Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter Review & Swatches

01/07

Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter
Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter

Cantata

Sydney Grace Cantata Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a bright, light-medium peachy-pink base with a strong, gold metallic shimmer. The base color looked slightly pinker when blended and diffused on my cheeks, while the warmer gold shimmer gave it a peach-to-gold shift at times. The consistency was creamy, dense but not too thick or firmly pressed that it became difficult to pick up with typical blush/highlighting brushes. It had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to my cheeks and blended out with little effort. When wore at semi-opaque or greater coverage, it emphasized my skin’s natural texture slightly. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

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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))

Cantata
Cantata
A

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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About the Reviewer

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 have at least THREE listed dupes, but I swear, none of them have the complexity or as potent a shift as Cantata does! Not even Becca Beach Nectar, which is a favorite of mine! Nor does CP Aura Voir or ABH Kitty Kat. This one is a winner in my book!

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