Anastasia Beverly Hills | So Hollywood | Review

Firstly I am blaming this purchase entirely on Emily from British Beauty Addict. After seeing these highlighters absolutely everywhere on beauty blogs and instagram I knew I had to get my hands on them, it was only after reading Emily's review that I finally plucked up the courage and decided to click buy. I bought mine in the shade So Hollywood as I felt this colour would work best with my skin tone but there are four shades in total, each aimed at those with different skin tones. You can get your hands on these on Cult Beauty if you're interested!




So Hollywood is the perfect gold highlight and let me tell you, this is intense.  It comes packaged in a simple black case with the Anastasia logo on the front and a pretty sizeable mirror inside with the product itself forming a beautiful geometric mosaic pattern. Putting my finger in to swatch this was a painful ordeal. But it was so worth it. The effect is just an instant intsense glow but it's by no means overly glittery or chunky. I feel like the sun shines from my face when wearing this. I tend to use a big fluffy eyeshadow brush of some sort when applying my hightlighter, I just find this works best for me and helps me to use a much lighter application that can then be built up as desired. One tap of this is all I need to add that metallic pop to my cheekbones and now that Winter is coming (I had to get a Game of Thrones reference in somewhere) this will be the perfect product to add that Summer glow to my makeup.



Have you tried these illuminators? What's your favourite product for adding a glow to your makeup?

45 comments

  1. What a gorgeous highlight - I must try this, since I've never owned anything from Anastasia Beverley Hills!

    Lucy | www.foreverseptemberr.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I'd definitely try and get your hands on it before they sell out, they're only limited edition!

      Megan x

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  2. I've been contemplating buying one of these for a while after reading so many amazing reviews and you may have just persuaded me to finally take the plunge! xo

    http://www.samanthasbeautyloves.com

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    1. Definitely take the plunge while you can get your hands on one, Cult Beauty have a few more coming in stock but they're very limited!

      Megan x

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  3. I can't express how gorgeous this looks both in the pan and swatched, ahh I want this badly!
    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

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    1. It's such a gorgeous highlight! Definitely give it a go, Jodie :)

      Megan x

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  4. I want one of these soooo bad, but I'm trying to be good and not cave! The pigment is just so pretty, so tempting!! xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Well, all I will say is once they're gone they're gone ;)

      Megan x

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    1. It's very pretty, definitely up there as one of my favourites!

      Megan x

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  6. such a lovely review! don't think I'll be adding it to my highlighter line up anytime soon (woe is that student budget) but it's definitely going on my 'would like to try' list!

    Fii | little miss fii

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    1. I think I've blown my student loan on makeup this year haha. Who needs food anyway!?

      Megan x

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  7. This looks gorgeous, I've been buying so many highlighters lately but I feel like I might need this. My favorite highlighter at the moment is Soft & Gentle from MAC.

    Perfect Shade of Mauve

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    1. Soft & Gentle is one of my favourites too and was one of my first!

      Megan x

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  8. This looks so beautiful, definitely want to give it a go :) x

    www.thebeautymist.co.uk

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    1. I'd definitely take the plunge now while they're still available!

      Megan x

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  9. Emily's review is what made me buy this too! I'm so glad I got my hands on it before it sold out because it's seriously gorgeous :) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | High-End Palette Giveaway

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    1. Same here! Seeing that they're already sold out of this shade makes me so happy I snapped one up quickly.

      Megan x

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  10. It just looks absolutely beautiful! I like how pigmented and shiny it is. I really want to try Anastasia highlighters! x

    www.elabellaworld.com

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    1. It's so pigmented, it's very intense!

      Megan x

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  11. Oh my that just looks gorgeous!! I have a ton of highlighters but I still think my collections needs this one!!xx

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    1. A girl can never have too many highlighters ;)

      Megan x

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  12. This looks gorgeous, im going to have to give that a try!

    http://www.alifeofacharlotte.com/

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    1. Grab one while you still can!

      Megan x

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  13. This swatch looks absolutely gorgeous ! (: lovely shade
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  14. This is such a beautiful highlighter!

    Katya | The Beauty Harbour

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    1. It's so pretty, in the pan and on the skin!

      Megan x

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  15. Oh my god it's beautiful!! Is this the one that is a dupe of MAC Whisper of Gilt?? If so I need it ASAP!

    Becky // http://www.colourful-sins.co.uk/

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    1. I'm not too sure if it's a dupe but it's gorgeous!

      Megan x

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  16. I love the packaging on this one!

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    XoXo,

    Tamara

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    1. It's very chic and classy. The print in the highlighter is wonderful too.

      Megan x

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  17. I was very tempted to get my hands on these highlighters before they sold out, they are just gorgeous. But I knew I had the Becca Champagne Pop highlighter on my way so I resisted. Love the design & this shade is just perfect x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. They're very close to selling out I believe. I'm very eager to get my hands on Champagne Pop! Where did you order it from?

      Megan x

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  18. Oh wow this is such a gorgeous shade!!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  19. This is a beautiful highlighter! The way they've designed it as well makes it look so luxurious xx

    Sam // Samantha Betteridge

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    1. It definitely feels very luxurious. I just love to look at it haha

      Megan x

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  20. What a stunning highlighter! I def. need to test this product out!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. I'd order one quick before they sell out!

      Megan x

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  21. I didn't realize Anastasia had other products because everyone is always talking about their brow products ;)
    That highlighter looks gorgeous though!

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    1. They're very well known for their brow products but their contour, highlight and lip products are also incredible!

      Megan x

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  22. I've been meaning to look into a few new purchases, this definitely makes the cut! Fantastic review x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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  23. Oh my gosh, that is just stunning! I've only ever tried brow wiz and promade from this brand but their contour kits have been high on my wishlist for a long time, now these have taken their place! I want to try so Hollywood and opal.

    ohhelloamy.blogspot.com

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  24. The highlighter is stunning, looks so pigmented.. I can imagine it looks amazing on! So tempted to get it in the lighter shade and i might just have to treat myself seeing as their limited edition x

    http://www.veronicabizzarri.blogspot.co.uk/

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