What I find different about these pigments from the other brands is that these have wax in them, not enough to really see or feel. But I find the wax helps in the adherence of color. If you are new to loose shadow powders or not too skilled in their application, these are ones to try. The colors are also easy to blend into one another. Of course, for more punch of color or for the ones that contain sparkle, a sticky eyebase and/or eye primer is recommended. Foiling (applying wet) can be done and the pictures will show some variation. However, I don't find foiling necessary to get the pigmented effected. The pictures will show some variations of color when applied dry and foiled. There really isn't much of a difference for some and for others, the sparkle shows up better dry.
For the following pictures the jars are taken with and without flash which are labeled.
- Circuit Breaker-powdery blue with a gleam of gold with some copper to it.
- Electric Shock-purple grey with a metallic finish of what can look like antique gold.
- Mega Watts-not completely red or magenta yet has both qualities to make it cool and warm at the same time.
- Overdrive-this was suggested to me by a High Voltage addict on Twitter. Yes it is orange but with a copper gold tone. Pretty!!
- Power Outage-A beautiful green/gold derived from a deep grey/blue base.
- Secrets & Lies-this is from the regular collection and it is something. A royal blue with tinges of purple.
- Spiked Stilettos-looks mauve but looks like a khaki brown with some pink mauve tones.
- Synth Pop-has that blue/lavender/purple personality.
- Voltage-dark green/gold with a touch of neutral. Makes a great eyeliner.