Sydney Grace Anew, Glory, Down the Coast, Revival Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

01/05

Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow

Anew

Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, light-medium aqua-teal with cooler undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which easily built up to full coverage with a touch more product. The consistency was thin, fluid, and spreadable without losing its intensity too readily, though it could be sheered out for more of a wash if desired (I’d use less product, though). It wore well for nine and a half hours before creasing faintly on me.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Anew
Anew
A

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow

Glory

Sydney Grace Glory Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium purple with subtle, warm undertones and a sparkling finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin, spread easily, and blended out well along the edges. The texture was lightweight, emollient without being too thin or watery, so it was easy to work with whether I was looking for opaque coverage or more of a wash of product. It dried down and set for a nearly 10-hour wear time.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Glory
Glory
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow

Down the Coast

Sydney Grace Down the Coast Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, plummy taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It had good color coverage in one layer, which built up to full coverage just going back over it. The consistency was smooth, spreadable, and easy to work with for all-over lid application or more targeted, precision application. It stayed on well for 10 hours well before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow

Revival

Sydney Grace Revival Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a soft black with neutral-to-cool undertones and pearly sheen. It had rich color payoff that applied evenly to bare skin, and it was better as a pigmented product than a wash of color–partially as the formula lends itself better to full coverage but also the black base makes it harder to get it totally even when sheered out heavily. The consistency was smooth, thin without being watery, and spread well during application. It dried down and lasted well for nine and a half hours before creasing a bit.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Revival
Revival
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I need Down The Coast! That one is amazeballs. Like seriously so. Hopefully, it will withstand the onslaught of my acidy allergy tears.
Glory and Revival are also very beautiful, but I’ve got dupes for them, though.

Love the purple and the plummy taupe! The black would make a good base to pat some toppers over. I love how well Sydney Grace’s products review!

What’s odd is that Down the Coast is described on the SG product page as being a Light Silver Metallic. The swatch shown on that page doesn’t match the one above at all and doesn’t look like a light plummy taupe. I hope it’s really like what was reviewed here and not as it’s described and shown on the SG product page…

If you look at the second photo, there’s a window strip that shows the product inside (and also a label that says “Down the Coast”), which matches with what’s dispersed from the tip + swatch.

I know! (And appreciate that you had a photo showing that.) I bought the shade based on your review and not the product page description and swatch. It’s just odd to me that there’s such a difference!

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