Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Review

Another day, another highlighter pops up on the market. The competition is getting more intense, but Anastasia Beverly Hills has always been a front-runner in the “highlighter” department, so I have high expectations for this palette! (Her “Starlight” highlighter is one of my all-time favorite highlighters!)

She recently released two highlighter kits or palettes, each containing four varieties of shades. The “Gleam” kit is supposed to suit cooler undertones better, and the “That Glow” kit warmer undertones.

The amazing thing about these is that they’re totally depottable! Each pan can easily be removed from the palette and placed in your empty Z palette. Perfect for traveling!

Anyway, check out my Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit review and swatches for both the Gleam Glow Kit and That Glow Glow Kit below!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit (2)

Anastasia Beverly Hills “Gleam” Glow Kit Review

The four shades in this kit are:

  • Crushed Pearl: “Glimmering pink and silver with a crystalized, chrome finish” – very similar to Anastasia Beverly Hills Starlight Illuminator.
  • Starburst: “Cool-toned pink with an iridescent finish”.
  • Mimosa: “Golden peach with a metallic finish” – similar to MAC Gold Deposit.
  • Hard Candy: “Golden peach with pink, pearlescent particles” – this almost seems duochrome-ish!

Here are the swatches!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Swatches - Gleam (1)

Anastasia Beverly Hills “Gleam” Glow Kit Swatches

All of these are very soft and blendable, and look so gorgeous and luminous on the skin without making it look like a disco ball, but my top favorites in this kit would be Crushed Pearl and Hard Candy.

Crushed Pearl is very, very similar to Anastasia’s Starlight, which is one of my all time favorite highlighters!

Hard Candy is a favorite because I love pairing it with pink blushes – its iridescence and pearlescent finish adds a gorgeous glow and an “UMPH!” factor to any blush I wear. Yes, yes, YES!


Anastasia Beverly Hills “That Glow” Glow Kit Review

I featured this kit in my February 2016 Makeup Favorites post. We’re well into March and I’m still using this palette a lot, especially the shades Bubbly and Dripping in Gold.

Here are the list of shades in this kit:

  • Dripping in Gold: “Lavish gold with a vivid, reflective finish” – similar to Laura Geller Gilded Honey.
  • Bubbly: “Rose champagne with a pearlescent finish” – similar to Becca Opal.
  • Golden Bronze: “Warm bronze with golden flecks” – similar to Becca Topaz.
  • Sunburst: “Bright, luminous gold with a metallic finish” – very similar to Becca Moonstone, reviewed here.

…and check out the swatches below!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit Swatches - That Glow (1)

Anastasia Beverly Hills “That Glow” Glow Kit Swatches

The one shade I rarely use is Golden Bronze just because I rarely use bronze-colored highlighters, but this would look amazing on darker skin tones!



I also just wanted to show you how the sizes of the pans compare to the Anastasia Illuminators.

See below!

Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit (3)

The Illuminator is slightly bigger than each highlighter pan in the kit.



The Anastasia Starlight Illuminator is US$28 for 0.32 oz. while each Glow Kit retails for US$40 and contains four 0.26 oz. (total of 1.04 oz.) highlighters. This means the Glow Kit is so much higher in value than the individual Illuminators, which is why I would recommend the kit over the Illuminators!

In the US, the Glow Kit is available from Sephora, Ulta, and the Anastasia Beverly Hills website for US$40 each. For the rest of the world, the Glow Kit is available from Cult Beauty for £39.


Final Verdict

Amazing pigmentation, minimal glitter fallouts, great longevity, smooth application… there’s nothing I would change about these highlighters! All in all I am so happy with these palettes, they are by far some of the best highlighting powders I’ve ever owned.

However, I do have to note that these are not for the faint of heart – these will make you glow, and if you much prefer highlighters that are much more subtle and natural, then these might not be for you.

Definitely Beauty Bucketeer approved!


Beauty Bucketeer Approved




Have you tried any of these? Let me know what you think!

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