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REVIEW & SWATCHES: ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS X NICOLE GUERRIERO GLOW KIT

HEY MY LOVES! I FINALLY WAS ABLE TO PURCHASE THIS PALETTE ON THE WEEKEND FROM THE SEPHORA APP! SNAGGED IT FOR C$ 52.00 (PLUS TAX) AND FINALLY RECEIVED IT YESTERDAY! I’VE ALWAYS LOVED NICOLE AND HER VIDS, BEEN SUBSCRIBED SINCE TIME G! SHE’S A WONDERFUL PERSON INSIDE & OUT, AND WHEN I SAW THAT SHE WAS RELEASING A PALETTE WITH ONE OF THE BIGGEST BRANDS OUT THERE, I WENT INSANE. SO HAPPY FOR THIS GIRL AND ALL HER SUCCESS! NOW ONTO THE ACTUAL REVIEW OF THE PALETTE. SPOILER ALERT THOUGH- I’M IN LOVE!

LINK TO THE PRODUCT: http://www.sephora.com/nicole-guerriero-glow-kit-P41727204

MY YOUTUBE REVIEW OF THE PALETTE!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSLEGCFue5M

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When I first opened this palette I was so surprised to see that it had a bit of glitter in them. I finally swatched them, and to my surprise & utter delight the glittery aspect of it didn’t show, whereas it was more of a metallic high-shine finish. I personally don’t like glitter, so I was very pleased to see that this formula was more like the older glow kits like “sun dipped” rather than the ultimate glow kit (did not purchase because it was way too chunky with them glitters!). This formula is absolutely beautiful though! So creamy and NOT chunky at all! When swatched, they blend out seamlessly and isn’t chalky which is a plus. I really love my subtle highlighters, but I also like the extremely shimmery metallic-type ones as well… and this palette is just jaw-droppingly pigmented. A little definitely goes a long way. I noticed that some colours have a bit of fall out but nothing too extreme- just remember to tap off the excess!

The palette contains 6 beautifully thought-out shades ranging from a very frosty white with blueish lilac reflect, to a gorgeous bronze-y gold shade. I believe that this palette will be awesome for those with light-dark complexions, especially medium skin-tones. For people with lighter complexions, you can always mix the lightest shade with a few of the other ones to get a more suitable colour, so that it doesn’t show up too dark on the skin! If anything, these colours can also be used as eyeshadows. With these pans being 0.16 oz each, you’ll definitely have a lifetime supply of it!

I think that although the other 4-pan glow kits have 4.7 grams of product for each pan , you do get more versatile shades and a pretty great amount of product (4.5 g to be exact!). So even though these pans are lesser than the previous glow kits, I do believe that the price tag and quality of the shadows really outweigh this tiny con. Another “con” of the palette would be that it does not include a mirror but the fact that the price of this glow kit is the same as the other ones is already such a great deal because I find that collabs in general usually cost more than the usual existing product.  A mirror usually adds extra cost to the pricing, so by eliminating that, ABH was able to keep the cost low, while maintaining the quality of highlighters in the palette. Even without a mirror and smaller pans, the packaging and the quality is still A1 and gets a thumbs up from me!  Lastly, this palette formulated without parabens and is VEGAN & CRUELTY FREE! My cup of tea INDEED! <3

Below are some pictures & swatches of the shades! Also, links to the product and additional info on colour info etc. can be found below! 

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SWATCHES FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: KITTY KAT, FOREVER YOUNG, DAY DREAM, FOREVER LIT, GLO GETTER, 143

PICS ARE MY OWN!

DESCRIPTION OF EACH HIGHLIGHT:

KITTY KAT: This shade comes off lighter than it actually looks when swatched on the skin. In the pan it looks like a champagne “bubblegum” pink highlight, but the pink does not really translate on my skin tone. Very beautiful with a hint of tiny silver reflects.

FOREVER YOUNG: This shade looks quite similar to “kitty kat” on my skin, but looks a bit more like becca’s opal type champagne colour. Has more of a pewter undertone to it, but still reflects a silvery sheen.

DAY DREAM: Day Dream gives off a beautiful pink-orange copper duo-chrome effect when applied on the skin. I think that this colour will look absolutely gorgeous on tan-deep skin tones!

FOREVER LIT: This colour will definitely keep you LIT for days. This highlight is NO JOKE! It has a frosted “icy” look to it, that reflects lilac/periwinkle undertones. On my complexion, this colour leans more towards a blue-ish hue. Quite beautiful indeed!

GLO GETTER: A true rosey-gold shade. This is probably my favourite colour out of the whole palette! It also has tiny reflects of gold that IMO adds that extra bit of sparkle!

143: Dedicated to her OG subscribers aka  Nicole`s way of saying “I LOVE YOU,” this shade is very reminiscent of the previous shade “Glo Getter” but is a tad darker and more bronze in colour. This shade also includes little silver sparkles here and there, and would be amazing on deeper complexions or as a beautiful eye-shadow on light-medium complexions!

BTW, MOST OF THESE SHADES SHOW UP LIGHTER WHEN ACTUALLY APPLIED ON MY SKIN! 

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ADDITIONAL INFO FROM SEPHORA’S WEBSITE:

What it does:
Get a smooth, even glow that lasts with the Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit. Each highlighter has an ultra-fine formula that won’t leave behind shimmer particles. Just layer these shades together or wear them separately on your face, eyes, and body. For even more glow, apply them with a damp makeup brush.

This palette contains:
– 6 x 0.16 oz/ 4.5 g Highlighter in Kitty Kat (pink with a platinum shimmer) Daydream (coral with white gold shimmer), Forever Young (pink pearl with silver shimmer), Forever Lit (platinum with lavender shimmer), Glo Getter (champagne with rose shimmer), 143 (rose gold with bronze shimmer)

What it is formulated WITHOUT:
– Parabens
– Sulfates
– Phthalates

What else you need to know:
These highlighters cast an instant, intense glow. Complementing shades can be layered together to brighten cheekbones and collarbones, or worn separately over eyelids, brow bones, and inner corners of the eyes.

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A lot of people will slap their name on a product and it won’t live up to it’s claim. Personally, I think this palette is definitely worth it! Nicole & Anastasia Beverly Hills have definitely hit this one out of the park! I really love the fact that this palette caters to practically any skin tone and can be used as a highlight, bronzer and an eye-shadow! Overall, I was VERY happy with this purchase, it’s creamy, pigmented and lasts quite a long time on the skin! If you’re thinking of grabbing it, I SAY YES! GO GO GO! This product is limited edition and will definitely sell out fast. It will release on the ABH & Sephora website on March the 3rd and will be in-stores at Sephora on the 15th. Let me know what you think! Hope you enjoyed the review my loves! XX

 

BTW, JUST IN CASE YOU WANTED TO READ UP ON HOW THIS GORGEOUS PALETTE CAME TO BE —> http://www.allure.com/story/anastasia-beverly-hills-nicole-guerriero-glow-kit-interview

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