I have put off buying any highlight powders recently because there are just so many, I couldn’t decide which one I wanted to pick up. I finally caved and used the gift card I’ve had for Macy’s since Christmas to grab the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in the shade Gleam.
I almost grabbed That Glow instead, but I thought it looked a little dark and I already have a few gold/warm toned highlight powders, so I chose Gleam instead.
As you may know, each Glow Kit contains four powder shades. The colors included in Gleam are:
Hard Candy : a golden peach/pink duo chrome.
Mimosa : Golden peach
Starburst : Cool toned pink, reflects silvery
Crushed Pearl : Pink toned silver
When I first received this palette in the mail, I contemplated returning it. Granted, this was before swatching it. When I first opened it, it looked so dark. Hard Candy and Starburst looked like they could be blushes to me and Mimosa looked SO gold. I thought there was no way I could use these colors. But I went ahead and swatched them and I’m so glad that I did.
Upon swatching them I realized that they aren’t dark at all, and they’re super metallic and reflective. I love a strong, dramatic highlight and these can achieve that with little effort. I like to layer them with a cream highlight to make them even more intense. That’s not to say you can’t have a light, sheer highlight with these colors, because they’re super easy to blend and sheer out.
The quality of the powders is really nice. They’re soft but not so soft that it kicks up too much and makes a mess. They aren’t chunky and the aren’t glittery, just metallic and gorgeous. Plus you get 4 pans for the price you’d pay for one shade from some other brands, such as Becca.
Overall, I don’t think I could be happier with this palette. I absolutely love it. I’m trying to refrain from picking up another one in That Glow, but it’s so hard not to buy it! On that same note, I’m also trying to avoid the Jeffree Star Skin Frosts but Ice Cold is speaking to me. I need help.
You can pick up the Gleam Kit for $40 at Macy’s, Ulta or the Anastasia Beverly Hills website. It’s truly a steal.