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Today I am pretty excited to share with you one of my favorite new play things, Kat Von D’s Alchemist Palette! Now, there’s been a lot of internet buzz around this palette and while I hate the short little videos I see all over FB about it, I really do love this palette!
I picked it up at a JCP Sephora after failing to find it in stock on the Sephora website and Sephora stores. The Palette is a bit smaller than I imagined and for whatever reason and while I expected the packaging to be plastic, this palette is so beautiful to look at.
This palette retails for $32 and includes 4 stunning holographic shades which are true to name:
- Green Emerald
- Blue Saphyre
- Ultra-Violet Amethyst
- Pink Opal
I mean, just look at these colors! I really do wish these were bigger, I can totally see myself burning through these rather quickly. And, the fact that this is limited edition makes me a little sad, I won’t be able to repurchase! I know I could buy a backup, but that seems a bit excessive to me. When the dreaded day comes, I will have to search for a dupe (if it’s not made permanent or brought back).
The texture of this powder is so smooth, it applies beautifully to the skin. I swatched above using fingers over non primed skin and was happy with how they showed up without a white or black base. I found the product to be very easy to work with, they seem to be very finely milled. You don’t need to pack a lot to get that gorgeous effect either, a few swipes or finger pats and you have gorgeous eye catching shadow. What’s so fun about this palette is that you can be creative with how you use it. You can apply them as a shadow, over a shadow, as a face highlight, lipstick topper, and so on!
For this post I decided to show two eye looks, both featuring different shades. Btw, in true Kat Von D fashion, I wore both eye looks at the same time. I remember watching her show LA Ink and always adoring how Kat would frequently wear two different eye looks at the same time!
For this first one, I applied Pink Opal to the inner half of my eye over my primed eyelid and no shadow underneath. I then took Green Emerald and blended it from the outer corner to meet the Pink Opal in the center. I then grabbed Blue Saphyer and ran that underneath my lash line for more color. For my crease, I used Mac in Soft Brown to define the crease over so slightly and highlighted my brow bone with Wet N Wild Creme Brûlée.
For my other eye I applied Blue Saphyer in the inner corner and Ultra-Violet Amethyst on the outer corner and blended them together to meet in the center. On this eye I applied Green Emerald on the lower lash line to add more color. I then followed the same steps for the rest of the eye with Mac Soft brown in the crease and Wet n Wild Creme Brûlée on the brow bone.
Did I mention I love this palette? Probably! Every single time I’ve worn any of these shades out, I’ve had people approach me about the makeup. I have had so much fun playing with this palette, I’ve actually already dented the pan for Ultra-Violet Amethyst! I’m thinking, if you’re not totally over this palette, I could share the other look I recently did with this palette next week 🙂
Do you want/own this palette? Also, which eye look did you like better? Let me know!
As always, thanks for stopping by!