Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“A Cool, Smoky Gray Look”)

01/04

Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Bailey's Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow

Bailey's Bliss

Sydney Grace Bailey’s Bliss Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, pale beige with warmer, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It seemed like a more subtle, shimmery shade in the pan, but it was much brighter/starker applied to my skin. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer that blended out easily. The texture was smooth to the touch, dense without being too firmly pressed in the pan. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

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

Bailey's Bliss
A-

Permanent

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

Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow

Polished Silver

Sydney Grace Polished Silver Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark silver with neutral-to-warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had a chunkier consistency with larger particles of shimmer/sparkle, which I found required a bit more effort to press and even out on my lid for a smooth application of product. It had good pigmentation but had to be built up or applied wet for full coverage, and there was slight fallout during application. It stayed on well eight hours on me before I noticed signs of wear.

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
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow

Moon Landing

Sydney Grace Moon Landing Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety consistency that was almost cream-like as it was so finely-milled. There was a touch of powderiness in the pan but did not prove to be an issue during application as there wasn’t fallout or when I blended it out. This shade wore well for eight hours on me 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))

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

Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow

Slayed

Sydney Grace Slayed Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, bluish-black with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The consistency was lightly creamy, dense without being thick or too firmly pressed in the pan, and blendable along the edges. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before there was any noticeable fading.

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

Slayed
Slayed
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow

Dusk

Sydney Grace Dusk Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It performed and functioned largely as a matte finish in practice, but there were noticeable, very fine shimmers strewn throughout it. The consistency was soft, velvety, and blendable without being too powdery in the pan. The color payoff was opaque and stayed on nicely for eight hours 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))

Dusk
Dusk
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow

Somber

Sydney Grace Somber Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium taupe-brown with soft, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application of color. The texture was soft, denser but not stiff to work with, and easily blended out on my lid. The eyeshadow wore well for eight and a half hours on me.

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.

Somber
Somber
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total

01/05

Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow

Tiara

Sydney Grace Tiara Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium bronze with a cooler, reddish undertone and warmer, golden shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was slightly thicker than other shimmers in the range and more loosely-pressed in the pan, though it wasn’t prone to fallout. The eyeshadow applied evenly to my lid and blended out without issue along the edges. It lasted nicely for eight and a half hours on my lid 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

Tiara
Tiara
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
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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Beautiful eye look and so many Temptalia Recommends shadows. I really have to get my hands on some of these SG shadows. I think I am going to break my no/low buy for a few of these shades to try out.

These shades are beautiful – especially Slayed, Somber and Tiara – perfect everyday shades that can be used with lots of different colours to create varied eye looks.
Somber and Tiara are such gorgeous taupes.
Stunning eye look Christine.

These are so lovely – HOW does this company manage to come out with so many really stunning colours in such rapid succession? I have noticed that there do seem to be a lot of really similar shades but still – such gorgeous colours and really excellent quality on almost every single one. Companies that charge triple and more for a single shadow don’t seem to be able to achieve this!

They’ve been around for awhile – they used to be on Etsy and now sell direct, so I think they have had quite a bit of time to build up the range. I’m curious if some of the overlap is proof of the time – slightly improved variations emerge over time and then time might determine which goes and stays? But I agree that they do have enough shades that there is redundancy!

Enough Sydney Grace. How much are they paying you to push their brand?

I thought this was one of the last few honest blogs. Obviously I was wrong.

I’m not being paid – it would be disclosed as a sponsored post if I was, though I don’t do paid reviews. I purchased around 70 shades last year, and I only just finished reviewing that batch – but they were so good that I reached out to the brand to see if I could review additional shades, which they sent (hence the disclosure of “sample” on this post).

They have a really great, varied shade range that’s fairly consistent in quality at a nice, affordable price point. I’m not sure why there’s a question of honesty when this is very much in the vein of what I do: review and swatch full ranges of products. It’s very, very typical of me to try and review all of the shades in a formula, especially when it’s a good one! I’ve reviewed just about every ColourPop eyeshadow that’s been released… I have purchased MAC’s permanent eyeshadow two or three times in the last decade. I purchased the original MUFE Artist Range, and the reformulation, MUFE sent for review (which I reviewed in its entirety). I just finished reviewing all of the new NARS eyeshadow singles, duos, and quads. I purchased all of the reformulated Sephora eyeshadows (80 or so), but I stopped reviewing because they were inconsistent and more middling.

It’s about as authentic as it gets — I purchased from a new brand based on readers’ requests and routinely seeing readers mention the brand in favorites and in comments, found that they had great products, and wanted to get even more swatches to readers who may be interested in shades I didn’t originally buy.

Oh my gosh, Christine. You are so much nicer than I would have been. Really, questioning your integrity is past the pale. Many of the SG shadows that you have been posting recently have been in eye looks and not necessarily reviews. If a product is good then it is good and we want to know that so that we can allocate our beauty dollars in the best way possible. I am blown away by this comment. Thank you again for all you do for us.

I can’t believe how nasty this comment is. The question could have been worded more politely, without (unfounded) accusations. Christine, I’m always impressed with how professional your answers are.

I appreciate you showing us the full range of so many products. It really helps me to narrow down what to actually buy, when my instinct is, “I want all the pretty colors!”

Wow. How incredibly rude. I have to believe you’re new here or you’d know that Christine reviews brands’ offerings exhaustively. Maybe take it down a notch and appreciate that Christine’s doing all the hard work for us — saving us a lot of time and indecision.

Yeah, I feel like that’s my MO – review as many shades in a formula as possible! I have been trying to ease in on some ranges, particularly pricier ones if the brand hasn’t been consistent before – like buying 9 lipsticks instead of all 18 or 30 or whatever, so it doesn’t become a stream of posts reiterating how bad they are (my experience is when formulas are bad, readers lose interest in it completely, but when it’s good, there’s interest in seeing all shades and how good they are or if any are bad, slightly worse, etc.). BUT! if they are really good, then that’s when I’ll go back and get the rest of the shades since you never know which ones might catch a reader’s eye!

Yikes! Christine hardly needs others to come to her defense but I have been following Temptalia for quite a few years and while I might not always find as she does about a product (generally, I find I’m far less critical, if anything, and her standards are much higher), her integrity when it comes to reviewing products is pretty much stainless and she has explained in past just what her testing and rating process is. Pretty honest to me!

Clearly you do not understand the operations and integrity of this blog. Look up some wide releases, like when MUFE reformulated their e/s, Nars released Audacious lips, or UD went from Revolution to Vice. Christine purchases as much of the release as is available, hunkers down, photographs without manipulation, tests rigorously, enters it into her most complete dB, so readers have dupes, and reviews each shade as compared to published criteria. Some brands send Christine items to review, and this is always disclosed. Brands will put โ€˜Temptalia recommends,โ€™ in their social media, if they were fortunate enough to earn one. It is an honor within the m/u universe, kind of like the Pulitzer of m/u. New releases could amount to weeks of work. Christine is unbiased and independent, articulate and insightful. As of now, she has not been given an affiliate code for SG. And, yes, she will continue and finish the SG reviews, as reader interest generated substantial purchases from the indie brand. And for this, we are undyingly grateful.

It’s a slower time at the moment re: eyeshadow releases – would still push these reviews to the side if there were higher priority brands/releases to cover – and it is a fun, creative break to have so many shades to play with (same when NARS dropped their reformulation!).

What a nasty thing to suggest. There’s a difference between having a genuine question and just being plain rude. Christine, I really hope you don’t let comments like these affect you. There are so many of us out there who value your opinion and the hard work you do. Whenever I’m looking at a new beauty purchase, I always look it up on your site to see how it was rated. Keep up the amazing work!

Thank you, Ash! This type of comment was really borderline for me, as I definitely don’t want readers to feel like they need to “defend” me, but I also felt like if I didn’t address it, then it might be taken as “truth” by someone.

Yikes, I just posted a long comment and got the “bad gateway” error message so I’ll try again. I wish I could recall what I said before but I do want to say that many of us are more than happy to come to your defense, Christine, because we know the degree of care, integrity and honesty you bring to this site.

I’m always wanting a true cool-toned palette but they seem so hard to come by these days. I may just have to cave and buy some of these singles!

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