What beauty junkie doesn’t love a good highlighter? I’m particularly fussy about mine and prefer a more grown-up approach. I don’t want whacky colours or too much glitter, and it’s a definite no to a white stripe. All I look for is a subtle sheen to literally highlight the high points of my face for a more natural, realistic look.
I like a highlighter with a buildable formula, one which will take me from day to night – not too much to ask for is it?
Inevitably, you’ll have to invest money in a good quality product as you know how it is – you tend to get what you pay for in life. The Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy collaboration highlighter is no exception.
In case you’re wondering who Amrezy (Amra Olevic) is, I’ll bring you up to speed… Born in Montenegro and starting out as a counter assistant in Sephora, LA dweller Amrezy trained as a makeup artist, left her blog standing in 2014 for the love of Instagram and now has 5.5 million dedicated followers. Let’s just say she’s influential.
In the words of Amrezy herself…
“I live for the perfect glow – it’s a constant focus in my makeup routine. I’m always looking for the most luminous glow with a natural, second skin finish. This collaboration with ABH brings my highlighter dreams to life, and I’m so happy to share this sun in a compact with my Rezy riders”
This limited edition highlighter in Light Brilliant Gold achieves the perfect glow with that second-skin feel, its ultra smooth formula delivers a radiant finish. The packaging is luxe as you might expect – housed inside an inner box which folds Perfectly around the mirrored compact. The outer box has a pretty star design with “Anastasia” taking centre stage. The pan itself has a wave effect which perfectly catches the light and shows off the glow to its full potential.
“There’s just something about swatching a highlighter that gives me the wow factor, it mesmerises”
I like my highlighter to have a dense colour payoff as I hate the bitty effect – you’ll know what I mean. As soon as I swiped my finger across this one and applied it to the back of my hand I was wowed, tried it across my cheekbones and fell in love.
When it comes to my life-long love of makeup I like to keep it real and mix drugstore with high-end, but my heart will always lie with high-end. Buy cheap – buy twice so they say, and I don’t really want to do that. Having said that, this highlighter isn’t hugely overpriced for a substantial product, I would say it sits in the mid-range price bracket at £29 and just impossible to resist.
Described as a second-skin feel with its ultra fine formula, that seems a pretty accurate description and I found it lasted well on my skin.
Highlighter can be deceptive as you can’t always see it properly without turning your head and looking at it with a sideways glance, so try not to go overboard. You need to see how it catches the light, before layering on more. Being on the neutral side this would be suitable for most skin tones, I’m pale of course, but my daughter is a little more olive-toned and we both wear it well.
If you’re in the market for something a little more indulgent to add to your makeup collection then the Amrezy highlighter is a perfect choice…
“Stroke it across your cheekbones and a little on the sides of your forehead and you’ve got the perfect daytime glow. For evening, build it up to a sunglass-worthy gleam”
Get yours here – Cultbeauty
What do you think of Amrezy’s highlighter? Do you like to splurge occasionally?
It is a really beautiful highlight, looks like it would look great on a very wide range of skin tones!
It really is gorgeous and yes, would definitely suit most skin tones. x
I know this is something I would love – it just looks so beautiful and the colour is neither too gold nor too pale x
Yes it’s right up your street! Would look fab on you x
Oh wow this highlighter is so pigmented! I guess the price is definitely worth it for the quality of it. I keep meaning to try more Anastasia products, as I’ve only tried their lip ones, so may look into this! Thank you for sharing your thoughts on it!
It’s definitely much more pigmented than a lot of others I’ve tried. I didn’t mind paying that bit extra for the quality, plus it will last ages as it’s a good sized product. Thanks for reading! x
I’m obsessed with this highlighter at the moment! xx
Glad you love it too! x
It looks absolutely gorgeous on you and looks great on so many skin tones.
Thank you! Yes, it’s the perfect shade for most x
Oooo Sam, this highlighter is so beautiful. I really loved your review and the background info on Amrezy. I’ve been considering getting this for a while. (No I don’t need anymore highlighters but it’s just too pretty!) Thanks for a great write up!
Thanks lovely. Thought I’d share a bit of info on the lady herself. It really is gorgeous- I look Forward to using it everyday. Enjoy the little things in life! Haha x
Oh Samantha this highlighter is absolutely gorgeous! I love the packaging and the wave effect too! It suits you so much and it’s now on a wish list for me! Clare xx | https://www.clayaa.com
You’ll love it Clare, some things are worth investing a little more to get a fab product. X
It’s such a beautiful highlighter! It suits you so much, you look absolutely stunning!
Thank you! Yes, it’s a gorgeous one! x
I’m so gutted I didn’t get this highlighter because it’s absolutely beautiful! Your photos are stunning and I really loved this review xo
Char | http://www.charslittleblog.co.uk
Ahh so annoying isn’t it, you might be able to get it at some point if you shop around. It is beautiful though x