Sydney Grace Phoenix Awakens is a moderately warm-toned, dark copper with a metallic finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: On the Horizon (Light), On the Horizon (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Phoenix Awakens is a deeper copper with moderate, warm undertones and high-shine metallic finish. It has a lot of depth while having a lot of shine, and it's a smoother sheen with more dimensional shimmer. It has a creamier consistency with moderate density--not difficult to pick up but "melts" on skin after it has been applied.
Inspiration: In my original 10-pan color concept, I envisioned a muted, burnt red, and when the first round of color samples came through, Sydney Grace had created a warmer, more coppery take and a redder take. They were both stunning in texture and shine, and I ended up incorporating both: one as Phoenix Awakens and the other as Sakura Glow.
Behind the Name: I love the story behind the mythical phoenix (rising from the ashes anew), and we moved to Phoenix, Arizona almost seven years ago, which has and continues to be home... especially since I convinced my parents and hubby's mom to move here, too!
I described this as "muted copper, almost plum undertones." I received two versions in the initial loose color samples, and I ended up incorporating both into the palette (one became Phoenix Awakens, the other Sakura Glow). I went with version A. In its third version, when it was first pressed by hand, the texture was chunkier and quite fragile, which resulted in poorer application and some fallout.
The fourth version, which was machine-pressed, was much better in texture/application, but I wanted a more intense finish on it. Thankfully, it just took a fifth revision to get it to the right level of shine, sparkle, and consistency and was approved in mid-January 2021.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our pressed pigment shadows are smooth and pigmented. We use very high quality ingredients and formulate our shadows to have very high pigmentation, great color payoff, and little fallout. Blends like a dream and lasts all day long. We offer a money back guarantee, because we know you will love them! Each shadow comes in a 26mm metal pan and contains approx. 1.8 grams of product.
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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