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. Sugarpill Ice Angel (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Roadstripe (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Sephora Blue Rhythm (LE) is less shimmery (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Sick of Swimmin' (LE) is lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Cobalt Rush #1 (P) is darker (90% similar). NYX Frostbite (P, $6.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Cosmic (LE) is more shimmery (95% 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. Disney by Sephora Your Voice (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Lovely #1 (P) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Blue Moon (LE) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #1 (P, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME202 Iceberg Blue (P, $21.00) is brighter (95% similar). NARS Flowers 3 #1 (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sleek MakeUP Pretty in Paris (LE, $9.99) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Glow Kit Moonchild
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
8.5
Application
4.5
Total
86%
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Community Faves | July 10th through July 16th

Here’s a look at our community’s favorites from the past week! 🙂 Any new favorites that you discovered this week?

Most Loved Products

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01. MAC Soft Brown

Soft Brown is a muted, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to bare skin. Read full review.

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02. MAC Embark

Embark is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. I noticed that this one seemed to produce a smidgen of a sheen applied to my normal-to-dry skin (like it absorbed some of the oil on my skin, which gave it the sheen). Read full review.

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03. Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506)

Marc Jacobs Beauty Flesh & Fantasy (506) Air Blush ($42.00 for 0.28 oz.) is muted, medium peach with hints of brown and warmer undertones paired with a soft sheen. Read full review.

Most Wanted Products

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01. MAC Soft Brown

Soft Brown is a muted, medium brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color coverage, though not fully opaque, with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that applied well to bare skin. Read full review.

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02. MAC Embark

Embark is a deep, reddish brown with subtle, warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. I noticed that this one seemed to produce a smidgen of a sheen applied to my normal-to-dry skin (like it absorbed some of the oil on my skin, which gave it the sheen). Read full review.

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03. MAC Dance in the Dark

Dance in the Dark is a dark taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. It seemed to develop a bit of sheen when applied to bare skin (less noticeable over powdered or primed skin). Read full review.

Most Loved Looks

MAC Bright Pink Blush

MAC Bright Pink Blush

MAC Bright Pink Blush ($16.00 for 0.05 oz.) is described as an “intense fuchsia pink [with a Matte finish].” It’s a bold, bright, medium fuchsia pink with cool, blue undertones and a matte finish. Colour Pop Pie (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Sephora I'm Shocked (09) (P, $14.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Saucy Miss (P, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). MAC This Could Be Fun (LE, $22.00) is more muted (90% similar). Colour Pop Homie (DC, $8.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora I'm Quite Tipsy (08) (P, $14.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Unashamed (LE) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Savage (P) is darker (90% similar). Surratt Beauty Se Pomponner (P, $32.00) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Starscape (LE, $30.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Guerlain Cherry (02) (LE, $42.00) is warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

This is one of five new blush shades being added to the permanent range, but worth noting is that they are being added as a Small Powder Blush (the same size as MAC’s eyeshadows). I’m not sure if it will be available in pan-form or not (my guess is yes, since it is permanent) at this time. The formula is the same as their regular Powder Blush range, though, other than the size (and price). The new five are supposed to be pigmented with an even, smooth texture. Bright Pink was richly pigmented and needed very little product to show up as a pop of color on my medium complexion. The powder had a soft, smooth consistency that wasn’t dusty or too dense, so it sat well on the skin and was manageable when it came to blending. It wasn’t as forgiving as some of the other mattes that MAC has in their blush range, but it wasn’t frustrating to diffuse and tamp down if over-applied. This shade wore well for just over nine hours on me.

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MAC Powder Blush (Small) Bright Pink
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
9.5
Application
4.5
Total
92%

Makeup Geek Covet Blush

Makeup Geek Covet Blush

Makeup Geek Covet Blush ($10.00 for 0.15 oz.) is a medium-dark, coral-red with warm undertones and a barely-there golden sheen. MAC Gleeful (P, $27.00) is brighter, cooler (95% similar). MAC Fleet Fast (LE, $22.00) is lighter (90% similar). Clinique Ginger Pop (01) (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Autoerotique (LE, $25.00) is lighter (85% similar). Chanel Malice (71) (P, $45.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Tarte Dazzled (P, $28.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Clinique Fig Pop (P, $21.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Painted Canyon (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Burberry Blossom (P, $42.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). Smashbox Geranium (LE) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter (80% similar). Colour Pop Flush'd (LE, $8.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Laura Geller Papaya (P, $26.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Sea Me, Hear Me (LE, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

The formula is supposed to be pigmented, long-wearing, and blendable (for more on how it compares to the previous formula, check out this post). This was one of the more “shimmery” shades in the new range, which has more of a satin-level of shimmer/sheen. It was nicely pigmented and yielded opaque results, if desired, but it was still soft and silky enough to easily diffuse and blend out if you wanted sheerer coverage. The finish was natural–it looked like skin–but not overtly shimmery. When I tested this blush, it wore well for eight and a half hours before visibly fading.

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Makeup Geek Blush Covet
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Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

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