Sydney Grace Seashore, Lake Days, Splendor, Ride the Wave Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

01/05

Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow

Seashore

Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, minty green with cooler undertones and warmer, golden shimmer throughout. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with a second (make sure to let the first layer dry down!).

The texture was runnier (which is clear in the shot where I tried to–gently!–squeeze out a bit of product to capture it), which gave it too much slip and fluidity, so it was hard to apply it with precision or keep the coverage as an even layer. I’d recommend applying a touch on the back of your hand or on a metal palette, swirling/gently working out the product with a brush, and then applying it to the eye area, as it seemed to thicken up as it “dried” from working it. It wore nicely for nine hours before creasing 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

Seashore
C+

Permanent

7.5
Product
6
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
77%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow

Lake Days

Sydney Grace Lake Days Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a vivid, chartreuse green with strong, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a thin consistency that felt like a watery gel.

I worried that it would be prone to unevenness during application, but I didn’t have any application issues; the color applied evenly to my lid using fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush and blended out easily along the edges. It dried down fast enough not to crease as it dried down, and I was still able to soften the edges if necessary after it had set. The color stayed on well for nine and a half hours before creasing a bit.

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

Lake Days
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow

Splendor

Sydney Grace Splendor Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a muted, navy blue with subtle, cool undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer.

The texture was thin, lightweight, and slightly runny, which I think is why it didn’t have full coverage like some of the other shades in the range. It could have applied more evenly initially, but as it was setting, I was able to even out the color along with the edges. There was slight creasing apparent after nine hours of wear.

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

Splendor
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow

Ride the Wave

Sydney Grace Ride the Wave Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and green-gold shimmer throughout. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin with fingertips or a flat, synthetic brush.

The consistency was thin, lightweight, and fairly fluid initially, but it dried down nicely without settling into fine lines or creases, and I was still able to soften and diffuse the edges lightly (without any product flaking off or moving around). It wore well for nine hours before creasing slightly on me.

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

Ride the Wave
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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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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Lake Days is a really unique color. I’m not sure that I’d wear it much, but it is very intriguing and I almost want to give it a try just for the heck of it.

My favorite shade is oddly enough Splendor. Yep, a navy blue when I’ve always said that navy is a brat for me to pull off. However, I see it as a “warm” navy, if that makes sense? Idk. But I’d definitely wear it!

Sydney Grace’s cream shadows are usually so pretty in the swatches, but I find the packaging to be very off-putting. That wouldn’t keep me from buying it, of course, but I wonder why the colors on the tubes always look so drab and ugly when the shades inside are so vibrant. Is it a pink-tinted translucent tube?

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