Sydney Grace Pumpkin Spice Latte Highlighter Review & Swatches
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Sydney Grace Pumpkin Spice Latte Highlighter ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium, peachy orange with warm undertones and a luminous sheen. It had very finely-milled shimmer that gave it a strong shine without having noticeable shimmer/frostiness on my sin. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, though the soft, almost emollient consistency made it easy to pic up less product or buff the color out for sheerer coverage if preferred. I was impressed by how smooth and blendable it was, yet it didn’t seem powdery in the pan at all. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading slightly.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Sydney Grace Pumpkin Spice Latte (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar).
- Clinique Golden Glow (P, $27.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
- Sydney Grace First Date (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
- Melt Cosmetics Feliz (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- bareMinerals Joy (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
- Melt Cosmetics Kill (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
- Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- ColourPop Tock (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).
- Anastasia Daydream (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Anastasia Peach Nectar (DC, $28.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
$9.00/0.25 oz. - $36.00 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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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))
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I have been a HUGE fan of Sydney Grace back when it was Feather River Body and only on Etsy. The whole brand is amazing. Every product is perfection. Her eyeshadows rival luxury brands. I reach for my SG single collections and palettes every day. So happy to see this amazing indie brand getting some much-deserved love!
If I were to ever run out of CP Tock, I would buy this in one quick heartbeat! That glow is PERFECTION.
A very pretty peachy shade, but it would be the orangey undertones that would not suit me. Looks lovely on you Christine.