ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – GLOW KIT
I finally got my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit. This is one of those products I really have desired since it came out but waited to order until I had read what people thought about it. I read more pros than cons about it, so that’s why it’s here with me now 😉 . The first thing you notice is the lovely product presentation, you really can’t keep your hands from those glowy shades.The quality is great, the shadows are really compact, they’re not too powdery, and each shade weights 4,5 grams. The palette gives you a lot of product.
The glow kit really lives up to its name, it’s very glowy and shiny! I bought it since I don’t have many highlighters. I just have a few, a bit less glittery than these once, so I’m really glad I got it in order to complete my collection. These highlighters are metallic, both glittery and shimmery, and the result you get on the skin once applied is amazing, you really feel luminous. If you don’t exaggerate you can easily use these highlighters also for daytime. I would recommend to use them more intensely for special makeups and evening makeups. On me I find that the highlighters last good during the day, they do fade away a little bit but after many hours. For example I applied them this morning at seven setting everything with a makeup setting spray, and now it’s almost two o’clock in the afternoon and I notice that a bit of the highlighting is gone. But at the same time I think it’s kind of normal, I didn’t overdo the hightighting this morning, so I’m sure if you add more product the duration will be longer.
The price is €55, a bit pricey, and in my opinion it should cost a bit less, but if you think about that each shade cost around €9 the price makes sense. It’s a fair price.
(The only thing that makes me a bit disappointed with a few of these products from ABH is that they’re made in China…like this one… It doesn’t mean that the quality and the production controls are bad but as you know the production costs are much lower than if made elsewhere…I just hope they’ve high production standards…)
Here under you can see the swatches in sunlight and in daylight. I’ll try to create a look using this kit as soon as possible.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – PRO PENCIL
I also ordered this Pro Pencil in Base 1, which is for light to medium skin tones. As written on it you can use this Pro Pencil as an eye shadow and lip primer, to prevent feathering of color, and as a color corrector to conceal blemishes, dark circles and flaws. I’ll mainly use it to highlight under the eyebrows, but you can also use it to cover brow hairs as they grow back in and for highlighting on face and neck. It’s a convenient product since it does the work of 5 products in one pencil. You do not get much product but for the use I’ll do I’m sure it’ll last for a while. I just tried it out this morning and it really makes the highlighting under the eyebrows easy, once applied just blend it out with a brush and you’re done. The cost for this pencil is €16,20.
ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – BROW WIZ
I also ordered other two of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz, one in color Blonde and one in color Soft Brown. I’ve been using the color Taupe since two years and for me that’s the perfect shade. This Blonde shade also works great for me, specially when I want to have a bit lighter look, for example in the beginning of the eyebrows. The color Soft Brown I needed to complete my freelance kit, I’ll use this one for clients. The Brow Wiz pencil is really my favorite brow product, it makes it so easy to draw and fill in your eyebrows and the result is beautiful and natural.
SIGMA – B12 BENT LINER
Last but not least I got myself this fantastic liner brush. I just have to say WOW, beacuse finally Sigma made a fabulous brush for eyeliner application! I love how its bent and that the tip is so precise. I know I’m going to love this liner brush!