Anastasia Dream Glow Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit
Anastasia Dream Glow Kit

Dream

Anastasia Dream Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.96 oz.) includes six, sparkling highlighters, which were described as a “buildable, metallic-lustre formula” that has “multi-dimensional sparkle.” If you do not like glitter or sparkle, this will not be the palette for you as all six shades are chocked full of it! On the other hand, if you like duochromes and sparkles, then this palette may be right up your alley. They have stronger, more metallic finishes and sparkles and flecks of glitter that are visible on the skin.

It’s a fun set of shades, but I think creating trios or duos of these shades would have been more useful. Most of the shades were semi-opaque or greater in “coverage,” which sometimes came from a mix of base color and sparkle and others were more concentrated in the form of sparkles/sheen. I definitely saw that they did not have any strong white base that some duochrome highlighters have, which the brand worked to minimize in order to make the shades more workable across more skin tones.


01/05

Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Wish Highlighter Powder

Wish

Wish is a soft peach with warm, yellow undertones paired with pink and gold sparkle over a metallic finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and lightly creamy with good adhesion and blendability on my cheeks. It had good pigmentation, and if one wanted to build it up, they’d need a lighter touch or less-dense brush (I used a tapered highlighter brush with it for photos). The highlighter wore well for nine hours with minimal fallout over time.

01/05

Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Unicorn Highlighter Powder

Unicorn

Unicorn is a bright, pinky-lavender with warm undertones and a sparkling finish. The shimmer shifted between pink and lavender, and it often appeared like a slightly cool-toned lavender on my cheeks. It had medium, buildable coverage, and the more I applied, the more sparkly and intense the finish became as well. The powder had a denser consistency, but I didn’t have any issues picking up product and getting it to adhere to my skin. It stayed on nicely for eight and a half hours with little fallout/movement from the sparkles.

01/05

Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Magic Highlighter Powder

Magic

Magic is a cool, beige base with pink and gold sparkles. I found that it looked very similar to Ethereal applied to the face just less violet-based; deeper skin tones may see the shift and difference in color tones more. The texture was smooth to the touch, more densely packed in the pan, and I felt like a denser brush worked best for picking up a good amount of product and dispersing it evenly on my cheekbones. This particular shade didn’t emphasize my skin’s natural texture and had more sparkle than shine in its finish. It wore well for eight and a half hours with minimal shimmer migration over time.

01/05

Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Ethereal Highlighter Powder

Ethereal

Ethereal is a pale, lavender base with cool undertones paired with lavender-to-blue shifting sparkle. It had a metallic shine and a sparkly finish on the skin, though it was one of the least sparkly shades in the palette. The consistency was denser without any fall out, but I needed a denser brush to pickup product evenly for good transfer to my cheeks. It applied well and blended out with little effort. This shade lasted for eight and a half hours on me with very minimal shimmer migration over time.

01/05

Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Sunshine Highlighter Powder

Sunshine

Sunshine is a bright, light gold with warm, yellow undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It had nearly opaque pigmentation that applied evenly to bare skin and blended out with little effort. The texture was dense but lightly creamy and was easier to work with than most of the other shades in the palette with more feathery brushes or a lighter touch. Though it was quite metallic, it stopped just shy of emphasizing my skin’s natural texture. This shade stayed on well for almost nine hours with little sparkle migration.

01/05

Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder
Anastasia Regal Highlighter Powder

Regal

Regal is a soft peach with warm, yellow undertones and gold and pink sparkle. It had a stronger, more metallic sheen due to the base color having greater pigmentation. It accentuated my skin’s natural texture slightly, though I felt like it was hard to detect in person as the light reflected so strongly off the area. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable but still would work best with a slightly denser brush or heavier hand for even pick up of product. It lasted well for nine hours and had just a little bit of migration of the sparkles over time.

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Anastasia Glow Kit $40.00/0.96 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Tarte Rainforest of the Sea Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • NABLA Soul Blooming Eyeshadow Palette
  • Marc Jacobs Beauty Out of the Blue Highliner
On lips:
  • Anastasia Nude Matte Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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I really like using the shades in the KVD alchemist palette as eyeshadow toppers, do you think I could use these in the same way?

I didn’t see anything about these being for the eyes. The sparkle/glitter used in them may not be eye-safe.

This is nuts! And great value! I’m quite tempted even though I don’t know when I would have occasion to use these.

WOW. Wish and Unicorn alone are enough to convince me to get this. I used to be against glitter in any of my products, but I honestly think all of these are so gorgeous that I’m willing to bend my rules a little bit. I hope I can grab this beauty soon!

I have to say how pleased I am that ABH created a palette full of duochrome highlighters without a white base for those of us who are on the darker end of medium up through deep skintones! I do love this palette for that! However, it does seem as though a few shades appear redundant. Still not a deal-breaker for me personally. But I do wonder whether they’ll show greater differences between shades on my summertime NC40 / Fenty 290 skintone.

Ethereal and Magic unfortunately come out nearly identical on everyone I’ve tried it on (as usual this ranges from me as KVD L41/2 and Fenty 100 to NC-35, NW-45, NC-25, NW-50, and a few others). So those two sadly read the same on the lightest AND darkest I tested it on. That annoyed me as I was hoping to at least have them look different enough on dark skin to make the repetition worth it.

Sadly it was north worth it. Extra bummer too because I feel like that color in particular is widely available whereas the others in the palette are more unique (like Sunshine may be a light gold, but the lavender tones to it make it a more unique one). The formula is amazing. IMO it’s better formula wise than both Moonchild and Aurora and I love both of those. But the fact that two colors are virtually indistinguishable sucks and dampened my enjoyment.

Apparently these still aren’t great on deep skin tones. I stumbled across a review by The Plastic Boy on YouTube, and Unicorn was the only one he thought didn’t look ashy on his skin. I gotta wonder how many black people actually work in R&D at ABH.

Glow Kits aren’t really my thing and I have enough sparkle in my life lol, but I LOVE that Claudia/ABH specifically designed and formulated this palette for deeper skin. The shades really do look beautiful on the people of color modeling them; the multicolor shimmer is so pretty!

Between Moonchild and Aurora, I definitely won’t be needing this! Looks like it could be a good option for those who want to play around with colorful highlighters but are looking for the color to be more subtle, though.

What a fun palette! If I liked glitter on my face I’d snap this up in a heartbeat! I’m glad they made these shades without the white base so it works well for more skintones!

It’s pretty I’m kinda over duochrome for the most part.

I have moon child and aurora which I never really use. It will be interesting to see if it goes on sale.

This is very pretty. I’m a sucker for shiny, glittery things. But I have too many highlighter palettes and that is one of the reasons I’m on a no buy. Otherwise I would be very tempted.

Even though they look so distinctly different in the pan, aside from Unicorn they actually look kind of similar on the face

These glow kits are just not for me

I ordered this from Ulta this evening.It just launched on their website today and I had 15 dollars off of a 50 dollar purchase plus a bonus 35 piece beauty bag with purchase so it ended up being a great buy👌🏼I have all the Glow Kits except the Sugar Glow Kit because it only had that one new shade. I have been hearing wonderful things about this and you sealed the deal Christine!! It is so beautiful🌈✨

Here’s a tip: apply the purple/pinky highlighter on top of cheek bones. Apply so that it is intense. Then pat translucent or very light coverage power over it with sponge. It’s fabulous! Looks you’re glowing from within. Play around with intensity to get just the right level.

This is so pretty! Not for me since I have my wild highlighters already, but it’s so gorgeous to look at.

It looks fab but I won’t get it.

I have several glow kits already, plus Ultimate and Aurora and I ended up giving away the Nicole Guerriero kit because of the glitter. I like the BH Cosmetics Spotlight palette a lot and the JS 24K palette is also getting a bit of a workout from me lately.

I hope this isn’t a dumb question, but will this be permanent? I’m assuming yes, right? I’ve never felt a desire to own any of the other Glow Kits because I wasn’t attracted to the colors, but this one is calling to me! I don’t own any highlighters like any of these, plus these just look so nice and fun for the summer.

It’s limited edition! You’ll find whether it’s permanent or limited edition (if I know) on the Glosover.

This palette has my name all over it. Too bad the ingredients (silicone) will prevent me from purchasing it. Guess it’s easier to stick to a no-buy.

Christine, how would you compare Anastasia’s Unicorn to Pretty Vulgar’s Lilac Lust Shimmering Swan Highlighter? Which would prefer for Lilac Lust Shimmering Swan Highlighter for a unique highlight color?

Hi Nicole,

You can compare any two shades using “Compare Any Two,” which is found on this page and just about every page of Temptalia as well as on the Swatch Gallery! 🙂 This means you can get your answer immediately instead of waiting for my stupidly slow self, lol!

https://www.temptalia.com/side-by-side/?sbs_1_search=Anastasia+Unicorn&sbs_1=343588&sbs_2_search=Pretty+Vulgar+Lilac+Lust&sbs_2=334410

They’re totally different, so it’s really a personal preference because they have a different effect on the skin, especially dependent on your skin tone.

I purchased this, but I think I’m going to return it. While I was swatching it, I noticed that Magic and Ethereal looked exactly the same on me. Also, I can remember if it’s Regal or Sunshine that look quite similar to Wish as well. ABH could have done a trio or 4-pan for this because I feel like there are dupes within the palette for other shades.

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