Sydney Grace Always and Forever Blush Review & Swatches

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Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush

Always and Forever

Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a pale pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan but didn’t read powdery or dry when applied to bare skin.

I preferred application over more matte skin or just-powdered skin as it was more prone to darkening when applied directly atop bare skin or unset liquid/cream foundation. The color applied evenly to my skin and diffused without much effort to reveal a more satin-to-matte finish–not shimmery but not flat. It wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.25 oz. - $36.00 Per Ounce

It's a more pigmented blush, so it favors those who need or want richer coverage achieved with less product or in one layer, but those who prefer sheerer, more buildable blush may find there is a learning curve. The formula was very blendable and easy to work with, so I think it is more forgiving, particularly shades with some shimmer in them. The matte shades can be slightly powdery but do not look dry or dusty when applied, though they can darken a bit if not applied over drier or more matte skin (or a base). They wore between eight and 10 hours on me before fading noticeably.

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Ingredients

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), Silk Powder, Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, 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), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Always and Forever

PPermanent. $9.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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The Overview
Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace
$9.00/0.25 oz.

95%

Average

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Reviewer

Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Gorgeous option for lighter peeps than me, I think. Then again, it does darken over unset skin, so perhaps it would work on me during winter? Just not sure how deep it could go.

I loved Paris Skies, so I just bought this one as well. I missed the new palette, but am backordered for that, so I figured I might as well add on a few extras. Suddenly I had purchased a stupid amount of stuff, but I couldn’t resist.

Thanks for the application tip. This one is tricky on me as well.. darkening on the edges which looks bizarre. It’s really pretty layered over bronzer of even a deeper raspberry or mauve blush.

I’ll try it layered. Idk if it darkened or not, but it seems to be a match for my skintone, therefore invisible. The SG pic makes it look so much darker than it is. Lovely texture. DRAT! I just saw the sales and deals addendum. I am doomed.

Wow, that blush shade looks gorgeous on you, Christine! Especially combined with that lip color. Very soft and pretty. I’m almost tempted to get it, but I must stick to my no-buy.

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