Sydney Grace Dear Reader is a slightly cool-toned, medium lavender with a metallic finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $6.25 and contains 0.06 oz.
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium lavender with neutral undertones and a bright, metallic finish.
For those following along on Instagram, I shared this shade along with three other versions I received for Temptalia (in the Radiant Reflection palette). This was shade three (I chose shade four to be shade Temptalia), which received an overwhelming amount of support and love. It was the color that I gravitated toward, too, but the coolness of it didn't pair as well with the Radiant Reflection story compared to the fourth shade (which is warmer and has a warmer sheen).
I also felt that the color was a little similar to Lunar Illumination, which was already finalized and made, but with so many readers falling in love with this shade, I felt awful not choosing it! It never hurts to ask, so I did, in fact, ask Sydney Grace if it was possible that they'd consider making this shade as a single... and they said yes. I didn't even really intend for it to be part of the collaboration, I just wanted to be able to tell readers it was going to come someday! Of course, I named it Dear Reader as a result.
It is cooler-toned in lower lighting (indoor, filtered sunlight, shade, etc.) and slightly warmer, rosier in brighter lighting (outdoors, direct sunlight). It has a very shiny finish, which I think was part of why this and the fourth shade captured so many readers' hearts!
It will be available with the palettes on June 18th at 9AM PDT. You can use code TEMPTALIA15 for 15% off.
P.S. -- I did not intend to rate the products from my collaboration, mostly because who would believe my ratings? It felt almost silly, but I had SO many requests to rate. Sydney Grace eyeshadows are fairly consistent (one of the reasons I wanted to work with them), so you can also check out past reviews that were written well before the collaboration process started as well.
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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