The Becca Champagne Collection Face Palette, Anastasia’s Glow Kit, and the Sleek Solstice palette. They are three of the most adored, raved about, and hyped up products in the beauty community and for good reason. However, not everyone needs multiple palettes in their collection. Here are the rundowns on these top-notch palettes so you can determine which one is best for you.
The Price: $52 for 0.72 oz
Created in a limited edition collaboration with YouTuber Jaclyn Hill, the Champagne Collection Face Palette includes two shimmering skin perfectors in the pressed versions, two mineral blushes, and a luminous blush. The packaging is beautiful with a big mirror and the palette closes with a sturdy click.
The shimmering skin perfectors are the highlighters. They come in the shades Champagne Pop, a holy grail highlighter for many, and the brand new Prosecco Pop. Champagne Pop is a gorgeous champagne peachy gold while Prosecco Pop is a more yellowy, warm medium gold. Both are intense, metallic highlighters that contain 0.19 oz of product in each pan.
The mineral blushes come in the shades Amaretto and Pamplemousse. Pamplemousse is a bright, warm, medium dark, almost corally pink that is extremely pigmented. Amaretto is a warm, medium, rosy brown that is pigmented but less so than Pamplemousse. Each mineral blush contains 0.12 oz of product.
The luminous blush is in the shade rose spritz, a stunning warm pink with a golden frosty sheen. It is richly pigmented and contains 0.10 oz of product.
Please note that this exact palette is no longer available. Champagne pop is a permanent highlighter and Becca recently launched a few limited edition duos with the shades contained in this palette.
(From left to right: Rose Spritz, Amaretto, Pamplemousse, Champagne Pop, Prosecco Pop
Best For: luxury, pretty packaging, full face, intense highlighters, extreme pigmentation, warm skin tones, testing out a variety of Becca products
The Price: $40 for 1.04 oz
The Anastasia Glow Kits come in multiple shades. I have That Glow, which is a set of four warm toned highlighters. They have nice pigmentation which can be built up, a frosty finish, and can be removed from the palette for easy traveling. They are each soft and easy to blend with high shine. Each shade is 0.26 oz. The packaging is not very luxurious but does close magnetically.
Sunburst is a pale warm yellow and is probably my favorite shade. Golden Bronze is exactly like the name suggests, a warm medium bronze. Bubbly is a light golden beige. Dripping In Gold is a light warm gold, similar to Bubbly.
(From left to right: Sunburst, Golden Bronze, Bubbly, Dripping in Gold)
Best For: large amount of highlighters, warm skin tones, highlighter options, traveling, buildable coverage, less glitter more sheen, great value
The Price: $14.99
Sleek is a UK drugstore brand so it is harder to get their products. They have three different highlighting palettes-precious metals, solstice, and midas touch. I got the Solstice palette because I have heard amazing things about it. It contains two baked powders, one cream, and one shimmer. The gold packaging seems very luxurious for a drugstore product and it closes magnetically.
The one on the top left is called ecliptic, a pearly taupe cream shade. I really like this one because it is easier to sheer out and make more wearable. To the right is one of the baked powder formulas, an metallic purple called hemisphere. Moving to the second row, we find a yellow shade in the silky shimmer formula called subsolar. And then the last shade is the metallic peachy baked powder called equinox. There is a total of 0.32 oz of highlight in the palette. So, while the price is less, so is the amount of product. The palette also contains a small brush (which I probably will never use but it is a nice touch) and a big mirror. The thing about these highlighters are the intensity. They are extremely intense with one swipe which can make it hard to blend out for a variety of looks. They also give off a more silvery reflection while I prefer gold like the two other highlighting palettes.
(From left to right: Ecliptic, Hemisphere, Subsolar, Equinox)
Best For: colorful highlighters, extremely intense highlighters, array of formulas, lower price, creativity
Overall, it really depends on what you are looking for in a highlight. Determine what qualities you value most in a highlighter before making your purchase. Personally, I recommend the Glow Kits from Anastasia Beverly Hills. You get quite a nice selection, a lot of product for the price, and great quality. What battle would you like to see next?
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*All photo credit goes to Jasmine Hwang*