Since Anastasia Bev Hills and Norvina intend on making me bankrupt with their releases of Glow Kits, I thought I’d make this review about the OG kits – That Glow and Gleam for a point of reference.
Each set comes with 4 pans set into glossy, hard cardboard packaging. It has a flap top and comes in a jacket cover which I took off as soon as I got it and haven’t put it back on since.
“That Glow” is in a warm, bronze packaging which reflects the inside colours whilst “Gleam” is in a cool, blue toned packaging which reflects the cooler tones inside. The name “Glow Kit” and “Anastasia Beverly Hills” are embossed into the front. The back lists all the ingredient information and the colours.
The pan size is actually quite big. Highlight is something I only use a sweep of so these pans will last me a while, if not, FOREVER!
Like the contour kits, the pans are removable. As they are also magnetic, I can put them in my Z Palette along with a few eyeshadows and a contour shade for a travel palette.
This palette was marketed towards tan-darker skinned people but I don’t believe it should be limited to just that. There is one shade in particular – Sunburst – that is far too yellow and light to work on my skin tone, but I have seen lighter skin tones complementing it.
Gleam is said to be for lighter skin tones as it has pale colours with pink tones. I personally love this palette. The only pink-ish highlighter I had used before was the Bobbi Brown Brick in Rose and loved it as a blush topper. However, most of these shades also work as a silver-pink highlight.
GLEAM: Starburst, Crushed Pearl, Mimosa & Hard Candy
THAT GLOW: Bubbly, Dripping In Gold, Golden Bronze & Sunburst
Compared to the individual highlighters:
The Glow Kits are a lot softer and finer than the individual highlighters which are a bit more chunky and glittery – perf for the glam days! The individual shades are more iridescent but the Glow Kit shades still give a nice, soft glow.
I purchased these as a pre-order off the Beauty Bay website. Each palette cost $68 which works out to be around $17 per highlight shade (7.4g) which is more than reasonable to me! The ABH Single highlighters are a lot dearer at USD$28 which is about $37 each.
Overall, these highlighters are so so soft and give the perfect natural hilight which can also be built up to be glam! love, Love, LOVE!