Sydney Grace Galactic Muse is a slightly cool-toned, medium-dark teal with a metallic finish. It is an eyeshadow that is permanent in these palettes: Quintessence (Light), Quintessence (Deep), and Temptalia Collection.
Galactic Muse is a medium bluish-teal with intense, metallic finish.
Inspiration: The colors of the aurora borealis, common known as the northern lights. This is a phenomenon that occurs as solar wind, originating from space, arrive many hours later on Earth and create a spectacular light show.
Behind the Name: The name comes from the many times I've been inspired by all things space over the years, hence it being a muse, which then ties to my long-time blogging friend, Izzy over at Musings of a Muse. She has been an absolute shoulder to lean on, ear to vent to, and cheerleader whenever I've needed one for over a decade.
This shade was initially described as a "high-shine, smooth metallic minty green" that was "more aqua/blue than green." The first, loose color samples provided had two versions to work from. I found version A to be too blue, while version B was a little too dark and my feedback was to do more of a mix of the two and try to get cooler-toned.
When the third, loose color version came through, it still wasn't quite there, so I tried to work from a color option that came with the Radiant Reflection shades. The fourth version (October 2020) was hand-pressed and approved for production; there were no additional tweaks necessary after it was machine-pressed before going into full production.
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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