Sydney Grace Paris Skies Blush Review & Swatches

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Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush
Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush

Paris Skies

Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, medium mauve with cooler undertones and warmer, pale golden shimmer throughout. It straddled the line between pink and lavender to me (and the two merged gives me more mauve-vibes as a result). The warmer, but contrasting, shimmer gave it the effect of a two-in-one product where there was a distinctive, golden highlight but a definite, mauve blush tone below.

The texture was smooth, cream-like, and dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed into the pan. It had opaque color coverage that was easy to apply and blend out (or use with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage). This shade stayed on beautifully for eight and a half hours before fading slightly.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.25 oz. - $36.00 Per Ounce

It's a more pigmented blush, so it favors those who need or want richer coverage achieved with less product or in one layer, but those who prefer sheerer, more buildable blush may find there is a learning curve. The formula was very blendable and easy to work with, so I think it is more forgiving, particularly shades with some shimmer in them. The matte shades can be slightly powdery but do not look dry or dusty when applied, though they can darken a bit if not applied over drier or more matte skin (or a base). They wore between eight and 10 hours on me before fading noticeably.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Blush 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), 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))

Paris Skies

PPermanent. $9.00.
A
A
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
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The Overview

95%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Oh wow I honestly did not think there was a way to make a unique blush anymore but this one does it so beautifully. I do think I will try replicating this with a mauve blush and pale gold highlight though as I cannot justify buying another blush 😭

I only have one SG blush, always and forever. It looks dark in their photo, but it is invisible on me. I was shocked. This looks great, but I’m leery. I have the Fenty dupe, but suspect it would not be a dupe on me, far lighter and pinker. I use the other side of Poolside far more often. Maybe someday.

Good to note that – I have some more SG blushes on the way (I could have sworn I bought them awhile ago, but apparently not so much, so SG is sending me some!) – I’ll keep an eye on that one!

Oh man, what a stunner this is! Love it! Not sure how great it would look on me, but I’m willing to give it a shot and hope it works!

oooh I might need this one. What a beautiful dimensional blush—and bonus, it’s a mauve! I want to look like a turn-of-the-century face on a faded ephemeral tin of like smelling salts or whatever people got tins of back then. I’m an absolute sucker for cool-toned blushes.

I can’t see the gold shimmer. Is this one of those that don’t show on camera?

I’m looking forward to more SD blush reviews!

What a lovely blush! I feel I need this in my life, but I find the postage from SG so expensive that I don’t buy from her. It’s such a pity as I love so many of her eye shadows and now this! Maybe in February, as this month and January are months with so many bills to pay.

I have this from the cool mystery bag that was offered this summer. It is very pretty and unique, but it can look like a bruise on my face if I’m not careful.

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