The beauty highlight is a new segment on my blog, where I give you a quick review of a new exciting release. Nothing too lengthy as I know we’ve all got busy lives!
So a few months ago Kat Von D released her new palette of 4 holographic powders called the Alchemist Holographic palette. The powders are intended to be used in a multiple of ways including as eyeshadows, lipstick toppers, highlighters and can even be mixed in with your setting powder to give a more sheered out effect.
CLAIMS FROM THE BRAND
On the Debenhams website (which is where I bought min e from) they describe the powders as: Formulated with Double Dimension Technology, this first-of-its-kind formula is packed with 360° refractive pearls, dipped in a prismatic coating, to deliver twice the transforming power. Each of the four shades within the palette catches the light from every angle for a spectrum of luminizing special effects, perfect for strobing cheekbones, eyes, nose, lips, collarbone, Cupid’s bow-anywhere you want to achieve an extreme iridescent highlight. Inspired by the ancient science of Alchemy, the art of transforming natural materials into a precious elixir, this hybrid palette is part highlighter, part topcoat, part transformer, so it’s perfect for customizing finishes and exploring your artistic expression. Layer over any eyeshadow, blush, bronzer, lipstick, or even bare skin to experiment with different effects. Apply with the Lock-It Precision Powder Brush for optimum shimmer!
This is a fun palette for those who love experimenting with colour, but is also a great addition to your collection if you’re one that does not own too many shimmers and wouldn’t mind adding a touch of holographic colour to your collection. The packaging is well thought out with KVD’s usual excellent art work, with a touch of the holographic feature. It’s a triangular shape, which some say doesn’t suit the round pans – but I personally don’t mind it. I will warn you though – it’s smaller than you may initially think it would be.
Be aware that you’ll experience some fall out with this. I preferred to use my fingers to apply the powders on my eyes. You can use these both wet and dry, however, they are very pigmented powders, so a little definitely goes a long way (especially if using to highlight the face!). The shade with the most fall out was ‘Emerald’.
PRICE AND WHERE TO BUY IT
In the UK the palette retails for £25 and contains 4 x 1.53g of product (this is a similar size to a small eyeshadow pan). You can find it online and in some Debenhams stores.
Fun fact: I actually bought this palette when it first released a few months back and then returned it (I was trying to be good at budgeting)! It sold out, but when it finally came back in stock I just had to reunite with it! I’m a sucker for pretty holographic makeup…
For more quirky highlighters, check out my MAC iridescent extra dimenson skin finish review!