For todays post I’m reviewing the popular Sugar Glowkit by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I believe this is their newest highlighter palette, which is also limited edition. This is my first time trying ABH highlighters, and I understand why so many love it. You get 4 different shades in this palette, whereas 3 of the shades have been released previously. So, the only “new” shade you’ll get is “Gumdrop”. Each of the shades weighs 7.4 g/0.26 oz each, and I find them to be relatively large, especially considering how little product you’ll be needing. I don’t find it necessary to swirl my brush into the pan, just a light tap and I’m good to go. All the pans can be taken out and put into a Z-palette as the pans are made of metal. They’re very easy to take out and put back in.
Price: 520 DKK/40 USD. The price difference is quite dramatic, and I honestly feel like the price in Denmark is really pushing it. There for I would recommend my Danish readers, those who are interested, to buy the Glow Kit online e.g. Beautybay.
Packaging: The palette has a beautiful, shimmery, pink, ombre effect to it. The lettering is written in gold letters, as well as having the brand logo on the front. There is also an outer sleeve to protect the palette. There is also a plastic protector on the inside. On the back you’ll find ingredients for each shade as well as a small description of the glow kit. The palette feels quite heavy and sturdy. It’s a cardboard packaging that has a magnetic close. I know ABH doesn’t add mirrors inside their palettes, but I really think they should add one as I find there’s room enough.
Marshmallow: I was a bit worried about this shade, as it looked quite pale and icy. But once I applied and swatched it, it appeared to be a light gold with warm undertones. The consistency is very smooth and pigmented, which goes for all the shades. I don’t notice any chunky glitter, but more of a luminous glow.
Gumdrop: This shade really surprised. Because in the pan it appears to be a peachy highlighter, but once I tried it out it was totally different. It looks like a cool, pinky, holographic highlighter. With this shade I immediately noticed the glitter. It’s not chunky, but I definitely notice the glitter particles in it. This shade also required a bit more blending than the others.
Butterscotch: This is a beautiful warm-neutral gold with a metallic finish. This one also has some noticeable shimmers in it. I found all of the shades to be very pigmented, especially this one. I only need the tiniest bit to create a glow. Again, a very smooth formula just like the others.
Starburst: This one is a slightly peachy highlighter, which leans more towards a neutral-cool undertone. I don’t notice any shimmer in it. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like this shade, as I’m more fond of gold highlighters. But the lack of shimmer and the most natural out of the bunch, made me love this shade.
Swatches: These are fingers swatches, that I’ve layered twice to make the shade pop on photo. There is no primer or moisturizer underneath the swatches.
My thoughts: I personally like my highlighters to be subtle and luminous, than being shimmery and blinding. The last two adjectives describe this palette very well. The highlighters are quite pigmented, intense, and they would look gorgeous on photos. But I know I prefer something that is less dramatic. That being said I still use this palette quite often, and it’s one of my current favorites. I usually just use the shades that aren’t too shimmery, and lightly tap my fan brush in the highlighters. Other days I like to layer some of them. One the best part is, I can use all of the shades on my light/medium skin tone, which means I’ll get good use out of each pan.
Disclaimer: This product was gifted to me. All thoughts & opinions are my own. Links in this post are not affiliate links.