Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“Mixed Neutrals” Look)

Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow

Arabian Nights

Sydney Grace Arabian Nights Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium brown with warm, reddish undertones and a frosted finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was dense without being too firmly-pressed in the pan or thick in feel on the lid. It applied evenly and stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

MAC La Vida Mocha (PiP, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Topaz #6 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Auburn (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).NARS Isolde #2 (DC, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Chanel Éclat Énigmatique #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Natasha Denona Star Bronze (139CP) (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).NARS Isolde II (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar).Persona Goddess (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).MAC Her Cocoa #3 (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

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).

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

Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow

Dark Chocolate

Sydney Grace Dark Chocolate Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark brown with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had rich color coverage with a soft, velvety texture that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed in the pan, so the eyeshadow still blended out easily but didn’t sheer out too readily. It lasted nicely for eight hours before starting to fade on me.

Top DupesFormula Overview
Viseart Dolce (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar).Sydney Grace Dark Roast (DC, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (95% similar).Colour Pop Teddy Bare (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).Sephora Maca (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).Dior Devilish #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Tarte Leader (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Rose in the Air #7 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).Dior Lucky Star #5 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #4 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).Coloured Raine Chocolate (P, $6.99) is warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. – $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren’t opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn’t so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I’ve found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow

Treasure Hunter

Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a bright, light-medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a metallic finish. This shade had full pigmentation in one layer, while the consistency felt lightly creamy, smooth to the touch, but was easy to pick up with a brush and blendout on my skin. It wore beautifully for eight and a half hours on me before creasing a bit.

Colour Pop Butter Cake (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Anastasia Inheritance (LE, $12.00) is lighter (95% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).Colour Pop Licious (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).Colour Pop Rule Breaker (PiP, $5.00) is cooler (95% similar).Coloured Raine St. Germain Cocktail (P, $6.99) is more muted (90% similar).Chanel Quintessence #5 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Laura Mercier Amber Spark (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).bareMinerals Remix (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).

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).

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

Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow

Demure

Sydney Grace Demure Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a pale gold with soft, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The eyeshadow had opaque color payoff that adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application that blended out easily along the edges. The texture was soft, more loosely-pressed texture that yielded a bit of fallout during application. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

MAC What’s the Pointilism (PiP, $17.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Pretty Vulgar Free (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Sephora White Gold (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).MAC Fresh Blade (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Rager (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Early Bird (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Viseart Grande Pro (Vol. 2) #2 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Tarte Shine On (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Alter (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Iced Gold (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).

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).

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

Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow

Pipers Piping

Sydney Grace Pipers Piping Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper-red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had rich pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and retained its intensity even as I softened the edges out. The texture was soft, smooth, and thin without being prone to patchiness. It lasted well for eight hours before showing signs of fading along the edges.

Top DupesFormula Overview
Sydney Grace Gulf Coast (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar).Morphe Chestnut (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).MAC Louvre at First Sight (PiP, $17.00) is less pigmented (90% similar).Dose of Colors Rose Berry (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).MAC Flaming Femme (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Sydney Grace Berry Fizz (DC, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).Sydney Grace Supreme Harvest (PiP, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).Melt Cosmetics Break Up (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar).Dose of Colors Wanderlust (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).NARS Temptress (DC, $25.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. – $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren’t opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn’t so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I’ve found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.

Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow

Summer Magic

Sydney Grace Summer Magic Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a soft peach with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied well to my skin with smooth, even coverage that blended out easily. The consistency was soft, not powdery but not too firmly pressed in the pan, and easy to work with. It wore well for eight hours on me before it started to fade noticeably.

Top DupesFormula Overview
Ciate Honey Bunny (LE, ) is darker, warmer (95% similar).Anastasia Cream (P, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).Too Faced Peaches ‘n Cream (PiP, $16.00) is darker (90% similar).Sephora Walking in the Sand (217) (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Smashbox Relaxed (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).Dior Matte Nude (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).bareMinerals Magnate (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar).LORAC Fawn (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).Tarte Plank (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Dose of Colors Basic (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).

Formula Overview

$5.00/0.06 oz. – $83.33 Per Ounce

The matte eyeshadows tend to be pigmented (typically semi-opaque or opaque, often buildable if they aren’t opaque) with a soft, more velvety texture that has slight slip but isn’t so thick that it gets difficult to use, applies unevenly, or has a lot of fallout. I’ve found that most of the matte eyeshadows apply and blend out without much effort but a few may take a bit more effort to diffuse along the edges. The matte formula tends to wear between eight and eight and a half hours on me.