Moonchild Glow Kit: Does It Live Up To The Hype?

Anastasia Beverly Hill’s Moonchild Glow Kit is an unearthly beauty. It’s stunning duochrome highlights will bless you with a celestial aura. When news of this palette first broke, I immediately added it to my wish list but it was sold out when I was ready to call it mine. Waiting was rough, but now I’ve got my alien glow. 👽

Hologram City

The holographic cardboard palette is encased in a slide-off matching sleeve. It’s very eye-catching for us 90’s kids; it trigger’s immediate grabby hands 👐🏻. The palette doesn’t have a mirror on the inside, but it does have magnetic closure. The packaging feels very solid and definitely not cheaply made.

On the inside are your six square pans of product, with the names printed right underneath each. Reading these out loud reminds me of the Lucky Charms commercial; “Hearts, stars, horseshoes, clovers and blue moons. A pot o’ gold, a rainbow, and a red balloon!”

The Shades

The palette gives us six different duochrome highlight shades. Duochromes are colors that change when viewed at an angle.

  • Blue Ice – a white, that reflects blue
  • Star – a stunning silver
  • Purple Horseshoe – a lavender the reflects blue
  • Pink Heart – a pearl white that reflects pink
  • Lucky Clover – a yellow shade that reflects green
  • Blue Moon – a blue that reflects silver

Apologies for the lack of perfection going on in this shot; as I said… grabby hands.

Left to right: Blue Ice, Star, Purple Horseshoe, Pink Heart, Lucky Clover, Blue Moon.


Each of the shades glide on easily and buttery, and my glow lasts several hours. When it comes time to remove my makeup later in the night, I’m still glowin’ even after my blush is long gone.

Blue Ice is dusted on my cheeks, and inner corners of my eyes in this picture.

So, does it live up to the hype?

Absolutely. My favorites to wear are Blue Ice, Pink Heart and Lucky Clover. Everything from the packaging, the color payoff, and the wear was on point for me. Moonchild is the best highlight palette I own, and will be hard to beat.

Kat Von D’s Alchemist Holographic palette is definitely an alternative for Moonchild. However Kat’s palette has only 4 shades, and you’ll be paying more money per gram of product. Between the two, Moonchild is the clear winner.

This little darling is available on the Anastasia Beverly Hills website for $40.



  • Love this post. Happy to have the scoop on this shadow palette. Those colors are so cool, love the packaging too!

  • Oh absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing sweetie xx

  • Jessica Bradshaw

    Those are GORGEOUS colors! What a great palate.

  • These are so pretty! I need to try more cool highlighters and stuff, I’m only just now experimenting with it.