Sydney Grace The Mielke Way is a moderately warm-toned, light-medium duochrome with a sparkle finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Quintessence (Light), Quintessence (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
The Mielke Way is a medium, rosy pink base with intense, gold-to-green shift and metallic finish. It has a moderately-firm press and some density without being overly thick. It works well with dry/damp brushes or fingertips, though you'll get the most intense shine when applied with a dampened brush. It is a smoother shine, though, and you'll find you get more visible sparkle (with plenty of shine) when applied with a dry brush.
Inspiration: This shade is based on Sydney Grace's The Greatest Gift, which is one of my all-time favorite shades by them, but it is significantly amped up in its finish and shift; it's much more metallic and the shift is noticeable even straight-on.
Behind the Name: My last name is Mielke, which my family has always pronounced as "milky," and I always tell people, "milky, like the Milky Way,: so it is a play-on The Milky Way galaxy.
This was the only shade specifically intended to be like an existing shade, just more intense. I wanted it to be like The Greatest Gift but with a stronger shift and a much more metallic, more reflective finish. The first loose color sample that arrived was absolute perfection and frankly, a loose option of it should be made permanent forever so we can all bathe in it.
When this first was hand-pressed, the base came through too strongly, while the shift had receded. This made it far more similar to The Greatest Gift (rather than being an amplified version of it). Thankfully, when the the third version, which was machine-pressed, came through, it was back to my exact vision!
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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