Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four highlighters that range from a light champagne to a darker copper. Each shade is 0.26 oz. and can be removed from the palette, if desired, but they are currently only sold together (not sure if they will eventually be available as pans only). Presently, it is exclusive to Macy’s and the brand’s website. According to Anastasia, these are supposed to be “metallic powder highlighters for intense luminosity” that can also be worn on the eyes. They are softer and silkier with a more finely-milled consistency compared to the Illuminators released a couple of months ago. These also have a finer shimmer and overall sheen that is less emphasizing of pores on the skin.

Hard Candy is described as a “mood-changing golden peach with pink pearl.” It’s a light-medium, yellowed peach with an iridescent pink-to-peach shift paired with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff with a soft, smooth consistency that blends out well and doesn’t emphasize pores. It wore well for eight hours before fading slightly.
Urban Decay OC (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Dose of Colors Melonade (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Twilight (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). LORAC Dance 'Til Dawn Blush #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $60.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Daybreak (P, $20.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Mimosa is described as a “radiant golden peach.” It’s a medium, gold-shimmered brown with a smooth, pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a very silky texture that diffused easily over the skin. I felt like the reflective quality was high enough that it didn’t emphasize pores or texture, but it is very metallic and is an intense highlight (as described). On me, this is more like a highlighter/blush duo. The color stayed on well for eight hours. Viseart Highlight #3 (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Huda Beauty Tahiti (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Stila Bronze (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (P, $33.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Galet (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Touch My Body (LE, $39.50) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Padded Down (LE, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Hot Sand (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Glo Getter (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Candlelight (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC My Mimi (LE, $45.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Starburst is described as a “rush of cool pink.” It’s a light-medium, peachy-pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. I don’t get cool pink at all, and I can’t find the cool pink aspect no matter the room or lighting; even in the pan, it is warm-toned. It was intensely pigmented with a lightweight, silky feel that blended out easily on the skin. This one shouldn’t add a lot of color on most skin tones, but it will yield a very strong sheen. It didn’t emphasize pores for me, and the highlighter lasted for eight hours. LORAC Moonlight (P, $23.00) is cooler (90% similar). Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (-, ) is darker (90% similar). Jouer Rose Quartz (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #16 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Upgrade (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Moondust (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Urban Decay Going Native (Highlighter) (P, ) is cooler (85% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Made Me Do It (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $60.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Crushed Pearl is described as a “glimmering pink and silver.” It’s a light champagne with subtle, warm and golden undertones and a metallic finish. This shade slightly emphasize pores, and it was actually the most metallic on the skin. It had good color payoff, though it wasn’t as smooth to work with as the other three shades–slightly powdery. I didn’t have any trouble blending or diffusing it out on the skin, and it didn’t give an ashy or chalky result either. The powder lasted for eight hours. Cle de Peau Bal Masque (LE, $120.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Craze (-, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tarte Stunner (P, $28.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Scrumptious (LE, $8.00) is darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Tarte Stunner (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Pink Beige (P, $24.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Sephora Dusk (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit Gleam
Gleam
Gleam
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Hard Candy
Hard Candy
Hard Candy
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Mimosa
Mimosa
Mimosa
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Starburst
Starburst
Starburst
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Crushed Pearl
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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