Do you want a love that lasts forever? I think we all do and we all crave those classic love stories from our childhood and adolescence.
Created in homage to some of history’s most iconic love stories, the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette was one of the most hyped indie beauty releases of 2020. But does this love-inspired, cool-toned palette live up to the hype?
Keep reading for my review of the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette.
What is Sydney Grace all about?
Sydney Grace is a California-based indie beauty brand that is known for selling dope single eyeshadows. Sydney Grace shadows are often used by larger beauty influencers to dupe more expensive and unique formulas. However, the brand is NOT a dupe brand.
Inside the Enduring Love Palette
Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette Claims
Enduring Love is described as a versatile cool-toned palette that offers wearers easy, everyday neutral colors paired alongside bright pops of bold color. Many of the shadows in this palette are named after an iconic couple in fiction, history, and religion.
Romeo & Juliet
Darcy & Elizabeth
Albert & Victoria
Boaz & Ruth
John & Abigail
Also, the founders of Sydney Grace Cosmetics named two shades after their parents, Robert & Deanna. Three additional shades include Devotion, Passion, and Cherish.
Beyond the sweet inspiration and versatile color schemes, Sydney Grace took inclusion even further by creating two versions of this palette – one for light skin tones and one for medium to deep skin tones.
The shimmer shadows in both versions of the Enduring Love Palette are the same, while the matte shadows differ. The Deep Palette contains shades in similar, deeper tones.
My review will focus on the Light Version of the Enduring Love Palette.
Please note, the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette is a permanent addition to the brand’s lineup.
Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette Packaging
The Enduring Love Palette comes in sturdy, tin packaging with a large mirror on the inside. However, the mirror is quite dull, which makes it hard to use for makeup application.
Each shadow in the palette is clearly labeled.
Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette Price
The Enduring Love Palette retails for $52.00. Although this is a pricier palette, the per gram price is affordable. With 2 grams of product per pan, the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette contains 30 grams of shadow. The per gram price breaks down to approximately $1.73.
Also, it is possible to use an influencer code to purchase this palette at a discount. As a fan of Mel Thompson, I used her 15% Off discount code, PUFFINSWIFE15 to purchase this for $44.20.
Is Sydney Grace Cruelty-Free?
Sydney Grace is 100% Cruelty-Free. This means that neither the brand nor the brand’s suppliers test on animals.
Is the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette Vegan?
The Enduring Love Palette is not advertised as Vegan on the Sydney Grace website. However, the ingredient list contains no animal derivatives.
According to the Sydney Grace Website, most Sydney Grace Products are Vegan. Exceptions include the brand’s lip creams (which contain lanolin), and a several of the brand’s highlighters and shadows (contain carmine). Click here for the full list of non-Vegan Sydney Grace Products.
Therefore, the Enduring Love Palette is Vegan.
Does the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette Include Any Irritating Ingredients?
The Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette does not include any irritating ingredients that immediately cause concern. In fact, the Enduring Love Palette is even Talc-Free!
Sydney Grace Enduring Love PaletteSwatches
As always, swatches are not a perfect indicator of eyeshadow quality. However, swatches can provide users clues regarding pigmentation and the ability to blend. The below Sydney Grace Enduring Love swatches were done using my finger on my bare arm.
Sydney Grace Enduring Love (Light) Palette Swatches
How Does the Sydney Grace Enduring Love PaletteApply on the Eyes?
The matte shadows in the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette blended on the eyes like a dream. Each matte shadow is pigmented, but still buildable. The matte shadows work well together and are easy to apply for an effortlessly blended look.
Users should use a damp flat brush or their fingers for the best application of the metallic shades in the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette. Applying the metallic shadows with a dry brush made the shades look dull on the eyes.
What is the Wear-Time for the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette?
Sadly, the wear-time for the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette is limited. Within four hours of application, the metallic shadows crease and transfer on my lids. (Devotion is the only exception). The metallics in this palette crease on me regardless of how much eyeshadow primer I apply or if I set my lids with powder.
Where is the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette Sold?
Final Thoughts on the Sydney Grace Eternal Love Palette
Although I am obsessed with the concept of the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette and I am impressed by the brand’s inclusivity, I was not blown away by this palette. While the matte shades were creamy, pigmented, and buildable, the metallic shades left something to be desired.
Overall, the poor lasting power of the metallic shades was my biggest gripe with the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette. Many of the metallics (except Devotion), faded, creased, and transferred within four hours of application.
All-in-all, I am happy to have tried the Sydney Grace eyeshadow formula and will continue to experiment with this palette. Fans of inclusive, indie beauty brands and cool-toned eyeshadow will surely want to pick up this palette.