Sydney Grace Eyeshadows (“Deep Space Purple Look”) Reviews & Swatches

01/04

Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow

Adore Me

Sydney Grace Adore Me Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dusty, medium-dark coral with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that diffused along the edges with ease. The consistency was soft, a smidgen powdery, but blendable and didn’t have noticeable fallout. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading a touch.

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

Adore Me
Adore Me
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow

Embrace

Sydney Grace Embrace Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation paired with a soft, lightly powdery consistency that sheered out a bit too readily on my skin, though it was certainly blendable! This type of application and sheerness made it a more suitable shade for crease and transition work. It stayed on nicely for seven and a half hours until it started to fade 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), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Embrace
Embrace
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

01/05

Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow

Magenta Dreams

Sydney Grace Magenta Dreams Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark lavender with warmer, pink undertones and cooler, blue-to-violet shifting shimmer. It had good color coverage in a single layer, but it needed to be applied with fingertips or a dampened brush to get to opaque coverage in one layer (and was buildable with two layers dry). The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and blendable on my skin. It lasted 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol)), aluminum powder

Magenta Dreams
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Raspberry Sorbet

Sydney Grace Raspberry Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented and had a smooth, creamy texture that was dense without being too firmly-pressed in the pan. It applied evenly to my lid and blended out with little effort. This shade wore nicely for eight hours before it started to fade 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol)), aluminum powder

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow

Rushed

Sydney Grace Rushed Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep purple with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had a soft, lightly creamy texture that felt more loosely-pressed in the pan, so I recommend using a lighter hand with it to avoid getting too much product on your brush. The pigmentation was nearly opaque, and as I blended the product on my lid, it seemed to become opaque. The color stayed on well for eight and a half hours before creasing slightly 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol)), aluminum powder

Rushed
Rushed
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow

Winter Rose

Sydney Grace Winter Rose Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a soft, medium peach with subtle, pink and green-gold shifting shimmer. The texture was noticeably dusty and had some fallout during application, though it still managed to yield opaque pigmentation in one layer. The shimmer seemed to dull within a few minutes of application and lost a lot of its nuance as a result. It lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 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 Shimmer Shadow swatches.

7.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow

You, Only Better

Sydney Grace You, Only Better Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied a bit unevenly to bare skin and had to be blended together to even out. The consistency seemed a bit denser, a little thicker, which may have contributed to how it applied initially. Thankfully, it was workable and came together without too much effort all in all, just not as foolproof as some of the brand’s other shimmer shades. It wore nicely 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol)), aluminum powder

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
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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Holy pigmentation, Batman! These sure do look richly pigmented and color saturated…..but, I have dupes or at least some close shades for almost every one in this set. I’m kind of addicted to purple eyeshadow, lol. I may still go for Magenta Dreams and You, But Better anyways!

I’m working through the entire range of eyeshadows, which is ~200 shades – same as what I’ve done in the past with ranges like Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows, NARS, ColourPop, MAC, Sephora, etc. Sometimes it can take longer to get through, and right now, there aren’t that many higher priority eye-related releases to test! I’m not even sure what I’d be writing reviews on for eyes right now if I hadn’t been testing Sydney Grace’s singles (I’ve just wrapped up testing them all, and I’m at loose ends on what eye stuff to tackle next).

I’ve had lots of requests from readers to cover indie brands with Sydney Grace being one of the most mentioned organically through various comments + answers readers have left on the blog over the last year. Like any brand that’s covered, it’s super easy to scroll right on by if you’re not interested! I wouldn’t expect anyone to be interested in every post or all brands featured here.

Christine, a lot of your readers really appreciate all of the Sydney Grace swatches and reviews you’ve been providing us! Thank you for the diligent effort!

LT readers know how you operate. Once you have started, you do the entire range. I got the April fools blue/green take-off bundle and a few singles, before you began to review SG. Let me tell you, i’m throughly impressed with both the reviews and how they help me curate and limit my collection. I am more than impressed by the SG brand, and am thrilled that we will be able to look these up through the dupe list. T is the best tool ever! Thanks so much. So, if you don’t care to see SG, skip over it. But, that would be a regretful omission, IMO.

Christine, I feel bad you have to deal with so much rudeness, when you are providing a free service. Intelligent grown ups should know to either skip things they don’t like or ask respectfully why a range is being reviewed.

I really appreciate entire ranges being shown from brands, especially ones that I have to buy online.

Some good-looking colors there. I’m looking at Winter Rose and thinking I have something just like it in an indie … gonna have to go search my stash now.

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