Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“A Bright, Starry Night Look”)

01/07

Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow

Green Mist

Sydney Grace Green Mist Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright aqua green with subtle, cooler undertones and warmer, green-gold shifting shimmer. It had a very smooth, lightly creamy texture that was denser without being too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque pigmentation that built up easily to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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

Green Mist
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow

Indiana Love

Sydney Grace Indiana Love Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, inky blue with a satin finish. It had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin and blended out fairly readily, though the deeper hue paired with the pigmentation made it take more effort than a dark brown would. The consistency was soft, slightly powdery in the pan, but I didn’t have trouble with fallout. It wore well for eight 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), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Indiana Love
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total

01/05

Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow

JB

Sydney Grace JB Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with strong, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was denser and felt a bit emollient to the touch, and I found it necessary to use a heavier hand/more of a pushing motion to pick up product evenly with my brush. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin with a pressing motion (sweeping wouldn’t deposit product well). It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

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.

JB
JB
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow

Lemonade

Sydney Grace Lemonade Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, lemony yellow with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out with ease along the edges. The texture was lightly creamy, dense without becoming too firmly pressed in the pan that it inhibited pick up of product, and wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

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

Lemonade
Lemonade
A-

Permanent

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow

Scuba Diver

Sydney Grace Scuba Diver Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium, bluish-teal with cool undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that applied beautifully to bare skin–it maintained its intensity and coverage while still diffusing easily along the edges for a seamless blend. The consistency was soft and velvety, substantial without being too powdery or thick. It wore well for eight hours before it started to fade on me.

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))

Scuba Diver
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow

Sea Foam

Sydney Grace Sea Foam Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that had to be built up to get to full opacity. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery consistency, though the powder seemed to grip onto my skin well without a primer but would be a shade I’d recommend using with primer to get the most out of it. It lasted for just over seven and a half hours on me before I noticed slight 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), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Sea Foam
B

Permanent

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow

Springtime

Sydney Grace Springtime Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light green with subtle, warm undertones and a cooler, aqua-greenish sheen. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin. The consistency was lightly creamy, smooth, and had a bit of glide and applied best with pressing and patting motions for maximum coverage. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

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

Springtime
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
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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All I can say is that I had BETTA have a teal or green top clean and RTW once my wrist heals, because I am going to use all the dupes I have and recreate this to a reasonable degree! It won’t be exact, but we’ll see how it goes!

This is such a gorgeous classic “Temptalia” look! It reminds me of back in the day when you did MAC looks like this! It’s so beautiful! I love it!

That eye look is popping and stunning!!!! Here’s another one that will stay etched in my mind and that I know I’ll try to copy. So lovely on you Christine!

I’m missing four of the colors, actually five, since on elf my dupes is more metallic and the won’t give the same effect. Guess Sydney Grace will be my brand of the year.

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