Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation, Jingle Bells, Rendezvous, Spiced Cider Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

01/07

Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Cream Shadows | Look Details
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow

I Need a Vacation

Sydney Grace I Need a Vacation Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium purple with cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in one layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than half of a layer more–I was almost able to just buff it into place and it looked opaque from all the sheen in the finish. The texture was lightweight, spreadable, and quick to dry down, so I had the best luck working one eye at a time and with a flat, synthetic brush (if precision was the goal). The edges remained blendable enough to soften after dry down, but I wouldn’t expect to sheer it out. It wore well for 10 hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/07

Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Cream Shadows | Look Details
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow

Jingle Bells

Sydney Grace Jingle Bells Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium silver with neutral undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff in one layer, which was buildable to full coverage with less than half of a layer. The texture was lightweight, spreadable without being too fluid, and fairly easy to work with as a more pigmented eyeshadow; to sheer it out, I’d recommend applying some onto the back of your hand or onto a metal palette, then using a fluffy, synthetic brush to pick up and buff product onto your lid. It stayed on well for nine and a half hours on me before creasing very faintly.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Jingle Bells
A

Permanent

9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

01/07

Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Cream Shadows | Look Details
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow

Rendezvous

Sydney Grace Rendezvous Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deep navy blue with cool undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had a blacker base color, so the more it was sheered out, the more muted and black-blue it appeared. When worn at full opacity (as it was in one layer), it was definitely more blue than black in hue. The texture was thin, fluid, and spreadable, though it seemed ever-so-slightly more fluid compared to other shades in the range. I didn’t have any issues applying it to my lid and getting even, opaque coverage nor did I have trouble diffusing the edges as it dried down. It lasted well for nine and a half hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Rendezvous
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

01/07

Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Cream Shadows | Look Details
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Cream Shadows | Look Details
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow

Spiced Cider

Sydney Grace Spiced Cider Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark, rusty copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product. The texture felt lightweight and forgiving as it dried down–thin, not prone to emphasizing lid texture, and just very comfortable. The product spread easily across my lid and dried down fast, so it didn’t gather in any fine lines. It wore nicely for ten hours on me before fading a touch.

Formula Overview

$8.00/0.33 oz. - $24.24 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to "dry down to a smudge proof finish" that isn't waterproof but "will last all day on the lids." The brand recommends working "one eye at a time" as the formula "dr[ies] fairly quickly." It is a very pigmented formula where the merest dab of product--like as little as one can physically squeeze out of the tube--is enough for most of the mobile lid.

If you're someone who tends to use their cream eyeshadows as sheer washes of color, I think this formula is "too" pigmented and dries too quickly to make sheer application as effortless as you'd want. If you love the effect of and finish of creamier, metallic eyeshadows and want true, full coverage application, these are worth looking into. I recommend squeezing out the smallest amount of product on the back of your hand or onto a mixing palette, and then using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush to apply to the lid. I prefer a brush as it gives more working time than when I used my fingertips.

The texture was smooth, like a liquid-cream hybrid as it wasn't runny but it was more spreadable than a cream eyeshadow you'd find in a jar. The majority of shades applied evenly to bare skin with little effort, and the edges remained blendable enough (even as it was mostly dried down) to soften and fuse with other shades. They're very lightweight and the majority of them sat well on my lids without emphasizing lines or texture (sometimes an issue with liquid/cream, more metallic products).

It didn't have that dry down that felt so set and locked in that if you kept trying to blend it out (after it was dry) you'd get flaking; these never flaked or lifted. Based on past experiences--in general with cream eyeshadows--I recommend working with your powder eyeshadows first (unless you're using it as a base), and then going in with the cream eyeshadows and going back over any areas to further blend if necessary. That being said, I was able to layer powder eyeshadow over them without them lifting or becoming patchy. They're some of the easiest cream eyeshadows I've worked with to incorporate into multi-shade looks. The wear varied from eight to ten hours on me before there was slight fading or a bit of creasing.

My only complaint is that with a six-month shelf life paired with so much color payoff... one tube is so much product. These could be sold half-sized tubes and still stretch for many, many uses. I really enjoy the squeeze-tube packaging along with the smaller opening, as it made it much easier to control than some other liquid/cream products.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Cream Shadow swatches.

Ingredients

Spiced Cider
A+

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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Sydney Grace Cream Shadow $8.00/0.33 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 Need A Vacation and Rendezvous are stunning shades for cream e/s’s! Especially for a summertime smokey eye look.
I’m also loving how beautifully Spiced Cidar applies. Great shade of fiery orange-copper!

These are just beautiful. I love the way the brand has done Rendevous – such a perfect navy shade. And all those complementary colours such as Jingle Bells and Spiced Cider.

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