I purchased this as soon as it was released on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website along with the Soft Glam palette (click for review). I really should have waited until it was released on Beautylish to avoid the ridiculous $17.95 USD shipping fee I had to pay…….ughh the first world problems of a makeup addict. This highlighter can now be purchased from Beautylish for $28 USD.
The highlighter comes in cute black and rose gold packaging with stars embossed on the front. Inside the product has been poured in the shape of waves which gives it that multi toned appearance.
The shade of this highlighter is a yellow gold with no visible glitter particles. It is a thin powder which has a beautiful sophisticated golden sheen that seems to sink into the skin. When you dip a brush into the pan there is no powder kick up whatsoever. The highlighter is versatile as it wore well as eyeshadow, eyeshadow topper or inner corner highlight.
Final thoughts are that the yellow gold shade is nothing new or original but the formula is different to other highlighters in my collection. I have heard this is the same formula as an older ABH highlighter, but I don’t have any in my collection to investigate this claim myself. The price at $28 USD is pretty reasonable in my opinion, check out my review on the Tom Ford Sheer Highlighting Duo for an obscenely priced highlighter!
Overall I rate this product 8/10.
Are you going to grab this highlighter? Let me know in the comments! xxx
I did not even attempt to wait for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam palette to be released in Australia or on my trusty Beautylish, I ordered it and the Amrezy Highlighter directly from the ABH website the day it was released, happily accepting the ridiculous $17 USD shipping fee to Australia. The Soft Glam palette can be purchased directly from Anastasia Beverly Hills for $42 USD plus shipping.
I’m sure there are already a tonne of reviews on this palette so I will try and keep this short and sweet. The palette has the same velvet like covering as Modern Renaissance, which is a pale mustard colour…..it’s not the nicest colour I have ever seen.
The palette contains fourteen shades consisting of nine mattes and five shimmers, two of which are glitters. Three shades; Tempera; Burnt Orange; and Cyprus Umber are repeats from the Modern Renaissance palette.
Full disclosure, I applied the Nars Eye base primer before using these shadow as it is what I do every time I do my makeup. These shadows have great pigment and I had no trouble blending them out. The black shade, Noir, is not the blackest shade I have ever used but I don’t suit dark eye looks so this does not bother me. Like the Modern Renaissance palette, you only need to dip into the mattes softly otherwise they will kick up powder. The shimmer shades applied well with a finger, and intensity could be increased with MAC fix plus sprayed on a brush before you dip in. The two glitter shimmer shades applied well with the above methods mentioned but did have a little fallout, which could probably be remedied with some glitter glue (I did not have any on hand to test this).
I love the shade selection in this palette, especially the shimmer shades. I did not mind the repeated shades from Modern Renaissance as this palette is still different enough for me to justify owning both. To be honest I prefer the shades in the Soft Glam palette to Modern Renaissance but this is personal preference. The quality is the same as Modern Renaissance for those of you who are worried Soft Glam may be a Subculture repeat.
Overall I rate this palette a 8.5/10
I would love to hear your thoughts on this palette 💕xxxxx