Sydney Grace x Temptalia Collection Swatches

The Sydney Grace x Temptalia Collection launches tomorrow, June 18th, at 9AM PDT. I wanted to share swatches this morning now that I have swatches on darker skin available (I’m waiting on two more sets of swatches–lightest and medium; I will update this post as soon as those arrive).

The Deep versions of the palettes were designed specifically with darker skin tones in mind, while the Light versions of the palettes were designed with lighter skin tones in mind, but the intent was to keep look and feel of each color story intact, so that’s why two key shades were altered but not every shade. (You can get a more in-depth look at and information on the Light vs. Deep versions here.)

There is a circular image of Mellan at the base of the swatch for shades that differ between the Light and Deep versions. He hopes to help make it clearer for those trying to decide between versions!

Swatches on Deep Skin

These swatches are done by Day (who runs Legally Black Beauty as a blog and on Instagram), who wears Fenty 430 (“deep skin with warm golden undertones”).

Swatches on Medium Deep Skin

These swatches are on my sister, who wears Fenty 345 (“tan skin with warm olive undertones”).

Swatches on Light Skin

These swatches are on me (!), and I wear Fenty 180 (“light skin with warm undertones”).

Swatches on Very Light Skin

These swatches are on my husband, who is the equivalent of Fenty 110 (“very fair skin with cool pink undertones”).

Sydney Grace x Temptalia Palettes: Deep Versions

Sydney Grace x Temptalia Palettes: Light Versions

Quintessence swatched on Day (Fenty 430)

On the Horizon swatched on Day (Fenty 430)

Radiant Reflection swatched on Day (Fenty 430)

Quintessence Palettes swatched on medium-deep skin (Fenty 345)

On the Horizon Palettes swatched on medium-deep skin (Fenty 345)

Radiant Reflection Palettes swatched on medium-deep skin (Fenty 345)

Quintessence Palettes swatched on light skin (Fenty 180)

On the Horizon Palettes swatched on light skin (Fenty 180)

Radiant Reflection Palettes swatched on light skin (Fenty 180)

Quintessence Palettes swatched on very light skin (Fenty 110)

On the Horizon Palettes swatched on very light skin (Fenty 110)

Radiant Reflection Palettes swatched on very light skin (Fenty 110)

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Love these…thank you so much for including them! I’m closest to your husband’s tone and can see I’d best get the lights to have some good transition shades for my skin tone. How are you feeling? Nervous, anxious, excited? I can’t even imagine what it must be like on your end. :o)

My pleasure, Sandy! πŸ™‚

I’m in that want-to-vomit and crying-all-the-time stage. The latter is more because of Mellan and him not being here for it but being such a huge part of it in so many ways, lol!

*big hugs* Gosh, it makes a lot of sense that you’re missing your dog not being here. It’s not the same, but he lives on here in your beautiful work, and because you’ve shared him with us in some small way, he lives on in us, too. He’s here! And we won’t forget. And now, you’ve made me teary, too. *hugs again*

P.S. Is 9 AM PDT the same at 11 AM Central Standard Time and noon Eastern Standard Time? I keep overthinking it.

Professor Mellan is so helpful! <3

I think your husband's skintone is pretty close to mine (I might be even a little lighter but we've got the same undertones and freckles, lol), and looking at those swatches I think I might go ahead and get Quintessence in Deep but stick with Light for the other two.

I am SO excited to buy these tomorrow πŸ™‚

Christine, thanks for swatching on multiple skin tones!

If anyone needs to see swatches on pale/porcelain skin, Phyrra.net has very nice swatches up for two of the palettes, and is working on the third. Her skin tone is slightly lighter and cooler than mine.

She’s that beautiful shade of way pale cool yellow, no? Her work is great, too. Course, just as with Mellan, my favorite things on her blog are those gorgeous standard poodles. I hope she gets to do a collab with one of your goth-y indie faves one day.

Yes, that’s correct on the skin tone: Slightly yellow, but still remains cool leaning. I love her poodles. I still have the Ghoul School loose shadow collab she did with Darling Girl Cosmetics years ago. I would love to see her do an updated collection with someone. She’s a sweetheart, to boot. She’s been a good friend to me over the years.

There’s only one tiny thing missed with this launch, and with all the work and planning, the date of launch is probably coincidental. It would have been nice to see a discount for POC on Juneteenth. Maybe next year. Or a donation to a BLM cause.

It was the soonest we could launch based on when packaging arrived and they were able to fill it – it was originally supposed to launch October 2020!

Thanks for the suggestion!

I think you have done a great job with these palettes. Not one shade looks anything but stellar on all the skin tones I’ve seen so far. For sure I see the need for the deep and the light versions, but the rest of the colours are amazing looking on every swatch.
I love how Professor Mellan showed us the deep/light versions. What a darling boy he was!
Three hours and fifteen minutes to go.

Thank you for such detailed swatches ! And thanks to your hushband for the swatches, especially for the quintessence one : I feared even the light version would be too dark for me but both light and dark palettes look amazing on fair skin !

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