Coffee Talk (Light)
Sydney Grace Coffee Talk (Light) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a new, muted neutral palette that included five matte shades and four shimmer shades. This is the Light version (four shades are specific to this palette), and the performance was consistent with the high quality we’ve come to expect from Sydney Grace eyeshadows. All nine eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, which meant they were a cinch to work with.
Crema (Light) is a bright, pinky-beige with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely bright, so it almost looked white at times due to how reflective and light it was. The texture was smooth, lightly creamy, and moderately dense without being too thick or heavy. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly and lasted nicely for eight and a half hours.
Frappe (Light) is a light taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, lightly powdery but not prone to fallout and blendable. It had opaque color coverage that adhered evenly to bare skin and stayed on well for eight hours before fading visibly.
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 (Light)
Cold Brew (Light) is an ultra-light taupe with a hint of gray but not quite cool-toned paired with a matte finish. The consistency was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it retained its opacity when applied to bare skin and blended out. It lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
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 (Light) is a medium-dark taupe-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque, buildable pigmentation with a soft, silky consistency that was a little powdery but incredibly easy to blend out. It wore nicely for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
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 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 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.