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March 30, 2016

REVIEW: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit

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I am in love with these Glow Kits (click here to buy). These are sold at Sephora, ABH website and wherever ABH is sold. They retail for $40 (USD) for each kit and come in two different editions, GLEAM and THAT GLOW. GLEAM appears to be more cool toned and THAT GLOW, warmer tones.

Initially, I thought they were a bit pricey, but now I think that they are well worth the money. The pans are bigger than I had expected. Each pan has 0.26 oz of product compared to their individual highlighters which are $28 for 0.32 oz of product. You’re basically paying $10 for a full sized highlighter. These are the descriptions of each shade as per Anastasia Beverly Hills website:

Sunburst – Bright, luminous gold with a metallic finish

Golden Bronze – Sultry, warm bronze with a gold-flecked finish

Bubbly – Rose champagne with a pearlescent finish

Dripping in Gold – Lavish gold with a vivid, reflective finish

The THAT GLOW kit in my opinion, is the better option of the two kits because they offer a wider range of colors from an opal to bronze to champagne to a true gold.

For a Makeup Artist, this is really a great deal especially when you compare it to similar highlighters like Becca Cosmetics which are $38 for 0.25 oz of product. Clearly, this is a steal.

Here are the swatches on my skin tone (NC44-45):

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PROS:

  • More product for your buck
  • MUA friendly
  • Highly pigmented
  • Wide range of colors
  • The consistency is smooth and not chalky
  • Works with almost any skin tone
  • Easy to carry around
  • Packing is really impressive

CONS:

  • Individual pans are not sold separately, so if you run out of one you may have to buy another kit
  • Bubbly and Dripping Gold can look relatively similar (although they are not)
  • May not be as affordable as getting their individual highlighters (So Hollywood, Rivera…)

If you’ve tried out this kit, or would like to, comment below.

Love,

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