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Sydney Grace x Temptalia Dear Reader Eyeshadow

Dear Reader Sydney Grace Dear Reader Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a brighter, light-medium lavender with neutral undertones and a bright, metallic finish. For those following along on Instagram, I shared this shade along with three other versions I received for Temptalia (in the Radiant Reflection palette). This was shade three (I chose shade four to be shade Temptalia), which received an overwhelming amount of support...
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Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches

Gray (Deep) Sydney Grace Gray (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Deep version of the bag, which includes a different blush, highlighter, and one matt...
Tags: Beauty, Paris, Sydney, Estee Lauder, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Stila, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes


Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow Review & Swatches

Mom Ride Sydney Grace Mom Ride Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation in a single layer, which was easy to work with as the product applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The texture was silky-smooth, soft without being too powdery, and wasn’t prone to fallout. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half h...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica


Sydney Grace Geese a Laying, Toffee, Fairytale, Iced Mocha, Harvest, Lords a Leaping Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Geese a Laying Sydney Grace Geese a Laying Matte Shadow ($5.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark yellow with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was soft, a smidgen powdery in the pan but wasn’t prone to fallout or sheering out too readily during application. It had opaque pigmentation that stayed on well for eight and a half hours before fading a bit.FURTHER READING: Formula Overview for details on genera...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Natasha Denona Sol, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Chanel Clair Obscur


Sydney Grace Cool (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches

Gray (Light) Sydney Grace Gray (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (three mattes, two shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, and longer-wearing and performed consistently with the brand’s formulations for past shades. This is the Light version of the bag, and I don’t have the Deep version, so I am not sure what...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Ibiza, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Pat McGrath, Laura Mercier, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products


Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) Review & Swatches

Colorful (Light) Sydney Grace Colorful (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (one matte, four shimmers), one pressed blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. All of the products were pigmented, blendable, long-wearing, and easy to use. Pink Fury looked less vivid after the initial application but held that more faded hue for the remainder of its wear. This is the Light version of the...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Dc, Christine, Pat McGrath, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Deep Teal, Tarina Tarantino, Eyeshadows, Kat Von D Vinyl LE


Sydney Grace Antique Coin, Frosted Morning, Fire Catcher, Forbidden Love, Designer Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Antique Coin Sydney Grace Antique Coin Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with subtle, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, smooth, and dense without being too firmly-pressed into the pan nor was it thick to work with, so it picked up well with a dry brush and had excellent adhesion to bare skin. The pigmentation was opaque and lasted nicely for nine hours before fading a ...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Mali, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Stila, LORAC, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Milani Bella, Natasha Denona Gray Brown, Temptalia, BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana


Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2020)

Warm (Deep) Sydney Grace Warm (Deep) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains one loose highlighter, one blush, five eyeshadows (two shimmers, three mattes), and one loose glitter (which I didn’t review as it was pure, loose glitter with no real claims to test!). The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and easy to work with, while the blush was very pigmented but did darken when applied to bare skin so it turned out brig...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Golden Rose, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Milani Bella Khaki, Makeup Palette/Set, LE Limited Edition


Sydney Grace Summer 2020 Eyeshadows Reviews & Swatches

Desert Sun Sydney Grace Desert Sun Pressed Pigment Shadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark copper with strong, warm orange undertones and fine flecks of pink and gold sparkle over a metallic finish. The eyeshadow had rich pigmentation in a single layer, which applied well to bare skin with a smooth, even lay down of product that diffused well along the edges. The consistency dense, smooth, and lightly creamy without being to...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Tom Ford, Christine, Sandy, Pat McGrath, Stila, Eye Products, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Temptalia, Peau Les Annees Folles, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Summer 2020


Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag Review & Swatches (2020)

Warm (Light) Sydney Grace Warm (Light) Mystery Bag (2020) ($25.00 for 0.89 oz.) contains five eyeshadows (two shimmers, three mattes), one blush, one loose highlighter, and one loose glitter. Everything performed consistently with past products I’ve tried in the respective formulas; all the products were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing. Belle of Georgia, Sweet Peach, and Picking Peaches are specific to the Light version of ...
Tags: Georgia, Beauty, Sydney, Belle, Christine, Natasha Denona, Blushes, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Makeup Palettes, Eye Products, MAC Blush Pink LE, Pigmentation, Natasha Denona Golden Rose, Becca Opal, Eyeshadows


Sydney Grace Summer Days (Deep) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Summer Days (Deep) Sydney Grace Summer Days (Deep) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) is the deeper version of the warmer, neutral-toned color story that has five matte shades paired with four shimmer shades. The shades with “(Deep)” in the name note which shades are specific to this version of the palette; three shades are different between the two versions offered for this palette. The eyeshadows were pigmented, blen...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Venice, Dc, Marc Jacobs, Christine, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercier, Stila, Makeup Palettes, LORAC, Eye Products, Eyeshadow Palette, Pigmentation, Eyeshadows, Chanel Codes Elegants


Sydney Grace Candied Peach Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Candied Peach Sydney Grace Candied Peach Loose Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, pink-peach base with strong, warm golden shimmer paired with a metallic sheen. It had a stronger, golden shift at certain angles, so the base seemed pink, while the shimmer was higher-contrast. The texture was finely-milled, silky, and weighted enough not to be prone to making a mess (as loose powders often are). It had rich color coverag...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica, Hexylene Glycol Candied Peach P Permanent


Sydney Grace Pink Lightning Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Pink Lightning Sydney Grace Pink Lightning Loose Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is an ultra-light pink with strong, warm undertones that looks almost golden-beige at certain angles as the finish was quite metallic. It had a finely-milled, silky consistency that was loose but not prone to puffing everywhere in a cloud of fairy dust. The pigmentation varied based on how much product was picked up and with what brush, which is true ...
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Sydney Grace Radiant Glow Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Radiant Glow Sydney Grace Radiant Glow Loose Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light-medium gold with strong, warm yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. As a lot of loose powders go, the pigmentation definitely depended on how much product one picked up with a brush as it was readily picked up, but I considered it to be quite pigmented; definitely didn’t need an ultra-light hand when working with it but no need to heavily app...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica


Sydney Grace Pumpkin Spice Latte Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Pumpkin Spice Latte Sydney Grace Pumpkin Spice Latte Loose Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light orange with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer, though the loose format makes it a little harder to tell how pigmented is pigmented as readily as with a pressed formula! I didn’t feel like I had to be extra careful to get the smallest amount for coverage, but I didn’t need ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica, Hexylene Glycol Pumpkin Spice Latte P Permanent


Sydney Grace Bronzed Radiance Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Bronzed Radiance Sydney Grace Bronzed Radiance Loose Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark copper with moderate, warm orange undertones and warmer, golden shimmer and micro-sparkle. It had an intense glow–both metallic but also more sparkly and visibly shimmery–with rich color coverage in a single layer. The loose format does make it easy to pick up quite a bit of product, but you definitely don’t need much for f...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Mimi LE, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Application 88 Total Quick Shop, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica, Hexylene Glycol Bronzed Radiance P Permanent


Sydney Grace Arctic Moon Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

Arctic Moon Sydney Grace Arctic Moon Loose Highlighter ($8.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, bright mauve with subtle, cool undertones and a metallic finish. It appeared lighter when applied to my skin as it was very reflective, so it was more glow and shine than base color in practice. Thankfully, while it was an intense highlighter, it didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture and actually seemed to give an illusion of smoothne...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Mica Mica, Arctic Moon Sydney, All Dupes Milk Makeup Pink LE, Lauroyl Lysine Carnauba Mica Mica, Hexylene Glycol Arctic Moon P Permanent


Sydney Grace Thinking of You Blush Review & Swatches

Thinking of You Sydney Grace Thinking of You Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, deep coral with strong, warm orange undertones and a matte finish. It was incredibly pigmented to the point where a small tap of the brush picked up enough coverage to get one started. While the consistency was blendable and fairly forgiving, it was definitely easier to build up coverage if necessary than to tamp it down–even knowing it was a...
Tags: Mac, Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Milani Berry Rays, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica


Sydney Grace Picture Perfect Highlighter Review & Swatches

Picture Perfect Sydney Grace Picture Perfect Highlighter ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a medium, coppery bronze with strong, warm undertones and a bright, metallic finish. It had an intense glow that was both highly-reflective as well as shimmery, and it seemed to emphasize my skin’s natural texture just a smidge when worn at semi-opaque or higher coverage. The texture was smooth, creamy, and dense without being too-firmly pressed into th...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Becca Topaz, Temptalia, Estee Edit Ray LE, Sydney Grace, Mica Silk Mica Mica, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica


Sydney Grace Peaches and Cream Blush Review & Swatches

Peaches and Cream Sydney Grace Peaches and Cream Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark coral with moderate, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had intense color coverage in a single layer, where a little went a long way, so I’d suggest using a lighter hand to make it easier to apply and blend out (it’s usually easier to build up than it is to sheer out, which was true here). The texture was soft, silky, an...
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Sydney Grace Mauve Delight Blush Review & Swatches

Mauve Delight Sydney Grace Mauve Delight Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a muted, medium pink with moderate, warm undertones paired with a matte finish. The color deepened noticeable to a darker, warmer pink when applied over bare skin and blended out, which was actually how it appeared in the pan. To get the lighter, less-warm take on it, I’d recommend applying it over matte or just-powdered skin (matte finishes react more ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica


Sydney Grace First Date Blush Review & Swatches

First Date Sydney Grace First Date Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a light, peachy orange with strong, warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The finish was glowing while being quite smooth, so it was more of a glow than an overt shimmer. The consistency was lightly creamy, dense without being heavy, thick, or too firmly-pressed into the pan, which made it easy to pick up with an assortment of brushes. It was extremely pigment...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Angelique, Gamma Ray, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Kevyn Aucoin, Temptalia, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica


Sydney Grace Day Dream Blush Review & Swatches

Day Dream Sydney Grace Day Dream Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deep peach with strong, warm brown undertones and a matte finish. It was intensely pigmented where a little went a long way, so for those who love pigmented blush, it’s a contender, but anyone who worries about heavy-handed will have to use a very, very light hand. The texture was incredibly smooth, silky, and blendable on bare skin. It darkened just a tad w...
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Sydney Grace Time Stops Blush Review & Swatches

Time Stops Sydney Grace Time Stops Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a soft, medium pink with moderate warm undertones and a satin finish. It had opaque color coverage in a single layer to the point where I’d advise using a lighter hand to pick up product initially and building up as necessary (to avoid over-applying–it is always easier to add more than to take it away!). The texture was soft, lightly powdery in the pan but ble...
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Sydney Grace Secret Blush Review & Swatches

Secret Sydney Grace Secret Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a brighter, medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented to the point where a little went a long way, so I’d recommend using a lighter hand and/or a less-dense brush and building up coverage as desired (always easier to build up than it is to sheer out!). The texture was smooth, almost cream-like, so it wasn’t too ...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Smith, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, Pigmentation, Temptalia, Laura Geller Rosewater, Milani Bella Bellini, Sydney Grace, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica, All Dupes MAC Perfect Bronze Left LE, Kevyn Aucoin Rose Cliff


Sydney Grace Pure Love Blush Review & Swatches

Pure Love Sydney Grace Pure Love Pressed Blush ($9.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a deep, rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It was intensely pigmented–to the point where a little went a long way–so I’d recommend using with a lighter hand and building up coverage if you tend to be heavy-handed or prefer a sheerer application of blush/highlight. (I over-applied even for swatching purposes as it was THAT pigmented!) The co...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Moscow, Christine, Blushes, Cheek Products, LORAC, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, MAC Rhubarb, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Mica Mica, NARS Sugar Spirit


Sydney Grace Tangled Blush Review & Swatches

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 i...
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Sydney Grace Always and Forever Blush Review & Swatches

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 b...
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Sydney Grace Golden Wonder Highlighter Review & Swatches

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 a...
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Sydney Grace Satin Kicks Highlighter Review & Swatches

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 m...
Tags: Beauty, Sydney, Christine, Cheek Products, Highlighters, Temptalia, Sydney Grace, Mica Silk Mica Mica, Lysine Mica Mica, Lauroyl Lysine Caranuba Mica Mica, Satin Kicks Sydney Grace Satin Kicks Highlighter