After receiving this little beauty on my birthday, I immediately knew that I had to dedicate a whole post to it.
Before I begin, can we just take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous this palette is? In my eyes it’s a highlighter lover’s dream palette. All of the Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits are gorgeous, but Sun Dipped was definitely the one I lusted over the most when I contemplated buying one for myself. They’re just my kinda shades. So, when my boyfriend Aaron gave this to me on my birthday, I was over the moon and felt so lucky. A mahoosive thank you goes to him for this amazing present – plus without him this post wouldn’t be possible.
Sun Dipped comes with four gorgeous warm toned powder highlighters, which I will list and tell you how ABH describes each one. There’s Bronzed (amber with a penny metal finish), Summer (luminous sand with a white gold finish), Tourmaline (warm taupe with a rose gold finish) and finally Moonstone (radiant quartz with a pearl finish).
The shades themselves are pretty identical to how ABH describe them, which is always good when buying products online, as ABH isn’t available in stores in the UK (cry). The only thing I would say is that the shades swatch ever so slightly lighter to how they look in the pans, especially Tourmaline. However, I see that as a good thing as this shade is more subtle than I was expecting and thus looks amazing even when I’m really pale.
The formula and pigmentation of these highlighters is literally insane. They’re the butteriest, creamiest highlighters I’ve ever used. They are incredibly finely milled and don’t have any of that chunky or chalky business going on, so they blend ridiculously flawlessly and look effortlessly glowy and sheeny on the cheekbones. A little bit really goes a long way with these highlighters too. One little tap of your brush and bam – your cheekbones are instantly poppin’.
In terms of the use I get out of this palette, I’ve used it pretty much every day and none of the shades get left out. I was afraid that I wouldn’t get as much use out of Bronzed because of my fair skin, but it actually works amazingly well as a warm bronzer/contour shade and gives my face the most beautiful bronzed goddess glow. Because of this, I’d say this palette would look great on a lot of skin tones. Tourmaline is especially beautiful when wearing a pink toned eye look, and Summer and Moonstone look especially amazing with very warm toned eye looks, however their versatility means they also go with any other eye look under the sun. As well as on the cheeks, these powders can go in the inner corners of my eyes, as an eyelid shade, under the brow bone, the cupids bow, down the nose, you name it. Plus, the powders can also be layered together for a slightly more intense look. They’re just so versatile.
The packaging is also beautiful, however the icing on the cake would be a mirror inside the palette, but I guess we can’t always have everything, can we? Although, the pans do pop out if you did want to move them into another palette e.g. a Z palette, so that’s always super handy if you want all your makeup pans in one place.
This palette comes at a pretty pricey £39 (available on Cult Beauty), however for the amount I use this palette, how versatile it is and how high quality these powders are, I’d say it’s definitely worth the price tag (I know this palette was a birthday gift, but I’m saying that if I paid for it myself I would be extremely satisfied with how far my money went). It’s just stunning and I feel so lucky to finally own it.
Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sun Dipped Glow Kit? Have you tried any of the other ABH glow kits? Or are you yet to try any of them?