Summer Days (Light)
Sydney Grace Summer Days (Light) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a new, lighter version on a warmer, neutral color story that included five matte shades paired with four shimmer shades. All nine eyeshadows had great color payoff, were blendable, and lasted for eight to nine hours. Blood Orange had a bit more slip than ideal, while Cherry Picking was a touch firmer than ideal and Daystar was a bit powdery.
Sydney Grace Bask (Light) Pressed Pigment Shadow
Bask (Light) is a light gold with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had excellent pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges.
The texture was soft, smooth, and dense without being too thick or too firmly-pressed into the pan. It lasted beautifully for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Sydney Grace Sandcastle (Light) Matte Shadow
Sandcastle (Light) is a muted, medium pinky-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had good color payoff that applied evenly to my lid and diffused out well along the edges.
The texture was soft, velvety, and a touch powdery but wasn’t prone to fallout nor sheering out too quickly when applied to bare skin. This shade wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Sydney Grace Break of Day Matte Shadow
Break of Day
Break of Day is a muted, medium-dark, rosy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency felt soft, smooth, and velvety–more substantial without being powdery or prone to fallout during application–that was easy to work with. The eyeshadow had rich color coverage that stayed on well for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
Sydney Grace Daystar (Light) Matte Shadow
Daystar (Light) is a light-medium, dusty mauve with warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque color coverage, though the consistency was dustier and on the powdery side (relative to most of the brand’s matte shades) so I’d recommend tapping the brush to avoid potential for fallout.
The eyeshadow applied evenly, though, and blended out without sheering out too readily. This shade lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
Sydney Grace Beach Days Matte Shadow
Beach Days is a muted, light-medium, rosy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had barely-there pearl visible in the swatch but in practice, it appeared matte.
The consistency was soft, lightly powdery in the pan, but blendable and didn’t look dry or powdery when applied. It had rich color payoff that adhered evenly and wore nicely for eight and a half hours before showing signs of fading.
Sydney Grace Cherry Picking Matte Shadow
Cherry Picking is a deep brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It appeared a bit darker and less warm-toned when applied than it did in the pan. The texture was firmer in the pan, so I had to use a heavier hand to pick up product if I wanted full color payoff in a single layer, though for those who prefer to build up intensity, it would work perfectly for that as it was still very blendable. There was visible fading after eight and a half hours of wear.
Sydney Grace Blood Orange Shimmer Shadow
Blood Orange is a muted, deeper plum with subtle, warm red undertones and a satin sheen. The consistency felt more emollient–creamy but a little thin compared to most of the brand’s shimmer shades–that was best applied by pressing into place.
I found that sweeping motions tended to push the product around a bit rather than applying it evenly. It had opaque color coverage that lasted well for eight and a half hours.
Sydney Grace S’mores Pressed Pigment Shadow
S’mores is a deeper, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque color coverage in a single layer, and using a slightly heavier hand, I could get opaque coverage out of it.
It had a smooth, cream-like consistency that was dense but not thick or difficult to pick up with a dry brush. The product adhered well to bare skin and wore well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
Sydney Grace Camping Pressed Pigment Shadow
Camping is a bright, coppery bronze with strong, warm undertones and an intense, sparkling and metallic finish. The consistency was smooth, creamy, and dense but not as firmly-pressed as expected, so I’d use a lighter hand when picking up product as it was quite pigmented. The eyeshadow applied well to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours before showing signs of wear.