Sydney Grace x Temptalia Dear Reader Eyeshadow

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Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow on Very Light (Fenty 110) Skin
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow on Medium-Dark (Fenty 345) Skin
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Comparisons: Happy Accident, Dear Reader, Siren
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow

Dear Reader

Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium lavender with neutral undertones and a bright, metallic finish.

For those following along on Instagram, I shared this shade along with three other versions I received for Temptalia (in the Radiant Reflection palette). This was shade three (I chose shade four to be shade Temptalia), which received an overwhelming amount of support and love. It was the color that I gravitated toward, too, but the coolness of it didn’t pair as well with the Radiant Reflection story compared to the fourth shade (which is warmer and has a warmer sheen).

I also felt that the color was a little similar to Lunar Illumination, which was already finalized and made, but with so many readers falling in love with this shade, I felt awful not choosing it! It never hurts to ask, so I did, in fact, ask Sydney Grace if it was possible that they’d consider making this shade as a single… and they said yes. I didn’t even really intend for it to be part of the collaboration, I just wanted to be able to tell readers it was going to come someday! Of course, I named it Dear Reader as a result.

It is cooler-toned in lower lighting (indoor, filtered sunlight, shade, etc.) and slightly warmer, rosier in brighter lighting (outdoors, direct sunlight). It has a very shiny finish, which I think was part of why this and the fourth shade captured so many readers’ hearts!

It will be available with the palettes on June 18th at 9AM PDT. You can use code TEMPTALIA15 for 15% off.

P.S. — I did not intend to rate the products from my collaboration, mostly because who would believe my ratings? It felt almost silly, but I had SO many requests to rate. Sydney Grace eyeshadows are fairly consistent (one of the reasons I wanted to work with them), so you can also check out past reviews that were written well before the collaboration process started as well.

FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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)), aluminum powder

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer) at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable to the product you're purchasing, or the brand or retailer's website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Dear Reader

PPermanent. $6.00.
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Longevity
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Application
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It’s a technical glitch because normally, the format is used for reviews, but this is obviously a one-off and unrated but has dupes and all that!

This is the *perfect* lavender shimmer I have been looking for. I am so excited to get my hands on this!

It’s so great this has been released as a single! I fell in love with it on Instagram, and it’s so cool it’s going to be available. I will use this a ton.

I have SG’s Siren and love the finish but it is a little warm for some looks…. very excited to add a cooler sister to my collection!!!

Planning to buy this too!
My only fear is that while I take the time to load it into my cart the palettes sell out. eee.

I know everyone says it, but we went through quantities over and over again, and I’d just be… so surprised if anything sold out that quickly.

That is good to know, Christine. I am in the process of moving and typically anything coming from the states is taking upwards of three weeks to arrive. My close date for my new digs is June 29th.. I’m a bit wary about ordering on Temptalia/SG is GO date, but do not want to miss out either….

I know! I couldn’t believe they said yes, lol! They’ve been great, but you know, last minute addition of random single… 😆

A gorgeous eyeshadow for sure. I plan to buy it along with the three palettes, I am sure I’ll use it a lot. I so long to get to play with the cooler tones. I have longed for cool eyeshadows for so long.

I definitely leaned into the cool-tones! They are underappreciated… and that is reflected in what we see in releases!

I love how this looks warmer or cooler depending on the lighting!

Many thanks to Sydney Grace for agreeing to make this a single, and to you for asking! <3

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