Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “warm, rose gold.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with lighter gold and pink shimmer paired with a frosted finish. Milani Coral Beams #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $34.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Hunny Slope (LE, $36.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $34.00) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Angelique (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Kill (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Colour Pop Tock (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Kosas Papaya 1972 (High Intensity) (Highlighter) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Must Have It (LE, $34.00) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Pumpkin Spice Latte (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sydney Grace Pumpkin Spice Latte (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Just in time for fall, Anastasia has a powder highlighter available in four shades (I will review all of them). The formula is supposed to “impart a lit-from-within glow,” and they are a pressed, powder highlighter that is similar to products like MAC In Extra Dimension, NARS Dual Intensity Blush, Estee Lauder Gelee, and so forth. Peach Nectar had intense color payoff where a little went a long way. This was the only one of the four that I felt like emphasized pores ever-so-slightly on my skin, particularly after a few hours of wear. The texture was finely-milled, smooth, and blendable on the skin, and I had no trouble applying it or getting color out of the pan. On me, the highlighter (well, highlightling blush on me) wore well for eight hours before fading.

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Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Starlight Illuminator
Anastasia Starlight Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

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Makeup Look
On face:
  • Guerlain Parure Gold
  • Urban Decay Naked Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Sephora Welcome to My Loft Eyeliner
On lips:
  • Charlotte Tilbury Amazing Grace Matte Revolution Lipstick
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Hi Christine!
Do you think this comes close to Dior’s Amber Diamond in terms of colour and subtly of the shimmer? I keep checking the dupe list every few months to see if anyone provided a dupe for Amber Diamond, but nothing comes up. Can you think of one?
Have a great weekend!

Is it possible to pop these highlighters out of the packaging and pop it into the ABH contour kit? Or is there any news that these new highlighters will be released as a contour kit refill? I would love to replace the highlighter from my kit with one of these new highlighters.

I’m set on yesterday’s Riviera, so I’ll have to pass this one up I think! But this one is also a stunner, I believe Anastasia hit this highlighter line out of the ballpark! I could really see Peach Necter working extremely well on deeper skintones, especially NC42/ NW35 and up. That would be so GORGEOUS!!!

Again this is gorgeous and really compliments your complexion Christine. I think it might be too peachy for me, but I definitely love this range. It is one of the best I have seen

All of these illuminators from Anastasia are so beautiful! I almost ordered Starlight but now I’m glad I didn’t. If the Becca illuminators are less shimmery, there’s no way I’d feel comfortable applying one of these. (But… they’re SO pretty!)

I think all of them are pretty. Nothing for me though. This last one would be a disastrous blush for me, far too warm and making my face look like the surface of the moon, or even worse. I don’t have anything against the moon, but I don’t want to look like it! 😉

These highlighters are killing me! They just keep getting more beautiful. My noticeable pores aren’t in a spot I’d put highlighter but right in the sweet spot I have a patch of texture that can really ruin a look. Do you think this one would emphasize that? Its only on one side and just two little scars but with the wrong product :::shivers::: it looks baaad.

I don’t think it would, but saying that, do you feel like most highlighters emphasize or only really OTT ones? If it is the former, I might stay away.

Thank you for the help!! For the most part highlighters don’t emphasize those #@!/ scars but the really super shiny ones make them look like spotlights on a cavern!! It’s not even one of those things that feel like a big deal but nobody else would notice. They are noticeable when lit up alright!

Jeezuz, this one’s just all sorts of wrong *ugh* Directly onto my ‘do not purchase under any circumstances, not even obscene drunkenness’ list.

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