Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit Review, Photos, & Swatches

Glow Kit Review

The Aurora Glow Kit provides a spectrum of highlighters with iridescent and metallic finishes. Each and every shade will give you a gorgeous glow. This palette gives you so many options, you can really let your imagination run wild. You can apply these shades wet or dry onto your face, eyes, or body. To be used on your body try blending your favorite shade or shade combination with a hydrating oil.

This is a cruelty free and vegan highlighting palette that is not formulated with Parabens, Sulfates, or Phthalates.


The 6 ethereal shades in this palette can be worn alone or layered for an even more intergalactic effect. Here are the 6 shades included and a mini description of what they look like:

  • Eclipse (pink champagne pearl with peach reflect)
  • Luna (mother of pearl with icy orchid reflect)
  • Spectra (sparkling lilac pearl with iridescent blue-green reflect)
  • Helia (yellow gold pearl with turquoise reflect)
  • Orion (ocean blue pearl with purple amethyst reflect)
  • Lyra (rose gold pearl with champagne orchid reflect)


Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit Swatches

These swatches don’t do the highlighters justice! They’re gorgeous in person. From top to bottom: Eclipse, Luna, Spectra, Helia, Orion, Lyra.

My favorite shade is Lyra, as mentioned, in Monday’s post. I love the rose gold hue of this highlighter and find it to be perfect for brightening up everyday makeup looks. I also love the name. Lyra is the heroine of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy. The Golden Compass may sound more familiar to you, it is the first book of this trilogy and it was made into a terrible movie starring Nicole Kidman about a decade ago. Don’t bother with the movie, but do check out the books if you’ve never read them. This science fantasy trilogy is my absolute favorite series of books. In addition to the fictional character, Lyra is also the name of a constellation.

Oh, the name Aurora? Yeah, I’m only a little in love with that. It’s my daughter’s name. 😉

For a decently sized palette, with 6 shades, I don’t think the price is too bad. This kit cost me: $40.00. I purchased it in-store at Sephora, but you can also buy it online at Ulta here. I’m pretty sure they have it in-store at Ulta and online at as well. As far as I know, it’s readily available wherever you’d like to purchase it!

The packaging is fine, but there isn’t anything eye catching or spectacular about it. I like the purple ombre effect and foil lettering, but I do wish that it had a mirror. I’d also like to see some tutorials included. Palettes can be overwhelming, where do you start with all of the options they provide? I like some inspiration and/or tutorials to be included with my palettes to get me started on creating my own looks. Tutorials are also good for those who prefer or need the guidance and for those who would like to speed their makeup application along by being able to follow a step-by-step guide.

Other than that, I highly recommend this palette when you’d like to go beyond your basic highlight. Notice, my complaints are trivial and have nothing to do with the highlighters themselves, which perform beautifully.

You can get A LOT of use out of this palette. Besides everyday highlighting, use it to add drama to evening makeup looks and play around with it to create fantastic festival (and Halloween!) looks. As mentioned, this palette can go beyond highlighting too, try it on your eyelids and create a glowing eye makeup look with it. For photographic evidence of its versatility, check out the looks I created using it below.

Festival/Halloween Makeup Look Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit

In this Unicorn Makeup Look, I’m wearing Orion, Helia, Spectra, and Lyra. For a detailed description of this look and a tutorial on it, click here.

Everyday Makeup Look  and Mini Tutorial Using the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit

  • For everyday use of this palette, start by applying Luna to your brow bone.
  • Press Helia into the inner and outer corners of your eyes and onto your cupid’s bow.
  • Brush Lyra down the bridge of your nose and onto your cheek bones and temples.

Bottom Line: This is the only highlighting palette you need! It has shades that are appropriate for everyday wear, shades that are more intense for evening, and shades with tints of color for fun and festivals! Being a beauty blogger, I have a large selection of highlighters, but this palette is my new go-to. (Sorry Glow Stick, you’re convenient and fabulous, but you’re only one shade!)

Just so you know: This post contains affiliate links and I may get a commission if you use them. Click here to get all the info. 🙂

Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit? If so, what are your thoughts on it?

Thank you for reading, I hope you found this review helpful! 🙂

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