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Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set Review & Swatches


Holiday 2019

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set ($48.00 for 0.42 oz.) is a new, limited edition trio that features three loose highighters, which are part of the brand’s permanent selection of shades so any shade could be purchased individually if preferred. All three shades performed consistently with the original, individual shades; they had “customizable levels of intensity,” luminous, and blendable on my skin with a good wear time (about eight hours).

The product normally retails for $25.00 for 0.21 oz., so the trio is the equivalent of two full-sized products or a $50.00 value.

Snowflake

Snowflake is a bright, silvery white with a very reflective base, so the color often appeared to pull slightly warmer as a result. The pigmentation was all in how much was applied in a single go and with what tool; an eyeshadow brush easily yielded more semi-opaque to opaque coverage, while a highlighting brush could offer a more diffused, slightly sheerer application. This was as expected (and intended) by the brand, but you definitely don’t need a ton of product to produce high payoff.

The texture felt a little more textured compared to the other shades in the range, as this shade had more visible sparkles. The highlighter applied evenly, blended out well, and lasted for eight hours on me.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.21 oz. - $119.05 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to to have "more pearls, more sparkle and a higher reflect" than a typical pressed powder highlighter. It has "customizable levels of intensity" with a "smooth application" that can be used "alone" or "mix[ed] together." The loose nature of the product definitely made it a more buildable product as coverage was very much dependent on how much product was put onto the brush. That amount often was related to how much product came through the sifter, which was a fair amount with the more finely-milled, less sparkly So Hollywood shade but much less with the more sparkly Snowflake and Sunset Aura shades.

All three shades applied evenly and blended out without much effort, and while sparkkly, they weren't gritty or so glittery that the particles didn't adhere well to my skin. The shades seemed to get to a more sparkling, metallic sheen faster than Anastasia's powder highlighters have and had a bit of a wetter sheen overall. I felt that they were just shy of pore-emphasizing territory on my skin. They wore for eight hours on me on average.

Browse all of our Anastasia Loose Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Octyldodecanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Mica, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Nylon-12, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

So Hollywood

So Hollywood is a bright, medium gold with strong, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had buildable coverage that ranged from medium to opaque, depending on how much was applied and with what tool–which is often the case with powders in a loose format (it’s harder to get a sense of “one layer”!).

The texture was finely-milled, smooth, and easy to work with, so the powder applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely. It stayed on well for eight hours on me before fading visibly.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.21 oz. - $119.05 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to to have "more pearls, more sparkle and a higher reflect" than a typical pressed powder highlighter. It has "customizable levels of intensity" with a "smooth application" that can be used "alone" or "mix[ed] together." The loose nature of the product definitely made it a more buildable product as coverage was very much dependent on how much product was put onto the brush. That amount often was related to how much product came through the sifter, which was a fair amount with the more finely-milled, less sparkly So Hollywood shade but much less with the more sparkly Snowflake and Sunset Aura shades.

All three shades applied evenly and blended out without much effort, and while sparkkly, they weren't gritty or so glittery that the particles didn't adhere well to my skin. The shades seemed to get to a more sparkling, metallic sheen faster than Anastasia's powder highlighters have and had a bit of a wetter sheen overall. I felt that they were just shy of pore-emphasizing territory on my skin. They wore for eight hours on me on average.

Browse all of our Anastasia Loose Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Alumina, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Nylon-12, Phenyl Trimethicone, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Sunset Aura

Sunset Aura is a light-medium, golden copper with a warm, reddish undertone and brighter, warmer gold shimmer and micro-sparkle throughout. The texture was finely-milled but had more of a “flake-like” consistency as the sparkles were larger and more noticeable, though definitely finer than true glitter.

The color payoff was buildable but generally depended on how much was applied and with what tool, as the loose powder format made it harder to get a consistent “layer” of product. The powder applied evenly to bare skin and blended out nicely along the edges. It wore well for eight hours on me before I noticed fading. I noticed that it seemed to take a little more vigorous shaking/tapping to get product out (possibly the flaky quality of the sparkles/shimmer were less easily pushed through the sifter wholes–but at least you won’t have half the jar above the sifter, though).

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.21 oz. - $119.05 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to to have "more pearls, more sparkle and a higher reflect" than a typical pressed powder highlighter. It has "customizable levels of intensity" with a "smooth application" that can be used "alone" or "mix[ed] together." The loose nature of the product definitely made it a more buildable product as coverage was very much dependent on how much product was put onto the brush. That amount often was related to how much product came through the sifter, which was a fair amount with the more finely-milled, less sparkly So Hollywood shade but much less with the more sparkly Snowflake and Sunset Aura shades.

All three shades applied evenly and blended out without much effort, and while sparkkly, they weren't gritty or so glittery that the particles didn't adhere well to my skin. The shades seemed to get to a more sparkling, metallic sheen faster than Anastasia's powder highlighters have and had a bit of a wetter sheen overall. I felt that they were just shy of pore-emphasizing territory on my skin. They wore for eight hours on me on average.

Browse all of our Anastasia Loose Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Holiday 2019 Mini Loose Highlighter Set

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Snowflake Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia So Hollywood Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter