Sydney Grace Summer 2018 Eyeshadows (Part 2) Reviews & Swatches

Forever Enough

Sydney Grace Forever Enough Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark plum with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was denser but not thick or too firmly pressed in the pan. The eyeshadow adhered well to bare skin and blended out with ease. It wore well for eight and a half hours on me before creasing faintly.

Colour Pop The Scorpion (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar).Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Too Faced Ooo Burn (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop LOML (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Gucci Beauty Azalea (Right) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar).Viseart Rapture (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).Huda Beauty Royal (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar).Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).Viseart Chant (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar).Anastasia Sangria (P, $12.00) is 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))

Sydney Grace Summer Heat Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Summer Heat Matte Shadow

Summer Heat

Sydney Grace Summer Heat Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had opaque pigmentation with a soft, smooth texture that was a little drier to the touch compared to most of the brand’s matte eyeshadows, though it wasn’t problematic during application. It blended out easily and stayed on nicely for eight hours before showing signs of fading.

Viseart Siren #5 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Sephora Branch (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Colour Pop Canela (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar).Colour Pop Revenge (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Ciate Ignite (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Make Up For Ever Wealthy (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Natasha Denona Buff (222CM) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Huda Beauty Coral #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).Urban Decay Daybreak (Beached) (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).Colour Pop Feeling It (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, lighter, 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.

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 Enjoy the Ride Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Enjoy the Ride Matte Shadow

Enjoy the Ride

Sydney Grace Enjoy the Ride Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with neutral undertones and a mostly matte finish. There were very fine shimmers strewn throughout that I could only detect in the swatch photo but not in person. The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan but blendable and held its pigmentation on my skin. It had opaque color payoff that lasted well for eight hours on me.

Marc Jacobs Beauty Become (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar).MAC Influential (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Natasha Denona Tor (225CP) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).MAC Persuade (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).bareMinerals Fuze (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).Too Faced Taupe Berry (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).MAC Drama in the Snow (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Sephora About Last Night (360) (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).Tom Ford Beauty Solar Exposure #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).Urban Decay Defy (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (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.

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 Relax Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Relax Matte Shadow

Relax

Sydney Grace Relax Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a light-medium taupe with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had those very fine shimmers throughout that I could see in the close-up swatch photo but not in person. The consistency was soft, a little dusty but not prone to sheering out or suffering from fallout during application. The pigmentation was excellent and wore well for eight hours on me before fading a bit.

Viseart Cool Matte #4 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).Natasha Denona Flint (184CM) (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar).Huda Beauty Suede (Remastered) (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).theBalm Flawless (P, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar).Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).Smashbox Taupe (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Viseart Resistance (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar).MAC Pinch of Sage (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).Make Up For Ever M540 Gray Beige (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Kat Von D Sage (Contour) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (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.

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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