THE ALCHEMIST WITCH HAS A HOLOGRAPHIC WEAPON

  I have mastered alchemy! Sort of. What I’m trying to say is, I finally got my hands on the Kat von D Alchemist palette! I’ve been dreaming about it since it launched, but unfortunately, by stalking Sephora websites from all over Europe, I discovered it’s only available in the US. I know people there and they could have sent it to me, but oh sweet Beelzebub, shipping costs a fortune! Luckily, a friend of mine who is a stewardess that gets to travel all over the world (actually she’s a witch on a flying broom, not plane -THANKS, Marina!) told me she was going to the US and asked if I needed anything. Aaaaand that kids, that is how I got my palette.  Now, I’ve seen that they have brought it to several Sephora stores around Europe, but I’m still proud to be one of the first Romanian bloggers to get my hands on it.

  My first reaction when I got my greedy little paws on it was: “Sweet fuck! It is way smaller than I thought!” After that initial shock over how small it is, I was mesmerized by the colours that shift in the light. Now, in all fairness, they do claim it is holographic, when in fact the palette is dual-chrome. Apparently, these mean totally different things and I have just now found out that I have been living a lie.

  I’ve been playing with it for several months now and a couple of days ago Sephora Romania brought Kat von D products to their website and stores so I’m finally going to be able to try more of her stuff. I began writing this article after I first tried the palette but I haven’t posted anything because first of all I couldn’t get pictures to show how cool the dual-chrome effect is and I was still very undecided on whether I actually like this palette or not. All my concerns disappeared about 2 weeks ago when I used it for a fairy makeup in a photoshoot. Being able to see it gleaming in the sunlight on the model’s face made fall in love with the palette all over again.

  I began writing this article after I first tried the palette but I haven’t posted anything because first of all, I couldn’t get pictures to show how cool the dual-chrome effect is, and I was still very undecided on whether I actually like this palette or not. All my concerns disappeared about 2 weeks ago when I used it for a fairy makeup in a photoshoot. Being able to see it gleaming in the sunlight on the model’s face made fall in love with the palette all over again.

  I still don’t know why the first time I used it on myself it didn’t set evenly on the skin. It was like I had a bald spot in the highlight streak, something which had never happened to me before. Another aspect which I don’t like is the fact that the shifting pigment is set on a white base, so from certain angles, it looks like a white eyeshadow with maybe a bit of a tint of green/blue/purple/pink.

Pros:

  • Freakin’ holographic AF
  • Can be used on the eyes/face
  • The colour changes if you apply it on wet or dry eyeshadow, and the shade of the eyeshadow also counts as a factor

Cons:

  • Chalky
  • Pricy
  • Patchy

Final Rating: Waxing Gibbous

I would give this product a smaller rating but I just can’t because I love it so much due to the design and the fact that this shifting dual chrome effect is not a common thing that can be found(yet) at every brand in the makeup world. I use it with a lot of love, even though sometimes it is difficult to use.

 

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