When the Moonchild Glow Kit from Anastasia Beverly Hills went on sale at Sephora, I felt like I needed to grab the sister palette to complete my collection (which was also on sale).
Aurora is another six-pan highlighting palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills and was released in early-2017. Each pan contains 4.2 grams of product, with a combined total weight of 25. 2 grams, which is a heap of highlighter! Along with being cruelty free, this palette is also vegan.
Like other Glow Kits from Anastasia, Aurora has a removable cardboard slip which is identical to packaging underneath. The palette has a pale pink to purple gradient, with a holographic shift across the front and back of the palette. The word ‘Aurora’ is across the front in silver holographic lettering, with the standard Anastasia Beverly Hills logo underneath in black.
Inside, there’s the ABH circle logo, with Aurora underneath with the same silver holographic lettering. Just like the Moonchild Glow Kit, this palette has a magnetic closure and feels surprisingly weighted for a cardboard palette.
Eclipse is a peachy, warm-toned highlighter. Luna is an icy silver shade with a slight white shift. Spectra is a medium-toned mauve shade with a pinky-purple shift. This one will look like a straight up bruise on those with fair to light skin, so use with caution if you are planning on using it anywhere on your cheekbones. Helia is a pale green colour with a strong golden shift, and reminds me of Golden Mint from Becca’s Shimmering Skin Perfector range. Orion is a bright blue shade with a lighter blue shift. Lyra is an orange highlight with a peach shift.
While I like the colours included in the palette, I definitely think it’s better suited to those with medium and deeper complexions (which is fair, considering Moonchild was geared towards lighter skintones). Eclipse, Luna and Helia are the only shades I feel confident rocking on a day-to-day basis, while the other three shades I’d wear as eyeshadow, and possibly on the body if I was going to a special event.
After trying and testing both colourful glow kits, I can say with certainty I prefer Moonchild purely for the variety of shades and how well they suit my skin’s fair, cool-undertone. If you’re tossing up between the two, I suggest going in store and swatching the shades out, as you definitely don’t need both, and you’ll probably find one or the other is a better match for you.
Which do you like the look of more, Moonchild or Aurora? Let me know in the comments below!