I would like to start this post off by saying thank you for 200 followers! I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Today, I have decided to combine my reviews since I got these products around the same time in the mail. I don’t think I’ve been this excited about getting makeup in the mail in awhile. Eyeshadow palettes and highlighters are pretty much my favorite parts of makeup. That’s probably why I have wayyy too many of both. So, if you want to see swatches and a review on the Colourpop X Kathleen Lights Dream St. Eyeshadow Palette ($16) and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Sugar Glowkit ($40) just keep reading!
I think we all know that Kathleen Lights is my favorite beauty youtuber. I love all of her collars and I think she is just the sweetest person ever. So, when I saw that she was coming out with an eyeshadow palette, I knew I had to grab it. I unfortunately didn’t get the lip trio because it was out of stock. I bought this palette to support Kathleen but also because I think the colors in this are beautiful. You can make a gorgeous, every day look but also use the blues and pink/red shade to be more dramatic. I think Kathleen did a great job with the selection and placement of shades. There is a white bone shade with a little shine to it to set your eye primer or highlight your brow bone and also a matte, dark brown to deepen up the outer corner. I think Kathleen thought of everything possible to put into this palette. Can’t wait to post some looks with it! Now onto swatches…
Above is the first row of the Dream St. Palette. The names from left to right are Shooting Star, Magical, Star Dust, and Twinkle. This is definitely the more basic shades of the palette. It includes two matte, creamy transition shades and two very pigmented nude shimmers. I always use shades like this is almost every eye look so these shades will get the most use from me.
The next row includes more colorful shades. The names are Sweet Dreams, Water Bearer, Potion, and Spark. There is one shimmer shade that I feel is more chunky than the other ones. The gold shimmers in it kind of clump up but I’m sure with some water or setting spray, it would even out. The mattes in this are what make the palette. They’re so pigmented and easy to blend. I absolutely LOVE orange eyeshadow. It is the perfect pop of color on the eye while not going too dramatic. I think the blue will help me get out of my comfort zone because there’s another blue shimmer shade that is easy to pair with it. In one of Kathleen’s videos, she used the pink shade that is named Spark all over the lid and it was such a beautiful wash of color. I’ll definitely be trying that out!
The last row includes Kaleidoscope, Elfish, Moony, and Mermaid Boy. This row includes two shimmers, one matte/shimmer white shade, and a matte brown shade. I couldn’t get the best picture of the Kaleidoscope shade because in the pan, it has a blue tint to it. I’m so happy Kathleen put a whole look of blue shadows instead of just throwing in one shade without it really fitting in with the other colors. I can tell she spent a lot of time on these colors.
The next product is the ABH Sugar Glowkit. This is my first ever glowkit from ABH. What usually kept me from buying one of these palettes was that I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to use all of the colors. Typically, at least one or two shades would be too dark for me to where I wouldn’t be able to highlight with them. When I saw this palette, I was so excited to try it. I waited for the 40% off Highlighter Palettes on the ABH website. This made the price go from $40 to $24. I thought that would be the perfect time!
Above are the swatches for the glowkit. The swatches are very light because I am very white right now. Lol. In order to highlight my skin, the highlighter has to be veryyy light. The top left and bottom right shades are very smooth with not much of glitter. The top right and bottom left shade has more glitter in it. I mixed the two smoother shades as my highlight today and loved it. The highlighting shades include a white shade, light pink shade, gold shade, and a sort of duo-chrome pink shade. I love all of these shades ever since I swatched them in Ulta. I know I can use this palette all year round. I think I made a great choice out of all the Glowkit options. I highly recommend this one if you have lighter skin.
That’s it for these palettes! I’m so happy to add both of these palettes to my collection. They’ll definitely get a lot of love. I’m so excited to do new looks with both of them! I recommend the Colourpop X Kathleen Lights palette to anyone that likes pops of color but also nude shades and I recommend the ABH Sugar Glowkit to people with lighter skin tones in order for the highlight to really show and shine.
Thank you for reading! I really enjoyed making this post because of how excited I am about these products! Again, thank you SO much for 200 followers! This blog is my safe place and I’m so happy to share this interest with others. I hope you found this review and swatch post helpful! Please let me know your thoughts!
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