Swatches & Review: High Voltage Lip Whips

High Voltage Cosmetics makes more than just eyeshadows. These are lip whips: very opaque glosses in a squeeze tube. They have a slight mint scent and are non-sticky. I love that a little bit goes a long way with these – you really have to apply them with a lip brush (especially the darker shades). The colors are gorgeous and the formula is so silky smooth. Sadly, her ingredient supplier has discontinued some of the key ingredients in these, so Jasmine will be phasing these out. But not to worry! She has several left, and she is always creating new things that I cannot wait to try. Ok, on to the swatches! (Sorry for the messy towel background…that was my swatching towel, and some pigments got on it.)

Top Row: Talk Talk, Slow Jam, Life of the Party
Bottom Row: Little Misfit, Kashmir, Sour Candy

Top Row: Talk Talk, Slow Jam, Life of the Party
Bottom Row: Little Misfit, Kashmir, Sour Candy

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Swatches: High Voltage Inked Collection

Here are swatches of the amazing colors from the High Voltage Inked Collection (er, most of them). I couldn’t order all of them, but I picked my favorites. These colors are complex with multiple dimensions of shimmer. The glitter stands out heavily, and depending on how much they are rubbed in, the color can change slightly. All shadows are swatched using a q-tip over Fyrinnae’s Pixie Epoxy.

Top Row: Art is Forever, Modified, Old Skool
Bottom Row: Mind & Body, State of Mind, Artistic Expression

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Look: A High Voltage Look

This is a look done using mostly High Voltage Cosmetics loose eyeshadows. Jasmine is the owner and creator of this magnificent indie makeup company, and she is amazingly talented! I actually found out about her through Twitter, and I could not have met a sweeter, more beautiful lady! So to say that customer service is outstanding is an understatement. I’ve purchased many of her shadows (which I will post more swatches of soon), and a few of her lip whips (opaque lip glosses that are like silky lipsticks…amazing!). If she can pause creating all of these fabulous shimmery colors, I’ll try some of her matte shadows too, which I have heard are well above par. Her products are up in my top 4 (because I can’t pick a 5th yet) favorites from indie makeup companies (in no particular order): High Voltage, Fyrinnae, Sugarpill, Meow Cosmetics.

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer, High Voltage Kiss of True Love (inner lid), High Voltage Fairy Blood (middle lid), High Voltage Heart Throb (wet – outer lid), MAC Green Brown pigment (crease), wash of MAC Old Gold pigment (whole lid), MAC Femme-Fi (highlight), Bobbie Brown Chocolate Shimmer Ink (liner), MAC Orpheus (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: Lancome Mandarin Blush, MAC Truth and Light Magically Cool Liquid Powder
  • Lips: NARS Luster lipgloss

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Look: Little Miss Perfect

As soon as I swatched my new High Voltage shadows, there was one that caught my eye right off the bat. It’s name: Little Miss Perfect. It was a color I almost didn’t order, but am sooooo glad I did! It’s a powder blue with an embedded yellow/gold. So interesting! The yellow really comes out when it is applied wet. Yay for a Bruin eyeshadow!!! :-P

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer (primer), High Voltage Little Miss Perfect wet (whole lid), Sugarpill Magpie wet (outer lid), Sugarpill Stella (crease), Makeup Store Goldglow (highlight), Sugarpill Stella wet (liner), UD 24/7 Binge (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: Chanel Rose Temptation JC
  • Lips: MAC Baby Blooms lipgloss

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Look: Goldilux Glory

Wowie! This Sugarpill Goldilux is like the best gold ever! This gold and black smokey eye was like whoa! How did I forget to take a picture of a closed eye?! Seriously?! Ugh. Oh well. You can pretty much see it in the full face shots. This look was truly stunning in real life. The gold GLOWS. The High Voltage shadows are dark with some gold sparkle, so they matched perfectly. And look how well they blended together! *sigh* I am in love :-)

For this look I used:

  • Eyes: NARS Eyeshadow Primer (primer), Sugarpill Goldilux (inner & middle lid), High Voltage Stargazer (outer lid), High Voltage Dark Romance (crease), MAC Femme-Fi & Sugarpill Tako (highlights), High Voltage Dark Romance (wet)(liner), High Voltage Stargazer (wet)(lower lashline), MAC Orpheus (waterline), MAC Haute & Naughty mascara
  • Cheeks: MAC Refined Golden bronzer
  • Lips: Guerlain Rouge G #14 lipstick, MAC Bling Black glimmer gloss

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Review & Swatches: High Voltage Order #1

I mentioned recently that I’ve been into Indie cosmetic companies. What I love most is that I can actually talk to these people on Twitter. I found out about High Voltage Cosmetics from Brian from Makeup by Brian Kelly. She was having a buy 2, get 1 free sale (still going on until the end of October), so I had to try some. I am nothing but impressed!

From the personalized note to the quick response to the beautiful colors – this is a brand I’m instantly in love with. I’ve already placed another order. High quality for a good price…seriously hard to beat! :-)

My order came wrapped in a cute Halloween bag!

A sweet personalized note from the maker of High Voltage cosmetics (Jasmine).

She put tap on the jars to make sure they stayed shut in transit!

Very clearly labeled on the back (and I got a sample of another color in the baggie).

I swatched these colors both dry and wet. Truly amazing!! You HAVE to see the swatches after the jump!  Read the rest of this entry »