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.

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Anastasia Sweets Glow Kit
Anastasia Glow Kit Sweets
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
92%
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MAC Bright Response Blush

MAC Bright Response Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as a “vibrant clean orange [with a Frost finish].” It’s a light-medium, tangerine orange with warm, yellow undertones paired with a frosted, golden shimmer. Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Esoteric (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). MAC Solar Ray (LE, $27.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Surratt Beauty Flamme (P, $32.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Taj Mahal (P, $30.00) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Becca Tigerlily (P, $34.00) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Bright Response Blush
MAC Powder Blush (Small) Bright Response
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Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
94%

Clinique Nude Glow Uplighting Illuminating Powder

Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder ($27.00 for 0.33 oz.) is a light-medium peach with warm, orange undertones and a soft, luminous sheen. NYX Narcissistic (P, $9.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Glow Rida (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Highly Waisted (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Norman Parkinson (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Equinox (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). Urban Decay Aura (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Moonlight (P) is more shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Brilliant Sunset (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Clinique Nude Glow Up-Lighting Illuminating Powder
Clinique Uplighting Illuminating Powder Nude Glow
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Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
90%

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Three of the shades have a slight duochrome (very subtle–I think it works on cheeks, but it’s hard to capture in a still photo), while the other three are more consistent in color all the way through. I think it’s a really intriguing, versatile palette for those who like to experiment with color and layering with various blushes and bronzers. Anastasia does indicate this palette can be used on eyes as well (the other Glow Kits mention face and body but not eyes), so that may be an alternative use for some. The biggest issue I had with the palette was that some shades were a little drier/looser in the pan, and of course, these are sparkly and metallic, so they can emphasize pores, depending on how much you apply.

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Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit
Anastasia Glow Kit Moonchild
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Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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MAC Bright Pink Blush

MAC Bright Pink Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “intense fuchsia pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). Viseart Rose #3 (P) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry (02) (LE, $42.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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MAC Bright Pink Blush
MAC Powder Blush (Small) Bright Pink
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Makeup Geek Covet Blush

Makeup Geek Covet Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm undertones and a barely-there golden sheen. MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Ravish (P, $55.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Rouge Profond (320) (P, $45.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Dazzled (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Flush'd (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Covet Blush
Makeup Geek Blush Covet
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%