Friday, December 16, 2016

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette: Review and Swatches

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Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette: Review and Swatches
A passion project of Kat Von D that has been seven years in the making, the Alchemist Holographic Palette ($42 CAD) will be hitting the shelves later this month. Inspired by the magical world of alchemy, this multi-use palette contains four prismatic shades that can be dusted over the lids, the cheeks, or even the lips! To see some swatches and my review, click........
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette: Review and Swatches
Packaging:
Kat Von D's packaging is always super edgy and badass but the Alchemist Holographic Palette takes it to the next level with a triangular cardboard palette. The outside of the palette has a cool holographic sheen and the lid actually bears an etching designed personally by Kat Von D. You get four powders in total and they are 1.53g each. I personally would have still preferred a rectangular or square palette for easier storage but the overall design is definitely unique!
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette: Review and Swatches
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette: Review and Swatches
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
Formulation:
The transformative powders in this palette can be applied as highlighters, eyeshadows, or even lipstick toppers. All four shades are pretty consistent in terms of formulation; they are smooth, creamy, and very nicely pigmented despite being mostly shimmers. They all have an iridescent, glitter-less sheen and as you can see from my swatches below, the powders take on a whole new life when worn over a darker base (I used a simple black gel liner). The powders aren't technically holographic but they certainly are mesmerizing. See below for a breakdown of the shades but overall I really like this palette! Although it may not be super practical for someone who is a makeup novice, it does allow for some gorgeous creations from makeup artists or daring beauty mavens! Additionally, the pink and the purple shades can definitely work as highlighters as well.
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette: Review and Swatches
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
{green} emerald: This is a soft green shimmer and in my opinion the least interesting shade out of the bunch because it doesn't have as much of a transformative quality as compared to the other shades.
{ultra-violet} amethyst: A blue-lavender shimmer, this shade definitely has the strongest duo chrome effect out of the bunch.
{blue}saphyre: Saphyre is a very pretty teal. Over just bare skin or a light base, it appears the most colorless but the teal truly shines through when the powder is applied over a dark base.
{pink} opal: This is a gorgeous soft pink with just a tiny hint of champagne gold. Out of all four, this is the most versatile shade. I can easily see it being used as a shadow, a highlighter, or over lip colors for some extra dimensions.

Availability:
The Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette will be available late December at Sephora.
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