Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “shimmery bronze hue.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Maybelline Molten Gold (P, $9.99) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Becca Opal (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). NARS Salé (-, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Hourglass Lucent Strobe Light (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Frosted (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Heat Wave (LE, $45.00) is lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $26.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Reflects Gilt (Top) (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Bubbly (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (P, $33.00) is warmer (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew You (P, $44.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P, )(95% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $33.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior #003 (P, $56.00) is cooler (95% similar). Laura Mercier Addiction (P, $44.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty Twilight (-, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ciate Celestial (P, $29.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cover FX Moonlight (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Golden Flower Crown (P, $4.99) is lighter (90% 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. So Hollywood had good color payoff that was mostly opaque but could be applied with a lighter hand for sheerer coverage or blended out for less intense color/finish. It has a high-shine finish that looks nearly metallic on the skin, so this is a formula best suited for someone who likes a bold highlight. I was surprised, but it didn’t emphasize pores for me; almost like it was so reflective that the pores appeared smoother as a result. The texture was soft, smooth, and didn’t feel dry or dusty, while the wear was eight hours for me.

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Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

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Anastasia Starlight Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator