When you hear highlight I’m sure many minds think of the glow kits by Anastasia, so many options to choose from and so highly raved about, but do they all live up to hype?
I have 2 of the glow kits : Sundipped and Moon Child. I’ll be reviewing both individually and giving my honest opinion as I feel false reviews are pointless.
I’ve had both of my glow kits for a year now so I feel that I can really give an true review as I’ve managed to put them through their paces to find out how well they can really perform!
I’ll start with Moon Child.
Definitely my favourite packaging out of the two! Holographic and a pale blue that makes it look almost dreamy! The colours also look so pretty in the pan, yet they also look unnatural. Now I suppose that can be one of the points of makeup, but can you casually go out with a purple sheen on your cheeks? Maybe but I personally don’t own that confidence. When I wear this glow kit, I generally go for the pink shade and if I’m feeling particularly daring then I’ll add the purple on the tip of my nose. I’ve found that these shades aren’t as blinding as the Sundipped palette and at times, I do find them rather chalky which isn’t great but when applied with extra consideration for this then they can look very pretty. I feel that these colours would definitely be good for festivals rather than an ordinary day at school though they can be good used on the eyes. You do however, have to bear in mind that they are not designed to be eyeshadows and therefore the colour pigmentation isn’t as great as it could be, and instead of a pop of colour, it adds extra shine which sometimes, for me, brings the whole look together.
Now, for Sundipped, this is my holy grail for highlighter! The range of shades are perfect for me, the bronzes in Summer and the paler ones for winter! This adds such a pretty glow and the colours are natural and wearable for everyday use. At first, I was not impressed with this palette at all! I felt like they were not pigmented at all and the hype wasn’t worth it, however, I decided to give them a good go due to the slightly higher price tag and I’m so glad I did! After you get past the initial top layer, the highlighter then really comes out to play! The packaging for this is very golden and glittery and the pans in this palette are huge, and bigger than the Moon Child palette mainly because there’s only 4 shades rather than 6. I have also seen a youtuber use the darker shades in here for a glowy contour which actually worked well for her though personally I’ve never tried it, but I supposed if you’re looking for a more sunkissed look rather than a chiselled contour then this could work.
The first 4 shades at the left are the Sundipped and the last 6 are the moon child. As you see, the Sundipped kit is a lot more pigmented than moon child and the moon child has a lot more less natural shades. I feel like the only 2 that you could possibly wear everyday is the golden shade 3rd from the right and the pink shade that is 5th from the right whereas all the Sundipped shades are suitable for everyday looks.
If I had to recommend a palette then I’d definitely recommend the Sundipped. I’m also hoping to invest in another soon like maybe the sweets one!