EOTD: Easy metallic look | no false lashes

It's Wednesday, that means that it's time for another makeup look! Since my last ones were pretty intense I wanted to keep it simple this time - no heavy contouring, no false lashes, baking or what so ever. Honestly, my 'makeup day' wasn't the best and I struggled a little bit whilst creating this look, but moving on - here is the final result:

1. Primer:
Too Faced "Shadow Insurance"
2. Whole Lid: Urban Decay Liquid Moondust eyeshadow in "Solstice"; crease: "Electro" by Anastasia Beverly Hills
3. Eyeliner: Urban Decay Heavy Metal Glitter Eyeliner in "Junkshow"
4. Water line: Stila cosmetics Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner in "Stingray"
5. Mascara: Chanel Dimensions de Chanel in "10 Noir"

1. Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in "#5.25"
2. Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in "#NW 25"
3. Contouring: Smashbox Contour Palette
4. Bronzing: Tarte Amazonian clay waterproof bronzer in "park ave princess"
5. Highlighting: Anastasia Beverly Hills "Blue Moon"
6. Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in “Medium Brown” + Clear brow gel

Lips: YSL Gloss Pur #9



Moon Child Glow Kit

Today I dedicate myself to the Anastasia Beverly Hills "Moon Child" palette. It is a highlighter palette with six metallic powders that retails for $ 40.
The pictures I've seen on Twitter and Instagram were really outstanding, so I thought that the palette has to be great quality. I didn't want to buy it in the first place because it is made in China (and I'm not a huge fan about it), but since it is hard to find colorful highlighters in one palette, I gave in. The shades according to their description:

Blue Ice: diamond white with an icy blue reflect
Pink Heart: pearl white with a pink opal reflect
Star: moonstone fusion of mint, platinum and silver reflect
Lucky Clover: shamrock-infused gold with canary yellow diamond reflect
Purple Horseshoe: glittering lavender with an arctic blue reflect
Blue Moon: frozen blue with a silver reflect

Anastasia Beverly Hills Moon Child Glow Kit

Is the palette worth the hype? Unfortunately, in my opinion, it is not. I've had really high expectations which the product never met.
I've been playing around with it for weeks so I can really tell if a product works for me or not. The reason why I am not blown away by this palette is that if you're not constantly running around in sun light, or sitting in front of dimmed or ring lights (YouTubers) some colors will just look weird on me.
For example, I wore Blue Ice and my colleague didn't stop asking me why I am white above my cheekbones - it really looked just white, not icy at all and it did not give me a highlighter feeling. That's not exactly how I wanna look like, especially not at work.
But like I said: If you are outside or in dark light all the colors appear beautiful and give your look an extra oomph.

Moon Child Glow Kit

The quality is good, the highlighters itself go on smoothly, are blendable and can be used also with a damp brush or sponge. Furthermore you can use the palette as an eyeshadow, on your body and on your lips. It is cruelty-free as well.
Even if the quality is good I don't expect from a brand like Anastasia Beverly Hills that they produce in China (low-wage country plus cheap manufacturing costs) when they probably have laboratories in Italy and USA - don't nail me on that I am just guessing based on the "made in"-info from other products I own from this brand.

Moon Child Purple Horseshoe Star Blue Ice Swatches
Purple Horseshoe | Star | Blue Ice

Swatches Pink Heart Lucky Clover Blue Moon Moon Child
Pink Heart | Lucky Clover | Blue Moon

I am not so happy about the price, but that is a general issue I have with the ABH palettes. Most of their palettes (besides the new glow kits) retail for $ 40 but you don't get the exact same amount of product in their palettes.
Original contour kit: 6 pans á 3g = 18g = $ 2,22 each pan
That glow (glow kit): 4 pans á 7.4g = 29.6 g = $ 1,35 each pan
Moon Child: 6 pans á 4.2g = 25.2g = $ 1,59 each pan

So, you pay 40 bucks for their contour kit where you get 18g and you also pay $ 40 for a glow kit where you get 29.6g - that's not fair in my opinion.

*I don't wanna bash the brand nor their products it is just my honest opinion based on my experiences.


EOTD: "Nachgeschminkt" - Purple & Green Smokey Eye

Today I wanna share my recreated look for Der blasse Schimmers and Shade of  Natures "Nachgeschminkt"-Series. This time, it is inspired by the Purple & Green Smokey Eye from KillerColours. I've changed it up a little bit because I am more into medium-full coverage and since my hair are pretty dark I needed to add more warmness to my face. I like the combination of purple and green but with this intense lip color it is definitely not a look I would wear every day or to work. To make it work for me I either would put on a rosy color or a dark red lip stick like "Diva" by MAC instead of this aubergine lip shade.

1. Primer:
Too Faced "Shadow Insurance"
2. Whole Lid: Urban Decay Vice Palette 4 "Grasshopper", crease:Punch Fuschia” [Anastasia Beverly Hills Artist Palette] & "Urban" [UD Electric Palette]; inner corner: "C-Note" [UD VP 4]
3. Water & lower lash line & quarter of the eye lid: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil  “Perversion"
4. Lower lash line: "Grasshopper", "C-Note", "Urban", Punch Fuschia” & "Arctic" [UD VP 4]
5. False lashes: Huda Beauty in “Monique #3
6. Mascara: YSL "Mascara Volume Effet Faux Cils"

1. Foundation: Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation in "#5.25"
2. Concealer: MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in "#NW 25"
3. Baking: RCMA "No color powder"
4. Contouring & Bronzing: Smashbox Contour Palette
5. Highlighting: The Balm "Mary-Lou Manizer"
6. Brows: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz in “Medium Brown
7. Setting Spray: Coola Suncare "Makeup Setting Spray SPF 30"

Lips: Anastasia Beverly Hills Liquid lipstick "Potion"

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