Review: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit ‘Aurora’

Glow lovers everywhere have awaited the release of Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in ‘Aurora’. The Glow Kit’s shade selection is reminiscent of the aurora borealis so if you want a Northern Lights glow, you better get with the program and check this beauty out! I’ve been testing some of the shades over the past week and can’t wait to share my thoughts on this palette below!

If you have been following me for any amount of time, you know I am all about that glow! I search high and low for amazing shades and formulas and my hunt has brought me to my most recent purchase: Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit in ‘Aurora’. This is definitely one of the most talked about palette’s of the spring and I get a sense it was released around this time because it is perfect for creating festival looks. C’mon really, how many times a year is it appropriate to wear lavender highlighter out of the house!  Sister to the ‘Moonchild’  Glow Kit, this beauty is a little more colorful if you compare palette to palette.

As you can see from the second picture, both palettes are loved with ‘Moonchild’ (bottom) getting all kinds of use. I don’t only use ‘Moonchild’ for highlighting. In fact, I primarily use the shades as eyeshadow – often in the inner third when I want my already large eyes to look even bigger. I plan to play around with ‘Aurora’, but right now I’m leaning towards using it in a similar way. However, since the shades in ‘Aurora’ are more vibrant, I’ve played around using it all over my eyelids, not just in the inner third. Below I used the shade ‘Orion’ on my lower lash line and a combination of ‘Lyra’, ‘Spectra’ and ‘Eclipse’ up top. I also used ‘Orion’ on my cheekbones.

One of my favorite things about these crazy shades is the versatility and that is probably the number one reason I buy them. I can use these shades in a lot of ways and since I like to experiment, the palettes get used quite often. If you aren’t the type of person to experiment or you gawk at the idea of walking around with a shimmer blue pigment on your cheeks, then this probably isn’t the investment for you. However, if you like to play, I would recommend taking the leap and purchasing ‘Aurora’ so you can let your imagination run wild. If you already have ‘Moonchild’ and you are wondering if you need another similar palette, then you don’t really need this. But, I think shades ‘Orion’, ‘Spectra’, and ‘Lyra’ are enough for me to recommend purchasing this one as well. I’ve included shade comparisons for ‘Orion’ (blue) and ‘Spectra’ because I wanted you guys to see how unique these shades actually are! And I love ‘Helia’ so much because I don’t have anything to compare it to (hence no comparison pictures). I’m interested to know how you use this palette (or ‘Moonchild’). Let me know in the comments below!


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  1. Thank you so much for doing a comparison of the two kits! What’s the first swatch, though (BEC aurora)? I tried looking it up and I can’t fins anything.

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