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

01/04

Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow

Marine Waters

Sydney Grace Marine Waters Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, pop of light blue-leaning teal with a frosted sheen. The texture was denser and a little thicker, which made it harder to apply evenly with a dry brush (fingertips or a dampened brush achieved more even, richer coverage faster). It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer on top (or used with a dampened brush). It stayed on well for eight hours on me before creasing very 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

Marine Waters
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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01/04

Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow

Eastern Rise

Sydney Grace Eastern Rise Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium brown with cool, rosy undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage with a soft, slightly dusty texture that felt drier to the touch but applied evenly and blended out easily along the edges without sheering out. It didn’t appear dry on my skin, and there was a smidgen of fallout during application while I blended it out. This shade wore well for eight hours before fading noticeably 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), 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))

Eastern Rise
A-

Permanent

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow

Cool Brown

Sydney Grace Cool Brown Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium taupe with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was soft, more firmly-pressed in the pan, and wasn’t too thin or too powdery in the pan. The eyeshadow blended out nicely along the edges and lasted well for eight hours 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))

Cool Brown
A-

Permanent

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

Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow

Concrete Road

Sydney Grace Concrete Road Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, purple-leaning taupe with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with two layers. The texture was dustier, a little thinner, but I didn’t have any issues blending it out, and there was, surprisingly, very minimal fallout when working with it. The eyeshadow stayed on well for seven and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.

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))

Concrete Road
B+

Permanent

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow

Peace

Sydney Grace Peace Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is medium, plummy bronze with warm undertones and a bright, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense without being too stiff or too thick in consistency. This shade applied well to bare skin and blended otu effortlessly. It wore beautifully for eight and a half hours before I noticed faint creasing.

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

Peace
Peace
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
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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Sorry, my look was posted too far after the original photos went up and they got removed (because of brands re-releasing the same shades in shorter periods of time, a review shows the most recent set). It should be fixed now. I’m so sorry I didn’t catch that myself!

One shade is speaking to me in the above review: Peace. It just looks like a fairly indescribable color. It’s taupe. It’s plummy. It’s a little bit bronze, too! Most of all, it’s gorgeous!

We try to approve comments within 24 hours (and reply to them within 72 hours) but can sometimes get behind and appreciate your patience! 🙂 If you have general feedback, product review requests, off-topic questions, or need technical support, please contact us directly. Thank you for your patience!