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— November 09, 2015 —

ANASTASIA Beverly Hills Illuminators


Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators (0.32 oz.) individually retail for $28 USD and are currently available in four permanent shades. They are said to be "brightening powders that impart a lit-from-within glow."

Starlight is described as a white gold. [P]
So Hollywood is described as a true gold. [P]
Riviera is described as a rose gold. [P]
"Like a filter for your complexion, this brush-on highlighter contains a mosaic of brightening powders that impart a lit-from-within glow. The mirrored compact makes on-the-go touchups easy and fail-safe."
**Ingredients contain Carmine.
The packaging is a round, plastic compact that features the brand's logo on the front and a large color coded sticker on the back, which makes deciphering colors easy. The compact itself opens to reveal a mirror and a beautiful "3D art deco" type design in the product itself.

The texture of these feels quite dry, so I found it didn't adhere to skin as much as I'd like, but this helped the product sheer out and not look so frosted on the skin. With most intense highlighters, these are best applied with a fluffier brush (ie. fan brush) to ensure you won't over apply the product, color and/or emphasize any pores and imperfections on the skin.


Starlight is a light, white champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth and finely-milled. It had great pigmentation that applied and blended out easily across the skin. Starlight lasted +8.5 hours and didn't emphasize pores. (5/5)
* Becca Moonstone was darker.

So Hollywood is a light-medium, yellow champagne gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, finely-milled and blended out evenly across the skin. While it had great pigmentation, it was easy to sheer out by using a lighter hand and it never emphasized pores or imperfections. So Hollywood wore well for +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Becca Champagne Pop (LE) was warmer. Becca Opal was darker, warmer.

Riviera is a medium-dark, rose gold with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. Once again, the texture was soft, smooth and finely-milled. It had excellent color payoff and blended easily on the skin. Again, you could use a lighter hand to sheer out the color if desired. Riviera lasted +8.5 hours and didn't emphasize pores. (5/5)
   
Overall, these highlighters are nice and they come in a great selection of shades to suit any skintone. I was pleasantly surprised that they didn't emphasize the look of pores on my cheeks or nose and the price, especially for the brand and design, is reasonable!

If you're like me and you're a fan of a strong, bold highlight than these illuminators will definitely be your cup of tea! However, if you typically prefer a barely-there highlight, you may want to try and test these out before buying—but with a lighter hand and the right brush, it can be achieved!




Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators
(L-R: Starlight, So Hollywood, Riviera)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators
(L-R: Starlight, So Hollywood, Riviera)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators
(L-R: Starlight, So Hollywood, Riviera)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Starlight

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in So Hollywood

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in So Hollywood

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in So Hollywood


Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Riviera

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Riviera

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator in Riviera

Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminator Ingredients 


Disclaimer: All product(s) featured were purchased by me for personal use.