Got the glow? Anastasia Beverly Hills Moonchild Glow Kit Review

With ABH recently launching their UK website, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to offer my insights on the highly coveted Moonchild glow kit. 

Prior to the launch of their UK sales website, I had been unable to get my mitts on the Moonchild highlighting palette. ABH was quite easily available on websites such as Beauty Bay and Cult Beauty, however they were often in limited supplies. But that is no longer an issue for us UK ABH fans!
Now on to the palette… The Moonchild glow kit offers an unusual collection of multipurpose powders, with their primary use being highlighters. ABH have a wide range of highlighting palettes and this is definitely the most unusual of the bunch, with a range of blue, green, yellow and pink tone shades. 

Top Row Swatches (L-R): Blue Ice, Star, Purple Horseshoe

Bottom Row Swatches (L-R): Pink Heart, Lucky Clover, Blue Moon

My initial impression of this palette was that it was more of a collector’s item rather than an everyday, do it all palette. However, after experimenting with this kit for a number of weeks, I feel my opinion had shifted somewhat. 

When used with a light hand, I feel that pretty much all the shades in the palette could be used on a day to day basis. Especially Pink Heart, Star and Blue Moon on lighter skin tones. The two I have found to be the least wearable on my skin tone would be Purple Horseshoe and Lucky Clover. However, they may work well on someone with a warmer or darker complexion to mine. 

Bottom line, if you’re a highlight addict like myself then you may want this unique item in your collection. On the other hand, if you’re more of a subtle, ‘glow from within’ type of person you may want to give this one a miss. 

The ABH Moonchild Glow Kit is priced at £39.00 and is available for purchase on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website 

http://www.anastasiabeverlyhills.co.uk/glow-kit-moonchild/ABH01-18159.html

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April Favourites!

Check out my list of beauty favourites for the month of April!

April

Becca Skin Perfecting Highlight in Opal

This is massive in the beauty world, and I finally managed to get my hands on it this month. Becca is sold in Space NK stores and on various internet sites, however the shade Opal is forever sold out. Cult beauty (www.cultbeauty.co.uk) became my hero this month when I realised it was in stock. It is a little pricey at £30, but I’m sure this will last forever, as it is the most pigmented highlighter I have ever used. This does mean you need to be cautious in application though, if you want to avoid looking like a disco ball! It gives a beautiful warm golden glow to the face when applied to the top of cheekbones. The perfect product for the coming summer months.

Rimmel Long lasting perfection nude foundation in Soft beige

I wanted to find a new affordable foundation that provided long lasting coverage whilst not being too matte, and this one definitely ticks all the boxes. This foundation lasts all day on my skin but still has a slightly dewy finish, without being tacky to the touch. It provides medium coverage and makes skin look naturally flawless. Some cheaper foundations can change colour throughout the day when they oxidise, but I didn’t find this to be the case with this foundation. You can pick this up in most drugstores and supermarkets for around £7.99.

 

Smashbox Double Exposure Palette

I had been saving up my Boots advantage card points for quite a while and I finally decided to take the plunge and spend them all in one hit. This palette contains 12 neutral eye shadows, which can be used wet or dry! Now, usually I wouldn’t suggest wetting normal eye shadows as it can ruin the texture and make them unusable. However, these are specially formulated to be used both ways. By wetting the eye shadow you create a more intense colour pigment and also emphasise any sparkle or shimmer in the eye shadow. This is a palette I have been reaching for time and time again this month, as it’s really versatile and contains several unique shades. I purchased this at the Smashbox counter in Boots for £38.

MUA Undress Your Skin Shimmer Highlighter Review

My new favourite drugstore obsession – MUA Undress Your Skin shimmer highlighter!

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I picked up both shades on a whim, the original neutral pink shade and the recently released white gold shade, for £3 a piece. MUA have some amazing products, so I had relatively high expectations for these highlighters. However, I did not expect them to become my new best friends for glowy, luminous skin.

They are super pigmented (a light hand is needed!) so I expect each pan to last for ages, and it lasts all day on my cheekbones. I apply a light dusting of this using my Real Techniques setting brush, alongside a matte blush or bronzer. The original shade is great for day to day wear, whereas the super intense Iridescent Gold is perfect for making an impact (this one will be great for the Christmas party season!)

L-R Original, Iridescent Gold

L-R Original, Iridescent Gold

MUA products can be found at Superdrug stores and online.

Lyndsey
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