Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter Review & Swatches

01/08

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter
Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter

Sunset Aura

Anastasia Sunset Aura Loose Highlighter ($25.00 for 0.21 oz.) is a medium copper with warm undertones and a sparkling, golden sheen. It had buildable pigmentation from semi-sheer to opaque coverage, which was more dependent on how much product was dislodged from the sifter and picked up with a brush. It seemed more “flake-like” in texture where the particles seemed larger and/or clumped together (most visible in the close-up photo of the sifter holes), and this seemed to ensure that not that much product came out when sifted and minimized how much disappeared in the air when swirled onto a brush. The loose powder applied evenly to my skin and buffed out with little effort for a smooth, sparkling, and metallic sheen. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading noticeably.

Formula Overview

$25.00/0.21 oz. - $119.05 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to to have "more pearls, more sparkle and a higher reflect" than a typical pressed powder highlighter. It has "customizable levels of intensity" with a "smooth application" that can be used "alone" or "mix[ed] together." The loose nature of the product definitely made it a more buildable product as coverage was very much dependent on how much product was put onto the brush. That amount often was related to how much product came through the sifter, which was a fair amount with the more finely-milled, less sparkly So Hollywood shade but much less with the more sparkly Snowflake and Sunset Aura shades.

All three shades applied evenly and blended out without much effort, and while sparkkly, they weren't gritty or so glittery that the particles didn't adhere well to my skin. The shades seemed to get to a more sparkling, metallic sheen faster than Anastasia's powder highlighters have and had a bit of a wetter sheen overall. I felt that they were just shy of pore-emphasizing territory on my skin. They wore for eight hours on me on average.

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Ingredients

Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Mica, Nylon-12, Octyldodecanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Diisostearyl Malate, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Tin Oxide, Tocopheryl Acetate, Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).

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Product Availability

Anastasia Sunset Aura $25.00/0.21 OZ.
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About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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It’s pretty but I prefer my Sydney Grace pressed highlighter pans for half the price, more product and a better shade range… I know Amrezy was super popular but this feels like a step backwards?

Love this one! Was all set to add it to my WL, and then I saw that I own THREE dupes for it, lol! Butterfly Beach/Glo Getter/Aura Voir season is coming up fast now that we’re in mid-March.

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