Anastasia Beverly Hills // Glow Kit - Sweets & Moon Child
I can barely keep up with all these new product releases! It's been a flurry! I've begun seeing previews of holiday limited edition products that I'll have to start saving for, so I'm trying to be a bit more selective. But when I saw these new kits from Anastasia Beverly Hills, I did not pass Go; I did not collect $200; I went straight to highlighter heaven.
I love love love the other three Glow Kits that I have. Surprisingly there seems to be a shade for every occasion in them all. I was sure either the Sun Dipped or That Glow would end up too dark, or Gleam would have too many pinky, frosty colors for me. But no, they're all amazing, all work well and not necessarily on the cheeks for just highlighting. I've been using them all over, even powdering over lipstick for a satiny shimmer.
This Sweets palette is no different. It's definitely less "natural" than the others with less conventional colors and more iridescence in all the shades. But they're fun, and if used with discretion (doubt it), can be pulled off for any occasion.
The formula is just as smooth and buttery as the others and they're very very pigmented and blend so easily. I'm head over heels for Marshmallow and Butterscotch.
Both Sassy Grape and Taffy are a little different for me, but I can definitely see using Taffy as eyeshadow. I am beyond giddy for all these flavors!
Now, this Moonchild palette is really the psychedelic cool sister of the Glow Kit family. She's a different size and shape with 6 smaller pans vs the 4 larger pans. At first I was annoyed that they weren't all the same size. I like when the look pretty all together. But, I do like this format better. I doubt I'll ever hit pan on those larger ones, so to have 6 options vs. 4 is... the more the better!
All of these colors have the most amazing iridescent color shift going on. To look at them in the pan is so deceiving! I really didn't know what to expect, and they all seemed a little flat and tired looking. But to swatch them all... I was literally jumping up and down.
This is clearly a family of highlighters that needs to live and breath together. They're pretty much the same highlighter, but with a different shift of color. I was bummed when I missed out on Jeffree Star's Skin Frost update, and now I don't feel like I need them. I think all my highlighting dreams have come true with these two new palettes. Thank you, ABH!!