Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit
Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit

Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit ($40.00 for 1.04 oz.) includes four sparkling, metallic highlighters in a cardboard palette. It’s new and limited edition, and it is also exclusive to the brand’s website. As you might expect with the Glow Kit, it’s not for someone who only likes a subtle highlighter; it is most suitable for someone who likes bright, bold, sparkling, and/or metallic highlighters. For some skin tones, three of the four shades may also work as luminous blushes. Sassy Grape and Butterscotch have larger sparkle/glittery flecks in them, while Marshmallow and Taffy are smoother and have a finer shimmer overall. All four shades were pretty pigmented, wore for eight to nine hours, and were blendable on the skin, but all four did emphasize the texture of my skin; Marshmallow I could apply without emphasis if I was careful, but the other three still added texture to the skin even when applied sheer.

As a note, two shades–Sassy Grape and Butterscotch–showed part of the powder lifting away from the edges. I dropped my palette a few times onto hardwood from 2-3 feet, and it didn’t seem to get any worse; then I pressed the powder together with my fingers and repeated dropping it, and they didn’t re-separate. However, I have seen almost a dozen photos of people receiving their Sweets kit with shades entirely broken (often Butterscotch, sometimes Sassy Grape or both). From what I have read, nobody has had an issue with Anastasia replacing and resending a palette.

Marshmallow is a bright, white gold with a cooler, whitish base and warmer, pale gold shimmer. It had good color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that was soft without being too loose in the pan. It worked well with feathery brushes like a fan brush as well as more traditional blush or highlighter brushes. The color wore well for eight hours on me. Huda Beauty Santorini (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is more muted (95% similar). Becca Pearl Flashes Gold (LE, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora Stardust (01) (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Zoeva Glowing Still (P, ) is brighter (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Starlight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Ibiza (Left) (P, $44.00) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Subsolar (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is darker, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Chanel Camelia de Plumes (LE, $76.00) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Stole the Show (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). Anastasia Summer (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sassy Grape is a medium, pinky-plum with warm undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. The pigmentation was mostly opaque, while the texture was metallic and highly reflective on the skin. It did emphasize my skin’s natural texture noticeably when worn all-over the cheeks, and when I tried it as a barely-there highlighter, I still had a little bit of emphasis, but it was not as noticeable. The powder itself was looser in the pan, though soft and blendable. It wore well for eight hours on me. Becca Amethyst Flashes Geode (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Wild Rose (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (95% similar). Physicians Formula Rose (P, $11.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Blonde (LE, $33.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NARS Adoration (Left) (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Botanic Dream (P, $4.99) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Starlight (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Iced (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunset Glow (LE, $48.00) is warmer (85% similar). Makeup Revolution All I Think About is You (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Sunrise Glow (P, $48.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Starlight (P, $52.00) is warmer (80% similar). Makeup Revolution Loved Me the Best (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Butterscotch is a bright, light-medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. This shade has a very intense, reflective finish on the skin with barely any product as it is very pigmented. It has some noticeable sparkle that sits on the skin, and the more metallic finish paired with the denser, thicker consistency overall did result in emphasis of pores/skin texture for me. I think that it does reflect so much light that the emphasis wasn’t as noticeable as you might expect it to be. The color wore well for eight and a half hours on me before fading. Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn (P, $5.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia White Sand (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Authentic (LE, $28.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Midnight Sun (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Seychelles (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Huda Beauty Fiji (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Kiss (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Ablaze (Highlight) (P, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 13 Ivory (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Huda Beauty Azores (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Burberry The Runway Palette (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Like to Watch (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Becca Prosecco Pop (P, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). NARS Crique (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Gold (LE, $46.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Taffy is a slightly muted, medium-dark rosy copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had rich color payoff with a smooth, blendable texture that felt almost cream-like to the touch. Though it wasn’t as sparkly as Butterscotch, it had a high-shine finish that reflected a lot of light and had some mild emphasis of skin texture/pores on my skin. This shade lated for almost nine hours before fading. MAC Light Year (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Edward Bess Ciao (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Valley Girl (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (90% similar). Maybelline Barely Pink (202) (LE, $8.99) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Peachtwist (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Cheek Studio III (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Laura Geller Pink Grapefruit (P, $28.00) is warmer (85% similar). Tarte Muse (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). J. Cat Beauty Pink Goddess (-, $9.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Viseart Highlight #2 (P, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Looxi Beauty Venom (P, $7.50) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Laura Mercier RosΓ© (LE, $42.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit Sweets
Sweets
Sweets
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
92%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Marshmallow
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
91%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Sassy Grape
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Butterscotch
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
4.5
Application
90%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Taffy
Taffy
Taffy
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
97%
Total
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Anastasia Marshmallow Highlighter
Anastasia Marshmallow Highlighter

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Anastasia Sassy Grape Highlighter
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Anastasia Sassy Grape Highlighter

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Anastasia Butterscotch Highlighter
Anastasia Butterscotch Highlighter

Anastasia Butterscotch Highlighter
Anastasia Butterscotch Highlighter

Anastasia Butterscotch Highlighter
Anastasia Butterscotch Highlighter

Anastasia Taffy Highlighter
Anastasia Taffy Highlighter

Anastasia Taffy Highlighter
Anastasia Taffy Highlighter

Anastasia Taffy Highlighter
Anastasia Taffy Highlighter