Sydney Grace Glossover is a very cool-toned, light blue with a pearl finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Radiant Reflection (Light), Radiant Reflection (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Glossover is a glowing, light-medium blue with cool undertones and iridescent sheen. It may be tempting to use it damp, but I actually think this shade has the most glow and luminance when applied dry! (It can be applied with a wet brush but gets a little more metallic.) The press is slightly firmer to keep it from being too powdery.
Inspiration: I wanted something to have more of an iridescent sheen that wasn't metallic or sparkly but smoother. This was always part of my color story for this palette, but it was surprisingly challenging to describe to Sydney Grace to achieve the end result that we did! I also found that it took a few revisions to get the texture to be a smooth sheen without being too thick.
Behind the Name: It is a nod to the rating system used on Temptalia, The Glossover, which I felt fit with how glowing the sheen was on this--a lot like how pearl looks in a lipgloss.
I wanted this to have a "high-shine, smooth/reflective blue base with blue-violet shift." The initial version had a great finish but I wanted the overall color to be lighter to give more of a halo/brightening effect. The second version was still on the darker side, while the third, hand-pressed version was closer but felt too thick/dense in texture. While the fourth version was better, it was still too thick and didn't apply evenly.
It was the fifth version where the texture was where it needed to be--smooth, satiny, and not too thick--and was approved for full production in early March 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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