Sydney Grace Summer 2018 Eyeshadows (Part 1) Reviews & Swatches

01/07

Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer 2019 Eyeshadows | Look Details
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Summer 2019 Eyeshadows | Look Details
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow

Go for It

Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium plum with subtle, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was soft but emollient enough not to feel powdery. The eyeshadow adhered well to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. It had a high-shine finish but wasn’t as thick as some metallic eyeshadows can get. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Go for It
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow

Seize the Day

Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium yellow with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense enough to help all of the shimmer and micro-sparkles bind together but wasn’t too thick on my lid. The eyeshadow applied well without a primer and blended out easily along the edges. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/05

Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow

Take the Time

Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, grass green with warm, yellow undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single pass, which adhered well to bare skin and diffused easily along the edges. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan. There was faint, visible creasing on my lid after eight and a half hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow

Meadow

Sydney Grace Meadow Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium lime green with soft, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were barely-there shimmers strewn throughout that I could see in the close-up photos but not in person. The consistency was soft, velvety, and substantial enough to yield opaque color payoff on bare skin that didn’t sheer out immediately. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Meadow
Meadow
A

Permanent

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

01/05

Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Pressed Pigment Shadow

Keep It Fun

Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium aqua-green with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy, dense consistency that wasn’t too thick nor too firmly-pressed in the pan. The color picked up well with a brush, applied evenly and blended out seamlessly. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before creasing a touch.

Formula Overview

$6.00/0.06 oz. - $100.00 Per Ounce

The shimmer eyeshadows are more consistent in pigmentation with the majority of shades having opaque color coverage. The more metallic/sparkly the shade is, the creamier and more emollient the eyeshadow felt in the pan, which often yielded really smooth application and good adherence to the lid, though a few worked better with a fingertip or a dampened brush for true-to-pan color or to get a truer finish/sheen. Most shades, however, worked well with brushes, and I didn't have trouble applying or blending out most of the shimmer shades. The more satin to pearl like finishes tend to feel a little thinner but blend out well. These shades wore between eight and nine hours on me with some of the more foiled-like shades creasing noticeably at the end (and the less foiled-like ones fading).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Keep It Fun
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total

01/04

Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow

Poolside

Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, light-medium blue-leaning teal with subtle, cool undertones and faint micro-shimmer over a matte finish. Again, the shimmers were visible in the swatch and in the pan but not to my eye in person. The color payoff was opaque in one layer, while the texture was soft, smooth, and velvety–substantial without being too powdery–and blended out with ease. I noticed slight fading after eight hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. - $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren't opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn't so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I've found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow 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), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), 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), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))

Poolside
Poolside
A

Permanent

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
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About the 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 information, please check the FAQ.)

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They never seem to disappoint, I love the look of pretty much every eyeshadow till now. I’ve tried to order a bunch, it took 2 months, and then for no reason they got send back to Sydney Grace from my country/duties (Holland). It is such a shame.. They refunded the total amount so customer service is on point, but I would so love to try them!
You created a beautiful look as always!

Yes it is so weird.. I don’t dare to order again because I am afraid it won’t be shipped to my home. Just hope that ordering international becomes easier overtime.

Keep It Fun and Poolside will be mine! Even though I have UD Boom from the Basquiet palette, I actually love this greener, less bright teal matte far more. As I look at these 2, I already have a look in mind!

I wish I’d had Meadow back in January when I was trying to recreate a 1970s makeup look with that exact shade of green! Clearly I need to make an order of SG green singles, they have so many gorgeous shades!

I know! I couldn’t believe that with all the green shadows I had, I didn’t have a matte kiwi green. I think that was before I got The Tribe Palette from Juvia’s Place, but even the light matte green in there isn’t quite right, it’s a little too light and warm.

Queen of Greens, hands down. SG also is putting out dupes for d/c’d MUFEs that I missed on clearance, when my card would not work. Looks like even more $ saved. Lots here to crave. And lovely look.

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