Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness, Mistletoe, On the Road Again, Scrooge Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches

01/05

Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow

Vibrant Madness

Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deeper gold with warm, olive undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightweight texture that was thin without being too watery. It applied evenly and was easy to blend out, even for a semi-sheer wash of color (which I find this formula doesn’t always work for). It dried down fairly quickly, but it remained blendable along the edges. This shade stayed on nicely for 10 hours before creasing faintly.

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

10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
100%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow

Mistletoe

Sydney Grace Mistletoe Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark green with subtle, cooler undertones and warmer, gold and green shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but it seemed to be a little too emollient initially, which resulted in the product moving around more than desired.

It was better if I applied it where I wanted it, initially, let it sit for a few seconds, and then spread and diffuse the edges as I wanted. This kept the opacity level at full and gave me an even result. The eyeshadow lasted well for nine and a half 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

Mistletoe
A-

Permanent

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow

On the Road Again

Sydney Grace On the Road Again Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, bluish-teal with sublte, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was more watery, which made it harder to control and apply precisely without the product applying sheer and unevenly.

I highly recommend applying some to a metal palette or the back of your hand, gently dispersing it onto the surface, and then using the remaining product to apply to the lid/eye area, as it seemed to give time to firm up (while still not fully dry) and ensured better application. It had semi-opaque color coverage that lasted well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

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

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
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01/05

Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow
Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow

Scrooge

Sydney Grace Scrooge Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark teal with cool, bluish undertones and warmer, green-gold shimmer throughout. It had good pigmentation in a single layer, but the texture was runny and was harder to control.

I had the best luck gently dispersing a bit onto the back of my hand, buffing it out onto the back of my hand with the brush, and then applying what was left onto the actual eye–this seemed to ensure I didn’t over-apply and ate up time to make it “drier” as it went on. Once on, the product stayed on well for nine hours before creasing subtly.

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

Scrooge
Scrooge
B

Permanent

8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
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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Since Scrooge looks quite a lot like my eye color, I’m definitely going to need it. I know all about the crazy makeup rule that says one shouldn’t wear e/s in their ey color, but I don’t care, I love it! I could even see using it with Vibrant Madness for a more gold infused effect.

Whilst I love the green/teal shades, the formula isn’t quite right. But Vibrant Madness is a stunningly beautiful and versatile shade. Gorgeous eye look Christine.

Any SG green brightens my day. Your look is just wonderful. I realize I complain about CP duping CP, but I really ought not, as that certainly is the case w/greens, in my SG stash.

I am with you, kjh. Never met a green I didn’t love and want to add to my collection. I am happy that more brands are putting out green shades that are wearable. While I like the shades, how many grass green shadows can I actually use and some of them are actually too off to wear. SG has lovely greens and all in wearable shades.

I’m on the lookout for talc-free eyeshadows now that my eyes seem to have developed a sensitivity to it, and after checking the ingredient lists for several of Sydney Grace’s products it looks as though I should dive into this brand. And they have cute colors!

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