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Alison's Reviews

Blue Moon

Anastasia
Review posted 1 year ago
product

Does not fade, and great pigmentation in one swipe (I use the Makeup Geek face highlighting brush). In fact, you will need to be careful not to overdo it!

Highly-pigmented
Smooth
Blendable
Easy-to-apply
Long-wearing
Travel-friendly

Pink Heart

Anastasia
Review posted 1 year ago
product

Fades slightly after 5 hours, but not as much as other shades. Very iridescent, and seems to be more pigmented than other shades. Love it!

Buildable
Blendable
Easy-to-apply
Fades
Luminous
Travel-friendly

Moonchild

Anastasia
Review posted 1 year ago
palette

I love this palette! I can't think of more than one or two other brands currently selling highlighters in "unnatural" shades, and none have the range of shades that this single palette does, so I feel this product is unique and I could justify the splurge even though I have plenty of other excellent highlighters. I'm blown away by how beautiful the shades are (see them in person! Computer monitors and Snapchat photos don't do them justice!). The formula is buttery and applies very evenly. The shades with larger glitter kick up more product when swiped with a brush, but do not come off as powdery on the skin. A couple, but not all, of the shades have issues with fading slightly after about 5 hours, but the palette is travel-friendly so I just touch up real quick. (FYI: My skin leans dry, and I apply highlighter over the top of HD powder as the very last step in my routine.) Somehow, surprisingly, these shades are wearable, even and especially the blue shades--I've received compliments from both men and women. I think because people are not used to seeing and don't expect unnatural shades on cheeks, and most people do not look too closely, the blue and green shades trick the eye, and honestly, the impression you come away with is it looks kinda natural. Overall I'm delighted with this purchase; this is probably my favorite highlighter purchase I've ever made (and I have tried a fair cross-section of price points and brands).

Buildable
Easy-to-apply
Great-value
Travel-friendly

Purple Horseshoe

Anastasia
Review posted 1 year ago
product

I find it so interesting that Christine didn't like this one so much, because it's my favorite shade in the palette! It does have some larger glitter but with the intense duotone the glitter works. I do not have any problems with fading with this shade (unlike a couple other shades in the palette). Overall, while a purple highlight may not be for everyone, and is not necessarily the most appropriate for a formal office setting, for my job at the grocery store and going to school, shades like this suit me! It's hard to explain, but this shade is not subtle, but it's still wearable. I love it!

Buildable
Blendable
Easy-to-apply
Luminous
Travel-friendly

Lucky Clover

Anastasia
Review posted 1 year ago
product

Fades after 5 hours, so I do a quick touch-up. I don't worry about these shades breaking, and the palette is smaller than the other ABH Glow Kits so it's travel-friendly. See this one in person, the duotone is gorgeous! And, to my surprise, green highlight is wearable!

Buildable
Blendable
Easy-to-apply
Fades
Luminous
Travel-friendly

Blue Ice

Anastasia
Review posted 1 year ago
product

I've received compliments from both men and women while wearing Blue Ice! The only reason I don't give it a full five stars is it does fade slightly after about 5 hours. I just reapply--the palette is smaller than the other ABH Glow Kits and I don't worry about the products breaking (unlike highlighters by other brands). See this shade in person--Snapchat photos and computer monitors don't do it justice.

Buildable
Blendable
Easy-to-apply
Fades
Luminous

Afterglow Palette

Becca
Review posted 2 years ago
palette

Overall I'm really happy with my purchase - I had been wanting to try the brand in general, especially the highlighters and the blush Wild Honey (the YouTuber Samantha Ravndahl is all about that blush!) and this seemed light a great way to do so, and at a really good price point. The pans are small but using Sephora Highlight Brush #80 I have no problem (that brush is less than an inch in diameter so it can get in there precisely). Christine mentions in her review that the highlighters seem a touch drier in this palette than they do in the stand-alone full-size, and I agree with that assessment based on when I've swatched Becca highlighters in-store. I can't speak to whether that affects performance because again I've only swatched the full-size highlighters on my arms and haven't ever worn them on my face. So the jury is out on that point for me. That all being said, Wild Honey is a really pretty blush that looks natural if you want it to be, but is also buildable. Flowerchild is highly pigmented so you need just a light touch if you want it to look more natural - overall a great product too. Swiping these with a brush can kick up a lot of powder in the pan but that doesn't translate to decreased performance during wear. The highlighters are fantastic. My skin is very light-toned so I only need a little bit of Rose Gold or Topaz, and then blend it out a lot. Moonstone I can wear with very little or no blending, and it's one highlighter that could go day or night - natural if you want it to be, and easily buildable for a stronger highlight.

Buildable
Highly-pigmented
Powdery
Easy-to-apply
Long-wearing
Easy-to-use-product
Great-gift
Great-value
Travel-friendly

Very Black

Maybelline
Review posted 2 years ago

Overall really great mascara - volumizing and soft without flaking or being crispy. One of the few mascaras I've repurchased. I've been using it since high school! So like over 10 years now haha. Would recommend to anyone.

Doesnt-clump
Doesnt-flake
Thickening
Volumizing

Sand Swoon

Colour Pop
Review posted 2 years ago
product

I would like this shade better if it was a little bit more wet. It leans dry which makes it a tiny bit harder to apply over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy than other glittery ColourPop shadows.

Hello

Colour Pop
Review posted 2 years ago
product

I think Christine might have gotten a bad pan of Hello, because mine is a very "wet" cream - it is not dry nor does it pill as she describes her pan. I did not have significant creasing. I think this shade is on par with the quality of ColourPop's other matte shades.