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). 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. Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $54.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Global Glow (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Electric Slide (LE, $8.00) is lighter (90% similar). Becca Topaz (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is lighter, more muted (85% similar). Anastasia So Hollywood (P, $28.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, lighter, brighter (85% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is lighter (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. 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). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.