Nicole Guerriero x Anastasia Glow Kit review + swatches

Haven't you heard? Nicole Guerriero is the latest YouTube beauty guru to come out with her own palette. Anastasia Beverly Hills teamed up with Guerriero for this limited edition 6 shade Glow Kit palette. Similar to Jaclyn Hill's Champagne Pop highlighter, I'm sure this one is going to be BIG, but we'll just have to wait and see if ABH decides to conveniently make this part of the permanent collection like Becca did with Champagne Pop. Beauty politics aside, keep reading if you want to see swatches from this pretty new Glow Kit and to see if it's worth the hype.

 
 

Anastasia Beverly Hills x Nicole Guerriero Glow Kit Highlight Palette

PRICE: $52

I got mine at sephora.com. It will be available in stores today, March 9th.

PACKAGING:
Alright, so first impressions, this palette is beautiful. I love the packaging which is a pale salmon pink with lots of pretty shimmers flecked through out. It also features a pretty holographic font, which almost implies that the shades are holographic, but they're not. I don't have any other ABH palettes to compare the packaging to but this one is laminated cardboard without a mirror inside. 

THE FORMULA:
At first glance this platte seems really glittery and they do swatch glittery. I heard somewhere that if pick up the product with a brush and tap off the excess, that the glitter will fall out, which is true, but there's so much glitter and will, and does, transfer to the skin. You'll see below when comparing the full pigmented swatch next to a brush swatch that there's flecks of glitter on my skin. 

The formula is a nice creamy powder that picks up well on any brush. I tried it with both a fan brush and my favourite setting brush from Real Techniques and both seem to do a similar job. It is a buildable formula and, and you can go in as light or as heavy as you want with this highlight kit. 

HOW DOES IT WEAR?
I tried it on with foundation and on bare skin and both times the colour wore out but the glitter was left over. I only wear primer on the days when I'm in front of the camera or if I'm at a special event. I wanted to see how this highlight would wear for a daytime, everyday look sans primer.

THE COLOURS: 
This kit features a peach, coral, bronzy/pink, copper, bronze and metallic white shade. These are such pretty neutral/ warm shades that I'm sure will compliment a lot of skin types. My favourites for my medium/olive skin tone are Kitty Kat, Daydream and Forever Lit (for the inner corners of the eyes).

THE VERDICT:
Honestly, I thought I was going to love the palette more. I had really high hopes and I was looking for a similar formula to those from Becca. In my opinion Jaclyn Hill and Becca created the perfect highlighter formula with Champagne Pop. CP's formula has just the right amount of shimmer and doesn't have the metallic, gritty, glitter that Nicole's palette has. If you like glittery highlights, then this one is for you. If you're like me and you don't care for glittery, than maybe pass. 

Will I return it? Probably not. The one thing I really love about this palette is the versatility. It's not my favourite on my cheekbones because it accentuates my textured skin, but I love it on the eyes, brow brown and cupid's bow. 

 
 
Full pigment finger and brush swatches for comparison. 

Full pigment finger and brush swatches for comparison. 

 
 

HIGHLIGHT BRUSHES

 
 
 

MY GLOW KIT

For comparison purposes, my favourite highlights are from Becca x Jaclyn Hill, Kat V D's Alchemist palette and Make Up For Ever's Pro Light Fusion.

 
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Photography by Geoff & Nathalie Martin. 
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