In this post, I will be reviewing the Anastasia Beverly Hills ‘Aurora‘ Glow Kit, I picked this up late last year when it became available on the Sephora Australia website. I had been wanting the ‘Moon Child‘ Glow Kit for ages but it has only recently become available on the Australian website, don’t get me started on how much that annoys me considering how long it has been out for. Anyway, I felt like the ‘Aurora’ glow kit had some similar vibes so when it became available for purchase I decided to order it.
The Anastasia Beverly Hill’s ‘Aurora’ Glow Kit
The Glow Kit includes six beautiful shades – ‘Eclipse‘ which is a pink champagne pearl with peach shimmer, ‘Luna’ which is described as a mother of pearl with icy shimmer, ‘Spectra‘ which is a sparkling lilac with iridescent blue/green shimmer. ‘Helia‘ a yellow gold pearl with turquoise shimmer, ‘Orion‘ an ocean blue pearl with purple shimmer and ‘Lyra‘ a rose gold pearl with champagne orchid shimmer.
‘Helia‘ looks more white in the image but in person, it looks green with gold, as you can see from the swatches below.
My Thoughts on The ABH ‘Aurora’ Glow Kit
These all look so beautiful on, I find that I can use most of these shades with the exception being ‘Spectra‘ which is a little too dark for my skin tone but it would make a beautiful eyeshadow topper.
What I have found most interesting about this is that the shades I was originally drawn to like ‘Orion‘ I’ve hardly used. The ones that I have used and really love is ‘Eclipse‘, ‘Helia’, ‘Luna’ and ‘Lyra‘ which I love on its own or mixed with ‘Eclipse‘.
I love the way they look on, they are all very beautiful but I do find they have a fair bit of fall out, I’m not sure if its the kind of brush I’m using to apply them or just because of the formula. Having never used any of the Glow Kits before I didn’t know what to expect. Most of the highlighters I have used in the past haven’t contained too much if any glitter and these do, so I was really surprised by that. At first, I wasn’t sure about these because of this factor and I think this is why I’m experiencing fall out is because of the glitter particles infused in this formula.
I’ve included a couple of photos showing how a some of the shades look on so that you can get an idea of how they look on the face and not just swatches. Even with the glitter factor, I do think these could be used lightly for just a small touch of shimmer or built up for some serious glow.
These are all beautiful shades and I think they could look fabulous on multiple skin tones, whether you are very fair like me to or of a deeper skin tone. I can imagine that ‘Lyra’ or ‘Spectra’ would look amazing on someone with a darker skin tone.
These are fun and colourful but I also think that you could create some more natural looks with these if you use some of the peachy gold shades and a light hand. But If you’re not a fan of glitter in your highlight then I think you probably wouldn’t like these.
I’m very diverse in what I like so I love a coloured highlight I think it’s a fun subtle way to add some colour to your look. You could pair it with a colourful look to tie everything in or using it to add a pop of interest with a more subtle look.
Cost & Comparison
This palette is expensive costing $72.00AU it’s definitely not affordable. It does contain 6 Metallic Powder Highlighters which weigh 0.15 oz/ 4.2 g each so you are getting an overall weight of 25.2 grams or 0.9 oz of product which is quite decent. It would cost you $12.00 per pan which is cheaper than say one highlighter by The Balm which in Australia retails for around $30 and contain 8.5 grams or 0.30 oz that is a lot more in one pan in comparison but in this palette, you get 6 shades to choose from.
So I guess it just all depends what you’re looking for, and how much you would like to spend. I think ABH was one of the leaders of bringing the coloured highlight trend to the mass market but I do think that you can get some similar duo-chrome highlighters from more affordable brands now days. So while I think that their highlighter palettes are good there are definatly more affordable alternatives on the market now.
I would love to know if you have tried this or any of the other Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kits? Do you enjoy them or is it a straight pass for you? let me know in the comments below.
Until next time, I hope you have a lovely day.
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