Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter Review & Swatches

01/07

Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter
Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter

Melody

Sydney Grace Melody Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a more frosted, metallic finish. “Frost” always reads more textured and larger in particle size compared to a very metallic finish, which will look smoother and shinier. As a result, I did experience some emphasis of texture when I applied this shade at medium or higher levels of coverage. It had nearly opaque pigmentation (but easily built up to full coverage!) that applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably on my cheeks.

Formula Overview

$12.00/0.25 oz. - $48.00 Per Ounce

The highlighters are supposed to be "smooth and pigmented" that "blend like a dream" and "last all day long." The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that makes them a cinch to apply and blend out on my skin. I was most impressed by how soft, almost cream-like the powders were, yet they weren't too loosely-pressed nor were they prone to powderiness. Some of the finishes are very metallic or frosted, so when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage levels, they can emphasize my skin's natural texture slightly. They have worn between eight and nine hours on me.

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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), Silk Powder, 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), Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Melody
Melody
A-

Permanent

9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
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Product Availability

Sydney Grace Melody $12.00/0.25 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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Lovely and lively shade of pink highlighter! Just not something that I feel would jibe well with my larger pores. Plus, it may emphasize fine lines, I’m guessing.

I’ve been dithering on this highlighter for awhile now. I think I’ll include it in my next SG order. Thank you! 🙂

Unrelated, where did you get those *gorgeous* earrings?! 🙂

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