Thursday, 11 January 2018

Anastasia Beverly Hills 'Sugar Glow Kit' Review + Win Your Own! International Giveaway


Hello there, my loves! I hope you're all having a wonderful week. Today, I am very excited to be bringing you a review of the Sugar Glow Kit highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills (£41, Feelunique). If you have been visiting my blog for a while, you might know that I always used to be a little hesitant towards using highlighters. I've always loved the glowy look, but, as you can probably guess, excessively oily skin tends to disagree with any kind of highlight. Still, I enjoy a little glow with a good matte foundation from time to time; and lately I have been exploring more high-end options. I've recently splurged on one of the ABH limited edition Glow Kits, and today, we're going to talk about it in a little more detail. There is also a little giveaway for you at the end of this post, where you can enter to win an Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glow Kit palette of your own!

The Sugar Glow Kit is a limited edition highlighter palette by Anastasia Beverly Hills, containing four highlighting powders. The shades range from sugary pinks to soft bronzes; full of golden, peach and rosy undertones. Most of these shades have already featured in previous Glow Kit editions; all expect Gumdrop which is an entirely new, chromatic shade and probably the most interesting one in the palette. According to the ABH website, these powders can be applied dry or wet depending on the intensity you want to achieve, and can be used on your face as well as the body. The Sugar Glow Kit is also vegan and cruelty-free, which is a huge plus as I've been trying to be much more conscious with my makeup choices lately.



I have to admit, these are probably the most buttery, velvety highlighting powders that I have ever worked with. They're smooth and apply like a dream, with zero fallout. I was also impressed with how buildable they are - you can actually achieve a fairly subtle glow with just one layer, but you can also build them up to be very blinding (for the swatches above, I've used three layers). Despite the intensity, I think that these actually look quite natural on the skin - they melt in very well despite all the glitter, so you can easily achieve that effortless glow. Here's a breakdown of all the shades:

Marshmallow - glimmering white pearl. This is a fairly bright, white shade with some lovely gold undertones. It looks quite subtle when applied on the cheekbones.
Gumdrop - chromatic pink lilac. This is one of the most beautiful and unusual highlighters that I've ever seen. It's a sparkling shade that transcends from gold to pink, depending on the angle. Honestly, the photo doesn't do it justice - it looks so pretty when applied, giving you that truly multidimensional glow.
Starburst - icy pink. This is a cool, frosty pink that looks lovely when combined with Marshmallow. Just like every other shade in this palette, it gives a delicate glow; but you can easily build it up to achieve a more intense, dramatic effect.
Butterscotch - shimmery honey gold. I was a little worried about this shade, as yellow undertones don't typically agree with my pale skin. However, this is a gorgeous colour that really 'melts in' with the skin, giving you a soft, effortless glow.

Overall, I am very happy with this palette and I've been using it nearly every day. The quality of the highlighters is absolutely top-notch, as would be expected for the price. I love the creamy formula, the shade range and the longevity (about eight to ten hours with a setting spray). I actually think that this would be a brilliant starter palette if you are just getting into highlighters, because of how buildable and easy to work with these powders are. 
As a little thank you for all the love and support on my blog, I am giving away one of these gorgeous Sugar Glow Kit highlighter palettes by Anastasia Beverly Hills. I absolutely love this palette and I am sure that many of you would, too; however, as it is fairly pricey I thought I'd give one away to a lucky winner!

A FEW RULES...
♥ The giveaway will run from 11th January 2018 to 21st February 2018. The winner will be announced the following day in this post.
♥ You must be at least eighteen years old, or have your parents' permission to enter.
♥ I will be contacting the winner directly after announcing the results (via email and Twitter, if available). The winner must respond within 48 hours, or they will lose the prize, and a new winner will be selected.
♥ Any 'follow to unfollow' entries will be automatically disqualified.
♥ This giveaway is open worldwide. However, please note that depending on your country, you may incur customs charges. That payment would be at your discretion, and failure to do so could result in you losing the prize.

HOW TO ENTER?
You can enter the giveaway using the Rafflecopter widget below. All you need to do is  follow me on bloglovin', and leave a comment in this post letting me know what you're looking forward to the most in 2018 (for me, it'll be our anniversary holiday to Tenerife in June!).

For additional chances to win, you can also follow me on Twitter and Instagram. This is completely optional, but it will give you additional entries and more chances to win!

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