Sydney Grace Mountain Trail 9-Pan Bundle is a new, permanent bundle that features a mix of gold, olive, and green shades across matte and shimmer finishes. All nine shades were easy to work with, had semi-opaque or better pigmentation, and blended out without difficulty. Trailhead was a bit dustier (but blended out well) and less pigmented, but it built up well, so I imagine that in practice, that’s not a bad thing given it’s one of the darker shades in the set. To Earth had a little too much slip, so it didn’t go on quite as evenly as most shades in the range have for me. Shades like Be the Sunshine, Light My World, and Escape applied and “melted” onto my lid giving a very smooth, high-shine finish that didn’t look heavy or emphasize my lid texture/lines.
Sydney Grace Dirt Road Matte Shadow
Dirt Road is a darker, peachy yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had excellent color payoff in one pass, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out without difficulty. The consistency was soft without being powdery, so it didn’t sheer out too readily and didn’t have fallout. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.
Sydney Grace Back Woods Matte Shadow
Back Woods is a muted mustard yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery nor too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and blended out with ease. This shade lasted nicely for eight hours on me before fading slightly.
Sydney Grace Wildlife Matte Shadow
Wildlife is a muted, light-medium olive green with subtle, warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to full coverage with half of a layer more. The texture was soft, silky, and smooth without being powdery or prone to sheering out. It applied evenly and blended out nicely along the edges. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading noticeably.
Sydney Grace Trailhead Matte Shadow
Trailhead is a muted, medium-dark green with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It had barely-there shimmer that helped it to blend, but the eyeshadow looked matte in practice to my eye. The texture was soft, slightly thinner and a touch drier compared to most of the brand’s mattes, but it applied evenly, blended out well, and built up from semi-opaque coverage to full coverage with a second layer. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before there was noticeable fading.
Be the Sunshine
Be the Sunshine is a medium-dark, dirty gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was opaque in a single layer, while the texture was soft, slightly more loosely pressed, with a creaminess to it that helped the product adhere evenly and “melt” onto my skin. It lasted well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.
Light My World
Light My World is a rich, deeper gold with strong,w arm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque and adhered well to bare skin with a smooth, even application, though there was a smidgen of fallout. The texture was smooth to the touch, creamier and denser but not too thick or heavy on my lid. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before it faded a bit.
Escape is a light-medium green with slightly cooler, almost teal undertones and warmer, gold-green shimmer that gave it a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was denser but not too firmly pressed in the pan that it became difficult to pick up with a brush. The eyeshadow stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before I noticed signs of wear.
Sydney Grace Rustic Pressed Pigment Shadow
Rustic is a muted, olive brown with subtle, warm undertones and faint, green micro-shimmer strewn throughout. It had more of a satin to satin-matte finish, as it appeared to have a subtle sheen when applied and blended out, but it wasn’t quite enough that I’d call it a true satin. The texture was soft, a little dusty in the pan, but it was blendable and easy to work with. The pigmentation was opaque and lasted well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.
To Earth is a blackened, forest green with neutral-to-cool undertones and a pearly sheen. The pigmentation was opaque in one pass, which applied fairly evenly to bare skin. The texture had moderate slip to it, which I felt made it apply better with fingertips for more even application, though it could be applied and blended out to an even finish with a brush, it just took a little more effort (but wasn’t difficult by any stretch). It wore nicely for eight hours on me before creasing very faintly.