Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter Review & Swatches

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Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter
Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter

Duchess

Sydney Grace Duchess Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium-dark gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a luminous sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, almost cream-like feel to it, so it was dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan.

I had no trouble picking up product with a brush–I’d actually say to use a lighter hand and build up if you tend to like your highlighter sheerer–and applying it to bare skin as the highlighter went on evenly and blended out with ease. It added a noticeable glow but didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture. It wore nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.

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

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.25 oz. - $36.00 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

Mica, ((+/-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, 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))

Duchess

PPermanent. $9.00.
A+
A+
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
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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Since I love my ABH Amrezy highlighter from November through April, Duchess looks positively PERFECT for summertime! Same time, but deeper and a bit more yellow gold. 💛

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