Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“A Dusty Spring Look”)

01/04

Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow

Turtledoves

Sydney Grace Turtledoves Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium peach with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and diffused well along the edges. The eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense without being too thick or too stiff in the pan. It wore well for eight hours before fading 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

Turtledoves
A

Permanent

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

Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Shaley's Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow

Shaley's Shimmer

Sydney Grace Shaley’s Shimmer Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a faded, medium teal with subtle, warmer undertones giving it a green-leaning. The consistency was soft, blendable, and a smidgen dusty in the pan, which helped it spread well across my lid but tended to separate a bit of the shimmer away from when I initially placed it when I blended out the edges. It had nearly opaque color payoff that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours 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

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow

Totally Worth It

Sydney Grace Totally Worth It Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium purple with warm, pink undertones and a metallic sheen. It had opaque pigmentation that applied evenly and smoothly to bare skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy without being too dense or too firmly-pressed in the pan. It stayed on beautifully for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading 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
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow

Ladylike

Sydney Grace Ladylike Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark red with warmer undertones and a lightly sparkling, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even application, but there was a touch of fallout and some movement of the sparkles when I blended out the product. I’d recommend using pressing/patting motions and doing minimal blending or apply with a dampened brush (or even with an adhesive spray). The texture felt more loosely-pressed in the pan as well. It wore well for eight hours on me and looked slightly faded after that.

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

Ladylike
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow

Vamped

Sydney Grace Vamped Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep red with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was easy to work with as it wasn’t too dense nor too firmly-pressed in the pan (where it can get harder to pick up product with a brush). It stayed on nicely for eight hours before fading a bit 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

Vamped
Vamped
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 Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow

Beyond

Sydney Grace Beyond Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, velvety consistency that had a smidgen of fallout when applied more heavily. The eyeshadow blended out easily along the edges without turning gray or losing its intensity. It lasted well for eight hours before fading slightly 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))

Beyond
Beyond
A-

Permanent

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow

Faithful

Sydney Grace Faithful Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was smooth, velvety, and blendable without being too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied well and stayed on nicely for eight hours on my lid.

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))

Faithful
Faithful
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
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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Awesome! I placed an order with Sydney Grace the other day and picked up Faithful. You hadn’t reviewed it yet but I was betting it would be good based on past reviews. Happy to see it got an A! My order should be here tomorrow, I’m psyched.

Super shades. It’s nice to know we have a place to look for dupes that are likely to excel, for shades we backbunered or wait listed. (E/s as university, oh my.) Like ABH Venice! Shaley’s shimmer is gorgeous. Gotta stop lemming on this brand. Your look is colorful, but on the subdued side. Totally superb. Looking forward to the pressed pigments; haven’t fixated on them as muc, lol.

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