I love highlighters, and I love Anastasia Beverly Hills, so when my I received this as a gift for my 20th birthday I was over the moon. I couldn't wait to play with it and try out the different colours. Despite being excited about the product, I had also heard a few negative reviews and wanted to see what it was like for myself, which is why I'm sharing my honest opinion with you.
The palette is the third and darkest addition to the ABH Glow Kit collection and it is called Sun Dipped. Like the other palettes That Glow and Gleam, Sun Dipped comes in a sleek square-like packaging where the products are placed in four individual pans. Unfortunately the palette comes without a mirror, which is a pity as it would have been super handy for application.
Product & Swatches
Each of the shades are beyond pigmented and the colours are so pretty! I think they'd definitely pop more on girls with a tanned skin or a darker skin tone because as mentioned before, it's the darkest palette of the Glow Kit trio, but that doesn't mean it excludes fairer makeup lovers! In fact, the Glow Kits double up as multi-use products and can be used for blush, eye shadows and even bronzers if you like a bit of shimmer in yours and versatility is key in makeup, which is probably the reason why these Glow Kits are worth €50. As pictured below, the palette contains four shades in 'Bronzed', 'Summer', 'Tourmaline' and 'Moonstone'.
'Bronzed' and 'Summer' are both warm-toned colours whilst 'Tourmaline' and 'Moonstone' are on the cooler end of the spectrum. Tourmaline is my personal favourite as it's the most unique highlighter in the palette and it resembles a rose-gold colour which I personally love. My least favourite colour would have to be 'Summer' but that's only because I find it to be too light for my skin tone, though I use it as an inner corner highlight or to highlight my brow bone. They're buildable, easy to blend out and the textures are super smooth and so far, there's been no fall out.
|Swatched from top to bottom: Summer, Moonstone, Tourmaline, Bronzed|
Application & Durability
I apply the product using a fan brush or an angled blush brush and gently sweep it across my cheekbones, under my browbone, down the bridge of my nose and across my cupids bow. I say gently because the product is incredibly pigmented and a little really goes a long way. The durability of the highlighters are insane - they stay on for ages. They don't need any touch-ups at all.
I can easily say this product is worth the money - it's versatile, pigmented, durable, buildable and compact. Again, the only con is that it doesn't contain a mirror and it would have been great if it came with it's own applicator like the eyeshadow palettes do. The Glow Kits are without a doubt a staple in my cruelty-free makeup collection and perfect for a casual day look or night time glam!
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