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— September 30, 2016 —

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Glow Kit | Gleam



Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit icon(4 x 0.26 oz.) retails for $40 USD ($52 CAD) and is said to be "a collection of glow kits with four metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity."

Hard Candy is described as a mood-changing golden peach w/ a pink pearl reflective finish.
Starburst is described as a rush of cool pink w/ an iridescent finish. 
Crushed Pearl is described as a glimmering pink and silver w/ a crystalized chrome finish. 
Mimosa is described as a radiant golden peach w/ a metallic finish.

"Bring instant luminosity to the complexion with these four metallic powder highlighters. Just layer the highly blendable shades together or wear them separately on the eyes and body for a radiant look."
The packaging is sleek, cardboard palette with a magnetic closure that opens to reveal four rather large (0.26 oz. each, or 1.04 oz. in total) pans of product, which can be removed if desired—the back of the individual pans do list the product name and shade which is handy if you do happen to "depot" them. Also worth noting, the palette itself does not feature a mirror.

The formula is a very soft, finely-milled, silky texture that blends out easily on the skin and can be worn both on the face, as well as the eyes. They have a shimmery sheen that looks luminous on the skin without overly emphasizing the look of pores or imperfections easily.


Hard Candy is a medium peach with pink iridescent shift, warm undertones and a frosted finish. While this shade had a noticeable shift on the skin, I found the pigmentation to be more on the sheer side and it was the least metallic on the skin—I can see this working best as a blush topper, in most cases. It had a silky texture that blended easily and didn't accentuate pores. Hard Candy lasted +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Urban Decay OC (LE) was warmer, less frosted. Urban Decay Fireball was lighter, more shimmery.




Mimosa is a medium copper brown with gold shimmer, warm undertones and a metallic finish. On most skin tones, since it is a darker shade, it may be better suited as a very frosted blush, or as a blush topper—I didn't experience any issues with layering over other products, or emphasizing unwanted textures. It applied and blended out easily on skin and had excellent color payoff that could be sheered out to a degree. Mimosa lasted +9 hours before fading. (5/5)
* MAC Shaft of Gold (LE) was darker, warmer, less metallic. Anastasia So Hollywood was lightler, more golden, frosted. Becca Topaz was darker, more golden. Laura Mercier Indiscretion was lighter, cooler, less metallic.


Starburst is a light pink with hints of peach, warm undertones and a metallic finish. This shade had a very silky texture that was easy to blend on the skin without enlarging the look of pores. While it had great pigmentation, I can see this shade working on a wide selection of skin tones, as the very strong sheen catches your eye more than the color. Starburst wore well for +8.5 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Laura Mercier Devotion was lighter, cooler, less metallic. NYX Enigmatic was warmer, more pink, less frosted. Urban Decay Aura was much cooler, lighter, less metallic.


Crushed Pearl is a light champagne with hints of pink, warm undertones and a metallic finish. Once again, it had a soft texture that was pigmented and easy to apply, blend and diffuse on the skin. This shade was the most metallic and left the most sheen on the skin, which depending on how much product was applied, could lightly enhance pores and unwanted skin texture. Crushed Pearl wore well for +9 hours before fading. (5/5)
* Anastasia Starlight was less metallic. Becca Pearl was lighter, more opaque, less metallic. NYX Ice Queen was lighter, cooler, less metallic.


For those who prefer warmer, golden shades for highlighting, the Anastasia That Glow Glow Kit iconis also available and will likely be more appealing. It's kind of funny that while this palette is certainly much lighter and cooler than the other, the shades are still warm toned!

Overall, as you've probably heard a hundred times, these are excellent highlighters. They provide the most shine, by far and the amount of product you're getting for the price is a steal. I'm happy to see the brand already continue on with making new versions, shades and combinations of palettes. My one and only "complaint" is that the palette doesn't come with a mirror—that would have been a nice touch. Regardless, whether you're a highlighter fan or these palettes have just caught your eye, I highly recommend checking them out!

Available now from Sephora icon& Sephora Canada icon

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit
(Showing Individual Pans)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit
(L - R: Hard Candy, Mimosa, Starburst, Crushed Pearl)

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Crushed Pearl

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Crushed Pearl

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Hard Candy

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Hard Candy

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Mimosa

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Mimosa

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Starburst

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Highlighter in Starburst




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