Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette
I’ve seen this palette on US sites for a while now so I was looking forward to seeing it in reality. It doesn’t disappoint, I have to admit, if you love the trend for iridescent sheens. You can mix this one up for eyes or cheeks (you can probably even mix with some clear gloss and get a holo lip but I haven’t experimented with that yet). There are just so many ways to use it if you’re adventurous with eye looks and I like the fact that its colour or highlighter – whatever you need it to be.
It’s fairly smooth in application – bit of dust but nothing to worry about. Shades in the swatch are Emerald, Amethyst, Saphyre and Opal.
As you can see, it’s when the light hits them that they spring to life. I think the palette – at £25 – is pricy; it’s cardboard and the lid won’t sit, it either flops shut or flat the other way so its completely open. But, it does do what it says it will in terms of a generous holo formula. It’s actually sold out (I only got the sample on Wednesday) and it’s disappointing to find it’s not available) but I imagine Debenhams will be scraping the universe for more stock so do keep an eye out. I’ve actually looked around the internet for something similar and I can’t find anything – if you know of a dupe for this, or any similar holo shadow, please do share!