Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette Review

Okay guys, so I am not one on versatile products, but whenever I first heard about the Kat Von D Alchemist Palette I absolutely HAD to give it a shot. So I purchased it the very day it came out and here’s what I have to say about it. We also collaborated with our friend Alexis on this post and she sent us some awesome pictures of her using the palette!

You will temporarily feel like a holographic mermaid.
I am not obsessed with holographic products, nor am I obsessed with mermaids but when I first put this palette on my face I could not stop. I started with my eyes and before I knew it it was on my cheeks, my nose, my lips and all over my arm from swatching. So be careful, it’s addicting and gives you the urge to rub your entire face in it.

It’s gorgeous, but lighting is key with this one.
It’s so pretty and the colors are fantastic for real life events, however, it’s a tricky palette to use for photographs, both on your face and the palette itself. If you get too much light or not enough all of the colors look kind of like a sparkly white.

Before I tried it on I was disappointed.
Being completely honest, I was a little disappointed when I first opened the palette, before I tried it on. Only because all I’d seen was one professionally taken photo provided by Kat Von D since it had just come out that day and no one had it yet. The photos made the palette itself look bright, colorful, and big. Here’s the professional Kat Von D photo next to a photo in normal indoor lighting with no filters:

So basically, don’t expect the palette to always look holographic in all lighting, including after you put it on. It’s not exactly like it shows in the photos it appears more white. It’s still amazing but just know exactly what you’re getting before you buy it.

It’s really truly not just eyeshadow.
So I’ve had so many “versatile” products that claim they work as multiple things, but really only works well as one thing if that. This is an actual versatile product that works. It can literally look cute wherever you put it on your face. Cheek highlighter, Nose highlighter, eyeshadow, it even makes your lips look holographic. It’s great.

You can use it everyday or you can use it only when you’re dressing up.
You can use this product to become a full on holographic princess, or you can just highlight your cheekbones with it and it looks great both ways.

The colors are very unique and there’s no palette quite like it.
The fact that it’s holographic is already amazing, but the colors are just plain unique. They stand out and are really just perfect for any occasion whether it’s a rave or just a casual day.