Sydney Grace Quintessence (Deep) is a permanent eye palette that retails for $40.00 and contains 0.76 oz.
The Quintessence palette is inspired by space, which is a theme I've always found to be a rich source of color inspiration. It features a mix of cool and warm-toned shades but leans slightly cooler-toned overall. The palette includes four matte eyeshadows and eight shimmer eyeshadows.
Initially, my color story for Quintessence included 10 shades (three mattes and seven shimmers). It's was bold, vivid, and would be a harder palette to use cohesively, which is part of why all the palettes were adjusted to 12 shades in order to introduce more cohesive (rather than deliberately design them as complementary palettes).
I knew from the beginning that I'd be pushing the possibilities as I had berry-red and violet purple mattes that likely would require adjustments over time to use them with FDA-approved color additives only.
When I described the colors I wanted for each palette, I provided a written description along with links to swatches of similar shades that were closer (either in color or in the "vibe") and referenced Sydney Grace's existing line if there was anything nearby (like "A deeper, darker version of A with a cooler undertone and more of a metallic shine with less sparkle"), which I figured would give them a good reference point to start from visually. Only one shade, The Mielke Way, was specifically modeled after an existing shade (The Greatest Gift), and it was as "I want this but MORE intense, MORE shimmery!"
Note: Palettes are being sent to official swatchers this week, but as I was first to receive palettes (duh), I figured I'd recruit my husband's and my sister's arms for swatching, so I have those ready now. We will have very light, light/light-medium, medium, medium-dark, and dark skin tones represented before launch.
P.S. -- I did not intend to rate the products from my collaboration, mostly because who would believe my ratings? It felt almost silly, but I had SO many requests to rate. Sydney Grace eyeshadows are fairly consistent (one of the reasons I wanted to work with them), so you can also check out past reviews that were written well before the collaboration process started as well.
Temptalia has collaborated with Sydney Grace to create three eyeshadow palettes featuring her dream color stories. Each palette will be available in a Deep version and a Light version; two matte shades from each palette have a Deep version and Light version designed to complement deeper and lighter skin tones.