Before my website went down, I had written and scheduled a total of 7 blog posts which was going to be a series on highlighters. Unfortunately I didn’t back them up, so ended up loosing everything I wrote and without blowing my own trumpet, I feel they were some of the best ones I had written. Anyway, now thats out of the way, I’m actually here to talk about the one that’s stolen my heart over the past few months. Were talking about the beautiful Anastasia Beverly Hills (ABH) Glow Kit in the shade Gleam. ABH first became famous with her range of brow products which I have written about in this post here if you want to know more. The palette consists of 4 shades; Hard Candy, Mimosa, Starburst and Crushed Pearl. My least favourite one of them has to be Mimosa and this is only because it’s a little too dark for me to get any wear out of most of the year, unless I’ve got a pretty decent tan. Hard Candy is a beautiful light peachy shade with a reflective shift to it, which looks beautiful when mixed with either Starburst or Crushed Pearl. Mimosa is, as I’ve said, the darkest in the kit. Still a peach, but much darker and looks a bit more golden in colour. It reminds me of something, that I just can’t put my finger on. For darker skinned peeps, this would work a treat. Alas I am way too pale for this right now. *prays for a miracle* Now for my faves. The third shade is Starburst and this one is much more cool toned and much more pink in undertone, but as you can see from the picture, when it’s under fluorescent lights it looks amaaaaazing and quite similar to Crushed Pearl, which it doesn’t in natural light. Finally there is Crushed Pearl, and this one is hands down my absolute favourite in the kit. I feel it works perfectly for my skin tone and because it doesn’t pack as much punch in the pigment department, it certainly makes up for in glow. It has almost a chrome look to it, especially when under lights.
The individual pans can be removed from the palette, which is a plus for me but won’t really make a difference unless you own a z palette or are a makeup artist. Also the fact that the packaging is cardboard is slightly off-putting, as I feel it would be much nicer if it was metal and closed more securely. But I suppose they have tried to rectify this problem by providing a cardboard sleeve for you to put it in after each use. But mine has already bent and after paying so much money for it, I would expect a little more. As for the formula, this for me was the selling point. They’re soft and you can blend them out really nicely so your not left with a stripe of highlight on your cheek. But for £39, I wouldn’t expect anything less. Both the Glow Kits are available in the UK from Beauty Bay with free delivery over £15.
If your not a huge highlighting fiend, then this might not be for you although you do get nearly 40g of product, which works out to around £1 a gram compared to something like The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer which is double that price. So basically, if your not going to use all of the colours, then your better off having a look somewhere else.
Do you have the Glow Kits? What do you think of them?
Thanks for reading and I’ll speak to you on Monday.