3 Reasons Why Anastasia's Glow Kit Will Change Your Life
When it comes to contour palettes and brow pencils, products by Anastasia Beverly Hills are widely considered the Rolls-Royce of each category, and now, they're coming for your highlighters. The brand kicked off 2016 with the launch of their brand-new Glow Kits, which are available in two super-flattering options. Gleam (top) contains a quad of pearlescent tones that work best on cool complexions, while That Glow (bottom) looks amazing on warm skin. Priced at $40 each (anastasiabeverlyhills.com), you're pretty much getting each powder at $10 a pop, and we're not kidding when we say their uses are unlimited. Below, we've outlined the 3 reasons why you need at least one of these palettes in your life, stat.
Your Cheekbones Will Be More Prominent Than Ever
The first and most obvious benefit? Shining bright like a diamond 24/7. Each of the four pans look gorgeous worn alone, but are lightweight enough to layer on top of each other if that Instagram-perfect highlight is what you're after. Even if you're a novice to the strobing technique, the powders are blendable and crazy-easy to work with. Use a tapered blending brush to pick up a small amount of shimmer, and with circular motions, work the product over your cheekbones, on your cupid's bow, and down the center of your nose.
You'll Never Have to Worry About Dark Circles Again
Ever have those mornings where no amount of makeup can hide the fact that you were up all night glued to your Netflix account? A thin layer of illuminator applied prior to your concealer will instantly create a more-awake appearance without having to pile on product. Right after you finish your skincare regimen, use a brush to dust highlighter onto your under-eye area, then follow with your foundation and concealer as normal. The shimmer will deflect light and fool everyone into thinking you got your 8 hours in, but any traces of sparkle will be undetectable under your concealer.
Your Eye Shadow Collection Will Instantly Be Doubled
Fun fact: Just because the Glow Kit was intended for your face, doesn't mean they can't moonlight as eye shadows. Though you could technically wear the colors solo on your lids, they can also be used to manipulate the effects created by your existing shadow collection. They're sheer enough to apply directly over a color to add some dimension, or you could try dabbing the lightest color your inner corners for a wide-eyed appearance. We're also obsessed with how a small amount looks blended just at the very center of your lid.