ABH Glow Kit vrs Sleek Highlighter Palette | Reviews and swatches on dark skin

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Today’s post is going to be a comparison between two similar highlighter palettes however there is one massive difference…which is the price. The Anastasia Beverley Hills Glow Kit in That Glow is the much hyped highlighter palette which costs £39, and the Sleek Highlighter Palette in Solstice which costs £10.

Funny enough, I didn’t know about the Sleek palette till a few days ago! Why didn’t I get the memo?!!! I quickly bought that product like it was going out of fashion honey! But I can assure you ladies that it is not limited edition so you can get your paws on it. I will rate the products out of 5

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS GLOW KIT vrs SLEEK HIGHLIGHTER PALETTE

The ABH Glow kit is available in 4 different shades: Gleam, That Glow, Sunkissed and Moonchild (newly launched). It is a highlighter palette which contains four powder highlighters. The price of this palette is £39.

The  Sleek Highlighter Palette is available in three different shades: Solstice, Midas Touch (Limited Edition) and Precious Metals.  The price of this palette is £9.99.

ABH Rating: 3/5 (Yes, you get 4 luxurious powder highlighters, but £39 is alot for just highlighters)

Sleek Rating: 5/5 (For 4 different highlighters with two different textures: cream and powder, £10 is a great affordable price)

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SHADES

ABH Glow Kit – That Glow seems to be one of the shades contains highlighters that compliment all skin tones especially medium – dark skin tones, so it is highly sought after, and constantly sold out. It contains 4 powdered highlighters with the shades:

Sunburst – Bright, luminous gold with a metallic finish

Golden Bronze – Sultry, warm bronze with a gold-flecked finish

Bubbly – Rose champagne with a pearlescent finish

Dripping in Gold – Lavish gold with a vivid, reflective finish

Sleek Highlighter Palette – Solstice is the most popular as it includes two baked powders, one luxurious cream formula and one silky shimmer powder and is very complimentary to medium-dark skin tones. The shades are:

Ecliptic – cream

Hemisphere – baked powder (Lavender tones)

Subsolar – shimmer powder

Equinox – baked bronze powder

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PACKAGING

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The key difference between these two products is the size of the product and packaging. The Sleek highlighting palette is little under half the size of the ABH Glow Kit. The ABH palette feels alot heavier than the Sleek palette, which makes sense due to the size. The ABH palette feels like a hardcover book with a magnetic closure, it is weighty and feels like a high quality item. I really wish they had put a mirror in this palette, there is enough space for them to do so. The pan size of each highlighter is bigger than I expected.

The Sleek Highlighter Palette has a rose gold packaging which looks luxurious, even though it is probably made out of plastic. It has a mirror on the inside of the palette and a small brush which is a great touch. I love that Sleek changed up the packaging and stepped it up a notch. However, I do not like the mix of cream and powder products in the same palette, I cannot lie! I like my powders and creams in separate palettes. I don’t like the idea of the powders falling into the creams, especially because I am far from careful with my makeup products.

ABH: 3/5 (For £39, I think it should have a mirror)

Sleek: 3/5 (It is a small palette, I would have loved it to be bigger but for £10 you can’t have it all! Or can you?! )

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SWATCHES

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Sleek: 4/5 (this product was smooth on application, and was highly pigmented)

ABH: 5/5 (the powders are velvety smooth and very pigmented. Just one sweep on your brush will give you that glow. Try not to be heavy-handed when applying it) 

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OVERALL THOUGHTS

I love the ABH Glow Kit. It has a substantial amount of product, the powders are velvety smooth so it did not draw attention to my large pores. I find that some highlighters draw attention to my large pores because of the nature of the powders, which is quite simply to highlight everything and anything! This highlighter palette did not do that, which was great. The pigmentation was…..LIFE! It is so pigmented it is great (sorry my swatches did not do the palette justice). However, for £39 it is alot for highlighters, I can’t even lie. It also seems to be incredibly hard to get hold of in the UK especially this specific shade – That Glow. I think this palette is great for medium-dark skin tones.

If you want to splash out, this palette is for you.

Retail Price – £39 http://www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/anastasiabeverlyhills/thatglowglowkit/ (currently out of stock)

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The Sleek Highlighter Palette is great. It is worth more than the current retail price in my opinion. It is a great budget-friendly option or if you simply don’t see the point in spending all your money on highlighters. It is travel-sized so it is easy to slip into your handbag while on the move, to touch up that glow on a great day. I am still sceptical about mixing two different types of highlighters i.e a cream and powder highlighters, so we will see how that goes. If I were being annoyingly in depth, which I am, I would say that the size of each highlighter in this palette is abit small for my fan brush that I use for highlighting, so I will have to use either the brush provided or a small powder brush.

If you want that glow but want an affordable option, this palette is definitely for you.

Retail Price – £10 http://www.sleekmakeup.com/solstice-highlighting-palette

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Have you tried any of these palettes? What did you think?

 

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Arianna Davis
    July 20, 2016 / 8:49 am

    Wow im actually surprised at how pigmented the sleek palette is and im also suprised i have never heard its definitely a palette that i would try since i love to be really glowy lol

    • thatredl
      July 20, 2016 / 7:12 pm

      Same here! I hadn’t heard of it until I saw it on a Youtuber. It is a great affordable product 🙂

  2. July 20, 2016 / 9:20 am

    Temi I’m a bit sceptical about the sleek palette the colours look a bit ashy on your skin compared to the abh kit. It’s probably the lighting tho, I’ll check it out when I go to the shops. Would I find it at superdrug?

    • thatredl
      July 20, 2016 / 7:11 pm

      Yeah I hear you, the ABH Glow Kit has warmer shades in the palette. The Sleek palette is sold in Superdrug, so check it out 🙂 x

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