A couple of weeks ago, a late birthday present landed on my desk.
Stacey from Expat Make-up Addict is a super friend who i adore. She is a huge inspiration to me, and a person i could ramble on about all day. She has a heart of gold, is so thoughtful and is the most hard working and determined lady ever.
She also has “impeccable” taste and always picks the most wonderful and thoughtful gifts.
The parcel had a number of goodies in, including this beauty.
I have lusted over the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit for years now, but vowed to get through my stash first, before i invested.
As you can imagine I am over the moon that i now have this, as the Glow Kit is truly beautiful.
Highlighter is a product that has took off in such a huge way over the years.
Like how did we ever live without it?
(Serious question, please answer below).
I adore it, my make-up is now incomplete without it.
I have dry and dull skin so my complexion needs all the added glow it can get, and then some.
The shades are inspired by the different phases of the sun’s cycle, and they are as follows:
A copper toned bronze.
A champagne tone with a white gold finish.
A peach with a pearl finish.
A warm taupe with a rose gold finish.
As you can see there is a range of shades, that i feel would suit most skin tones.
The packaging is robust, and feels heavy. I adore palettes over single pans. They are easier to travel with, and store.
The powders are metallic, and appear opaque and incredibly luminous.
When you touch the powder it feels like velvet. It is smooth, creamy and pigmented.
When applied onto the skin, each shade appears so natural. They add a beautiful and radiant glow.
My favourite combo at the mo is, Summer and Moonstone dusted on the top of my cheekbones, and Bronzed lightly dusted in the hollows of my cheeks, and around the perimeter of my face.
I find the product so easy to use. The formula is soft, and this element makes blending fool proof.
It is also easy to build up the intensity, without it appearing cakey or chalky on the skin.
The lasting power is impressive, it stays on the whole day.
There is no doubt that this is a luxurious and beautiful palette.
This palette costs £41, initially i thought that was a little expensive.
But after doing some research i was wrong.
(Watch out Carol Vorderman, the following sums may be a little tricky for you).
- Becca Champagne Pop costs £30 and weighs 5.5 grams.
- Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit palette has 4 pans, each pan weighs over 7.4 grams.
- Total 29.6 grams of product, and it’s only £11 more than Champagne Pop, but has five times more product.
- Mac highlighters weigh around 9 grams, and cost £22.50.
- Two palettes would cost £45, and you would only have 18 grams of product.
- 11.6 grams less than this Glow Kit.
(Still with me Carol?)
As you can see when compared to other high-end highlighters currently on the market, this Glow Kit is actually a total bargain.
What do you think of this Glow Kit?
Have you tried any of the Glow Kits?
Hit me up in the comments.
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