High Voltage Eyeshadow Review & Swatches in Smoky Jewel Tones

High Voltage Eyeshadow Swatches in Smoky Shades

Here are 4 High Voltage Eyeshadows in various jewel tones that can be used for a smoky eye makeup eyes. These colors are rich and pigmented. All swatches are done without a primer.

1. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Strutter – This is a charcoal-ish purple with lots of purple, pink, and teal shimmer. This color really shimmers when worn.  You could just apply this for a smoky eye makeup look as I did below. I’m loving it over a black kohl liner too.

2. Shimmery Eyeshadow in Pirate – This is a rich emerald with lots of emerald green frost. This is another beautiful color with lots of pigment. Redheads that want a smoky eye must have this color! It’s so luxe, reminding me of crushed velvet.

3.  Shimmery Eyeshadow in Gazing Glass – This shade is in the Mystic Fortune Collection. Holy cow, this is a beautiful shade. It’s difficult to describe. It’s a cool-toned, grey-ish taupe with purple, blue, teal, and silver shimmer. When worn, it gives so much shimmer. It’s like fireworks, glimmery shimmer in a variety of colors. I really want a full-size of this color. It would make a very pretty liner or worn over a black gel eyeliner for extra glamour.

4. Matte Eyeshadow in Hit or Miss – This is a dusty medium purple. It doesn’t have shimmer. What you see in the pic is shimmer fall out/dust from the neighboring shades. This shade is pretty in the crease with beige shadows. I can actually get a “natural” look with this shadow.

Any of these shades could be used as a liner on any complexion. They are deep and pigmented. I think these colors would look the best on medium to dark complexions.

High Voltage Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

For the look above: I did not apply a primer, because I didn’t have one that I liked. But, I’m learning that mineral loose powders are almost impossible to use without one. Anyways, I applied Strutter from lash line to crease. This would of been easier to do if I had a sticky primer. In the crease with a dense, stiff crease brush, I applied Gazing Glass for dimension and more shimmer. In the inner crease, I applied Pirate. I lined the bottom lash line, the outer half with Strutter and the inner half with Pirate. Under the brow, I used a the lightest shimmery shade in Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette in Lust. I lined top and bottom lashes with MAC Eye Kohl in Tarnish, an almost black green. I curled lashes and applied a coat of Hard Candy Ginormous Mascara in Carbon Black.

I’m not crazy about the look, being that I like bold lips if I’m going “bold”. I’m tired of a smoky eye, but it’s fun, I guess, especially for someone that likes to play up the lips instead of the eyes. I always look at myself with smoky eyes and feel shocked. I guess I’m a lipstick gal.

High Voltage Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

You MUST do what High Voltage recommends and wear a primer underneath these loose shadows. After an hour of wear without primer, Strutter creased like mad in the humid Seattle weather. When worn with a primer, I had no creasing all day. High Voltage and I are warning you! Use a primer.

Full-size eyeshadows retail from $4.50-$5.25 depending on the formula. Sample baggies are available too at High Voltage. (I purchased samples.)

See my other swatches and reviews of High Voltage: Romantic Shimmer Shades, Fiesta Shades

Want more reviews? Try…

Fancy Geek (swatches of lots of stuff, including Pirate)

Alluring B3auty (lots of swatches)

Faeries Stole My Lipstick (look using a High Voltage, including Pirate)

Fashioned in Finland (really nice swatches and looks)

10 thoughts on “High Voltage Eyeshadow Review & Swatches in Smoky Jewel Tones

    1. Really? I have to get used to dark shadows. But, I do love these slightly smudged over a black eyeliner for an “everyday” look.
      I only ordered samples of eyeshadows. I have not tried the blush or lippies. Which blushes are getting your attention? I’m interested in Dirty Secret & Creative Genius.

          1. I bought a lilac blush from Everyday Minerals. It is now discontinued. I was very surprised at how flattering it was for me.

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