Anastasia Beverly Hills collaborated with Nicole Guerriero to create a new Glow Kit and when I saw how beautifully the shades swatch I had to get it! I’ve never really followed Nicole Guerriero, but I saw Jeffree Star reviewing the palette and it was pretty much all I needed to make a purchase.
This is actually the first ABH product I ever tried. But seeing how many people rave about the brand, and how the previous Glow Kits were a hit last year, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and test them out for myself. I know that my best friend owns one of the Glow Kits (either one of the first two original ones) and the highlighters looked beautiful on her cheeks. And blinding. Plus, they seemed to last all day on her so that’s another thing that helped me justify the £39/$40 price tag.
To be honest, first look at the highlighters made me question whether or not it’s going to work for me. Most of the shades have a rather warm undertone and can be a little intimidating at first. But I figured if they are too dark/warm for my face I can always use them as intense eyeshadow, so I just went ahead and ordered it.
I was actually pleasantly surprised that I can pull off all of the highlighters in the Glow Kit, including ‘143’. They blend a lot more beautiful on the skin and don’t appear as dark as they do in the pan. They are not chunky glittery and they actually give a beautiful glow on the skin. Also, I love the fact that I can build them up and blind everybody around, haha.
I think that ‘Forever Lit’ is my favorite shade, as it is beautiful on its own and on top of the other shades. ‘Kitty Kat’ and ‘Forever Young’ are the other two highlighters in the Glow Kit that I tend to reach for the most. I just love the colors and how intense they are.
‘Daydream’ is beautiful as well, but I think it is the one shade that is a tad bit too warm for my liking. ‘Glo getter’ is a beautiful champagne gold that is very flattering on my skin, and ‘143’ is just blinding and gorgeous, though it isn’t going to fit all skin tones.
Overall I am really pleased with my Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerreiro Glow Kit. However there are a couple things that didn’t wow me. Firstly, they aren’t as pigmented after many hours of wear (12+) as they are when I first apply them. Dare I say that the highlighters in one of my 2016 favorites, the Sleek Solstice palette, perform just as good, if not even better? Yeah sure, it doesn’t say anywhere that they are meant to be long lasting, but for £39 I was expecting a little more I guess.
My second complaint, even though it’s also something I can live with, is that I feel like in flash photography they don’t appear as intense and pigmented as they actually are. I mean look at the picture below. I took it about half an hour after I was done with my makeup, and layered ‘Forever Lit’ on top of lots of ‘Forever Young’. In real life, I was blinding. In this selfie it barely looks like I’m wearing any. Maybe my camera’s flash is to blame for that, but I mean c’mon.
Lastly, this is more of a fact when it comes to highlighters rather than a negative thing, but a smoothing or pore minimizing primer would help a lot, as the highlighters in the Glow Kit can also draw attention to skin texture and pores.
Did you get your hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerreiro Glow Kit? At the moment this review is going up it appears that it still is in stock on the ABH website (UK). It is limited edition, and I don’t know if they will restock, but I am glad I managed to get my hands on it! 🙂
What is your favorite highlighter right now? I’d love to know!
Until next time…