Sydney Grace Summer 2018 Eyeshadows (Part 1) Reviews & Swatches

Go for It

Sydney Grace Go for It Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium plum with subtle, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was soft but emollient enough not to feel powdery. The eyeshadow adhered well to bare skin and blended out easily along the edges. It had a high-shine finish but wasn’t as thick as some metallic eyeshadows can get. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Make Up For Ever ME840 Pink Chrome (DC, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar).MAC Care 4 You (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Gemstone #4 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Bad Habit Aurora (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Sydney Grace Collective (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Colour Pop Revolution (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar).Huda Beauty Amethyst #2 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Urban Decay Punk Rock (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% 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))

Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow

Seize the Day

Sydney Grace Seize the Day Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium yellow with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was dense enough to help all of the shimmer and micro-sparkles bind together but wasn’t too thick on my lid. The eyeshadow applied well without a primer and blended out easily along the edges. It stayed on well for eight hours before fading slightly.

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is darker (95% similar).BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #12 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).PIXI Beauty Gold Foil (PiP, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Viseart Boheme Dream #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Sydney Grace Treasure Hunter (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Tankini (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (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))

Take the Time

Sydney Grace Take the Time Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium, grass green with warm, yellow undertones and a shiny, metallic finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single pass, which adhered well to bare skin and diffused easily along the edges. The texture was lightly creamy, smooth, and dense without being too thick or too firmly pressed in the pan. There was faint, visible creasing on my lid after eight and a half hours of wear.

Viseart Boheme Dream #6 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #19 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Freak (DC, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #27 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Too Faced Clover (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Sydney Grace Tempest (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Make Up For Ever D334 Apple Green (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar).Juvia’s Place Zulu #5 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Coloured Raine Bay Breeze (P, $6.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Sydney Grace Perfect Vacation (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (80% 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))

Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Meadow Matte Shadow

Meadow

Sydney Grace Meadow Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium lime green with soft, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were barely-there shimmers strewn throughout that I could see in the close-up photos but not in person. The consistency was soft, velvety, and substantial enough to yield opaque color payoff on bare skin that didn’t sheer out immediately. This shade lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed any fading.

NARS Matcha (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).Illamasqua Pivot (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Viseart Bright Editorial #3 (P, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Sugarpill Acidberry (P, $13.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Make Up For Ever S336 Lime (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% 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.

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))

Keep It Fun

Sydney Grace Keep It Fun Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium aqua-green with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic finish. It was richly pigmented with a lightly creamy, dense consistency that wasn’t too thick nor too firmly-pressed in the pan. The color picked up well with a brush, applied evenly and blended out seamlessly. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours on me before creasing a touch.

Sephora Alchemy (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar).Tarte Art Deco (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Kevyn Aucoin Amp (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Sugarpill Hug Life (P, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Nix (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Juvia’s Place Yara (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Sydney Grace Dive (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar).Sydney Grace Narrow Path (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Heavenly (P, $5.00) is lighter (85% similar).Wet ‘n’ Wild Hasta La Costa Baby #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, brighter, cooler (85% 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))

Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow

Poolside

Sydney Grace Poolside Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, light-medium blue-leaning teal with subtle, cool undertones and faint micro-shimmer over a matte finish. Again, the shimmers were visible in the swatch and in the pan but not to my eye in person. The color payoff was opaque in one layer, while the texture was soft, smooth, and velvety–substantial without being too powdery–and blended out with ease. I noticed slight fading after eight hours of wear.

Colour Pop Runnin’ Thru the Six (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (90% similar).Natasha Denona Powder Blue (84V) (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).theBalm #43 (P, $6.50) is darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Formation (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Sirena (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Sephora Shawn (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Boom (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar).Make Up For Ever S234 Azure Blue (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).Maybelline Never Fade Jade (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar).Sydney Grace Determined (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (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.

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))

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