Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit review and photos.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

Some of the most enticing makeup products are highlighters/illuminators.  Despite the overuse of these gleaming powders on Youtube and Instagram, a decorous approach to highlighting can truly enhance any makeup look.  Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit ($40 USD/ 7.4g x 4) provides the perfect means for anyone to regain vitality no matter one’s age, skin texture or complexion.

VIVA la HEALTHY GLOW.  🙂  

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

The Pros to Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit:

  1. First things first–the price/amount ratio is outstanding (7.4 grams /$10 each) for a higher-end brand.
  2. All four colors are silky smooth.
  3. The powders are moderately packed into the pan–no need to dig your brush in for color payoff.
  4. Colors seem to have a pearlized finish without any shimmer or sparkle.
  5. Gleam is the cooler/pinker version out of the two quads offered.
  6. Ideal for light/medium/olive complexions.  That Glow (the other quad) is ideal for dark/warm complexions–however, with the right touch, these colors can work on everyone.
  7. Colors can be worn separately, mixed together, or utilized as eyeshadows.
  8. Hard Candy (my favorite) transforms any coordinating blush into a luminous gem.
  9. Mimosa can be used in the same fashion with any bronzer.
  10. When worn dry, colors last a solid six hours before signs of fading occur.  However, when applied with a slightly dampened brush, lasting power is significantly increases for 8-10 hours.
  11. Layers over a cream base beautifully without any patchiness.
  12. Mixes beautifully with other highlighter and blush brands.
  13. Great investment for any makeup artist.
  14. Removable pans easily pop-out to fit into separate palettes.
  15. Formulated without parabens or mineral oil and cruelty-free.

The Cons to Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit:

  1. Unlike her eyeshadows, which are made in the USA, this palette is made in PRC (People’s Republic of China-aka: China)–presumably, that is why the cost is so affordable.
  2. Starburst and Crushed Pearl look indistinguishable on the skin.  A pale golden peach color option would have been nice addition.
  3. Limited-edition.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

  • Hard Candy: is “a mood-changing golden peach with a pink pearl reflective finish.”  This color was the reason for my purchase–I have a particular weakness for pink highlighters, they bring some oomph back into my sallow olive complexion.  Personally, I do not see a strong peach presence in this color.  Regardless, the heavy pink opalescence surprisingly blends beautifully with other highlighters and blushes in my collection.  My favorite highlighter combo is Hard Candy mixed with Dior Cosmopolite Illuminating Powder (reviewed here).
  • Mimosa: is “a radiant golden peach with a metallic finish.”  This particular color reminds me of Bobbi Brown Bronze Shimmer Brick, in that the metallic sheen is quite evident and a very light hand should be utilized during application.  Once again, the peach coloring in the description escapes my eye, however, Mimosa pairs nicely with MAC Uninterrupted for my lower lash line color.  When used as a facial highlighter and eyeshadow, I found the heavy golden tones of Mimosa were able to subdue the distinct pink radiance of Hard Candy (see below).
  • Starburst: is “a rush of cool pink with an iridescent finish.”  As stated above, Starburst and Crushed Pearl are so similar, I cannot tell them apart on the skin.  Both colors deliver the same luminous effect and blend beautifully on the skin.
  • Crushed Pearl: is “a glimmering pink and silver with a crystalized chrome finish.”  Although, not as intense as ABH regular illuminators, this shade holds its own when seeking more dramatic results.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit:
Hard Candy mixed with Mimosa on the cheekbones, mobile lid and center of the nose with Starburst as an inner corner highlight (overcast day).

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit:
Hard Candy mixed with Crushed Pearl on the cheekbones and inner corners (sunny day).

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit Ingredient List:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit.

**Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit can be found at SephoraMacy’s and anastaasiabeverlyhills.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Anastasia Beverly Hills Gleam Glow Kit is–as the young kids would say–“THE BOMB.COM.”  The packaging, color selection, payoff, substantial amount, beautiful radiant finish and reasonable price, are all stellar.  If you are on a beauty budget, just starting off in makeup, or even an expert makeup artist, this kit will certainly make a wonderful addition to any personal collection.  Until next time, be well, stay safe, and be happy.

-Maria

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About Maria Pia

A blog about beauty (what else), what makes me smile and life with two boys and a dog. This blog is about positivity and inspiration sewn in with a little humor. Makeup is not serious, but how we feel after we apply it, is no joking matter!!! I'm here to share my tips and tricks I have learned on my own for the past %&^$% years :) Enjoy my lovelies.

Comments

  1. You answered a question that had been lingering in my head, Is it made in China? So disappointing especially since her palettes before were made in the USA. *whispers* I think the Shiseido is better.

    • Hello my friend,

      I too was disappointed to see this was made in China; however, the affordability cannot be ignored. Indisputably, the other biggest selling points are the no parabens, mineral oil, fragrance or animal testing factors. Personally, I would not mind paying a bit more for a product made in the USA–goodness knows our country can use the jobs.

      You know how much I love Shiseido, but the Face Enhancing Trio I purchased last year, although silky smooth, contained parabens and mineral oil–bummer. Hopefully, they will recognize these subpar ingredients should be eliminated, especially when a premium is charged.

      -Maria

  2. Hello, Maria! I’ve been following you for a while and you photos are flawless! Would you mind revealing what editing software/filters you use? Thanks a lot, ilona

    • Hello Ilona,

      Thank you so much for all of your support.

      In regards to editing software, firstly, I take all my photos with my Samsung phone camera in the Beautyface mode. This mode has automatic filters that allow you to take crisp beauty shots. Secondly, I use iPhoto to edit my photos and then export all photos to Gimp to add my watermark. Sadly, I do not have professional lighting, only my two ginormous windows and a selfie light that I attach to the top of my phone. I hope this helps.

      -Maria

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