Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“A Gold & Green Look”)

01/05

Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow

Levy

Sydney Grace Levy Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a cooler, bluish-teal base with warmer, golden shimmer paired with a metallic finish. It seemed more like a cool-toned teal, but there was a lot of dimension with the interplay between cool and warm. The texture was soft, lightly creamy, and dense without being thick or too firmly-pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and lasted well 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

Levy
Levy
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 Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow

Palm Trees

Sydney Grace Palm Trees Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dark, forest green with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. It had opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. The texture was firmer and denser in the pan, so it needed a moderate hand to pick up product evenly with my brush, but it wasn’t significantly firm, just noticeably firmer than most of the brand’s shimmers (but more in line with the silicone-heavy formulas we’ve seen in the last few years). The eyeshadow wore well for eight and a half hours on me before showing signs of fading.

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), 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))

Palm Trees
A-

Permanent

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow
Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow

Eternal

Sydney Grace Eternal Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color payoff in a single layer, which was easy to build up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The texture was thinner and more firmly-pressed in the pan, but it wasn’t so firm that it was stiff to work with, so I still was able to pick up product with my brush and blend it out with little effort (surprised it blended out nicely!). It stayed on well for eight hours before fading noticeably 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.

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

Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow

Moss

Sydney Grace Moss Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark green with warm, olive undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was good, though it needed a second layer to get to full coverage. The texture was slightly drier and thinner, though I didn’t have any issues with fallout or blending. It lasted well for eight hours on me 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))

Moss
Moss
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow

Camel

Sydney Grace Camel Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light, yellowish brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a soft, blendable consistency that was a smidgen dry in the pan but applied evenly on my skin and did not appear dry/dusty on. It wore well for seven and a half 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), 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))

Camel
Camel
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
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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Levy is a beautiful shade and it works just as nicely as I was hoping. However, I’ve been rocking 2 of the best teal-green shades together, and it *looks* as if it’s Levy on my lids!

MAC Jealousy Wakes on inner and outer lid, Viseart Coy #10 on center lid. Instead of it being a duochrome like Levy, it makes for the prettiest halo eye in this shade family I’ve ever worn!

Love, love, love!! These colors are going on the wishlist! Thanks for reviewing all these Sydney Grace shadows, I’m so impressed with them, and am excited to try out more of their shades. Your hard work is much appreciated, Christine!

Levy is SO gorgeous, but I am pretty sure it would actually not flatter me at all. Sometimes it’s hard to be sure if I want to buy something because I think it would look good on me, or if it’s just really pretty.

I think I’m about to cry, after trying to hunt down a dupe for KVD’s Gloom from the Pastel Goth palette since the palette released, I was overjoyed to see it listed as a dupe . . . until I looked down and saw the “Discontinued” under Eternal. Checked the site too, it’s not there. I need a moment of silence to mourn.

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