Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“Mixed Neutrals” Look)

01/04

Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow

Arabian Nights

Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was dense without being too firmly-pressed in the pan or thick in feel on the lid. It applied evenly and stayed on well for eight hours on me 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

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow

Dark Chocolate

Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage with a soft, velvety texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, so the eyeshadow still blended out easily but didn’t sheer out too readily. It lasted nicely for eight hours before starting 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.

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow

Treasure Hunter

Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a metallic finish. This shade had full pigmentation in one layer, while the consistency felt lightly creamy, smooth to the touch, but was easy to pick up with a brush and blendout on my skin. It wore beautifully for eight and a half hours on me before creasing a bit.

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow

Demure

Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale gold with soft, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out easily along the edges. The texture was soft, more loosely-pressed texture that yielded a bit of fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight 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

Demure
Demure
B+

Permanent

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow

Pipers Piping

Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and retained its intensity even as I softened the edges out. The texture was soft, smooth, and thin without being prone to patchiness. It lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading along the edges.

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.

Pipers Piping
A-

Permanent

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

01/04

Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow

Summer Magic

Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a soft peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to my skin with smooth, even coverage that blended out easily. The consistency was soft, not powdery but not too firmly pressed in the pan, and easy to work with. It wore well for eight hours on me before it started to fade 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.

Summer Magic
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow $6.00/0.06 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

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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Summer Magic, Arabian Nights, and Demure are on my list. At this rate, I’m going to wind up with one very massive SG order one of these days!

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