The beauty world's love affair with highlighters shows no sign of cooling off, if anything it's going into overdrive; just this week two top beauty YouTubers, Jefree Star and Nikkie Tutorials, posted full face tutorials using only highlighters. Whereas I'm keen to not look so much like the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz, I'm certainly not mad at the luminosity a good highlighter can serve. Fake radiance for someone who lacks the inner glow of a healthy lifestyle.
After nailing it with last year's Illuminator sets (now sadly discontinued), Anastasia Beverley Hills has brought out two Glow Kits, also frustratingly in limited edition. That Glow, the warmer toned quad, has already sold out everywhere on both sides of the Atlantic, but you can still get your hands on Gleam, four cooler toned highlighters that are probably better suited to my fair skin. Mimosa, a striking copper-gold is the only one I'd swap if I could, especially for a pale gold in That Glow called Sunburst. It looks stunning, whereas Mimosa (in my opinion) is an odd choice for a cool-toned palette, and if I do use it, it will only be as an eyeshadow. The other shades I love, especially Crushed Pearl which is very similar to the ABH Illuminator in Starlight. Starbust is also a high sheen silver glow, but with a slightly pink tone, and Hard Candy is a metallic pink; perfect as a shimmery blush or blush topper.
These are four very soft and easy to blend highlighters, in decent size pans that can be taken out of the cardboard palette if you so wish. It's £39 from Beauty Bay or Cult Beauty, making each pan just under £10, not bad for the amount of product you get. You'll need to be quick if you want Gleam though, it's sure to sell out – but no doubt Anastasia Beverley Hills will be bringing out the next must-have collectible highlighter soon enough.