Sydney Grace Glee, Joyful Day, Optimism Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches

01/06

Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment

Glee

Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment ($6.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a metallic sheen with moderate, green sparkle. The contrasting sparkle is what made the shade harder to dupe. It was richly pigmented with a finely-milled, lightly creamy texture; it was a denser, weightier powder (so it didn’t have a bunch of product that dispersed as soon as you opened the jar) that applied best by pressing and patting onto the lid, which avoided most of the fallout. The product adhered evenly to bare skin and “melted” so that it had a very smooth, highly-reflective finish that didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.14 oz. - $42.86 Per Ounce

It's designed to be worn alone, though the brand recommends a "mixing medium or a glitter glue" to avoid fallout. The loose consistency was denser and more weighed down, which made it less messy to work with than some more finely-milled (but very powdery) loose eyeshadow formulas available. They were very pigmented without much product, and they had similar coverage applied dry as well as wet.

The wet application typically yielded smoother, more metallic finishes and less fallout compared to dry application. Dry application required a bit more finesse as the product applied best by patting and pressing it on and then gently smoothing it into place, otherwise it had some fallout during application. A few shades that were more sparkly looked a bit chunkier applied to my skin when I used it dry (but were smoother and more forgiving when used wet). They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before creasing.

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Glee
Glee
A-

Permanent

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

01/08

Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Chamellionaire | Look Details
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment

Joyful Day

Sydney Grace Joyful Day Loose Pigment ($6.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a bright, bluish-teal base with warmer, gold-to-green shifting sparkle and shimmer. It had a loose consistency that was weighted down by binders, which helped keep it from fluffing up and out of the jar (so less messy than some loose powders). The larger particles of shimmer/sparkle did make it seem a bit “drier” to the touch and more prone to some fallout unless applied with a wet brush or fingertip. I’d recommend applying the product by pressing gently into place and pulling the brush outward to spread the color out. This should minimize fallout while giving it a smooth, even application of opaque coverage. It stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before creasing very faintly with a touch of fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.14 oz. - $42.86 Per Ounce

It's designed to be worn alone, though the brand recommends a "mixing medium or a glitter glue" to avoid fallout. The loose consistency was denser and more weighed down, which made it less messy to work with than some more finely-milled (but very powdery) loose eyeshadow formulas available. They were very pigmented without much product, and they had similar coverage applied dry as well as wet.

The wet application typically yielded smoother, more metallic finishes and less fallout compared to dry application. Dry application required a bit more finesse as the product applied best by patting and pressing it on and then gently smoothing it into place, otherwise it had some fallout during application. A few shades that were more sparkly looked a bit chunkier applied to my skin when I used it dry (but were smoother and more forgiving when used wet). They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before creasing.

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Joyful Day
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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01/07

Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment
Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment

Optimism

Sydney Grace Optimism Loose Pigment ($6.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a rich, emerald green with subtle, cooler undertones and warmer golden sparkle that gave it more of a neutral-to-warm tone overall. The texture was soft, finely-milled, but it had larger sparkles, too, so it was a touch “drier” to the touch in the pot. You could tell that there was more to the formula, and there was a creaminess to the product as soon as it touched my skin that helped it adhere evenly and retain its full opacity in a single layer. I had slight fallout when I worked with a dry brush, despite pressing and patting on, and fallout could be further minimize by using it with a wet brush or patting on with a fingertip. It lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably, and there was a smidgen of fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.14 oz. - $42.86 Per Ounce

It's designed to be worn alone, though the brand recommends a "mixing medium or a glitter glue" to avoid fallout. The loose consistency was denser and more weighed down, which made it less messy to work with than some more finely-milled (but very powdery) loose eyeshadow formulas available. They were very pigmented without much product, and they had similar coverage applied dry as well as wet.

The wet application typically yielded smoother, more metallic finishes and less fallout compared to dry application. Dry application required a bit more finesse as the product applied best by patting and pressing it on and then gently smoothing it into place, otherwise it had some fallout during application. A few shades that were more sparkly looked a bit chunkier applied to my skin when I used it dry (but were smoother and more forgiving when used wet). They lasted between seven and eight hours on me before creasing.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Loose Pigment swatches.

Optimism
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
88%
Total
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Product Availability

Sydney Grace Loose Pigment $6.00/0.14 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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I love the idea of pigments, but I never reach for them. They just seem too fussy for my routine. These are beautiful though.

I love Joyful Day and Optimism – blue and green are my favourites, but I don’t like the formula. The shadow dupes for these colours are perfect.

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