ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit

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ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit Review & Swatch

ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit
Price: $40 USD (my total = ~$77 CAD everything included)
Size: 6 x 0.15 oz

This palette took over Instagram a while back and was recently released. I was unknowingly waiting for Sephora to stock the palette – until I realized it was exclusive to the Anastasia Beverly Hills website. Anyways, I was able to finally pick up the palette after the restock and am ready to review it now. Continue reading “ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS – Moonchild Glow Kit”

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BECCA – Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed

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BECCA – Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed | Pearl Review & Swatch

Price: $46 CAD
Size: 0.25 oz
Shade: Pearl

Becca highlighters have had amazing reviews and have been recommended by many – so I chose to try the popular pearl shade in the ‘pressed’ (powder) formula.  The highlighters are available in 3 formulas: pressed (powder), poured (cream), and liquid.


PACKAGING

The highlighters comes in a sleek matte finished compact with an aluminum finish in the center – which I thought added a nice element aesthetically. The product is a kind of oddly shaped so I found a little difficulty with opening it smoothly but it was not a huge struggle. The closure clicks when closed and does not open easily so this highlighter is fairly travel friendly. Overall, I like the packaging both look and feel wise and have not had any major issue with it yet – also the mirror is a good size.


PRODUCT

The shimmering skin perfector pressed is a powder highlighter that still feals creamy because it was formulated with liquid to bind the powders together. This gives the highlighter a smooth application which is important because a ‘unsmooth’ application would stand out and not look good. I found that the shimmer/glitter particles were a good size and nothing too ‘unnatural’ but will not make you a disco ball. However, with that said I would say that this highlighter (especially the Pearl shade) is more of a stronger highlighted looked – much like the glam looks you find on instagram. It looks amazing for a heavy look however I would recommend either a different shade or brand if you are more into a subtle highlight. As for longevity I found that it definitely faded throughout the day – comparatively faster than other highlighters but it still look decent. Finally, I wanted to mention that though the Pearl shade looks very white in the pan, it does not look chalky or too white on my yellow toned skin. But if you still do not like the white tone they also have a gold or champagne tone available which would give you a warmer glow to the skin. Overall, I liked this highlighter a lot especially for photos or heavier makeup days it gives my skin that picturesque glow.

– SL.


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KEVIN AUCOIN – The Celestial Powder

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KEVIN AUCOIN – The Celestial Powder (Candlelight) Review & Swatch

KEVIN AUCOIN – The Celestial Powder
Price: $53 CAD
Size: 0.11 oz
Shade: Candlelight

Highlighters have become very popular lately so I purchased some of the popular ones to test them out and will be reviewing them for the next few weeks.


PACKAGING

The highlighter comes in a sleek deep red packaging that looks aesthetically luxurious. However, personally I felt that the weight and feel did not match up to its looks. As for size I do wish that it was a little larger as the size resembled an eye shadow more than a highlighter or cheek product. As for the ‘clasp’ (not sure what to call it) I do like the click it makes when closed but I find it a little too easy to open. Which would not be the most travel friendly but I have not had issues with it yet. On a more positive note I do like the mirror on the inside as it is a decent size and find myself using it from time to time. Overall, I do love the look of the packaging however for the price I would like to see a little better quality in the feel and weight. *Almost forgot to mention – but the product did come in a beautiful velvet pouch which was nice*


PRODUCT

The Celestial Powder comes in 2 shades: Starlight and Candlelight. The first is more of a pink tone which would work great for cooler skin tones. The second is a peach/champagne tone which worked well for my yellow (warm) toned skin. The tone of the highlighter makes application look more natural giving you a beautiful glow to the skin. The shimmers are nice and fine which help you avoid looking like a disco ball. The texture is super smooth and easy to blend and wears comfortably throughout the day. Overall, of all the highlighters I have tried it sits in my top 3 because of how natural and effortless it looks. It has become my go to product when I opt for a dewy and glowy look and would recommend this highlighter if you are new to highlighting. This product will give you beautiful natural glow instead of an Instagram worthy highlight.

**Side note if you are new to highlighters and do have skin imperfections on areas you wish to highlight. I would recommend that you use a lighter hand when applying as it could help you hide imperfections but too much will bring out the imperfections.

– SL.


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