The Kat Von D Alchemist Palette aka the ‘Looks Like Nothing in the Pan but Looks Amazing When Swatched’ palette – but I guess that’s not quite as catchy. Back in July, I was lucky enough to receive some Debenhams vouchers for my birthday and I knew there was only one thing I wanted to spend them on. I can’t see it on the Debenhams website now though, so I’ve linked the KVD website here where you can see some awesome swatches (much better than mine!).
The palette cost me £25 which I actually think is very reasonable considering you can buy one highlight from some brands for that price. For something a bit special and unique, I definitely think it’s worth the money.
If you just saw this described as a highlighting palette you’d probably be quite disappointed when you see the pan size as they look much more like your usual eyeshadow pans. I had already seen some reviews before buying so I was expecting that anyway and to be honest, I’m not likely to use these shades for highlighting my face.
The packaging on this is beautiful, very holosexual yet gothic. I love it. It’s very dinky and compact but some might find the shape awkward for storing. It’s got a cute little mirror in too. It feels like really good quality, durable packaging and has a very satisfying magnet closure.
I’ve mainly been using these shades to highlight my inner corner or add an additional pop of colour over other eyeshadows. I’ve seen loads of pictures of people using this over lipstick to give a duochrome metallic look, which looks incredible but that’s not really a look I’d go for personally but it’d be good for photography if that’s what you’re into. When I have used it on my eyes, it’s lasted really well. I often find that inner corner shades seem to fade really quickly on me but that wasn’t the case with these ones.
I mean just look… how pretty?! Honestly, if I wasn’t such a hermit, I’d wear these all the time for nights out. If you’re into hitting the club you need this palette, or if you’re one of those very creative MUAs for that matter. You could create some amazing looks with this.
I did find that this is available on Sephora who do ship to the UK so if you like the look if it, definitely check it out here.
Do you like the look of this palette? Have you tried it? Let me know your thoughts in the comments section.
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