I can’t tell you how long I have wanted to try something from Anastasia Beverly Hills for. Since moving out, my makeup collection has seriously SHRUNK in size – stupid bills have seriously got in the way of my beauty habit and I am not happy in the slightest. This means that when I see a bargain, I have no excuse not to snap it up now. When I spotted this Moonchild Glow Kit for £20.00 in TK Maxx recently, I did make that stupid mistake though, I had it in my hand and then I put it back like a fool. Obviously when I came to my senses and went back the next day, it was gone and I was devastated. Skip forward a good few weeks of me checking religiously for it to not be seen again, I popped into the TK Maxx in Wales when I went to see my brother and there it was in all of it’s glory. Perfect condition and unopened. Not making the same mistake twice, I snapped it up in no time…
I have really got into highlighters over the past few years and the Moonchild palette is filled with the cutest pearlescent variety. The shades mainly lean towards the cooler blue scale, which I would never normally go for, but for some reason I was completely drawn to them here. I think it’s the ice cold, wintery, Christmassy vibe that I am feeling at the minute.
The packaging of Moonchild is so simple but just beautiful. It is the standard palette shape but has the prettiest holographic blue finish to it, which fits the theme of the shades inside just perfectly. The palette is really light to hold too, which is nice as I can’t stand palettes that weigh a lot. I have to stand in front of the mirror putting my makeup on, so I can’t have a palette which is going to give me a dead arm.
There are 6 shades inside which are laid out in a simple square design. I couldn’t wait to swatch this and I was not disappointed at all.
Every shade I popped on my hand was followed with an ‘ooooo’ as I lined it up with the next one. By the end my hand looked like an iced galactic dream. Here’s my rundown….
Blue Ice / A simple white shade that has the subtlest blue holographic specs.
Star / A shimmery silvery/grey metallic shade. This one is really buildable too.
Purple Horseshoe / A cute blue toned lilac with glitter running through.
Pink Heart / A white shade with a pearly coral tone within.
Lucky Clover / A super pale shimmering green.
Blue Moon / An icy purple toned white.
Each shade has the lightest texture, which is perfect for a highlighter as sometimes you just want a little dusting but want the brush to pick up enough product instantly.
I used the shade Purple Horseshoe along my cheekbone here and I am totally in love with slight lilac tint it gives. These highlighters are so buildable too, so if you wanted to go full on colour they just need layering up. I am not quite at the full bold holo colour stage yet, but the more I play, the more I layer so I will have cute bold cheekbones before I know it.
I am really enjoying using Moonchild and playing around with shades that I would never have dreamed of using before. I read that this Glow Kit was inspired by the film The NeverEnding Story and I can totally see why. The shades just perfectly tie in. I know I will be using this more over party season. When I say party season, I mean doing my makeup and then sitting at home as I never really go to any parties ha!
The moral of the story though is to not walk away from things, especially bargains in TKMaxx. ❤