Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow Review & Swatches

01/22

Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Row 1 - Studio Light; Row 2 - Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow

Chamellionaire

Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow ($15.00 for 0.045 oz.) is a brighter, lighter emerald green most of the time but shifts from a warmer, yellower green-gold to richer green to cooler, bluish-teal. It was rare for me to see the color shift to gold/green-gold in practice (on the lid, whether all over my lid or applied on top of black eyeliner on my lower lash line), but I definitely saw the subtle shift to blue regularly, as it gave the edge more depth and dimension than if it had stayed the more green hue.

As is the case with multichromes, the shift is most noticeable whenever the product is applied heavily to a large area, so when they are applied to a smaller area, like the eyelid, the shift isn’t as strong. The fact that our eyes tend to track our motions (like tilting and angling one’s head) a bit makes it even harder to detect that shift when applied to our own eyelids! With this particular shade, it ended up giving the effect of a halo eye–a brighter, lighter shade along the center of my lid and flanked by a darker, cooler blue-green edge, so it definitely had more dimension than your regular eyeshadow.

The texture was denser, moderately cream-like, but it wasn’t too firmly-pressed in the pan. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, though it was easiest to apply smoothly and evenly to my skin using a fingertip to press and gently spread it out (the warmth of my fingertip seemed to help) or else a dampened brush. I was successful at using a dry brush with it, but there was some fallout during application with that method. It started to crease faintly after six hours of wear, though it didn’t worsen much more by the eight-hour mark.

Formula Overview

$15.00/0.045 oz. - $333.33 Per Ounce

Multi-chromes have more dynamic shifts and tend to shift more dramatically from one color to the next. The cost of the ingredients that create the multi-chrome effect are pricey, which is why this type of product is mostly found within indie brands, and the price tag reflects the massive uptick in ingredient cost. I think if your expectations are more in line with wanting to see the distinctive three or four-part shift at a glance, you’ll be disappointed; the shift is there, but it needs a fairly large area of application to really be strong visible (like my arm swatches vs. my eyelid, even though I applied it across my entire mobile lid).

The shift factor is still more pronounced than the average duochrome (which can really get lost on the lid!) eyeshadow, and in some lighting situations, really quite cool and visible. (I did have my husband also look at the shade on my lids to verify the level of visible shift.) I didn't find that applying this particular formula over a white or black base helped to bring out the shift more or less, and wet/damp application didn't seem to have a meaningful impact on the shift either, though wet application sometimes made them appear a bit smoother or richer initially.

The texture was a a little thicker, heavier but was still creamier and smoother to the touch. It was easiest to apply with fingertips, which yielded both intense, more metallic payoff but smoother, more even coverage. I was able to apply with a firmer, flat brush, but I felt like there was a little too much slip in the product, so getting perfectly even coverage was easier with fingertips. I didn’t have trouble diffusing or blending out the edges with a brush, though. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which stayed on well for six hours before starting to crease on me; the creasing didn’t get significantly worse as time went on, but it creased earlier than is typical in my experience with the brand’s eyeshadows (but occurred for me on all of the Multi-chrome shades).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Multi-Chrome Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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Sydney Grace Chamellionaire $15.00/0.045 OZ.
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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’m either being a real dummy wanting to wear a shade that practically imitates my own irides, but brighter, or I’m onto something pretty cool! Idk which? But we’ll see once I do get Chamellionaire.

This is so beautiful! It’s such a coincidence,I’ve been looking at emerald green eyeshadows just recently and discovered you MAC collab Jealousy Wakes by complete accident – wish there were newer swatches and dupes!

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