Home News Sydney Grace California Coast (Light) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Sydney Grace California Coast (Light) Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

14
0


California Coast (Light)

Sydney Grace California Coast (Light) 9-Pan Eyeshadow Palette ($33.00 for 0.54 oz.) is a new, rosy-neutral palette that included five matte shades and four shimmer shades. Three of the shades have Light and Deep versions, which I’ve notated below with (“Light”) and have included side-by-side comparisons. The eyeshadows were pigmented, blendable, and long-wearing, and they were consistent with the brand’s formula.

Ingredients

Sydney Grace Half Moon Bay (Light) Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Half Moon Bay (Light) Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Half Moon Bay (Light) Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Half Moon Bay (Light) Pressed Pigment Shadow
Sydney Grace Half Moon Bay Light vs. Deep Side-by-Side Comparison
Sydney Grace Half Moon Bay Light vs. Deep Side-by-Side Comparison

Half Moon Bay (Light)

Half Moon Bay (Light) is a medium-dark pink with warmer undertones and a bright, metallic finish. The Deep version of this shade was slightly darker and warmer in its base, which was most apparent when it wasn’t reflecting light; you don’t need both versions, but I can see why the Deep version exists for the Deep palette.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, moderately-dense but not stiff
  • Picked up evenly with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Laura Mercier Kiss From a Rose (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Confident Eyes Prime (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Heavenly Body (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Bed of Roses (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Supernova (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Lethal Cosmetics Acolyte (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Pat McGrath Diamond’s Desire (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).

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), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Sydney Grace Laguna (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Laguna (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Laguna (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Laguna (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Laguna Light vs. Deep Side-by-Side Comparison
Sydney Grace Laguna Light vs. Deep Side-by-Side Comparison

Laguna (Light)

Laguna (Light) is a medium peach with moderate, warm undertones and a matte finish. The Deep version is deeper and warmer compared to the Light version.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, more velvety feel, not too powdery
  • Blendable, easy to apply, not prone to sheering out
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • ColourPop Hello, Salem (LE, $4.50) is warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop All 4 U (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar).
  • Smashbox Supermodel (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Dearest Constant (Light) (PiP, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Ciate Nini (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Honesty (P, $5.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
  • Tarte Different Strokes (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Glass Beach

Glass Beach is a medium-dark plummy brown with subtle, warm undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Slightly velvety feel, not too powdery but firmer than most mattes from the brand
  • Blendable, easy to apply, not prone to sheering out
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • NABLA Cosmetics Dogma (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Serve Chilled (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop I C U (LE, $4.50) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Per Se (135CM) (DC, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Bearish (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop Alliance (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Sydney Grace Butterfly Beach (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Butterfly Beach (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Butterfly Beach (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Butterfly Beach (Light) Matte Shadow
Sydney Grace Butterfly Beach Light vs. Deep Side-by-Side Comparison
Sydney Grace Butterfly Beach Light vs. Deep Side-by-Side Comparison

Butterfly Beach (Light)

Butterfly Beach (Light) is a very light lavender taupe with cool, gray undertones and a matte finish. The Deep version is nothing like the Light version; the Deep version is much, much darker and warmer.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, more velvety feel, not too powdery
  • Blendable, easy to apply, not prone to sheering out
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

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.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Malibu

Malibu is a darker taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, more velvety feel, not too powdery
  • Blendable, easy to apply, not prone to sheering out
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Grounds (P, $5.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • ColourPop The Virgo (P, $4.50) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Eiffel Tower (LE, $5.00) is darker (90% similar).
  • MAC Revelry (LE, $17.00) is cooler (90% similar).
  • Anastasia Volatile (LE, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Faux Fur (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Too Faced Erotica (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Anastasia Horizon (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).

These are likely to be very similar shades based on our duping algorithm.

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.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Malibu

PiPPermanent in Palette. $5.00.

La Jolla Shores

Ja Jolla Shores is a soft, medium black with subtle, cool undertones and a semi-matte finish.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, more velvety feel, slightly thin
  • Blendable, easy to apply, not prone to sheering out
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • MAC The Void (LE, $20.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Charlotte Tilbury Smokey Eyes are Forever Confident Eyes Smoke (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • ColourPop Lil Smokey (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar).
  • Wet ‘n’ Wild Nude Awakening #7 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar).
  • Milani Black Tie Affair (PiP, $5.99) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar).
  • LORAC Tails & Top Hats #5 (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Sydney Grace My Person (PiP, $5.00) is darker (95% similar).
  • Dior Smoky Canvas #3 (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).
  • ColourPop South Beach (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar).
  • KVD Beauty Jet (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).

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.

Ingredients

Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Big Sur

Big Sur is a very deep copper with warm, red undertones and a smooth, metallic finish.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, moderately-dense but not stiff
  • Picked up evenly with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Huda Beauty Nude Rich #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar).
  • LORAC Mojave (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sephora Wine O’Clock (371) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Viseart Cosmos (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar).
  • Milani Desert Getaway (PiP, $5.99) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • NARS Hammered (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Lola (248M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • Smashbox XO, Vlada (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).
  • Urban Decay Ambitious (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • Viseart Aster (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (80% similar).

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), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Big Sur

PiPPermanent in Palette. $6.00.

Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz is a rich, deeper brown with subtle, warm red undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, moderately-dense but not stiff
  • Picked up evenly with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Urban Decay Roadie (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
  • Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Like a Butterfly (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Roses Remix (P, $10.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop You’re Kitten Me (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar).
  • Stila Twig (LE, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).
  • Makeup Geek Lucky Penny (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar).
  • MAC Twinks (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar).

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), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Carmel Beach

Carmel Beach is a deeper taupe with subtle, warm undertones and a smooth, metallic sheen.

  • Opaque coverage
  • Smooth, moderately-dense but not stiff
  • Picked up evenly with dry brush, applied evenly, blendable
  • Long-wearing (8.5 hours)

FURTHER READING:
Formula Overview
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).

  • Sydney Grace Cliff Jumping (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar).
  • Dior Moonlight #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar).
  • Chanel Desert Wind (28) (P, $36.00) is lighter (90% similar).
  • Natasha Denona Glam (321M) (PiP, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Tiara (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar).
  • Sydney Grace Cliff Jumping (DC, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Give Me Glow Lavender Taupe (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar).
  • Tom Ford Beauty First Frost #4 (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • ColourPop Shasta (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).
  • Laura Mercier Intense Moonlight (P, $29.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).

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), Carnauba Mica (Mica 77019 and Carnauba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), 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, Carmine (75470), Aluminum (77000) Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol

Disclaimer: Ingredient lists are as available by the brand (or retailer)
at the time of publishing. Please always check product packaging, if it exists, for the ingredient list applicable
to the product you’re purchasing, or the brand or retailer’s website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

Previous article6 Lunch Tweaks That Will Maximize Weight Loss Results
Next articleHailey Bieber’s Glazed Donut Nails Are All Over TikTok — Here’s How to Get Them