Anastasia Beverly Hills released two new “Glow Kits” to their line which are palettes filled with 4 different metallic powder highlighters made for “intense luminosity“. They retail for USD$40.00 each and you can purchase them on their website. There is the “Gleam” palette which has more rose gold/pink tones in it and there is the “That Glow” palette which is more golden & “bronzey”.
The palettes are made of cardboard and they are magnetized which is great because you can pop the colours in and out of them so you have the ability to easily move shades around or even take certain shades and put them in your own Z Palette or other palette you may have for travelling. The palettes do not come with any mirrors which is one thing I wish they could have included.
Back of the palettes:
The actual highlighter pans are quite large – they are 7.4 g/ 0.26 oz each. For comparison, a typical M.A.C Eyeshadow Pan is 1.3 g / 0.04 oz, so you are getting quite a lot of product x by 4 as there are 4 pans in each palette.
That Glow Palette
Swatches (no primer used):
Sunburst: A bright, luminous gold with a metallic finish.
Golden Bronze: A sultry, warm bronze with a gold-flecked finish.
Bubbly: A Rose Champagne with a pearlescent finish.
Dripping In Gold: A lavish gold with a vivid, reflective finish.
Swatches (no primer used):
Hard Candy: A mood-changing golden peach with a pink pearl reflective finish.
Mimosa: A radiant golden peach with a metallic finish.
Starburst: A rush of cool pink with an iridescent finish.
Crushed Pearl: A glimmering pink and silver with a crystalized chrome finish.
As you can see from the swatches, the highlighters are very pigmented and are quite metallic. On the website it states to “layer shades together or wear them separately on eyes and body. For even more glow, apply with a damp makeup brush.” I’ve played around with these highlights a bit so far and I really love to mix them to create my own perfect highlight shade. I’m more a fan of the golden highlight shades so the “That Glow” palette is my personal preference. I love all of the golden hues in that palette. If you like more pinky/pearl shades you will love the “Gleam” palette. The consistency of the shades are much more soft than their “Illuminators”, which are more hard if that makes sense. These are very soft which is nice, but the only downfall is that they can be a bit powdery as they’re so soft. Other than that I really love how metallic they look on the skin. They really do create a gorgeous glow, and if you know me you know I love to glow! A trick I like to do is I will spray M.A.C fix + on a brush or just all over my face and then apply my highlight which gives it something to stick to while creating an even more intense glow and metallic finish. Overall, I love the concept of the Glow Kits and think they did an awesome job. I can’t wait to see if they come out with more palettes as I’d love to see the line expand even more. Let me know your thoughts & which palette you prefer!
❤ JULIA ❤