Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit Review, Photos, Swatches

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit
Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit

Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit ($40.00 for 0.90 oz.) includes six, shimmering, sparkling highlighters. Three of the shades have a slight duochrome (very subtle–I think it works on cheeks, but it’s hard to capture in a still photo), while the other three are more consistent in color all the way through. I think it’s a really intriguing, versatile palette for those who like to experiment with color and layering with various blushes and bronzers. Anastasia does indicate this palette can be used on eyes as well (the other Glow Kits mention face and body but not eyes), so that may be an alternative use for some. The biggest issue I had with the palette was that some shades were a little drier/looser in the pan, and of course, these are sparkly and metallic, so they can emphasize pores, depending on how much you apply.

As a note, it does contain slightly less product than the 4-pan Glow Kits (which have 1.04 oz. of product) but is not significantly less (the upside is you get more shades, and if you rarely pan your products, it’s a better value to have the additional shades).

Blue Ice is an icy white base with blue sparkle and shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage that was sparkling and lightly metallic on the skin. The texture is a smidgen loose in the pan, but it didn’t create a mess in the pan and did not look dry or sheer out too easily on the skin. It can emphasize pores if worn at semi-opaque or greater coverage, but when I used it as a highlight over another blush, it didn’t emphasize my skin’s texture. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Kat Von D Saphyre (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 6 Frozen Turquoise (P, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sugarpill Ice Angel (P, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NYX Twilight Tint (P, $7.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Skywalk (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (95% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P, ) is darker (90% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Cover FX Halo (P, $42.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Makeup Geek Moon Phase (P, $20.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Kat Von D Amethyst (P, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orion (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Honeymoon (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Star is a light silver with subtle, cool undertones paired with a metallic sheen. The amount of shine and reflectiveness in this shade is insane–it is very, very metallic and looks brighter on as it catches the light than viewed straight-on. The texture was soft and blendable, but it was also a little dry. It did emphasize my pores/skin texture noticeably. Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver (P, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blue Moon (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Purple Horseshoe is a bright, light pinky-lavender with iridescent purple and pink shimmer. This shade had a drier, looser texture–almost gritty with the way the larger sparkles separated from the powder–that applied better to the skin than it looks as a heavier swatch. The highlighter blended out well, but even at sheerer coverage, it did emphasize pores and my skin’s natural texture (which is something that isn’t always a deal-breaker, but it is worth noting). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Blacklight (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Twilight (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Sleek MakeUP Hemisphere (P, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Over the Moon (LE, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Luna (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Dior Rosee (141) (LE, $31.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Spectra (P, ) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Pink Heart is a dirty, light beige with hints of green in its base that shifts from light pink to cooler violet. This was the least metallic in the palette, though it had more noticeable sparkly bits that sat on the skin. The texture was smooth, soft, and blendable without a hint of dryness. On me, the color wore well for eight hours before fading. Tarte Believe (LE, $28.00) is warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Luxurious Bling (P, $25.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is warmer (95% similar). Milk Makeup Mars (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Laura Geller Diamond Dust (LE, $26.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange (P, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Trafalgar #2 (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Honeymoon (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Chanel Iridescent (112) (LE, $32.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #940 Star Powder (P, $20.00) is darker (85% similar). Anastasia Blush (Self-Made) (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Rockstar (P, $6.00) is darker (85% similar). Zoeva Sheers & Voiles (P, ) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Psychedelic (P, $20.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Eclipse (P, ) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). MAC Vex (P, $16.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Prism (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Lucky Clover is a very light, warm white that flits between yellowy gold and greenish gold with a metallic sheen. It had good color payoff with a fairly soft, blendable texture (just a touch dry). It only emphasized pores if I wore it at near opaque coverage. The color started to break down after eight and a half hours of wear. Looxi Beauty Voodoo (P, $7.50) is cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Voltage (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Looxi Beauty Posh (P, $7.50) is darker (90% similar). Dior Dulcinee #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Flame (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). LORAC Limelight (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Perilune (LE, $8.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Zestful (LE, $20.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Buxom Room Service (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 2 Frozen Gold (P, $21.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Blue Moon is an icy, bluish-silver with strong, cool undertones and a metallic sheen. There’s enough shimmer and pigmentation in this shade that it doesn’t look chalky or ashy against my skin tone, despite seeming to be white-based. The texture was very soft and a little went a long way, so I’d highly recommend using a light hand when applying this one and building up. It blended out fairly easily and lasted for eight hours on me. Viseart Blue Diamond (P, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). theBalm #34 (P, $6.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Dark Energy #3 (LE, $21.00) is darker (95% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Arctic White (P, $24.00) is more shimmery, less pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Star (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Water & Ice #1 (P, $21.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Flowers 2 #1 (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 1 Frozen Silver (P, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Anastasia Glow Kit Moonchild
Moonchild
Moonchild
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Blue Ice
Blue Ice
Blue Ice
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Star
Star
Star
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
84%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Purple Horseshoe
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Pink Heart
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Lucky Clover
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
Anastasia Highlight Powder Blue Moon
Blue Moon
Blue Moon
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
89%
Total
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Anastasia Moonchild Glow Kit
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