full 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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