15 Jun GLOW KIT REVIEW
The Glow Kit palettes by Anastasia Beverly Hills have been quite the craze since its release late last year, all thanks to the social media hype created by beauty gurus and makeup lovers alike. The three variants of the Glow Kit include: Gleam, That Glow, and their latest addition, Sun Dipped. Each palette contains four finely milled metallic powders that range from light to dark shades that can be worn alone or layered on top of each other. Pans are removable, which is particularly great for those who’d like to customize their palettes or transfer the products into more compact cases.
The Glow Kit palettes may be used as a highlight, eyeshadow, body shimmer, bronzer or blush, making it a truly versatile palette. What I love most about this product is its metallic finish; I’m not fond of glittery highlighters so I love that it doesn’t look like chunks of shiny particles. Anything shimmery looks too unnatural and accentuates fine lines and wrinkles, so this formulation would work well on young to mature skin.
In terms of price point, the Glow Kit palettes being $40, are reasonable for a high end product, especially once you take its versatility into consideration. However, I did notice that all colors lack pigmentation and the formulation is on the hard side – though its not terrible. I found that I really had to dig my brush into the pan in order to get an adequate amount of product when used dry, so you may wet your brush prior to dipping it into the pan for a more intense color payoff.
Overall, I believe that the Glow Kit palettes are okay. It’s a great product to have in your kit to lag around when you’re on the go or travel. Are there better products out there that are similar? Yes. But what the Glow Kit palettes lack for in pigmentation makes up for in everything else. Just a little tweak in formulation and Anastasia Beverly Hills will have a perfect product.
Hard Candy – Mood-changing golden peach with a pink pearl reflective finish
Mimosa – Radiant golden peach with a metallic finish
Starburst – Rush of cool pink with an iridescent finish
Crushed Pearl – Glimmering pink and silver with a crystalized chrome finish
Sunburst – Bright, luminous gold with a metallic finish
Golden Bronze – Sultry, warm bronze with a gold-flecked finish
Bubbly – Rose champagne with a pearlescent finish
Dripping in Gold – Lavish gold with a vivid, reflective finish
Bronzed – Amber with a penny metal finish
Tourmaline – Warm taupe with a rose gold finish
Moonstone – Radiant quartz with a pearl finish
Summer – Luminous sand with a white gold finish
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