Sydney Grace Sweet Indulgence 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette is a new, permanent palette that included four shimmer eyeshadows and five matte eyeshadows. One shade–Sweet Cakes–was a little more powdery than is typical for the brand’s matte eyeshadows, but otherwise, the eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing with little to nitpick over!
Sugar Bear is a medium-dark pink with warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was smooth, almost velvety, and blendable without being prone to fallout or sheering out too readily. It had opaque color payoff that stayed on well for eight hours before showing signs of fading.
Lolli is a dusty, dark pink with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was the type of shade that was almost brown because of the depth and warmth, but it looked too rosy to be a true brown. The texture was soft, a little powdery in the pan, but it was blendable and easy to work with. It had opaque pigmentation that lasted well for eight hours before fading visibly.
Sweet Tooth is a deep, plummy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that was easily built up to full coverage if desired. The eyeshadow had a soft, smooth consistency that was a touch powdery in the pan but very blendable on the lid. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Sydney Grace Gumdrop Pressed Pigment Shadow
Gumdrop is a light-medium purple with warmer, pink undertones and flecks of blue-to-violet shifting sparkle over a metallic finish. It had a slightly more loosely-pressed texture with larger sparkle particles, so there was light fallout during application if I wasn’t careful to press/pat it into place. It had nearly opaque color coverage that was buildable to full coverage with a second layer. It stayed on nicely for eight hours with slight fallout over time.
Taffy is a richer, yellowed brown with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented with a smooth, more velvety texture that was substantial enough not to sheer out too readily but was still very blendable. It lasted well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.
Sydney Grace Bubblegum Pressed Pigment Shadow
Bubblegum is a rich, pink-coral with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, which applied evenly to bare skin and blended out well. The texture was moderately dense, smooth, and almost cream-like but needed to be used with a slightly firmer hand to pick up product evenly. It wore well for eight and a half hours before fading visibly.
Jelly Bean is a brighter, medium red with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich pigmentation paired with a moderately dense, lightly creamy consistency that applied evenly to my lid and diffused nicely along the edges. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.
Sweet Cakes is a darker, taupe-brown with as hint of olive undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly more powdery and worked better over primer to adhere evenly without fallout. It had semi-opaque, buildable color payoff that lasted well for eight hours before fading noticeably.
Sherbet is a deep, blue-leaning teal with cool undertones and a smooth, metallic finish. The texture was moderately dense, lightly creamy, and smooth to the touch. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which wore nicely for nine hours before fading a bit.