Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Earthbound is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark green with a metallic finish. It is a permanent eyeshadow that retails for $6.25 and contains 0.06 oz.
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Earthbound is a sage green base with warmer, gold pearl and high-shine, metallic finish. The base is almost cooler in tone, but there's plenty of warmer, fine gold shimmer throughout that gives it a warmer reflection. When worn against true warm-toned shades, including other greens, you can see how much cooler-toned it appears. The press is moderately firm, lightly creamy but not at all powdery.
Inspiration: I love green eyeshadows, but if there's one category that Sydney Grace does well? It's green eyeshadow! I wanted to do a less warmer green shade, something more light to medium in depth with some contrasting shimmer. In my mind, I kept thinking "sage green," and it's the kind of color that can look cooler or warmer depending on what it is paired with and how it is applied.
Behind the Name: The palettes are conceptualized to begin with more of a fantasy of colors--space--and then becoming more grounded, hence the horizon in the name, with earthier, more neutral hues. This is how I came up with "Earthbound" as a name (and yes, green = earth).
I described the color as "sparkling, metallic sage green." The initial loose color samples included two versions to work from, and I selected the B version but wanted the base to be darker. The A version was too warm (and likely duped within the brand's existing range). The third loose color sample needed to be a little darker. I was happy with the color, finish, and texture of the fourth version, which was hand-pressed, in October 2020.
When this shade was machine-pressed, its fifth iteration, it was lighter, bluer, and more silvery (too different from what I initially approved to be pressed). The sixth version dialed in to the color and finish that I was after and was approved for production in early March 2021.
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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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