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. Keep reading to find out if the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette was love at first sight.
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.
Packaging & Price
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. Also, each shadow in the palette is clearly labeled.
The Enduring Love Palette retails for $52.00. Although this is a pricier palette, the cost breakdown for the shadows is in-line with affordable formulas. With 2 grams of product per pan, the 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 Enduring Love Palette Include Any Irritating Ingredients?
The Enduring Love Palette does not include any irritating ingredients that immediately cause concern. In fact, the 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
Application & Wear-Time
Pigmented and buildable, the matte shadows blended with ease. Moreover, the matte shadows work well together.
However, applying the metallics was more difficult. Users will need to use a damp brush or their fingers to apply with metallic shadows. Using a dry brush made the shades look dull lids.
Sadly, the wear-time for the palette is poor. Within 5 hours of application, the metallic shadows crease and transfer on my lids. No matter what I use for priming my lids, the metallics crease. Devotion was the only metallic shadow that lasted more than 5 hours without creasing.
Where is the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette Sold?
Final Thoughts on the Sydney Grace Eternal Love Palette
First, I am obsessed with the concept of the Sydney Grace Enduring Love Palette. Second, I am impressed by the brand’s inclusivity. However, 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 Enduring Love Palette. Many of the metallics, faded, creased, and transferred within 4 hours of application.
The above being saidl, 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.