Sydney Grace

Sydney Grace Tangled Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Tangled Sydney Grace Tangled Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deeper, pink-leaning dusty coral with moderate, warm undertones paired with a semi-matte finish. It had an incredibly smooth, velvety texture that had some powderiness in the pan. It was also intensely pigmented–a little went a long way–so I recommend applying this with a less-dense brush and/or with a lighter hand. The powder blended out well, but I found that it was pigmented to the point where it took…

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Sydney Grace Always and Forever Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Always and Forever Sydney Grace Always and Forever Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a pale pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a satin finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture that was a smidgen powdery in the pan but didn’t read powdery or dry when applied to bare skin. I preferred application over more matte skin or just-powdered skin as it was more prone to darkening when applied directly atop bare skin or unset liquid/cream foundation.…

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Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Enduring Love (Light) Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light) Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.95 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that launches on January 13th at 9AM PT. The palette features a mix of mattes and shimmers with a color story that is a bit more muted and leaned slightly cooler-toned. All of the eyeshadows were very pigmented, easy to work with, blendable, and long-wearing with very little to nitpick. There is a Deep version of the palette, which adjusted several…

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Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light) Eyeshadow Palette Swatches – Beauty Article

Here are swatches of the Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light) Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00), which launches on January 13th. If you click on any shade that’s marked as ShadeName (Light), you’ll see a side-by-side comparison against its counterpart in the Deep version of the palette. I personally found some additional differences between the two palettes than the mattes and Romeo. Brief notes: Romeo (Light) is the shade that differs the most; it is a very pale, warmer pink with a reflective…

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Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Deep) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Enduring Love (Deep) Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Deep) Eyeshadow Palette ($52.00 for 0.95 oz.) is a new, permanent palette that features 15 shades across a mix of matte and shimmer finishes. There will also be a Light version of the palette (all of the mattes and Romeo are differ by varying degrees, per the brand) when both palettes launch on January 13th. The quality and performance of the eyeshadows was in line with Sydney Grace’s single eyeshadow range; every shade…

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Sydney Grace Golden Wonder Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Golden Wonder Sydney Grace Golden Wonder Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, peachy gold with strong, warm undertones and a soft, metallic sheen. It had excellent color coverage in a single layer, which adhered evenly to bare skin and buffed out easily without emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. The texture was soft, smooth to the touch, and denser without being overly firm, so it picked up readily with a brush and could be used with a lighter…

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Sydney Grace Satin Kicks Highlighter Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Satin Kicks Sydney Grace Satin Kicks Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium yellow with strong, warm undertones and a luminous sheen. For those who find a lot of “gold” highlighters to be too orange or peach-toned, this might be a good alternative. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, creamy consistency that was dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan nor did the powder seem thick when it was applied to my skin. The highlighter went on…

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Sydney Grace Summer Love Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Christine | Updated: 12/24/19December 24, 2019 Summer Love Sydney Grace Summer Love Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark orange-coral with warm undertones and fine, golden shimmer that gave it a luminous finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer with a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t too firmly nor too softly pressed into the pan. The product picked up well with a brush but didn’t have any issues with excess product kicked up in the…

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Best of Sydney Grace Cream Shadows – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Cream Shadows Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   I think I’ve finally reviewed all shades available of Sydney Grace Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) — hurrah! There are 38 shades swatched and reviewed in the database now, so here is an updated list of how well they performed! The formula is supposed to “dry down to a smudge proof finish” that isn’t waterproof but “will last all day on the lids.” The…

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Sydney Grace Paris Skies Blush Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Christine | Updated: 12/08/19December 08, 2019 Paris Skies Sydney Grace Paris Skies Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, medium mauve with cooler undertones and warmer, pale golden shimmer throughout. It straddled the line between pink and lavender to me (and the two merged gives me more mauve-vibes as a result). The warmer, but contrasting, shimmer gave it the effect of a two-in-one product where there was a distinctive, golden highlight but a definite, mauve blush tone below.…

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Sydney Grace Blaze, Juggler, & Magic Eyeshadow Pressed Pigments Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Christine | Updated: 12/05/19December 05, 2019 Blaze Sydney Grace Blaze Pressed Pigment ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-copper with flecks of pink and gold sparkle over a more metallic sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, while the consistency was smooth, more densely and firmly pressed into the pan. It worked best with a flat brush and pressing/patting motions as there was a bit of fallout if I swept the product on. While blending out…

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Sydney Grace Anew, Glory, Down the Coast, Revival Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Updated: 11/26/19November 26, 2019 Anew Sydney Grace Anew Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a bright, light-medium aqua-teal with cooler undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which easily built up to full coverage with a touch more product. The consistency was thin, fluid, and spreadable without losing its intensity too readily, though it could be sheered out for more of a wash if desired (I’d use less product, though). It…

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Sydney Grace Seashore, Lake Days, Splendor, Ride the Wave Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Seashore Sydney Grace Seashore Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light, minty green with cooler undertones and warmer, golden shimmer throughout. It had semi-sheer pigmentation in a single layer, which was buildable to mostly opaque coverage with a second (make sure to let the first layer dry down!). The texture was runnier (which is clear in the shot where I tried to–gently!–squeeze out a bit of product to capture it), which gave it too much slip and fluidity,…

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Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness, Mistletoe, On the Road Again, Scrooge Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Vibrant Madness Sydney Grace Vibrant Madness Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deeper gold with warm, olive undertones and a sparkling, metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightweight texture that was thin without being too watery. It applied evenly and was easy to blend out, even for a semi-sheer wash of color (which I find this formula doesn’t always work for). It dried down fairly quickly, but it remained blendable along the edges. This shade…

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Sydney Grace Pink of Perfection, Master Plan, My Bond, Starry Night Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Pink of Perfection Sydney Grace Pink of Perfection Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a deep pink with subtle, warm undertones and pink and gold sparkle throughout, which gave it a more metallic finish. It had nearly opaque color coverage that applied fairly evenly to bare skin, but the texture seemed ever-so-slightly thin, so I felt like I had to be careful to lay down the color first, let it dry down a little bit, and then blend out…

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Sydney Grace Awakening, Sugar Plum Fairy, Blossom, Winter Berry Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Awakening Sydney Grace Awakening Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium-dark purple with moderate, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easily to apply and blend out for soft, even edges, though it was harder to get a sheer wash out of due to how pigmented it was. The texture was a liquid cream–more substantial than a true liquid eyeshadow–and a little went a long way so…

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Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light Sydney Grace Beauregarde Multi-Chrome Shadow…

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Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Chamellionaire Sydney Grace Chamellionaire Multi-Chrome Shadow ($15.00 for 0.045 oz.) is a brighter, lighter emerald green most of the time but shifts from a warmer, yellower green-gold to richer green to cooler, bluish-teal. It was rare for me to see the color shift to gold/green-gold in practice (on the lid, whether all over my lid or applied on top of black eyeliner on my lower lash line), but I definitely saw the subtle shift to blue regularly, as it gave…

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Sydney Grace Glee, Joyful Day, Optimism Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Glee Sydney Grace Glee Loose Pigment ($6.00 for 0.14 oz.) is a deep purple with neutral-to-cool undertones and a metallic sheen with moderate, green sparkle. The contrasting sparkle is what made the shade harder to dupe. It was richly pigmented with a finely-milled, lightly creamy texture; it was a denser, weightier powder (so it didn’t have a bunch of product that dispersed as soon as you opened the jar) that applied best by pressing and patting onto the lid, which…

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Sydney Grace Mountain Trail Eyeshadow Bundle Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Mountain Trail Sydney Grace Mountain Trail 9-Pan Bundle ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) 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…

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Best & Worst of Sydney Grace Highlighters – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Highlighters ($12.00 for 0.25 oz.) are a pressed, powder highlighters available as single pans. I reviewed several shades a few months ago, but I never did a round-up; why now? Because they’re on sale today for $7 (beginning at 9AM PT). The highlighters are supposed to be “smooth and pigmented” that “blend like a dream” and “last all day long.” The majority of the shades in the range are incredibly pigmented with a creaminess to the texture that…

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Best & Worst of Sydney Grace Cream Shadows – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow   Sydney Grace Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 fl. oz.) will be on sale today for $5 a pop, so while I originally had this slated for Sunday’s round-up post, today is far more timely! They have over 40 shades, of which I reviewed all 18 of the shades I have. I imagine I’ll review more shades in the future. Their blushes will also be $5…

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Sydney Grace Comforting Light & Delightful Spark Loose Pigments Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Comforting Light Sydney Grace Comforting Light Loose Pigment ($6.00 for 0.14 oz.) has a warmer, reddish-plum base with blue-to-green shifting sparkle and shimmer that gives it a sparkling, metallic finish. The loose consistency was denser and more weighed down, which made it less messy to work with than some more finely-milled (but very powdery) loose eyeshadow formulas available. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, both wet and dry, though wet application yielded a more reflective, less sparkly finish…

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Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow | Studio light Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome Shadow | Low light, f/4 to f/5.6 Sydney Grace Twisted Shifter Multi-Chrome…

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Sydney Grace Raspberry Kiss Eyeshadow Bundle Review & Swatches – Beauty Article

Raspberry Kiss Sydney Grace Raspberry Kiss 9-Pan Bundle ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) is a new, permanent bundle that features nine shades across pink and plum tones. There are four mattes and five shimmers in the set, and all of the shades performed well: they were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. They also coordinated well together, and I could see several different combinations from the set (though they will all be on the plummy side!). Sydney Grace Laughter Matte Shadow Sydney Grace…

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Sydney Grace Summer 2019 Launches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Summer 2019 Launches | Swatches Sydney Grace Summer 2019 Launches | Swatches Sydney Grace Summer 2019 Launches | Swatches For summer, Sydney Grace new launches include five Loose Pigments ($6.00 each), three Multi-Chrome Shadows ($15.00 each), and ten lip colors ($10.00 each, the five I received swatched below). Sydney Grace’s “Christmas in July” sale starts today, July 21st, and runs through July 28th. Each day has a different deal, and the brand will also be launching new products…

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Sydney Grace Mountain Trail Eyeshadow Bundle Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Mountain Trail Eyeshadow Bundle ($33.00) is a new, permanent set that features nine eyeshadows across matte (four shades) and shimmer (five shades) finishes. Sydney Grace’s “Christmas in July” sale starts today, July 21st, and runs through July 28th. Each day has a different deal, and the brand will also be launching new products for summer throughout the sale dates. You can purchase the Mountain Trail bundle on its own, but you can also get it free with any…

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Sydney Grace Raspberry Kiss Eyeshadow Bundle Swatches – Beauty Article

Sydney Grace Raspberry Kiss Eyeshadow Bundle ($33.00) is a new, permanent nine-shade set that includes four Matte Shadows and five Pressed Pigment Shadows. Sydney Grace’s “Christmas in July” sale starts today, July 21st, and runs through July 28th. Each day has a different deal, and the brand will also be launching new products for summer throughout the sale dates. You can purchase the Raspberry Kiss bundle on its own, but you can also get it free with any $50+ purchase…

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Sydney Grace Warm Weather, Wish, Worth the Wait Cream Shadows Reviews & Swatches – Beauty Article

Warm Weather Sydney Grace Warm Weather Cream Shadow ($8.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a medium, reddish-copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which adhered evenly and smoothly to my skin as the product had good spreadability without losing its intensity. The texture was lightweight, spreadable, and fluid without being too runny or too thick. It dried down quickly (so work one eye at a time!), and it was fairly set,…

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