Kat Von D Pastel Goth + Alchemist Palette Review + Live Swatches + Storytime & Drama – vegan @phyrra
Kat Von D Pastel Goth + Alchemist Palette Review + Live Swatches + Storytime & Drama – vegan @phyrra

Hey guys, welcome back. For today’s video, I’m going to be talking
about the Kat von D Pastel Goth palette and the Alchemist palette. I bought the Alchemist palette quite a while
ago from Sephora.com, it arrived very fast, very well packaged. I bought the Pastel Goth palette from the
Kat von D website, and that was a nightmare. I ordered it on January 6th, it didn’t ship
out until January 10th, it didn’t get here until January 12th. I could have bought it from Sephora’s website
on January 10th, and it would have got here on January 12th (with free shipping). I was really irritated by that. I had to pay $5.95 shipping from Kat von D’s
website, I didn’t get it for free like I would have from Sephora. In addition to that, as if that wasn’t bad
enough, when I got my palette, it was wrapped in thin black tissue paper, which was fine,
but there was no bubble wrap around the palette. The bubble wrap was just loose, floating in
the box. I was really lucky that this didn’t arrive
shattered. I was very very upset to see how it was packaged. Needless to say, that was first time ordering
for Kat von D’s website, and it will probably be last time, because I don’t want to deal
with that again. For whatever flaws or issues there may be
with Sephora, at least Sephora packages things well, and you don’t get them broken. Kat von D, I love your products, but I do
not like who ever handles your shipping and packing stuff out from your website. They are not good. I had a little bit of drama getting this palette
from Kat von D’s website. There’s also a little bit of drama surrounding
the name of this palette, so for those of you unfamiliar with goth subculture, you may
not know that there are many different types of goth. You’ve got traditional, cyber, deathrocker,
metal, Victorian, tribal, pastel, gothic Lolita, nugoth, et cetera. Lots and lots of different types. Pretty much you can find a type of goth for
what ever you want to do, which is pretty cool. It’s probably one of the reasons why the subculture
is doing so well, because there are so many different types of goths. There’s that issue with the name, and then
there’s the other issue with the fact that people take issue with the fact that it says
it’s pastels. They’re like, “These are not pastel colors.” They think that the colors are too bright
or too dark. They don’t fit their definition of pastel. Pastel is a spectrum, the pastel color family
has low to intermediate saturation, which if you look at the colors in this palette,
that pretty much fits what the colors look like. I’m going to go ahead and show you the palette
up close. I personally think that the name is perfect
and fits. The Alchemist palette is much more straight
forward. It’s just a holographic palette that’s basically
meant for layering it on top of your lipsticks, your eyeshadows, your blushes. It’s a transforming palette, which is why
it’s called Alchemist. It’s very cute, only four shadows. I did do live swatches of both of these palettes
for you, I used Urban Decay’s Primer Potion and I also used the Urban Decay Moondust brush
to swatch the colors. Two of the shades didn’t swatch as nice on
my arm as I felt like they should have, because when I put them on my eyes, I had no problem. The colors Meow and Dope, which are my inner
lid and outer lid, both of the purples, they didn’t swatch as nice as I expected them to,
but I had no issues applying them for my look. Let’s jump into the swatches. Star is a daffodil yellow. Clementine is a pastel peach. Meow is a pinky-purple lilac. Dope is a blue toned purple lavender. Doom is a sky blue. This makes me think of Invader Zim. Doom, doom, doom. Gloom is a meadow green. This reminds me of Ruby Gloom. Dagger is a stone grey. Skull is a pure white. These are all mattes, which is awesome. Here’s the Alchemist palette. Emerald, green. Sapphire, blue. Amethyst, purple. Opal, pink. Here are all the swatches together. I wanted to make sure that you could see them
in all of their goodness. The next thing I wanted to do is to show you
what the Alchemist colors look like layered on top of the Pastel Goth palette. I thought you might enjoy just seeing that
because I’m planning on using these two palettes together. For the look I’m wearing today, I used this
palette on top of colors from the Pastel Goth to create my look. I also used this as a highlighter on my cheeks. I think it’s pretty awesome. I’ve used it on top of lipsticks as well as
eyeshadows. The packaging for both of these palettes I
really like. The Alchemist is holographic, and it’s white
and so you can see the rainbow iridescence, or at least I hope my camera’s showing you
the rainbow iridescence. I like it. It’s also dirt resistant, where a lot of white
palettes just, I swear, the moment you touch them they get gross and dirty, like my Natasha
Denona, I’m looking at you. This one, no. It’s pretty much dirt resistant. I haven’t had a problem with it getting dirty
at all. It may just be that the type of material,
the way it’s coated on the outside, doesn’t seem to get dirty. That’s really nice. The Pastel Goth, this palette is very sleek
and sturdy. You already saw the mirror on that one, this
one has a sturdy mirror inside as well. I don’t feel like there’s a ton of wasted
space in the palette, so it’s just … I don’t know, it’s a nice size, it’s pretty travel
friendly. It’s a little bit longer than my hand. Maybe an inch longer than the tip of my nails. They’re both pretty light-weight, but pretty
sturdy. I think they would be fine for travel. Overall, I am in love with the Pastel Goth
palette. To me, basically the colors in here work well
as lid colors or transition colors on my hooded eyes. This is a way for me to be able to add more
brighter … Light to mid-tone mattes to my collection to make transitional colors on
the hood of my eye, which is awesome, because that’s what I would like. Basically, I feel like if you have this palette
and the Kat von D Metal Matte, you’re pretty much set for all of the matte shades you probably
need. I’m really thrilled about that. I also love that if you add in the Alchemist,
you can basically make all of these lighter shades that are … You put on the lid and
make them reflective while using just the matte counterpart on the hood of your eye,
at the crease of your eye to create a really pretty look. A monochromatic look. The thing that I don’t like about it is that
it does have a white, and the Metal Matte palette already has a white. I wish that this was either more of a pinky-pink
or a lighter grey. I mean, I did when I put the grey, Dagger,
in my crease today, I did mix it with the white to make it a lighter grey to transition
and have it blend out. I think it looks really good. I feel like with only eight colors, I would’ve
been happier if there was a warm pink in here as well. I will insert a picture of my look up here
somewhere, so you can see up close what I did. For me, overall, I love the Pastel Goth palette. I’m a huge fan of the Kat von D eyeshadow
formula. I find it works really well for me. I don’t find that I struggle to blend it out
like I do some eyeshadows from other brands. I fell like I can build up the colors exactly
the way I want them, and work with them. I love this palette, I think it’s totally
worth the $38, or in my case, $47. It still breaks down to something like $5.87
per eyeshadow if you bought it and had to pay shipping like I did, or it’s $4.75 an
eyeshadow if you buy it from Sephora and you don’t have to pay for shipping. Which is what I recommend you do. The Alchemist palette, while I do really like
it, I don’t feel like it’s as a good of a deal, because you only get four eyeshadows,
and while the palette is only $32, that still breaks down to $8 an eyeshadow. I feel like it’s on the pricey side, especially
because I do have indie dupes for these colors. I really like the palette, I just think that
for the amount of product that you get, it’s not the best value for your dollar, which
I feel like this is a really excellent value for your dollar. Much like I felt like the Kat von D Metal
Matte palette was a great value for your dollar. Really, if you have the Metal Matte, the Pastel
Goth, and the Alchemist palette, you can come up with so many different looks. You wouldn’t need to use anything else but
those three palettes. Yeah, anyway, I love the Pastel Goth palette
from Kat von D, I’m pretty fond of the Alchemist palette, too. What do you think of these guys? Please be sure to let me know in the comments
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62 thoughts on “Kat Von D Pastel Goth + Alchemist Palette Review + Live Swatches + Storytime & Drama – vegan @phyrra”

  1. Nicole says:

    I was waiting for you to review these gorgeous palettes πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’•

  2. KT says:

    I happy with all the palettes too. will you do a tutorial with these two palettes please?

  3. Eerie Conspiracy says:

    @Phyrra I cracked up when you said Natasha Denonna pallette cuz I have the full size green one and I was JUST complaining about that too before I watched this

  4. Barbara Ivy says:

    I need a tutorial on this eye look. gorgeous

  5. Ashley Myers says:

    Haha, I also thought of invader zim when I saw the doom color! I just both of these palettes Thursday, and used them for the first time yesterday and am very happy with them!

  6. Jess in king says:


  7. bittersweetjess says:

    I've always thought that pastel meant any color that has a lot of white added to it. So yeah, the name totally makes sense. πŸ™‚

  8. Cnt Leroux says:

    Your makeup is GORGEOUS in this vid!

  9. Konoha Ninja 123 says:

    Could you share your dupes for the Alchemist palette?

  10. Zoey Dahling says:

    I want to try the blue and green colors from the Alchemist palette as cheek highlighters and am wondering what kind of blush colors you'd recommend pairing them with?

  11. CaityCupcakes says:

    (waits for silly argument to start in comments after you listed metal as part of/related to goth subculture)

  12. MizBee says:

    The Pastel Goth palette looks beautiful and I love KVD palettes. But yikes! to the shipping nightmare. I had 2 recent shipping nightmares with UD which was a total bummer for me because UD in some ways started my makeup addiction, like 20 years ago shortly after I had gotten "the internet" spent about a day on their website, drawn in by their then-motto "pink make you want to puke?". I moved a few months ago and updated my address on my UD account. When they sent out my Reloaded order though, it went to my old address. Apparently I was supposed to change my address under 'Reloaded' also – sheesh! Instead of taking responsibility, they sent me email saying I should set up a UPS MyChoice account, blah, blah blah. Huge nightmare that I had to resolve by going through UPS. Then when my order came – 2 eyeliner pencils – it was in a HUGE box. One of my major pet peeves. Just sick about it. Been a huge UD fan for so long but that really left a bad taste.

  13. SarahJane says:

    Wow, you look gorgeous hun. The color combinations you used work really well on your skintone!
    I have the ELF transformer palette and one from Starlooks from a few years back when they first started their subscription service. I'm wondering how the Alchemist palette compares to ones that have been around awhile. I don't hear anyone talking about that. Thanks for the swatches!!

  14. mieze ljotschek says:

    Thank you so much for reviewing the products! When I saw the products though I was so disappointed by the boring colors( I didn't know what to expect but… I was looking forward to the palette, but one could get the same effect by just sheering out 'normal' colors. The packaging is beautiful as always. I wish there would be more bang inside.

  15. Danielle James says:

    yea I've learned my lesson about ordering from other websites other than sephora, if i can buy it on sephora that's where I'll be spending my money

  16. Penny Plank-Newman says:

    As always, thanks for a great review. I got both palettes and love them!

  17. Erika Costello says:

    Oh! Hello! I see my next eye shadow palette! <3 Thanks for the fabulous review and swatches.

  18. Danielle Rogers says:

    Love your reviews

  19. Jessica Papera says:

    Thanks a lot for the review! Love the look you came up with. Unfortunately I found out there is pretty much no way I can get the pastel goth palette in Brazil. Sephora here is hugely overpriced (double the original price not kidding) and it doesn't have the it anyway. πŸ™ I was thinking of getting it as a late xmas gift for myself but nope.

  20. eciyk says:

    Do you think those colours from both palettes would show up in medium skintones? They look beautiful on you but when you were swatching I felt like they wouldnt look as good in darker skin tones. Though it is KvD. The quality should be thete

  21. Kelthy Allie says:

    LIVING for this look

  22. Sarah Milkins says:

    I came for the eyeshadow and left with the doom song in my head and a mighty need to watch invader zim. πŸ˜‚
    Love the look you created too! It's totally sold me on those palettes ☺️

  23. Katie Miller says:

    You singing the doom song made my day πŸ˜‚

  24. Laura Marie says:

    Could you do a video on indie dupes for the colors in the Alchemist Palette? Or did you do it already and I just missed it?

  25. Giulietta Ciambotti says:

    Freakin loving your makeup! The lip though… yes! β„πŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’™β„

  26. valkolakk says:

    Wait, so what was the drama with the "pastel goth" name? Just that some people didn't know what pastel goth was? Hmm. As an artist it looks totally pastel to me. In fact reminds me of chalk pastels…which I always hated but that's beside the point.

  27. Christy Blomberg says:

    Sooooo Gorgeous! 😍😍😍

  28. TheGlamseeker says:

    Your makeup looks amazing!!!

  29. HavenLily says:

    I was so happy to see that you were reviewing the Pastel Goth palette as well as the Alchemist Palette. Your review is very thorough and I love that the Pastel palette is hooded eye friendly. I want them both!! Are you planning to do a tutorial on your eyeshadow look? It is so pretty!

  30. JΔ™n JΔ™nΔ™vΔ…mp says:

    beautiful palette i loved Kat Von omg!!!πŸ™†πŸ˜» kiss phyrra πŸ˜˜πŸ˜πŸ–’

  31. Puglove 89 says:

    Can you do an indie dupe video for the alchemist palette please

  32. HotMessNess MUA says:

    U look gorg

  33. HotMessNess MUA says:

    Same exact story with my palette! I didn't even get a shipping confirmation . Sephora is the quickest in the game ..

  34. HotMessNess MUA says:

    I would like some tutorials with these. I think pastel goth will be fun to use with my sugarpill shadows

  35. HotMessNess MUA says:

    I skipped on alchemist for the similarities to Anastasia

  36. HotMessNess MUA says:

    I would like to see your top palettes and your 2016 faves

  37. HotMessNess MUA says:

    I would love your indie dupes

  38. MyLittlePonyta says:

    I would love to see a tutorial with the pastel goth palette! The more I see of it, the more I want it! πŸ’™

  39. Jessica Musser says:

    I've purchased a lot from Kat von d's website and have never had any issues with shipping or product condition.

  40. mommymakesstuff says:

    I had the same experience ordering from the KVD site. I paid for next day shipping about $20! And it took three days to process the order. On top of that we had a snow storm so the shipment kept getting postponed. I was upset that twice the UPS site said it was scanned as arriving in my town but sent back to the next biggest city before finally getting to me! I love the colors, it's. Great palate but the arrival time was ridiculous!

  41. S V says:

    Thanks for the review! I had the same thing happen to me on the KVD site except they never sent it to me! I just emailed them to ask why and they were like "oh, it's sold out." Like–you weren't going to inform me or anything? I just bought it on Sephora with free 2 day shipping. Good riddance KVD website!

  42. Rebecca Song says:

    you look ravishing in this video! love the makeup look, your sleek hair and the choker – everything looks so in sync and beautiful on you! can't wait to see the tutorial for this look!

  43. Liz Bzz says:

    never thought of it as a lid palette!! great way to look at it

  44. Lola Seicento says:

    My comment got eaten!!!! I was just looking at the KVD Pastel Goth palette on Sephora's website! What a bummer that you had to pay shipping and had to wait so long to get your palette! I would have been irritated as well!

  45. Jessica Musser says:

    I broke down and bought this after telling myself I didnt need it hahaha

  46. Allison Cohen says:

    Bummer about the shipping. Thankfully it arrived in one piece. Your eye look is spectacular

  47. Bailey ! says:

    I didn't really think I'd use the Pastel Goth shades, but seeing it swatched and used has got me reconsidering. Love your eye look!

  48. Marcia Friedman says:

    I never would have thought of the KVD palette but seeing your swatches and listening to your feelings it sounds much more appealing to me now. Your eye look is unreal – I just love it.

  49. Collective Beauty says:

    I'm not sure I'd get much use out of the pastel goth palette, but clementine is so pretty!! That needs to be sold on its own! And another note, I love the blush you're wearing!

  50. Cosmetopia Digest says:

    I wish I could pull off these shades πŸ™

  51. Smash Bravo says:

    Your eye look is especially pretty today!

  52. Angelique _ says:

    I ordered from Kat Von D's website, won't be ordering palettes from there again either πŸ˜“ But I'm happy to have my Pastel Goth palette πŸ’š

  53. Kristina Vieweg says:

    I hate bad packaging…boo! I really want that Alchemist palette.

  54. Eerie Conspiracy says:

    will you do a review of #blackmooncosmetics ? I've been very Intrigued by their cosmic eyedust and some of their black metal lip products, like Myth and Selene. check em out plz Xoxo

  55. Saturn Milk says:

    Sephora's packaging isn't all that great. I ordered the UD electric palette three times because it kept arriving shattered every time. They kept putting the palette on the bottom and the loose sheet of bubble wrap on top.

  56. Kim Pincombe-Cole says:

    I've never ordered directly from Kat Von D's website (I usually purchase at Sephora), but I've heard others complain about customer service & shipping problems in her website. Hmmm…

  57. Victoria Davis says:

    I do have a question and I hope I can get an answer. I like to dye my hair wild colors (pink is my favorite) and I was wondering if you could tell me the best product out there that is long lasting, and does NOT damage the hair? Or is there a regimen to stop damage from happening. Please let me know I would appreciate it.

  58. Jesse Sage says:

    These two together πŸ™Œ Never wanted the Alchemist until now!

  59. Elizabeth Hannah says:

    So happy you reviewed these! I usually "see you" on Pinterest re everything pale, wonderful to find you on YouTube.

  60. Remi Wynter says:

    Yesss I REALLY love these two, I have both. I love the amethyst shade over a really dark purple lipstick!! Clementine has to be my fav of all shades in the Pastel Goth. You created a pretty look here πŸ™‚

  61. London Calling says:

    Wait you ordered on a Friday and got it 4 business days later? That's really good actually. Most companies are off weekends. A nightmare is actually getting the item broken. I've ordered from them many times and with great experience. Nothing ever was broken.

  62. Michelle Stettler-Gill says:

    I find these KVD reviews helpful, the consistancy isn't the same between her pallettes. Thanks!

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