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Sydney Grace Autumn’s Reign Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

01/13

Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Palette | Look Details
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Palette | Look Details
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Palette | Look Details
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Palette | Look Details
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Palette | Look Details
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette
Sydney Grace Autumn's Reign Eyeshadow Palette

Autumn's Reign

Sydney Grace Autumn’s Reign Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.95 oz.) is a new, permanent palette featuring a mix of mattes and shimmers across neutrals and various jewel-toned hues. Most of the eyeshadows were opaque, though a few were more semi-opaque (often buildable). The matte eyeshadows having a soft, velvety (lightly dusty to lightly powdery) consistency that applied well and blended out without much work. The shimmers had a creamier, denser consistency, but they weren’t too thick or heavy, so I was able to use them with brushes to achieve rich coverage and smooth application. They lasted between eight and eight and a half hours on me across the board.

Also! 25% of proceeds through December ’18 will be donated to victims of the Paradise fire (why I reviewed the palette over the singles first).

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
93%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Queen of the North Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Queen of the North Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Queen of the North Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Queen of the North Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Queen of the North Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Queen of the North Matte Shadow

Queen of the North

Queen of the North is a pale beige with warmer, yellowish undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that seemed more loosely pressed compared to other shades in the palette. There was a bit of fallout during application if I was not very careful with my placement. It stayed on well for eight hours before it started to fade to my eye.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Queen of the North
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Palace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Palace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Palace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Palace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Palace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Palace Matte Shadow

Palace

Palace is a medium, pink-leaning coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer. It had a soft, velvety consistency that was substantial without being heavy or prone to fallout. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours on my lid before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Palace
Palace
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Supreme Harvest Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Supreme Harvest Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Supreme Harvest Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Supreme Harvest Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Supreme Harvest Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Supreme Harvest Matte Shadow

Supreme Harvest

Supreme Harvest is a deep copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had intense pigmentation in one stroke, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges without sheering out too readily. The texture was soft without being powdery and was easy to work with. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Supreme Harvest
A

Permanent in Palette

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Nature's Crown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Nature's Crown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Nature's Crown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Nature's Crown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Nature's Crown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Nature's Crown Matte Shadow

Nature's Crown

Nature’s Crown is soft, yellowish light brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The consistency was soft, smooth, and a smidgen powdery in the pan but did not have fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Nature's Crown
A

Permanent in Palette

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Golden Wheat Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Wheat Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Wheat Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Wheat Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Wheat Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Wheat Matte Shadow

Golden Wheat

Golden Wheat is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the texture was soft, lightly dusty in the pan but blendable on my skin and did not sheer out too readily. The eyeshadow lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Golden Wheat
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Amber Jewels Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Amber Jewels Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Amber Jewels Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Amber Jewels Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Amber Jewels Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Amber Jewels Pressed Pigment Shadow

Amber Jewels

Amber Jewels is a rich, cranberry red with warmer, copper undertones and a pearly sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was denser without being too stiff or too thick to work with. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Amber Jewels
A

Permanent in Palette

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Magnificent Chestnut Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magnificent Chestnut Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magnificent Chestnut Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magnificent Chestnut Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magnificent Chestnut Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magnificent Chestnut Pressed Pigment Shadow

Magnificent Chestnut

Magnificent Chestnut is a rich, golden bronze with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was denser but not too thick, and it felt soft and lightly creamy when I worked with it on my lid. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to crease slightly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Magnificent Chestnut
A

Permanent in Palette

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Golden Scepter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Scepter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Scepter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Scepter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Scepter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Golden Scepter Pressed Pigment Shadow

Golden Scepter

Golden Scepter is a bright, medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, blendable, and easy to work with, though it seemed a touch more loosely pressed compared to other shades in the palette. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Golden Scepter
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Wondrous Knight Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Wondrous Knight Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Wondrous Knight Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Wondrous Knight Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Wondrous Knight Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Wondrous Knight Pressed Pigment Shadow

Wondrous Knight

Wondrous Knight is a light-medium pewter with subtle, warmer undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It had intense pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, cream-like feel underneath the brush as the product glided on without losing its intensity. The texture was lightly creamy, a little thicker than other shades in the palette but not heavy or prone to emphasizing my lid texture. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing noticeably on me.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Wondrous Knight
A

Permanent in Palette

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Majestic Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Majestic Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Majestic Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Majestic Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Majestic Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Majestic Breeze Matte Shadow

Majestic Breeze

Majestic Breeze is a deep, blue-leaning teal with a mostly matte finish. There was a smattering of micro-shimmer in it, but it wasn’t noticeable to my eye in person. The texture was soft, velvety, and substantial enough to yield opaque pigmentation and not sheer out too easily. It blended out without too much effort and stayed on well for eight and a half hours

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Majestic Breeze
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Countess Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Countess Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Countess Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Countess Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Countess Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Countess Matte Shadow

Countess

Countess is a light mauve with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out easily, though it was better with a primer underneath if full coverage was intended as it sheered out a bit on my bare lid. The texture was soft, a little powdery but did not have much fallout during application. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight hours on me before it started to show signs of wear.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Countess
Countess
B+

Permanent in Palette

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Brilliant Realm Matte Shadow

Brilliant Realm

Brilliant Realm is a deep burgundy with cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The pigmentation was good and easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top. The consistency was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, and blendable on my skin. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Brilliant Realm
A-

Permanent in Palette

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Sovereign Rain Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Sovereign Rain Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Sovereign Rain Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Sovereign Rain Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Sovereign Rain Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Sovereign Rain Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sovereign Rain

Sovereign Rain is a deep purple with warmer undertones and a satiny sheen. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. The consistency was lightly creamy, dense and smooth to the touch, but it wasn’t too thick, so it sat well on my lid. It stayed on beautifully for eight and a half hours before creasing faintly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Sovereign Rain
A

Permanent in Palette

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Fallen Splendor Pressed Pigment Shadow

Fallen Splendor

Fallen Splendor is a medium-dark green with warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was denser but not too thick or firmly-pressed in the pan, so it picked up well with a brush. The eyeshadow lasted well for eight and a half hours on me before I noticed faint creasing.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Fallen Splendor
A

Permanent in Palette

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/02

Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Moonlit Kingdom Pressed Pigment Shadow

Moonlit Kingdom

Moonlit Kingdom is a depe, inky blue with strong, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had rich color coverage that applied evenly on my lid and blended out easily along the edges. The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not too thick or firmly-pressed in the pan. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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), 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), Aluminum Powder, Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Moonlit Kingdom
A

Permanent in Palette

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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What a conundrum! I *LOVE* this palette. Its color story is very me. The quality is stellar. That she is donating a hefty sum of the price towards assisting those who have been displaced and have lost everything in those devastating Paradise fires seriously brings a tear of joy to my eye because this is such an amazing thing for a smaller indie brand to do. Much RESPECT. For all these many reasons, this is something I do want to buy.

SG also has a Fall 17 bundle, w/o palette @44, iirc, if these colors don’t float your autumn boat. One of the features they have is swatches of their closest dupes to existing palettes, like subculture. Pretty sure SG’s would be an easier pick! I’ve enjoyed the No Joke bundle and singles scored so far. Their site is pretty easy. The swatches are pretty true, at least on my monitor. The S/H was decent, and they give you an estimated turnaround time. I think this is a good co with good values. Appreciate the lack of drama and hype.

Wow – lots of really stunning shades here and overall a beautiful palette.
My favourite shades were: Magnificent Chestnut, Wondrous Knight, Sovereign Rain, Moonlit Kingdom and Fallen Splendour.
Stunning eye looks and thank you for the review.

Hi Christine,
Thank you for the review as always! I am wondering how 2B+, 5A-, and 8A average out to an A palette… 7A- + 8A could make an A, but the B+ take it down.. no? In other words, is it really comparable to G Decadence??

Everything is based on a percentage, so A+ and A and A- are across a range – you cannot average the letters without actually converting them to percentages. The average raw score is 94.4%. For palettes/kits, each part of the rating gets rounded, e.g. pigmentation averages to 9.4, which gets rounded to 9.5. I do not round up if it means 100%, however, so if something was averaging 9.9 but 3-4 products were 9.5, it would still round to 9.5 to indicate that it wasn’t quite perfect (10/10 would indicate perfection).

Review FAQ > located in the footer of every page: https://www.temptalia.com/review-faq/#glossover

The percentages are based off of the US academic system (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academic_grading_in_the_United_States), though I have chosen to make 98%+ as the cut off (not 97%) for A+, which is disclosed in my review FAQ:

Thanks for the explanation! Looks like it’s a solid A 🙂 I followed the link from here and read about the co donating proceeds to Camp Fire and that tipped me over to buy the palette. Also, YouTubers have rave reviews on these shades. I would have also gotten the 2017 fall bundle, but that looks discontinued. Look forward to comparing with my PMG collection and CR’s QoH. Sometimes the small indie brands have shadows comparable to high-end.

I have been wanting this palette since they teased the shades on their IG! Unfortunately because of the fire the original release date was moved back so I wasn’t able to get it when it came out on Black Friday, but I asked her if it would be available after the holidays and she said it would, which is what I might have to do. I can’t wait to get it though, and I’m glad it got a good Temptalia review!

Because not too many of the big companies were doing greens, for the first time I went for Z palettes and began collecting singles. For me, most palettes have too much brown, copper, and red. Year after year of this has turned me off to palettes. Since this past Spring, I’ve bought a number of Sydney Grace singles (as well as some MUFE, Nabla, and Colourpop) including a numerous greens and colors to wear with greens, pale yellows etc.. Now I have a Z palette filled with all shades of greens and I use it a lot. The SG colors are great and so is the formula. Thank you for reviewing! Have to add Falling Reign to my list!

Oh goodness I really want this. It’s just hard to justify spending on myself during Christmas. I’ve already bought myself many, many other gifts during the numerous Sephora sales. I plan on picking it up eventually but would love to have part of the proceeds go to help the fire victims.

I don’t own any Sydney Grace products but from your previous palette review and this one, I am really impressed. I appreciate their quality. The company values seem in line with what I want to support and I can’t tell you how much I appreciate names that are beautiful and not vulgar, drug related, incorporating profanity, overly sexual, etc. I am going to place an order. Thank you for bringing this indie brand to our attention, Christine.

I am beyond delighted to see you reviewing Sydney Grace shadows! I have about 80 of their singles and this palette, and I can say they are truly the only shadows I reach for regularly these days. I’m excited you’ll have them in your dupes list. I thought the Pat McGrath “xtreme aubergine” in her most recent palette looked beautiful, but obviously was not going to spend $125 to get one color, so I’m glad to see SG’s is a dupe!

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