Sydney Grace Sumptuous Serendipity is a moderately warm-toned, medium-dark plum with a metallic finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Radiant Reflection (Light), Radiant Reflection (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Sumptuous Serendipity is a medium-dark, red-plum with contrasting micro-sparkle and metallic finish. It has a light-to-medium firmness to it, so it shouldn't be powdery and picks up easily with a dry brush but is firm enough (without being too thick) to "melt" more for a smoother sheen on skin.
Inspiration: Pink tourmalines and warmer amethyst put me in the mind of a twinkling plum.
Behind the Name: More of my favorite words!
I described this shade as a "deeper, reddish-plum" with "surprise shift." The initial version that arrived was very close to what I wanted, and the second loose sample was on the nose. When the third version, which was hand-pressed, came through, the contrasting shimmer/sparkle got lost.
The fourth, machine-pressed version had the right finish and texture, but the color was darker and warmer, which wasn't what I was looking for. The fifth version was significantly warmer and had larger sparkle in it than desired. The sixth version brought us back to a slightly cooler version but with the right pearl-level, and it was approved mid-March 2021.
This shade wasn't part of the original color story and was developed later on but in mid-2020 was me trying to get something sparkling, full of nuance, and kind of smoky beige or iridescent pink. There were two early versions that just weren't quite what I was looking for, and the third was a darker pink that was pretty but didn't really jive with the rest of the palette in practice. It was in February 2021 that I switched gears and leaned into a smoky, pewter bronze with some pearl.
The fourth, machine-pressed version had the perfect, smoky pewter bronze base but I wanted the pearl/shimmer to be more contrasting, which was the same no te I had for the fifth version. On the sixth version, the color, level of pearl, and texture were perfected, and the shade was approved in late 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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