If there’s a Highlighter worthy of the term, “love at first sight” it’s most definitely Kat Von D’s Alchemist Holographic Palette. I think it’s fair to say that highlighting has without a doubt become a huge phenomena in the world of beauty and I’d be lying if I said I hadn’t fallen for the hype. Maybe it’s the ability to turn yourself into a human unicorn, or it could just be the predominant love of glitter and glowing – either way, it seems to be a trend that’s around to stay.
Since Kat Von D launched her Beauty Range a few years ago, I’ve always admired the quality of the products and heard wonderful things about them. Therefore, since the cosmetics have landed quite recently in the UK, I’ve built up a small but fairly substantial mini collection of products.
I first came across this gorgeous palette when watching one of my favourite YouTubers, Pin-up Doll Ashley Marie using it often in her tutorial videos. I already knew I loved the Brand and I thought to myself, if it has Ashley’s approval – then it’s most definitely something to purchase!
At £25, this palette is most definitely in the pricier range of Highlighters and unless you’re super into makeup – maybe it’s not for you. Of course, there are some amazingly priced, great quality highlighters available that are a hell of a lot cheaper to purchase!
The packaging is simply stunning and truly like no other highlighting palette I have in my collection, it’s so eye catching and I absolutely adore it. What did shock me at first is the size of the product, it is most definitely a lot smaller than I expected it to be, which was slightly disappointing considering the price. However, the smaller size does mean it’s easier to take out with you and place it in smaller spaces.
The Alchemist Holographic Palette comes with four opalescent shades, Green (Emerald), Ultra-Violet (Amethyst), Blue (Saphyre) and Pink (Opal). Each of the colours are extremely pigmented and a little most definitely goes a long way, but if you like a blinding highlight then you’ve definitely found the perfect product for you! Furthermore, the description states that you can apply the shades over eye shadow, blusher and lip products, proving the product is all about creativity and expressing yourself.
Furthermore, what I really love about the palette is the unique shades of each highlight. Although when you first look at them, they seem pretty similar in colour, once applied – each one truly becomes the description it advertises. I’ve been wearing this palette in my everyday makeup routine since receiving it for Christmas and I can honestly say I doubt that will change anytime soon. The Alchemist Holographic Palette is simply a dream for makeup lovers like myself and I really can’t wait to see what Kat Von D brings out next!
If I had to choose my favourite shade from the whole palette I think it would be between Amethyst and Opal, I feel the lilac and pink shades suit my skin the best, due to the cool tones. I would love for Kat to bring out a second Alchemist Highlighting Palette, I think the shades produced are so unique and it’s such a wonderful concept. The shades I am wearing today are a mixture of Amethyst and Opal on my cheeks and I applied Emerald in the inner corners of my eyes. As I noted previously, this palette is very pigmented and even though I love a blinding highlight, I actually ended up toning down the product applied to my cheeks – because it was that intense!
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