Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette



The intense highlighting fad is slowly being replaced by anything and everything holographic. This new trend seemed to start with the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Palette and the Milk Make Up Holographic Stick, and is currently at full force. Every brand, even normally muted ones like Laura Mercier, have jumped on the bandwagon. I was hesitant to try the new craze, but decided this little beauty from Kat Von D was worth it. This is meant to be used all over the face, as a highlight, eye shadow or even a lip topper. It was a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but I fell in love with the triangle packaging so I don’t really mind.

I have swatched each of the four shades alone, over MAC’s Paint Pot in Soft Ochre and Quite Natural, and the Maybelline Color Tattoo in Dramatic Black. Because these shades are meant to transform whatever you put on top of them, I wanted to show you them over a few different colors. I’m sorry if these pictures aren’t the best quality, I have been at my boyfriends house and his lighting isn’t stellar.



From afar they all look like a sparkly white eye shadow, but swatched you can see the duochrome shift. This one’s shift is a golden greenish yellow color. The darker the base, the greener this looks.



This goes from an icy sky blue to a brilliant bright cerulean depending on the darkness of the base underneath it. This would be a really cool highlight if used lightly.



This is supposed to be purple, but it reads a little blue as well to me. I love it over MAC’s Quite Natural Paint Pot, which a deep warm brown.



This is my favorite of all four shades because it is the most wearable in my opinion. This would be perfect patted on the center of the lips over a liquid lipstick. This could also work as a highlight for very pale skin.



This may seem pricey for only four pans of product, but seeing as how versatile each shade is, I find it worth it.

Product Amount

4 x 0.05 oz

The pans are teeny, but you only need a tiny bit to get the duochrome look.

All in all, I cannot wait to play around with this palette more. Even just my initial swatches have me super interested. Let me know if you’ve tried anything holographic and what your thoughts are!

Glowingly (holographically) yours,


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