Hello my lovessss! Thank you everyone for the warm wishes!! On my birthday today, I’ll be sharing with you my favorite kind of cake ;) hehe! We’re all highlight crazy but for me it’s truly an addiction. I got my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Illuminators in all four shades: Starlight, So Hollywood, Peach Nectar, & Riviera. I also received Anastasia’s A23 brush which compliments these highlighters beautifully and is a great size to add a topper to your cheeks.
Clockwise from top-left: So Hollywood, Riviera, Starlight, Peach Nectar
Clockwise from top-left: Starlight, Riviera, So Hollywood, Peach Nectar
The range of these colors are gorgeous and there is something that suits every skintone! They aren’t powdery or ashy and they have a metallic finish that I love! If you don’t like your highlight too bold just apply with a light hand and diffuse for a more subtle look.
Starlight is the lightest of the four and is essentially colorless. I love ‘white’ highlighters because for me they are the most bold in photos – but I have to make sure I’m bronzed up really well to not look ghost-faced. I also like to lightly dust it on top of a more pigmented highlighter for that extra pop. This would be great on fair-skin even without blush for a luminous glow.
So Hollywood is a gorgeous gold – from my instagram feed it seems that this is the most popular shade, no surprise there as it’s a great dupe of MAC Whisper of Gilt. I love its metallic finish.
Peach Nectar and Riviera are more colored and pigmented; they can work as shimmery blushes for some skintones.
Peach Nectar is described as a “warm rose gold” but I think its far too orange to be considered rose. Its such a beautiful warm shade with wonderful color pay off – I think its beautiful on its own!
Anastasia Beverly Hills Riviera Illuminator
Riviera is the most unique out of the bunch! It’s coppery but also a little plum-like, perfect for autumn and also great worn on its own!
Wearing So Hollywood