It’s been a while since I’ve purchased a new highlighting palette! Years! So I thought it was about time I try something new I purchased the Anastasia Sun Dipped Glow Kit highlighting palette at Sephora for around $40. It comes with four separate shades with quite a large pan of product.
The product comes in the form of a flip up cover with a paper slip around it. Hopefully, I’ll be able to keep that paper sleeve wrinkle free and pristine. The layout is simple, just four circular pans. I would say that the only draw back would be that it doesn’t have a mirror but that’s definitely not a deal breaker considering all the products with amazing mirrors included (Looking at you, Tarteist Pro Eyeshadow Palette!).
It’s such a smooth texture. It just felt beautiful. It was creamy, soft, and smooth. I literally picked up powder by swirling my finger in a couple of times, and swatched it on my hand. Its like the effect of a cream product being smeared on your had without the feeling of smearing because the powder was so soft!!
The colors are decent and a fairly useful. The shade on the top left corner is Bronzed. It’s an incredibly copper color. I could imaging myself dusting this maybe on my collar bone when I’m incredibly tan. It’s an unbelievably dark color for a highlight. So, I’m not expecting to hit pan on this one. I think I might use it on top of my bronzer but even then, I’ll be applying with an incredibly light hand. I cannot stress enough how copper this color is.
The shade below that is Tourmaline. It’s a dark pink I can use for topping off blush or highlight. It’s like the more concentrated color of the Benefit Watts Up Highlighter I’ve used all these years (absolutely beautiful highlighter and it’s not that I didn’t like what it was anymore but that it was the only one of my makeup products I had never switched up, so I wanted to try a new highlight after all these years).
Top right is Summer, which is the lightest shade in the palette. I’ve been using this color a lot on the bridge of my nose and mixed with the last shade to create the perfect mix for cheek highlight.
Last color is Moonstone which is a lighter version of Tourmaline. I would say that for my skin color it’s the one shade in this palette I can use without doing a little extra (mixing shades, using a light hand, only using when I’m tan, etc ).
I think that for darker skin tones this would be a palette more fit. I should have probably looked more into an Anastasia Glow Kit with lighter shades but I’m still not mad at it because it’s so workable. On a day where my look is just contour, bronzer, and the overall tan summer look I think would be perfect for the shade Bronzed. I’m one of those people who likes a noticeable bronze contour on my cheeks. A lot of people like it blended to the point where it just looks like shadow on your face and I don’t know why but a noticeable cheek bronze is just my thing.
The three remaining shades are very universal and can make any glow happen. The great thing about this product is the ability to build it. You can either go with a natural glow or a “See me from the Space Station Glow”. One product can pull of every look intensity level!
Overall,, I think it’s a great bang for your buck. This product is going to last me a very long time. $40 bucks for these four pans when I pay $40 just for a bottle of foundation I go through in a month and a half.
Either way. Super Dope! Try it!