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Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“A Copper & Purple Look”)

Pandora

Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, medium purple with soft, warm pink undertones and a frosted sheen. It had rich color coverage that applied well to bare skin with smooth, even color. The texture was lightly creamy, dense but not stiff or difficult to pick up with a dry brush. It blended out easily along the edges and lasted well for eight and a half hours on my lid.

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.

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), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Pandora
Pandora
A

Permanent

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

Chocolate Raspberry Fudge

Sydney Grace Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a smooth, silky texture that wasn’t too thin nor too powdery in the pan. The color applied evenly and built up easily on my lid, and the edges blended out nicely. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly.

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), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Gulf Coast

Sydney Grace Gulf Coast Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep, coppery brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that remained blendable without losing its intensity. The texture was smooth and velvety–substantial but not powdery. It stayed on beautifully for eight and a half 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), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Gulf Coast
A

Permanent

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

Golden Strawberry

Sydney Grace Golden Strawberry Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark coral with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent color payoff in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to my lid. The consistency was lightly creamy, dense but not too firmly pressed in the pan, and blendable. It lasted well for nine hours on me before fading slightly.

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.

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), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Golden Peach

Sydney Grace Golden Peach Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark pink-coral with warm, golden shimmer and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was denser but not too thick that it became hard to work with using dry brushes. This shade applied evenly and blended out with ease along the edges. It wore 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

Golden Peach
A

Permanent

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

Queen of Hearts

Sydney Grace Queen of Hearts Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep copper with warm, rusty red undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage that applied evenly to bare skin and diffused nicely along the edges. The pearly finish gave it a more “melted” appearance once blended out on my lid. The consistency felt smooth, lightly creamy, and was thinner yet didn’t feel dry or dusty at all–it was still more firmly-pressed in the pan but not to the point that it became difficult to pick up product using a brush. It stayed on nicely for nine hours 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

Queen of Hearts
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
99%
Total

Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Pandora Shimmer Shadow

Copper & Purple Look | Look Details

Copper & Purple Look | Look Details

Sydney Grace Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Chocolate Raspberry Fudge Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Gulf Coast Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Gulf Coast Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Gulf Coast Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Gulf Coast Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Strawberry Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Strawberry Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Strawberry Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Strawberry Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Peach Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Peach Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Peach Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Peach Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Golden Peach Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Queen of Hearts Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Queen of Hearts Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Queen of Hearts Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Queen of Hearts Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Queen of Hearts Pressed Pigment Shadow

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Sydney Grace Shimmer Shadow $5.00/0.06 OZ.
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Sydney Grace has such beautiful shadows. I wish their ingredients list was customized for each shade. The catch-all “may or may not contain” lists ingredients I’m allergic to.

Since you have started reviewing Sydney Grace e/s I have been finding myself itching to purchase a few and given the “dupes’ for the smoke sessions palette, I have had to restrain myself from buying. I love all of these shades but I am going to stand firm for awhile and wait until a couple of the shades that are dupes for the MSS palette, that are only available in bundles right now, are hopefully added to the individual shadow range. Thank you for reviewing, I am still in awe of the look you created with the Sydney Grace and Viseart Coy palette. I am not kidding you, I look at it everyday! I show my daughter, everyday!! She is getting a little annoyed with me, if I am honest, LOL.

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