If you’ve been following me for a while, you now know my extreme obsession with highlighters… with that being said, I was beyond excited to find out that Anastasia Beverly Hills was coming out with their own line of illuminators! I was even more excited when they showed up at my door! There are four different shades, and they are all beyond stunning. I’m not sure if you can purchase the illuminators in stores yet, but I do know that you can purchase them on their online website. They retail for USD$28.00 which is a little pricey, but for the quality and amount of product you’re getting, it’s totally worth it in my opinion.
The four hues are:
So Hollywood – True Gold
Peach Nectar – Apricot Gold
Starlight – White Gold
Riviera – Rose Gold
The illuminators come in a sleek black compact, with the classic Anastasia Beverly Hills logo and font in gold on the front. It’s very sleek and it feels nice and sturdy.
The back of the compact has the name of the product along with more information. I like how the hue of the illuminator is on the sticker of the back of the compact… it’s all about the little details!
I have to talk about the imprint design on the illuminators.. it’s just soo pretty and classy looking. I love the almost 3D effect it gives to the product, which ties in to the fact that applying highlighter to the face also gives a sort of 3D dimension to your face. Very clever!
A beautiful white gold shade, the lightest in the collection – perfect for those with fair skin.
A true golden shade, warm enough to suit those with medium to deep skin tones while also being wearable for those with fair skin as well. This shade is a close dupe to the popular limited edition highlight “Whisper of Gilt” by M.A.C
A rose gold shade. This one is great for medium to deep skin tones and is also very similar to a limited edition M.A.C highlight in “Superb”
An apricot gold hue, I like to use this one all over the cheeks almost as an illuminating blush. It adds a beautiful peachy glow that will look amazing on almost every skin tone!
As you can see these highlighters are truly soo vibrant! They really pack a punch and glide on almost like a gel – they almost give a wet look to your face. They have a similar formula to the M.A.C Extra Dimension Skin Finishes and also as I mentioned have a couple dupes to the infamous “Whisper of Gilt” and “Superb”. They are just overall beautiful highlighters, and to boot it says they are made in Italy. Pretty cool!
They also sent me their new brush designed purposefully to apply their illuminators which is the #23 brush.
I really love this brush because it reminds me of my personal favorite highlight brush by Real Techniques (their Setting Brush) except this one is a bit more full and a bit larger. It retails for USD$25.00 and you can purchase it on their online website.
Overall, I really recommend the new Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators. They have shades for everyone and they are truly some of the best highlighters out there. I do believe they are permanent which is amazing! Two thumbs up from me.
Let me know your thoughts! ❤ Julia