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Kat Von D Alchemist Palette Review & Swatches
So here it is! My amazing new holy-grail highlight palette, the Kat Von D Alchemist Palette. It is currently out of stock on Sephora.com but you can still find it in some stores, and it’s in-stock on Katvondbeauty.com so grab yourself some unicorn-holographic-magic ASAP!
So at the very least, let’s start with the packaging. This iridecent white, embossed triangle is chic and lightweight. I think this is really unique in it’s shape, not your typical rectangle or square shape palette. It’s a decent size, but still small enough to realistically travel with, especially since it isn’t heavy and clunky, and it comes with the internal mirror, which is always a plus for when you’re on the go.
The four prismatic shades are “holographic” with a solid color undertone, Blue/Saphyre, Purple/Amethyst, Pink/Opal and Green/Emerald. They are on the smaller side of pans, more along the range of an eyeshadow (think MAC or Colourpop sized). But the size is not of concern, because the pigmentation of these magical shades is to die for, aka, you don’t need to use much to make it really pop. I am super mesmerized by the reflective properties of this product, it’s unlike any pigment I have ever seen before. Already from wearing this about a week or so, I’ve gotten so many compliments and inquires “What highlight are you wearing?!” “OMG your highlight is so gorgeous, it’s like a rainbow!” etc. At each catch of light or turn of the cheek, you get a different dimension in the colors.
Worn alone, or blended, I think these definitely would fit any and all skintones. I have mainly used them as a cheekbone/nose hilight so far, and I use a lighter hand almost patting it onto the areas where i want the most shine, rather than swiping. (I will write a post about different brushes and what works best for me with different products.) I’ve worn them single, and also mixed (Saphyre/Amethyst looks so gorge). There isn’t much fallout, if any, so the colors really stick to where you want them. I think that this could be gorgeous as an inner-corner hilight, colorbone accentuate, or even a gorgeous setting over any lipstick to give your pout a holographic POP. Something that is super intriguing to me is the idea of putting these over a dark matte shade, like black or deep brown. They have swatches on the website and it completely transforms the color of the hilights and could look gorgeous on your lid! Must try. For the price (32$) and the payoff, this is a necessity to add to your collection.