August 8, 2016

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit In That Glow

After what seems like months of actively stalking the internet, I FINALLY got my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit ($40 / 4 x 0.26 oz) in That Glow. Ever since their official release I had my eye on this specific variation due to its warmer golden tones because it would flatter my light/medium skin tone (with it being more medium right now) better as opposed to the other options which according to the swatches I seen online were more on the cooler side. Now that I’ve had the chance to play with the palette for the last couple of weeks, I can say that it definitely was worth the wait and – HOLY SHIMMER! It’s been very few and far between that I owned a highlighter as dramatic on the shimmer as this kit – but nonetheless, I’ve been utterly obsessed with it since I got mine.

There are three kit options to choose from: That Glow, which has warm golden tones. Gleam, which has cool pink tones. Lastly Sun Dipped, which has a balance of both warm and cool. All kits come in sturdy packaging of magnetized cardboard and each of the 4 pans are removable. The pans are on the large side with 0.26 oz product packed into each containing highlighting powders that have a high shimmer finish. I mean, high – like high, high. The colors are extremely pigmented, yet soft and smooth enough to where they blend out quite easily. The shimmer factor, as I said, is very much on the dramatic side but remains wearable for the everyday as long as you take time to properly blend them into the skin for a more diffused look and gorgeous luminous glow. All 4 shades work amazing individually, but can also be layered for a unique color mix.

In order to really capture the degree of sheen and shimmer and to pickup the actual color all at the same time, I swatched each shade pretty heavily on the arm:

That Glow has warm golden tones and contains the following shades:

Sunburst – is described as a bright, luminous gold with a metallic finish, but to me reads a pale yellow gold
Golden Bronze – is described as a sultry, warm bronze with a gold-flecked finish, but to me reads as a golden bronze with a coppery undertone
Bubbly – is described as a rose champagne with a pearlescent finish
Dripping in Gold – is described as a lavish gold with a vivid, reflective finish, but to me reads as a champagny gold

Closeup images of each color:

Despite that it took so long to get my hands on this kit, it’s definitely been worth the wait because I have so much fun playing with it. I go hard for a good highlighter and these hit the mark beyond expectations. The colors are super pigmented but still easy to blend. For the perfect diffused look, I highly recommend taking proper time to blend and start application with a light hand. The texture is soft and smooth and did not emphasize pores, lines or the skin’s natural texture. Shimmer factor may be off-putting to some because it is so present, but rest assure that this kit is very wearable for the everyday. Lasting power is amazing and each color stayed in place from morning until night without fading or losing its intensity nor did the shimmer separate from the color. In conclusion, this gets 2 big thumbs up from me. The warmer colors work perfectly for my skin tone, it’s just stunning. Absolutely stunning.

Have you tried any of the Glow Kit options? Which one is your favorite?

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