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Anastasia Iced Out Stick Highlighter Overview & Swatches

Anastasia Iced Out Stick Highlighter ($ 34.00 for 0.28 oz.) Is a light, warmer brown base with a light, medium-tone gold bead and slightly larger gold speckles. Its base color was significantly warmer than the powder highlighter of the same name (which has an icy base … as the name would suggest). For me, the two end up looking more similar than not because of my complexion, but the very light and the deeper ones will find it noticeably different compared to the powder highlighter.

The texture was slightly emollient, thin, and quickly dried to a more powdery finish. It was better for me to apply it on bare skin as with the thinner formula and bigger glitters it seemed to dry too quickly to stain when applied over base products. It had, as marketed, a semi-transparent, buildable paint cover that lasted decently for seven hours.

CONTINUE READING: Formula overview for details on general performance and properties (such as fragrance).

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Formula overview

$ 34.00 / 0.28 oz. – $ 121.43 per ounce

The formula is said to have an “adjustable glow” with an “ultra-smooth” consistency that “melts easily” on the skin. The opacity was described as “buildable” which was true – most shades were medium to semi-opaque, but the more emollient nature of the product made it bleed slightly as I practiced, so they built up better once I started applying them to me in the face.

The consistency was slightly softening, thin, and glides well, but dried quickly and had a powdery finish. It looked a little drier and wasn’t as flattering on my normal to dry skin as other cream-to-powder formulas, so it may be better for oilier skin types. I had no issues with the foundation lift product, so it worked fine on both bare skin and complexion products – as long as I used my fingertips to apply and blend.

Due to the fast drying time, I found fingertips to be the most flexible and easiest to apply the product. Using a brush made the job more prone to uneven flow, bunching or lifting of base products. The formula lasted between seven and eight hours for me.

Browse all of our Anastasia Stick Highlighter Swatches.


Butylene glycol dicaprylate / dicaprate, dimethicone, SILICA, polymethylsilsesquioxane, polyglyceryl-2-triisostearate, isotridecyl isononanoate, calcium-aluminum-borosilicate, paraffin, mica, SYNTHETIC, fluorophlogopite, polyethylene, ceran alcohol acetate, saxoryl alcoholic acetate, saxoryl alcohol, caprylia wax, EU-OXO-alcohol / CAPRIC GLYCERIDE, 1,2-HEXANEDIOL, TITANIUM DIOXIDE (CI 77891), IRON OXIDE (CI 77491)

Disclaimer: The ingredient lists are available from the brand (or retailer) at the time of publication. Please always check the product packaging, if any, the applicable ingredients list for the product you purchased, or the brand or retailer website for the most up-to-date ingredient list.

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