Sydney Grace Coffee Talk (Deep) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette

 

Coffee Talk (Deep)

Sydney Grace Coffee Talk (Deep) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a new, muted neutral palette from the brand that include five matte eyeshadows and four shimmer eyeshadows. All nine shades were consistent with the brand’s eyeshadow performance–pigmented, blendable, long-wearing–and the palette itself coordinated well with a good level of depth across the shades.

Crema (Deep)

Crema (Deep) is a light copper with strong, warm orange undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The texture was smooth, dense without being too thick or difficult to pick up. It lasted well for nine hours before fading a bit.

Frappe (Deep)

Frappe (Deep) is a medium brown with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, which was easily built up to full coverage with less than a second layer. The consistency was soft, blendable, and not too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Macchiato

Macchiato is a medium, taupe-brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had a soft, lightly powdery consistency that was blendable and easy to work with as it wasn’t prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. It had nearly opaque color payoff that was easily built up to full coverage if desired. This shade showed signs of fading after eight and a half hours of wear.

Cold Brew (Deep)

Cold Brew (Deep) is a light, grayish-taupe with neutral undertones and a matte finish. It had a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too loosely-pressed into the pan, so it had very minimal kickup when picked up and no fallout during blending. It had opaque coverage that lasted nicely for eight hours before fading visibly.

Java

Java is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque color coverage paired with a soft, smooth, and bendable texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it easy to work with. There were signs of fading visible after eight and a half hours of wear.

Espresso (Deep)

Espresso (Deep) is a blackened taupe with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation that applied more evenly and intensely in practice (on the lid) than initially swatched. The texture was silky, smooth, and more finely-milled than most of the brand’s shades. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

Ristretto

Ristretto is a light-medium, golden pewter with warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The eyeshadow had full color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with ease. The consistency was smooth, moderately dense but not overly thick, and picked up well with a brush. It lasted well for nine hours before fading a bit.

Latte

Latte is a medium bronze with moderate, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, cream-like consistency that was dense but not thick, so it “melted” once on the lid and looked very smooth and seamless. It stayed on well for nine hours before fading noticeably.

Cuppa Joe

Cuppa Joe is a blackened olive base with warmer bronze pearl and flecks of sparkle that gave it an intense, metallic finish. The texture was soft, slightly more loosely-pressed but not prone to fallout as long as I pressed the product on initially. It had rich pigmentation that wore nicely for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.

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