Wanting to try the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic palette, but your not to sure if you want to splash now? Then keep on ready and ill tell you all about it.
I will have to start this off by saying this is the first purchase I have made from Kat Von D and I am not disappointed! Bold I know! The Alchemist Holographic palette contains four shades that can be used on the eyes, lips, or face and are designed to be used over other products as transformers. Three of the four shades have real shifts, so depending on the viewing angle, can appear more like one color or another distinct color. One shade was more iridescent in its effect.
The texture of the formula is incredible, so smooth to the touch, and I found you got the full effect when you spray your brush with a setting spray, giving you that extra pop. The amazing formula made them very blendable as either a eyeshadow or a cheek highlighter.
The pan size is that of a standard eyeshadow (MAC, Urban Decay, Anastasia, etc.), but there is good spacing between each shade to use them as cheek highlighters as well. The palette itself is unusually shaped, and that extra space means that it seems unnecessarily large, though I felt like the whole palette ended up being rather small.
Emerald is a pale, greenish-white that shifted from pink to golden green. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly dusty texture. The product lasted for seven hours as an eye product and eight hours as a cheek product.
Saphyre is a bluish white with pink base that shifted to a cool, bluish sheen. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was a touch dusty but blendable and easy to use on the skin. It wore well for eight hours as a cheek highlighter and seven and a half hours as an eyeshadow.
Amethyst is a light-medium lavender with cool undertones and a bluish-violet sheen. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied well to bare skin, both on the eyes and on the cheeks, as well as most products I attempted to layer it with (but it seemed dustiest over cream eyeshadow that had dried down completely). It wore well for eight hours on as a highlighter and eight hours as an eyeshadow.
Opal is a muted, dirty beige with a pink to violet shift paired with a pearly sheen. The consistency was soft, blendable, and just a touch dusty. I felt like it looked drier on my bare eyelid, but it was fine over another product. On cheeks, I did not notice any dryness from the product itself. The product lasted for eight hours as a cheek highlighter and seven hours as an eyeshadow on me.
I would recommend this palette for many reasons! starting with how beautiful the colours are, the pigmentation is beautiful and a small bit goes a long way! Being able to use this palette as a eyeshadow and highlighter is the way to go helping with keeping your makeup bag to the minimum from travelling.
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