Sydney Grace Jealousy's Descent is a moderately cool-toned, dark green with a metallic finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Radiant Reflection (Light), Radiant Reflection (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Jealousy's Descent is a deep emerald green with metallic finish. The press is moderately-firm on this--probably one of the firmer shimmers--and will be best picked up using a gentle pushing motion with the edge of a brush, if using dry. I really wanted that sheen to be really smooth but also reflective, which is how I landed on that level of pressure/texture. I have found it softens slightly over time, but the first few uses may seem a little firm to some!
Inspiration: I have always loved the richness of jewel tones, especially emerald green, which is far less common of a shade than it really should be (in my opinion, of course). I always knew that this was going to be a must-have in any jewel-toned inspired color story.
Behind the Name: The name is a nod to the shade I made with MAC many years ago, Jealousy Wakes, that was similar in color, though this is truer to what I was hoping to achieve at the time. There's no reason to be jealous because this is the epitome of my dream emerald green, hence the "descent" part of the name.
I described this shade as "rich, vivid emerald green" that was supposed to lean "slightly greener." Sydney Grace's very first attempt to get this color was perfection. The second version, which was hand-pressed, was perfect color and just needed to be slightly firmer as it softened up a little too much after a few uses. The third, machine-pressed version was approved in January 2021 for 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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