Sydney Grace Sirius Starlight is a slightly cool-toned, very light taupe with a sparkle finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Quintessence (Light), Quintessence (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Sirius Starlight is a light, silvery taupe with twinkling, metallic finish. It one of the more sparkly shades in the palette, and in order to keep the sparkles visible, it is slightly more loosely-pressed (or else they'd kind of get pushed into the background). The base is almost lavender at times, so I've found the color goes lighter/warmer and brighter/more muted depending on how it is applied. It is particularly lovely applied with a fingertip all over the lid as a medium-coverage one-and-done shade. There is light fallout during application with a dry brush but the formula has enough binder in it to help the particles stay on during the day.
Inspiration: I wanted to include a more "neutral" shimmery shade that could brighten up on its own, lighten other shades, and also add some additional twinkle/sparkle. This color didn't exist in my original mockups but developed as I worked with my concept over time.
Behind the Name: The Canis Major constellation includes the brightest star, which is called Sirius or the Dog Star, so its inclusion is because it's related to space and Sirius was Orion's dog, so it plays off of Orion Nebula, too. It was named for Magellan being full of light and love, the brightest star in my life.
This shade began its life as more of a "medium-dark lavender, slightly blue-based with intense, gold sparkle" that deviated quite a bit over time. I originally received two loose color samples and ended up choosing the B version.
By its third version, it was more of a silvery taupe but was too dark/not bright enough once it was pressed. One of the issues with this shade was by adding more sparkles, it changed the color quite a bit and made it more golden so dialing in the right amount to get a sparkling effect while keeping the color made this one require more tweaks than anticipated. The fifth version was finally the right balanced and approved for full production in late March.
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