Sydney Grace Our Starry Night is a very cool-toned, medium-dark blue with a sparkle finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Radiant Reflection (Light), Radiant Reflection (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Our Starry Night is a bright, sapphire blue base with flecks of gold sparkle over metallic finish. This is the most sparkly shade and most prone to fallout from all the 42 shades developed, but it was fine-tuning that balance between having visible, gold micro-sparkle coming through and being both embedded but still visible on top and getting totally lost and overwhelmed by the blue base. It is very workable with a dry brush but will have light to moderate fallout, and it works better pressed/patted more firmly to the lid. I would recommend using it with a dampened brush or fingertip, though.
Inspiration: I wanted something to represent sapphire blue, and I loved the idea of it also being an ode to the night sky with gold through it to represent stars. The trick with this shade was finding the right balance of amount of sparkle (so it wasn't overwhelmed by the blue base) and the press (so that the sparkles were visible but didn't have tons of fallout during application).
Behind the Name: One of my husband's favorite pieces of art is Starry Night by Van Gogh, so much so that we had elements hand-painted onto our wedding menus and place cards.
From the beginning, it was described as "rich, cobalt blue base with flecks of warmer gold and light blue shimmer/sparkle." The first loose color sample came through and was perfect in base color but not quite as sparkly as I wanted. The next round included two more versions, and I ended up leaning into the third version (still loose).
The fourth version, which was hand-pressed, wasn't as creamy nor as sparkly as I wanted. The fifth version, which was machine-pressed, seemed to strike the right balance of press while allowing the sparkle to come through while minimizing fallout.
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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