Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“Signs of Spring Look”)

01/06

Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Signs of Spring Eye | Look Details
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Signs of Spring Eye | Look Details
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow

Sea Breeze

Sydney Grace Sea Breeze Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light chartreuse green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, and it actually stayed that way when applied; there was enough substance to the consistency that it didn’t immediately sheer out to nothingness. It’s incredibly rare to find this light of a shade that can pack so much pigment without ten layers and a sticky primer under it. The consistency was a smidgen powdery, so there was a bit of fallout if I used a larger, fluffier brush. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

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.

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

01/05

Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow

Pear Tree

Sydney Grace Pear Tree Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark green with subtle, warm undertones and warmer, olive green shimmer and faint sparkle. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that felt a little thicker, but it spread easily along my skin without losing its intensity. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours 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

Pear Tree
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow

Princess Pay Pay

Sydney Grace Princess Pay Pay Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, reddish-plum with subtle, warmer undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out well along the edges. It had a denser, lightly creamy consistency that picked up well with a brush. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably 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

01/05

Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow

Siren

Sydney Grace Siren Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark pink with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had full color coverage in one layer paired with a smooth, lightly creamy consistency that was dense, slightly more firmly-pressed (compared to other shimmers in the range). The color adhered well to my lid and blended out along the edges easily. It wore well for eight hours and then started to fade 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

Siren
Siren
A-

Permanent

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

01/05

Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow

Mermaid

Sydney Grace Mermaid Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a subtle, gold-to-green shifting metallic finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and blendable with a slightly looser press compared to most of the shimmers, though I didn’t get fallout when I worked with it. The pigmentation was opaque and stayed on well for eight hours before fading subtly.

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

Mermaid
Mermaid
A

Permanent

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

01/05

Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow

Serenity

Sydney Grace Serenity Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a peachy gold with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a soft, lightly creamy consistency that was dense but not too firmly pressed in the pan. The color went on significantly lighter and more yellowish than it appeared in the pan, yet it didn’t really have much of a shift. It lasted nicely for eight hours on me before it started to fade.

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

Serenity
Serenity
A

Permanent

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

01/05

Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow

The Commons

Sydney Grace The Commons Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a blackened purple with subtle, warm undertones and flecks of plum and copper micro-sparkle. The consistency was drier and on the dusty side, which resulted in some fallout when I worked with it, though some of the sparkle/shimmer seemed to translate onto my lid, rather than just the base color (which was more what I anticipated). The product itself blended out without much effort along the edges and went on evenly. It had opaque pigmentation that wore well for seven and a half hours 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

The Commons
B

Permanent

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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Seems like my list of Sydney Grace shadows that I will buy at some point, is growing every day. These are such lovely shades and the eye look is stellar. I am expecting a little windfall of money in about two weeks and while it seems silly to think about spending it on eye shadows, I may just have to be silly. Love these!!

Sea Foam is fine, too, and they are both in the No Joke bundle. FYI, for those that like pastels or greens. I suspect most readers know that bundle was created because a Tarte had no real April Fool’s palette last year. I think Devinah did a bundle too. From self mock from Tarte, to hits by the indies. Love it.

Yes, I’m feeling those spring vibes coming through loud and strong with this beautiful eye look!
Sea Breeze, Princess Pay Pay, Siren are very interesting and impressive shades that I am seriously considering getting at some point!

The sheer number of “recommended” shades that Sydney Grace seems to rack up with EVERY review is so impressive! I can’t wait to place an order! I’m so glad that you undertook the HUGE project of swatching and reviewing their massive catalog, Christine. Thankfully they’ve all been pretty amazing, so definitely less of hardship than some other eyeshadow lines.

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