Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches ("A Smoky, Green Camo" Look)

Allie

Sydney Grace Allie Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, mustard yellow with stronger, warm undertones than you’d see in a true mustard shade–almost like mustard and brown mixed together. The texture was soft, a little dusty in the pan, but it applied evenly and blended out easily without sheering out too readily. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight hours on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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))

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Allie

PPermanent. $5.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Alpha

Sydney Grace Alpha Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deep taupe-brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were nearly imperceptible shimmers strewn throughout the eyeshadow but I couldn’t notice it on my eye. It had opaque color coverage that adhered well to bare skin but took more effort to diffuse along the edges for a seamless blend. The consistency was slightly firmer, a bit stiffer in the pan, and it was easiest to use with a lighter hand to build up coverage as I went. I noticed slight fading along the edges after eight hours of wear.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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))

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Alpha

PPermanent. $5.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total

Elegance

Sydney Grace Elegance Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a soft, peachy gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had a smooth, lightly creamy texture that applied well to my lid with an even lay down of color. It had full color coverage in a single layer, which lasted well for eight hours before fading a bit on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Elegance

PPermanent. $5.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Promenade

Sydney Grace Promenade Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a dirty, almost blackened teal base with cooler undertones and warmer, gold-to-green shimmer. It had good color coverage, though it needed a second layer for full opacity. The texture was dense, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch but wasn’t difficult to grab with a brush or to apply evenly to my skin. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before creasing faintly on my skin.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Promenade

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

Bravo

Sydney Grace Bravo Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium green with strong, warm olive undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage with a smooth, velvety texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to my skin and blended out easily without sheering out too quickly. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed fading.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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))

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Bravo

PPermanent. $5.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Light My Candle

Sydney Grace Light My Candle Shimmer Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a deeper bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The eyeshadow was richly pigmented with a smooth, denser consistency that wasn’t too firmly pressed in the pan that it became difficult to pick up or to blend out. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours on me before it started to fade.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Light My Candle

DCDiscontinued. $5.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

Celebrate

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, lime green with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The texture was lightly creamy, dense without being too thick or too heavy, though it seemed to have slightly weaker pigmentation in one layer without using my fingertip or a wet brush to apply. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours before creasing faintly on me.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Celebrate

PPermanent. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Sydney Grace Allie Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Allie Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Allie Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Allie Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Alpha Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Alpha Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Alpha Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Alpha Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Elegance Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Elegance Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Elegance Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Elegance Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Promenade Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Promenade Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Promenade Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Promenade Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Promenade Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Bravo Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Bravo Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Bravo Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Bravo Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Light My Candle Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Light My Candle Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Light My Candle Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Light My Candle Shimmer Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Celebrate Pressed Pigment Shadow

The Overview
Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace
$5.00/0.06 oz.

92%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Whoops, I totally fibbed – Elegance is under Shimmer shadows, not Pressed Pigments. As you have them in your descriptions, even!

Apologies for putting you wrong! I’m still getting Promenade before it disappears though 😉

Promenade is like NOTHING else I own or possibly ever did own. And it a shade that I know I need to have, too!

Stunning camo glam eye look, Christine!

And now I have ordered Promenade! I don’t have any of the dupes and even if I did, they aren’t that close. This shade is quite unique and I just wanted it so badly, low buy had to take a short vacation. 🙂
It felt stupid to order just one ES so I added Herky Bird and Somber. Unfortunately the postage was on the expensive side at $22. Oh, well it is a long flight here so maybe it’s not that bad.

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