One of my beauty resolutions for 2021 was to dip into indie brands. I’ve been following Sydney Grace for a while and had kept up with their beauty launches. There were two palettes that caught my eye but for some reason I kept holding back. Finally, at the end of January, they had a restock/sale so I decided to pick up the Enduring Love palette – Deep. The time between when I placed the order and it’s arrival was about 6 days which I think is amazing! Once I had it in my hands couldn’t help but open it and try it out!
Sydney Grace offers 2 versions of the Enduring Love palette ($52 US). A Light version and a Deep version. “Light is best suited to those with fair skin-tones and Deep created for those with medium to deep skin-tones or those with fair skin that prefer darker transition colors.” I chose Deep since I am a medium skin tone and felt it would suit me best.
The palette is made of cardboard (which I don’t mind and do prefer sometimes) and it’s a bit on the large side (think Natasha Denona $65 palette sizes). I really love that it comes with a full sized mirror which I used while creating my makeup looks. The palette is also magnetic, which I think means the shadows can be removed? I haven’t tried that yet. The palette is big, but it’s not heavy so I could easily hold it with one hand while applying shadow with the other. The pan sizes are a good size as well and I had no problems dipping my big fluffy crease brushes into them.
The palette, as described by Sydney Grace: “Our Enduring Love Palette is a tribute to some of the greatest love stories in history. Enduring Love is a cool-toned palette that offers soft, smooth colors for an easy, everyday, neutral look paired with deeper and brighter pressed pigments for a night out or just a pop of color for a day at the office. This palette is really versatile and can be used to create many different looks.”
All of the shades… yes all of them… felt like butter when I swatched them on my arm. It was a little scary at first because while I’m used to shimmers of some brands I love being buttery smooth, I’m not really used to all the matte shades being the same way. That’s why my swatches look perfect here! Haha.
All of the eye looks I created stayed out for a good 8-10 hours before I noticed a bit of fading. For me, that’s a great amount of time since I try not to wear my makeup for too long. I also want to note that I always use some sort of primer or base because I have oily eyelids. I know my eyeshadow won’t stay on for long if I don’t do this, so it’s a step I won’t remove, even if I’m testing a new palette.
For my first look I dipped into the shades: Juliet and Cherish (blown out on the crease with a fluffy brush), Passion in the crease (concentrated w a dense crease brush), Boaz in the outer third, and Albert on the lids. I really loved the look I created and thought it made a great smokey eye.
For the second look I concentrated on the purples – Elizabeth on the crease and Abigail in the outer corner to deepen up the look. I know sometimes purples can be tricky: a bit patchy, require a finger or double application with a brush, but these were so good! I was able to get my look using a packing brush and blending brush.
For the third look, which I didn’t photograph, I just used Romeo, Juliet, Darcy and devotion. A super simple eye look that was stunning because of the shimmer shades! My last look I did photograph, I just used Victoria and Robert on the eyelids and Ruth on the lash line and winged it out a bit.
I really am impressed with this palette. You know, most palettes do have a few faults here and there but so far, I’ve found none with this palette. I really think it’s worth the price tag and I’m glad I was finally able to try their brand. If you’re looking for a cool toned palette with a really nice color story.. if you want some matte and shimmer shadows that work well with brushes and no fingers required, I would very much consider the Enduring Love palette.
If you’ve interested in Enduring Love, Deep and have wondered about it’s quality… I want to tell you the rumors are true. It’s a great palette! You can purchase it on the Sydney Grace website for $52, but I did wait for a sale. They have sales a few times a year and it’s currently out of stock, so I hope if this post has pushed you to order, you’re able to snag it soon!
I also picked up Tiny Marvels and I’ll be doing a review on that as well. What do you think of this palette?! If you have it, what color combos do you like pairing together? Please let me know!
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