I have a hot new product to review today! I recently purchased the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits in both shades (That Glow, Gleam) so I thought a review might be in order. Pretty much anything Anastasia releases is hyped up from the second its announced,so I thought a lot of you might be curious. So let’s see if these are worth the hype!
Each kit comes with 4 different highlighters, which makes these a lot more inexpensive than many other high end highlighters on the market. These kits retail for $40US or $52 CAD. If you divide that by each pan it’s $10/$13, which is reasonable in my opinion. Plus each pan is 0.26 oz, which is only slightly smaller than say a Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector, which would cost you $38/$46 (0.28 oz). So if you’re looking for a high end highlight, these are a great way to go in terms of value for money.
Left to right: Gleam, That Glow
These kits are currently available in 2 shades, Gleam and That Glow (I hear more shades/kits are coming!) The first of the 2 kits I purchased was Gleam, which is the cooler toned, pinkier out of the 2 kits. This is the one I really thought I wouldn’t like, but when I swatched it, it really complimented my fair skin so i picked it up. These shades are actually pretty unique despite the recent flood of highlighters on the market. Mimosa is a touch too dark for me to use as a highlight, but I will use it as a blush topper. Being really pale, I’m pretty used to things being too dark; I work with it.
The second kit is called That Glow and it’s the one that initially stuck out to me. I love all things warm toned, so this one called my name immediately as it is full of gold shades. I didn’t initially purchase this one, but after some thought I decided to pick this one up as well. This one is likely marketed for deeper skin tones, but it can absolutely be worn by fair and light skin tones as well. The shade Golden Bronze is definitely took dark for me, but will make a beautiful eye shadow.
These highlights definitely pack a punch, but are not the least bit glittery which I love. These are super pigmented and RIDICULOUSLY soft. These are also not the least bit powdery and I haven’t experienced any fallout. I searched through my collection to see if I had any highlights with a similar formulation and I couldn’t find anything that was quite the same. The Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors and softer and more powdery, MAC Mineralize Skinfinishes were much more stiff. This formula is exactly what I look for in a highlight.
Side note: I tried to swatch these to show the colours about 5 times and they do not translate on camera like they look in person.
In all, I am so impressed by these. The price point is right on, the formula is amazing and the shades will work for a variety of skin tones. Whether you already own lots of highlighters or you’re starting your collection, this is a must-have.
Have you tried these? What are your thoughts?
Bye for now!