Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit Review & Swatches
Anastasia Beverly Hills highlight palette review and swatches.
Shades: marshmallow, butterscotch, gumdrop, starburst.
I’ve owned a number of highlighters through the years but have never had a highlighter palette until last December. Part of it was because I didn’t want to carry around a big palette all the time (i’m a notorious small bag user!), especially when I travel. That’s why I was so pleased to find out that the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit had removable makeup pans! Thought it’d be nice to start off this review with that thoughtful little detail.
Ok, now onto the product. The sturdy ABH case came with four shades of highlighter in it; Marshmallow, a warm white gold shade that I imagine would work nicely on lighter skin tones, and also as an eye shadow to highlight the brow bone. Butterscotch, my number one favorite shade from this collection is a gorgeous yellow gold that complimented my skins warm natural color, i think it’ll look even better on tan skintones. Gumdrop had both gold and pink tones in it, leaning more on the pink side. I have to be honest it’s a hard-to-wear shade for me, but I’ve seen this kind of highlighter shade used on several K-Pop inspired makeup looks. And lastly, Starburst which is a beautiful champagne nude color I feel would look pretty on a lot of asian skin tones.
The overall quality of the highlighters are impressive. Their super creamy / buttery texture, nice pigmentation, and how they were all easy-to-blend reminds me of the cult-fave Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam eyeshadow palette. I’ve read a couple of reviews describing these highlighters as metallic shimmery and intense. It definitely doesn’t fall under the barely-there and subtle highlighter category. But if you use a light hand, these shades could start somewhere between the “not-too-subtle” and the “not-to-intense” side. Then you can gradually build up the intensity as you go depending on your preference.
I use the shade Butterscotch the most. I’m obsessed with this shade that I got a bit addicted to swiping it on my skin and started using it more to highlight my collar bone and shoulders. Besides, each pan had a generous amount of product in it and I only need a bit of the product to make the makeup pop on my skin. The shades last around 7 hours on me before it starts fading noticeably, which is pretty good considering I live in a humid country.
You guys can check this palette out at Beauty Bar. Make sure to also try the Anastasia Beverly Hill eye shadow palette when you visit, they are amazing and they’re my holy grail eye shadow palette.