This post is rare for me because I'm posting about something I just got last night. Usually I wait forever after I buy something to post about it. For example, I have posts waiting to be written for things I purchased over a month ago. But I was unbelievably excited about my High Voltage Cosmetics order.
High Voltage Cosmetics is a small, indie company. I have been trying to steer more towards buying from these types of businesses. I want to support REAL people, not faceless, impersonal corporations.
But I wouldn't be gushing about her company if she was just a nice person and didn't have the products to back it up. Her eyeshadows are GORGEOUS- incredibly pigmented and easy to blend. The colors are very complex and many are duochromes. You aren't going to find a bunch of dupey colors here. And this isn't just your run-of-the-mill companies who only offer eye shadows. In addition to shimmery and matte loose shadows High Voltage has creme eyeshadows, eyeshadow bases, and whipped eyeshadows. For your brows they have powders to fill them and wax to tame them. In addition to the eye products, High Voltage also has THREE different lip formulas (four if you count their lip powders which are meant to be mixed with clear gloss or patted on top of lipstick).
Okay, enough of my overly-enthusiastic blabber, I'll let you see for yourself.
I ordered 10 random samples, 1 sample of Electric City, a full size Dirt Secret Mineral Blusher and full size eyeshadows in Mani & Sol, Rising Star, and Radio City.
The jars are 5 gram jars with no sifters filled to the brim with product. They also aren't shrink-wrapped, but it was fine because they were safely wrapped tight in bubble wrap. In fact, this was the carefully wrapped package I have ever received.
My only complaint is that samples are only available in baggies. I am terribly clumsy and end up spilling powder everywhere with baggies. I would gladly pay $1.00 or $1.50 more just to have my samples in jars.
Ooo, look at the pretty silver labels. These are some the most professional labels I have seen. They are waterproof and list the collection the item came from, the company name, the name of the product, the ingredient list, the weight, and "Made in the U.S.A". It's really nice to have the ingredients listed permanently ON the product.
|The colors are from left: Mani & Sol, Rising Star, Radio City, Bittersweet Symphony, Aegir, and Odin|
Sorry they are so messy. Like I said, baggies are incredibly difficult for me to work with.
|From left- Mani & Sol, Rising Star, Radio City|
|From left- Bittersweet Symphony, Aegir, Odin|
|From left- Valkyries, Ragnarok,Yggdrasil, Asgard, Starbreaker, Electric City|
|From left- Valkyries, Ragnarok, Yggdrasil|
|From left- Asgard, Starbreaker, Electric City|
But the others are FAB! They blend beautifully without losing their intensity and are super pigmented.
This is Mani & Sol on the lid, Radio City in the crease, and Rising Star below the lower lash line.
|From left- Dirty Secret blush, Dirty Secret blended out, 5th Avenue lip powder, and Trendsetter lip powder|
|Wearing Dirty Secret blush|
|5th Avenue Amplified Lip Powder mixed with clear gloss|
|Trendsetter Amplified Lip Powder mixed with clear gloss|
|5th Avenue and Trendsetter mixed together|
Whew, this took forever to write.
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!