I have purchased a few High Voltage Mineral Eyeshadow samples and I’ve been swatching and playing with them. The 4 shades that I’m talking about today remind me of guacamole, so I’m going to be a dorkus and call these”fiesta” shades.
The swatch picture was taken with a flash. I think it took an accurate picture. This how these colors look indoors.
1. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Toxic Perfection – A deep royal purple with a hint of fuschia shimmer. This is a rich shade that I find difficult to work with without a primer. With a primer, it does fine. I see this shade looking the best on medium to dark complexions.
2. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Mr. Wrong – A rich strawberry red with fuschia shimmer. This is how it is described on-line. I didn’t get this result. For me, this applies as a perfect red orange with faint gold shimmer. This one was easy for me to work with. I like it because I have nothing like it in my collection. This shade makes blue eyes pop.
3. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Starbreaker – A bright lime green with lots of finely milled gold shimmer. This one applied lighter than I expected but I still like it. The gold shimmer makes it work for warm skin tones. In fact, this one is so light, that I feel it could be used as a highlighter.
4. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Cold As Ice – A deep, deep navy with dark saphhire blue shimmer. This one is really rich. It isn’t easy for me to work with unless I lay down a primer first. I also think the High Voltage shades could benefit from a black primer. As you can see in my makeup look, these dark shadows just look gray on me when blended.
Here’s a look that I did with the shades featured above. Close-up eye shots follow.
To get this look, I first applied e.l.f. Mineral Eyeshadow Primer. I applied Starbreaker on the lid, patting it on. I also applied this shade on the bottom lash line halfway. In the middle, I patted on Mr. Wrong. On the outer corner of the lid, I applied Toxic Perfection. I applied Cold As Ice in the crease and line the bottom lash line with it halfway. Under the brows, I’m wearing Everyday Minerals Shimmery Eyeshadow in Chamomile, a super light yellow shimmer. I applied Avon Glimmersticks Eye Liner in Starry Night Blue to top and bottom lash line. I curled lashes and applied a coat of Hard Candy Ginormous Mascara in Carbon. On the cheeks, I’m wearing all the shades in Covergirl Instant Cheekbones Blush in Peach Perfection. On the lips, I’m wearing Victoria’s Secret Brilliant Lip Shine in Mischief.
Here’s a better view of the eye makeup. I love the shade Mr. Wrong. I think I’m going to have fun with it.
High Voltage recommends that all shadows be worn with a primer and patted on. I did use a primer with these colors, a cheap e.l.f. one. I did not have any creasing. After a day’s wear like 10 hours, I did notice that the colors weren’t as vivid. But, they still looked good, just duller.
High Voltage Shimmery Eyeshadows retail for $4.50 for the full-size. Samples are availble for $1 and come in little baggies. These can be purchased at High Voltage Cosmetics.
My other High Voltage reviews: Romantic Shimmer Shades
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