ABH 'SUN DIPPED' GLOW KIT | REVIEW
Anastasia Beverley Hills Glow Kits have been on my wishlist for months and I've finally been able to pick them up. I purchased Sun Dipped as well as That Glow. Sun Dipped is a metallic highlighter quad palette with bronze undertones intended to create luminous looks. It's definitely the darkest quad of the existing four, intended for darker skin tones. However, it still suits lighter skin tones. It's a multipurpose palette that can be used as a highlighter, bronzer, blush, and even as an eye shadow.
The quad is powder based but, surprisingly, applies very smooth and creamy which is great because it doesn't require too much effort to blend out, like some other highlighters. I find that this palette pairs well with the Real Techniques Core Collection contour brush to get a clean, sheer, and pigmented application for a soft-focus look.
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
Described as a medium-dark, coppery brown with a metallic sheen and warm undertones - perfect for contouring or bronzing. It's the perfect shade in this summery palette to give you that sun-kissed look. Easily blend-able and leaves a gorgeous sheer look on any skin tone.
Tourmaline is a gorgeous muted, medium-taupey bronze shade with a frosted sheen and warm undertones. I love wearing this highlighter during the day to get a warm and natural highlight. I find that out of all four shades, this is the one that absolutely needs to be applied with a light hand as it tends to make your pored much more visible.
Summer is a light, yellow/gold toned highlighter with a luminous sheen and warm undertones. Compared to Bronzed, it's not as high shine but it's not subtle either. It's definitely one of the lighter shades in the palette, but also just as sheer as Bronzed.
Moonstone is a very light, yellow/gold toned highlighter, similar to Summer, just a bit more sparkly. It has a metallic sheen and is slightly more opaque. Unlike the the other shades, it's not as creamy but still very blend-able. It leaves a gorgeous bright highlight that smooths the appearance of pores and comes off beautifully on camera.
I found that each shade lasted about the same amount of time on me - approximately six hours without a finishing spray, and eight with. Each shade gradually fades without leaving behind patchy spots. I tend to touch my face a lot throughout the day, but despite that, the lasting power is great!
PRICE VS. QUALITY
The ABH Glow Kits are a tad bit pricey but in my opinion they are definitely worth the $54.00 CAD. The amazing quality makes the price worth it, and to be perfectly honest, for a quad palette of this size and quality the $54.00 CAD is almost a bargain. I'm definitely trying to get my hands on the Gleam Glow Kit palette as well as the newest palette to be released to the ABH Collection:
Are you thinking of trying the ABH Glow Kits? or if you have already, what did you think of them?
Let me know in the comments section below! I'd also love to know what highlighter you recommend I try next as I'm becoming a highlighter junkie!
Lots of love,