Fredrickson found that she and most of her friends rarely use those services for discovery, but for more-compact makeup. Neither of those options fits the on-the-go lifestyles of Fredrickson, Crowley, or their beauty-forward friends. The sophisticated packaging, a smooth, matte gray, however, makes up for the miniature sticks and compacts. Pikachunes’ DIY approach to electropop is intriguing not just for the tunes, but also for the fact that he’s ploughing his own particular path and demonstrating that artists don’t have to cleave to the template established by the more classic end of the synthpop spectrum. They just haven’t found the rights moments to start scoring.