Are These Highlighters Actually Wearable?

Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Glow Kit

This Anastasia Beverly Hills Aurora Palette comes with 6 metallic powder highlighters and after I have been using them for a few months. I think they are actually more wearable than I thought. Call me crazy but one of my all-time favourite highlighters is from this Anastasia Beverly Hill Aurora Glow Kit! Even though, I'm not that experimental with my looks. But I love the shade Spectra, it is just so gorgeous on the face. I know that this palette isn't for everyone but you just have to give it a chance for it to surprise you!

All the highlighter shades in this palette look very 'out there' in the pans but I am here to tell you that they are wearable! I wasn't into this palette when it first launched either but when I saw my friend wearing one of these shades in real life. I felt like I needed it. Also, you won't have anything like it in your collection because you know you have enough of those pinky goldy shades...
Anastasia Beverly Hill Aurora Glow Kit Swatches
Probably worth noting that they won't look this pigmented when you are wearing them as highlighters, I swatched heavily for the camera only. 

Eclipse - pink champagne streaked with pearl
On me this shade looks like a pale gold with pearl streaks. I don't wear this shade very often because whenever I'm in the mood for a normal highlighter, this isn't usually the palette I reach for. 

Luna - mother of pearl with icy orchid undertones
This shade looks like a true silver on me and I never use it as a highlighter as I have a warmer skin tone and I think it would look slightly bit weird. I mainly use this as an inner eye highlighter. 

Spectra - sparkling lilac pearl with an iridescent blue-green reflect
This shade looks almost grey in the pan but on the face, it is the most gorgeous highlighter that has ever graced my face. It's different without being too out there and it looks beautiful when it catches the light. I use it to highlight both my face and inner eye corner. 

Helia - yellow-gold pearl with a hint of turquoise
The highlighter isn't as intense as my swatch, it usually more of a sheen of colour. This shade looks green on me and I only use it as eyeshadow and inner eyes highlight. I haven't been brave enough to use it as a full-on highlighter yet but I will definitely try and use it more in the future. 

Orion - blue pearl with hints of purple amethyst
Orion has the same issue as Helia and I haven't really used it much as I have been a little bit afraid of the colour. It has a pale icy blue shade. It is gorgeous for when I want to do a cool toned look. Although, I think someone paler might enjoy this shade better. 

Lyra - rose gold pearl streaked with amber champagne
It's a peachier and golden highlighter. This shade looks like it would be another wearable shade in the palette but I'm not super keen on it as I find the glitter chunks to be too big and it clings too much at any imperfections. 

Anastasia Beverly Hill Aurora Glow Kit Swatches - Spectra
I am wearing Spectra here.
Overall, I really enjoy having this palette in my collection as it is something completely different and not easily replicated or something you can find a dupe for. Although, I find myself reaching for this palette mainly to use Spectra. Which isn't worth me spending money on the entire palette but I have no regret. Also, it is worth noting that some of the shades in this palette has some glitter particles and doesn't look as smooth as the other ABH highlighters. So, if you are looking for a completely glitter-free highlighter, you might want to avoid but also do get it for Spectra... 

Have you tried this palette? What do you think of the shades in this palette, would you try it?

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  1. I always see this palette and think how gorgeous it is, but I don't think I could wear Orian or Helia. I'm pretty pale so I may not be able to use Spectra either. Such a shame because I think it looks gorgeous! xx

    Jasmine | https://jasminelaurenfancy.blogspot.co.uk

    1. I think they will look gorgeous on pale skin too as they do provide such a subtle hint of shine and speckle of different colour when your face catches the light. They aren't as pigmented as the swatch, so I wouldn't worry about looking too crazy. They can look really gorgeous and can be wearable but I totally agree that it might not be for everyone :) xx

  2. Oh wow Spectra looks incredible on you! I just don’t think I could pull off colourful highlighters, I wish I could as there are so many unique shades in this palette. I am tempted by the Zoeva Duochrome Highlighter Palette think it’s called Spring something as it looks like a great alternative to the KVD Alchemist palette with more subtle colour shifts xxx

    1. Thank you! I think Spectra would look gorgeous on you! xxx