Sydney Grace Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches (“Warm Neutrals” Look)



Amber

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, golden bronze with warm, yellow undertones and a soft, metallic sheen–more sheen than overt, more textured shimmer once applied. The consistency was smooth, lightly creamy, and dense without being too firmly pressed nor too thick in the pan that it became difficult to pick up with a brush. It had opaque color payoff that applied evenly and blended out easily on my lid. It stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading noticeably.

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  • Too Faced Rizzo (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • MAC Tempting (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Juvia’s Place Sheba (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop The Goat (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Bronze Glow (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Too Faced Caramelized (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Bronze Struck (PiP, ) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Varis (PiP, $29.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • MAC Chains of Love (LE, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever ME654 Cauldron (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • More dupes — click to see the full list!

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).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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)), aluminum powder

Recommended

Amber

Amber
A

Permanent

Rec’d

10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

98%
Total

Recommended

Beaches

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a soft yellow with strong, warm undertones and a matte finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, velvety texture–more substantial, a little “thicker” in a way, so it didn’t immediately sheer out when applied to my bare skin. There was slight powderiness in the pan and a bit of fallout when I used it on my brow bone, so I’d take more care to tap off excess and pat it into place first before sweeping/blending it out overall. This shade lasted well for seven and a half hours on me before I noticed any fading.

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  • Anastasia Buttery (LE, $12.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • NARS Taunt (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Guerlain Enjoy (LE, $34.00) is more shimmery (90% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild A Regular at the Factory #1 (DC, $2.29) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Mamastarrr’s Cookie (LE, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever M405 Straw Yellow (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • Milani Naked Truth (PiP, $5.99) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Buttercup (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Warm Browns #6 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Canvas (PiP, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • More dupes — click to see the full list!

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.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

Beaches

Beaches
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

8
Longevity

5
Application

89%
Total

Fool’s Gold

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a richer, medium-dark gold with strong, yellow undertones and a metallic finish. The key about this shade was that it was a deeper, richer gold yet wasn’t very orange-toned (most of them are!) so it might work particularly well for someone who wants a truer gold (yellower). It had opaque color coverage with a smooth, lightly creamy texture that was more softly-pressed in the pan but not to the point where it became powdery or prone to excess in the pan (or fallout during application). It stayed on beautifully for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.

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  • Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar).
  • Kat Von D Relic (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Sixth Sense (LE, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Fortune Teller (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Karat Cake (P, $5.00) is brighter (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Origami (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Urban Decay Stay Gold (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Gold (137CP) (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Superstar (P, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • Sleek MakeUP Sunset #5 (PiP, $9.99) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • More dupes — click to see the full list!

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).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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)), aluminum powder

Fool’s Gold

Fool’s Gold
A

Permanent

9.5
Product

10
Pigmentation

9.5
Texture

9
Longevity

5
Application

96%
Total

Drummers Drumming

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, reddish-brown with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The eyeshadow had nearly opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which built up easily to full coverage with less than half of a layer more. The consistency was smooth to the touch but felt a bit firmer in the press and thinner (though no powderiness!) than other mattes in the brand’s range. It adhered well to my skin and blended out without too much effort but wasn’t as foolproof as other shades I’ve tried. It wore stayed on nicely for eight hours on me before fading.

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  • Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Zoeva Two Clocks (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • bareMinerals Boardroom (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • NABLA Cosmetics Adagio (PiP, $8.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • LORAC Espresso (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).
  • Kat Von D Crucifix (LE, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC How You Thrill Me (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Too Faced Chocolate Dipped (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • MAC Embark (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar).
  • Milani Late Date (PiP, $5.99) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • More dupes — click to see the full list!

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.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

Drummers Drumming

Drummers Drumming
B+

Permanent

8.5
Product

9.5
Pigmentation

8.5
Texture

8.5
Longevity

4.5
Application

88%
Total

Lemon Sorbet

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium gold with warm undertones and a chunky, sparkling finish. The consistency was denser and a bit cream-like, but it definitely had a chunkier consistency that made it harder to apply without using fingertips or a wet brush to help smooth and press it onto my skin. Dry, it tended to go on unevenly and had some fallout during application. Once pressed into place, I didn’t get much in the way of fallout during the eight hours it wore for, thankfully.

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  • Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Chanel Quintessence #5 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar).
  • LORAC Gilded (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar).
  • Make Up For Ever D410 Gold Nugget (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • LORAC Gold Leaf (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC If It Ain’t Baroque (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Magic Act (P, $9.99) is warmer (90% similar).
  • L’Oreal Eternal Sunshine (P, $7.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Fairy (PiP, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).
  • Guerlain Petrouchka #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • More dupes — click to see the full list!

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).

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Pressed Pigment Shadow swatches.

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)), aluminum powder

Lemon Sorbet

Lemon Sorbet
B-

Permanent

7.5
Product

9
Pigmentation

7.5
Texture

8
Longevity

4.5
Application

81%
Total

Solomon

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, reddish-brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. One of the best parts about the brand’s range of eyeshadows is just the breadth of undertones they have in the range; this is a redder brown that doesn’t veer into orange territory. I’d still classify it as a warm-toned neutral, but it could definitely pull rosier paired with cooler shades. The eyeshadow had rich color payoff that applied well to bare skin with a smooth, velvety texture that blended out easily. It lasted well for eight hours on me before I noticed slight fading.

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  • Colour Pop Macchiato (LE, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Coloured Raine Raise a Glass (LE, $6.99) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Soil (213CM) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar).
  • Morphe Brave (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Oud (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Morphe Jacz (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar).
  • Colour Pop Popular Demand (DC, $5.00) is warmer (95% similar).
  • NARS Whipped (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Colour Pop Feathered (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar).
  • More dupes — click to see the full list!

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.

Browse all of our Sydney Grace Matte Shadow swatches.

Recommended

Solomon

Solomon
A

Permanent

Rec’d

10
Product

10
Pigmentation

10
Texture

8.5
Longevity

5
Application

97%
Total

Recommended

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Amber Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Beaches Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Fool’s Gold Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Lemon Sorbet Pressed Pigment Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow

Sydney Grace Solomon Matte Shadow



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