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Thursday, 2 February 2017

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette : Swatches & Review

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Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {green} Emerald, {ultra-violet} Amethyst, {blue} Saphyre, & {pink} Opal. 
The Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette retail for $32US and $43CAN for 4 x 0.05 oz/ 1.53 g of product.

This post is also an expansion to my Dare to Compare ~ Aura powders/eyeshadows post and will talk about how these compared to some of the more popular ones I have.

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette front cover art.
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette back art. 
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette box art. 
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette box art back and ingredients.
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {green} Emerald, {ultra-violet} Amethyst, {blue} Saphyre, & {pink} Opal.
Product: 
The Formula is a fine mile mica aura pigment with a fine white base to make these shade more intense on bare skin and over other products. This the best formula I've come across today for these shades and show how much effort Kat was putting into getting these right.

Colour:
{green} Emerald is a white base yellow-green with an Aura finish.
{blue} Saphyre is a blue/green aqua shift with an Aura finish.
{ultra-violet} Amethyst is a cool purple/blue shift with an Aura finish.
{pink} Opal is a white based pink with an Aura finish.

Wear: I get 4-5 hours on their own but these are best layered over other eyeshadow on the skin. ;)

Packaging: Simple cardboard box compact with a mirror in the lid and a magnetic for closure. This palette is small however at just slightly over 5" on each size of this triangle and just shy of 4.5" tall. The eyeshadow pans are standard size seen with MAC. So these shades coat $8US each or
$10.75CAN each which is not a horrible price for single shadows and ones dense in Aura pigment as these. But it's a littler underwhelming when you see the amount given by other palettes. ;)

The palette cover is a holographic finish over white with the cover embossed. The box art is a stamped holograph silver foil. 
Daylight swatches: {green} Emerald, {ultra-violet} Amethyst, {blue} Saphyre, & {pink} Opal.
Flash swatches: {green} Emerald, {ultra-violet} Amethyst, {blue} Saphyre, & {pink} Opal.
Compare:
On left TKB Green Hilite (PLC Green Aura), Naked Cosmetics IV-06, Naked Cosmetics IV-03.
In centre Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {green} Emerald, {ultra-violet} Amethyst, {blue} Saphyre, & {pink} Opal.
On right 
Naked Cosmetics IV-05 & Naked Cosmetics IV-02.
Daylight swatches: Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {green} Emerald, TKB Green Hilite (PLC Green Aura), {ultra-violet} Amethyst, Naked Cosmetics IV-03, Naked Cosmetics IV-06, 
{blue} Saphyre, Naked Cosmetics IV-05, & {pink} Opal, Naked Cosmetics IV-02.
Flash swatches: Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {green} Emerald, TKB Green Hilite (PLC Green Aura), {ultra-violet} Amethyst, Naked Cosmetics IV-03, Naked Cosmetics IV-06, 
{blue} Saphyre, Naked Cosmetics IV-05, & {pink} Opal, Naked Cosmetics IV-02.
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {green} Emerald is more opaque compared to TKB Green Hilite (PLC Green Aura) but have a very similar tone of green to it.

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {ultra-violet} Amethyst is MUCH bluer comapred to Naked Cosmetics IV-03 which is redder in tone purple and Naked Cosmetics IV-06 which lean more warmer for a blue.
Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {blue} Saphyre more aqua in tone compared to Naked Cosmetics IV-05 which is more turquioes green.

Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette in {pink} Opal more intense and opaque compared to Naked Cosmetics IV-02.

In terms of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit the Pink Heart and Lucky Clove are the only two shade ti would say are close the formula as a smooth fine milled mica of the Kat Von D Alchemist Holographic Palette but they are much sheer when you see the swatches to these Naked Cosmetics I've reposted down bellow

Naked Cosmetics Ivory Collection in IV-05, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 134R #1, TKB Green Hilite, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 135R #1, & Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit in Lucky Clover.
Daylight Swatches: Naked Cosmetics Ivory Collection in IV-05, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 134R #1, TKB Green Hilite, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 135R #1,
& Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit in Lucky Clover.
Flash Swatches: Naked Cosmetics Ivory Collection in IV-05, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 134R #1, TKB Green Hilite, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 135R #1,
& Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit in Lucky Clover.



Naked Cosmetics Ivory Collection in IV-02, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 132R #1 & 133R #1 (top row), Makeup Geek DuoChrome Eyeshadows in Mai Tai & RockStar (bottom row), & Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit in Pink Heart.
Daylight Swatches: Naked Cosmetics Ivory Collection in IV-02, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 132R #1 & 133R #1, Makeup Geek DuoChrome Eyeshadows in Mai Tai & RockStar,
& Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit in Pink Heart.
Flash Swatches: Naked Cosmetics Ivory Collection in IV-02, Inglot Freedom System Rainbow Eye Shadow in 132R #1 & 133R #1, Makeup Geek DuoChrome Eyeshadows in Mai Tai & RockStar,
& Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit in Pink Heart.
Verdict:
This palette is an Aura pigment lovers dream. It is expensive for what you're getting but not bad for individual price shadows. It has the 4 shades that are harder to find on the market. An addition of a true yellow or true purple would have rounded it out but yellow aura pigment products are easy to find in highlighters or eyeshadows these days. I do recommend it if you want to add this sort of products to your collection or kits.

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