Sydney Grace My Constellation is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a metallic finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Quintessence (Light), Quintessence (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
My Constellation is a muted, mid-tone plum with blue reflect and metallic finish. It is incredibly smooth and silky, so it has an almost cream eyeshadow feel to the touch but has excellent adhesion and blendability. There are faint bluish micro-sparkle/shimmers throughout that give it more dimension.
Inspiration: I find that plum often straddles a space between warm and neutral, a little earthy in a way, so its inclusion helps to tie between the purples, reds, and teals. It also provides a way to get some softer looks that can be accented by the more vivid shimmers in the palette.
Behind the Name: The shade name is in reference to my husband, who represents a part of my life that is always recognizable, always visible, and always helps to guide me where I need to go.
It was originally going to be a warmer red, but I ended up moving the warmer red to Radiant Reflection and reducing Quintessence to just having one red shade. I wanted to go with one of the loose color samples that I originally received but wasn't in use, but unfortunately, one of the ingredients in it became unavailable in late 2020!
The third version was hand-pressed but totally different from what I was expecting due to the ingredient change. The fourth version was machine-pressed and was more plum/purple than I wanted--I was trying to go for a darker, copper-bronze with green-gold reflects initially. The fifth version lacked the dimension I wanted in the pearl/shimmer.
The sixth version was the closest to what I was looking for, though still a touch more plum than I had originally envisioned, but I ended up preferring the plummy tone to it, particularly when I looked at the full array of 42 shades (Sumptuous Serendipity is in a similar vein but warmer, so that's why the plummy tone ended up being the right direction).
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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