Would you just look at these absolute beauties? Swoon *heart eyes emoji*. When Anastasia Beverly Hills first showcased these gorgeous highlighters on Instagram and online the whole world went in to a frenzy, itching to get their little mitts on them. They have been the ‘must have’ highlighters of late and you can really see why, can’t you? They are dreamy and so shiny. When they first hit the UK, I remember visiting and revisiting the Cult Beauty website, joining the waiting list, seeing the out of stock logo, and rejoining the waiting list again. It was painful but my persistence finally paid off a few weeks ago, when I saw that they were finally back in stock and rushed to the website to get them purchased. There are four highlighters in total; So Hollywood, Starlight, Riviera and Peach Nectar and after a lot of umm’ing and ahh’ing, I settled on So Hollywood (a true gold shade) and Peach Nectar (a golden apricot shade). In typical Erin form, I left the website wishing that I had also purchased Starlight but I will be placing that order after payday. I need to have it. I purchased So Hollywood purely because I absolutely adore a gold highlight, one of my favourite being NARS Albatross, and I find that the golden hues really suit my slightly yellow complexion. I also opted for Peach Nectar as I wear a lot of coral and orange toned blushers and I think that Peach Nectar would compliment those shades really well by adding a nice subtle glow. Anastasia Beverly Hills has taken the world by storm recently with the release of contour palettes, eyeshadow palettes, liquid lipsticks and these highlighters – she has come along way since being all about the eyebrows and I love it. Obviously Dipbrow still holds a special place in my heart but I look forward to seeing future releases as they have all been so exciting this year.
These highlighters are the perfect fix for creating luminosity and adding a healthy lit from within glow to your complexion. The powders look divine, with fabulous art deco embossing throughout – very fancy indeed. The powders are house inside a generously sized round compact with a really good sized mirror for touch ups. The powders themselves are very finely milled, packed with pigmentation and you only need a very light swipe with a fan brush to achieve your ideal look and really enhance features. The swatches above are fairly heavy for the record. I like to apply So Hollywood to my cheekbones, my eyebrow bone and down my nose where as I only apply Peach Nectar to my cheeks because of the colouring. I cannot wait to get my hands on Starlight – my biggest regret was that I didn’t get it when I purchased these two.
Did you get your hands on any of the Anastasia Beverly Hills highlighters?
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