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 and love. It was the color that I gravitated toward, too, but the coolness of it didn’t pair as well with the Radiant Reflection story compared to the fourth shade (which is warmer and has a warmer sheen).
I also felt that the color was a little similar to Lunar Illumination, which was already finalized and made, but with so many readers falling in love with this shade, I felt awful not choosing it! It never hurts to ask, so I did, in fact, ask Sydney Grace if it was possible that they’d consider making this shade as a single… and they said yes. I didn’t even really intend for it to be part of the collaboration, I just wanted to be able to tell readers it was going to come someday! Of course, I named it Dear Reader as a result.
It is cooler-toned in lower lighting (indoor, filtered sunlight, shade, etc.) and slightly warmer, rosier in brighter lighting (outdoors, direct sunlight). It has a very shiny finish, which I think was part of why this and the fourth shade captured so many readers’ hearts!
It will be available with the palettes on June 18th at 9AM PDT. You can use code TEMPTALIA15 for 15% off.
for details on general performance and characteristics (like scent).
- Sydney Grace Lunar Illumination (PiP, $6.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Sydney Grace Mythical (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).
- Urban Decay Magnetic (PiP, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).
- Urban Decay Baby I’m a Star (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
- Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente #4 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
- Chanel Au Fil des Fleurs #4 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
- Tarte Unleashed (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).
- NABLA Cosmetics Craving (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar).
- Sydney Grace Glory (DC, $8.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar).
- Urban Decay Stormborn (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).
$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.
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
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