I did it, I finally purchased an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. As someone who is super pale and not all that into the holographic trend, the Sugar Glow Kit seemed like the most obvious choice. Once I received my palette I noticed that the pans are removable and I couldn’t help but think how epic it would be if ABH sold individual pans. I hate spending £41 on a palette when I know I’ll get next to no use out of one of the shades. I always convince myself that I’ll use it as an eyeshadow but very rarely do.
Anyway, there’s no denying the beauty of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit. The palette is slim and made from cardboard, but isn’t flimsy in the slightest. The ABH logo is foiled and there is a glittery sheen to the outer lilac packaging. It has a magnetic fastening and, as I mentioned, the pans are removable and clearly labelled underneath.
There are four scrumptiously named metallic highlighters inside. To get the best results ABH recommends using their A23 brush, which is basically a large diffuser brush with soft natural bristles and suggests mixing the highlighting powders with a hydrating oil for an all over body glow. They can be layered to create a duo-chrome effect and can be applied wet or dry.
At first glance, Marshmallow appealed most to me. It looks practically white in the pan and gave me Ofra’s Glazed Donut vibes. It’s actually more of a pearlescent light gold which translates as very yellowy on my skin. Gumdrop is an intense duo chrome pink/lilac shade and Butterscotch is a warm honey gold. Starburst is my favourite shade. It’s an icy pink and a cross between Glazed Donut and my Laura Geller Baked Gelato Illuminator in Charming Pink. It’s soft and pretty but, like all the shades, can be built up and intensified by layering and/or applying with a wet brush.
All four shades share the same buttery soft texture with stunning colour payoff. They aren’t chalky or powdery and contain a good balance of shimmer which gives them a radiant glowy appearance without being too glittery. They also blend beautifully and are richly pigmented so you really just need a quick tap to cover your brush. I really wish I could purchase Starburst individually. I know I will get a lot of use out of it and unfortunately, I’m not overly drawn to the other three shades. Each pan contains 7.4g of product and considering you are getting four high-quality highlighters, the price of the Sugar Glow Kit isn’t too outrageous when you break it down.
I’m glad I finally tried an Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit but I’m not entirely sure how much use I am going to get out of it. In hindsight, I really should have added the Ofra Highlighter in Pillow Talk (£25/10g) to my collection instead. It’s my favourite highlighter formula and their new soft pearl pink shade has been designed with fair and light skin tones in mind. You can check out my review of the Ofra X Nikkie Tutorials Everglow HIghlighter here.
I’d love to know your thoughts. Would use every shade in this palette? What’s your favourite highlighter formula?