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). Urban Decay Twilight (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Urban Decay Fireball (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is lighter (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Pink Glow #4 (LE, $55.00) is lighter, brighter (85% 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). Stila Bronze (LE) is more shimmery (95% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $48.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (DC, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). 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. Becca Rose Quartz (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $22.00) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Pink Champagne (LE) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Streak Highlighter (P) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals The Five Star Treatment (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is darker (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Highlighter (Softcore) (LE, $55.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations (LE, $2.99) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sleek MakeUP Ecliptic (P) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). 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). Urban Decay Craze (LE) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Starlight (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% 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). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit
Anastasia Gleam Glow Kit

Anastasia Hard Candy Highlighter
Anastasia Hard Candy Highlighter

Anastasia Hard Candy Highlighter
Anastasia Hard Candy Highlighter

Anastasia Hard Candy Highlighter
Anastasia Hard Candy Highlighter

Anastasia Mimosa Highlighter
Anastasia Mimosa Highlighter

Anastasia Mimosa Highlighter
Anastasia Mimosa Highlighter

Anastasia Mimosa Highlighter
Anastasia Mimosa Highlighter

Anastasia Starburst Highlighter
Anastasia Starburst Highlighter

Anastasia Starburst Highlighter
Anastasia Starburst Highlighter

Anastasia Starburst Highlighter
Anastasia Starburst Highlighter

Anastasia Crushed Pearl Highlighter
Anastasia Crushed Pearl Highlighter

Anastasia Crushed Pearl Highlighter
Anastasia Crushed Pearl Highlighter

Anastasia Crushed Pearl Highlighter
Anastasia Crushed Pearl Highlighter

Make-Up Look

On face:

  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes

On eyes:

  • Anastasia Surface of the Sun Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Wine Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Truffle Glitter Eyeshadow
  • Anastasia Chocolate Eyeshadow
  • Sephora Blue Suede Shoess Eyeliner
  • Anastasia Icy Eyeshadow

On lips:

  • Tom Ford James Lips & Boys Lipstick
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