I’m so excited about this reviewwwww!
As you may have heard, Anastasia Beverly Hills has collaborated with beauty guru Amrezy to create a single shade, limited edition highlighter. Anything ABH does always intrigues me, and highlights are something I swoon over. Amrezy is an Instagram fashion and beauty star known for her super flawless makeup and ultra-highlighted face. No reason in particular, but I’ve never personally been a huge fan of hers. I must say though, the girl knows how to highlight. I placed an order the day this was released online. So how does it perform? Read on.
ANASTASIA X AMREZY HIGHLIGHTER DEETS:
As mentioned above, this is a limited-edition product (aren’t they all….) and is only available in one shade- ‘Light Brilliant Gold’. You get 9g of product for $36CAD. To compare, Becca x Jaclyn Hill’s famous ‘Champagne Pop’ highlight is $46CAD for only 8g of product. As always with Anastasia Beverly Hills, the ABH x Amrezy highlight is cruelty-free and paraben-free. This product comes in a beautiful easy-to-open compact with a mirror.
-Beautiful packaging and presentation in the pan
-The shade is perfectly not too warm/too cool
-Can be worn during the day without looking over-the-top
-Can be built up to a full blinding state for night 😉
-Lasts all day
-No glitter to be found
-Fluffy, tapered brushes work okay with this (dense brushes give better payoff)
-Expensive for a single pan product
ABOVE IS AN UNEDITED SWATCH, TAKEN NEAR A WINDOW.
Overall I think the Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy Highlighter is a great product and I recommend it! My only real complaint is that I expected this to be blinding immediately but that’s not the case. I usually use a fluffy, tapered brush to apply highlight and found that the ABH x Amrezy highlighter didn’t give a strong payoff with that type of brush. Since Amrezy is known for having an insane glow at all times, I went into things thinking that’s how it would turn out. However, using a more dense style of highlight brush or wetting the brush DOES give you that blinding glow.
To be fair to Amrezy, I can see why she opted for a firmer pressed formula for the everyday person. It’s not that it’s hard in the pan and you have to scrape it, it’s just not extremely buttery like Chamapagne Pop. Becca’s Champagne Pop is a beautiful product but it’s soooo smooth and buttery that it can be a little too intense for day to day life. This product is totally fine for a day job or brunch if you use a tapered, fluffy brush. Use a dense brush or wet your fluffy brush if you want that blinding glow! Love this product, love the packaging and how stunning it looks in the pan. I think ABH and Amrezy killed it! Get yours here from Sephora or here from Ulta.