Today I have an exciting new release to share with you. A few months ago Anastasia Beverly Hills hinted at an upcoming collaboration with Youtuber Nicole Guerriero, but didn’t give any further hints as to what they would release. I watch Nicole Guerriero’s videos occasionally, so I was definitely curious what they were working on. A few weeks ago it was revealed that it was a Glow Kit and I knew I needed it. I have a few of ABH’s Glow Kits already and I love them, so I knew I needed to add this one to the collection.
Anastasia nailed the packaging on this kit. The kit is shimmery peach with reflective lettering. Considering the peachy vibes inside the palette, the packaging is a perfect compliment. Most of the ABH Glow Kits have 4 pans, while some of their newer releases feature 6. Like the newer releases, this kit does have 6 pans, but they are smaller than the 4 pan palettes.
In the other Glow Kits I have, the pans are removable and magnetic, which I love. I moved all my favourite shades into a magnetic palette so I have a custom highlighter palette. Unfortunately these don’t look like they’re removable, which is disappointing. I’m sure they could be depotted, but I don’t want to destroy the palette in the process.
Like I mentioned before, this palette definitely has a peachy-pink vibe to it. This is definitely a nice change from a lot of the gold toned palettes on the market (although I still love me some gold highlight!).
A lot of people complained that they didn’t think this palette would compliment fair skin tones, but I don’t really agree with that. Mixed with Forever Lit I can wear most of the shades in the palette, most as highlights and a couple as blush toppers. I think that this palette is the perfect happy medium, the shades flow together, yet will work for a wide variety of skin tones.
The Glow Kits I already own, for the most part, are not glittery and are just metallic powders. These are still stunning metallic powders, but some of them definitely have obvious glitter. When I first put it on it was so intense that I was taken back a little. It did sit on my skin a little bit, but once I set it with Fix+ it really melted into my skin and looked like the kind of intense glow I like to wear. I have normal to dry skin so I don’t normally have issues with products lasting on me and these were no different. I wore these powders to work for 8+ hours and they still looked good at the end of the night.
Okay let’s get to what we all care about- the swatches.
The first shade in the palette is called Kitty Kat and it’s a light peach with a soft silver sparkle.
The second shade is called Forever Young and it’s by far the most neutral shade in the palette. This is a peachy-pink champagne with silver shimmer.
The last shade of the top row is Daydream, the brightest shade in the palette. This is a very bright coral-orange shade with white gold shimmer. This is definitely out of my comfort zone for highlights, but I think it would be beautiful on deeper skin tones than mine. For me this is definitely a blush topper. The glitter in this shade is chunkier than the other shades in the palette and does translate onto the skin.
The first shade in the bottom row is called Forever Lit. In the pan, it looks like a traditional white pearl shade like Becca Pearl or something like that. When swatched it has a strong blue-toned reflect that definitely makes it unique. This is a great addition to the palette for my skin tone because I can mix the darker shades with this to make them wearable for my fair skin.
The second to last shade in the palette is called Glo Getter. This is a warm, almost bronzey gold shade with less obvious sparkle than some of the other shades.
The last shade in the palette is called 143 and it’s a rose gold bronze shade with subtle silver glitter. It looks similar to Glo Getter in the swatch, but it’s darker and more rosy.
Like I mentioned, I was a little worried that these might be glittery as they definitely swatch more glittery than some of the other glow kits. Once these are applied, they are definitely intense, but they just give a really nice glow to the skin and I don’t find that they look glittery. In all, I’m absolutely loving this palette. I can get a super glowy, dewy look with this palette and I’m enjoying mixing and playing with each of the shades. This gets a big thumbs up from me!
If you were considering this palette or buying an ABH Glow Kit in general, I would definitely recommend this one. It’s definitely intense, so be ready to be seen from space!
Will you be picking up this palette?
Bye for now!