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November 05, 2013

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Review

If you haven't already heard about it, meet Photoshop in a palette. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders were a massive success when they launched earlier this year (click here to read my review of Dim Light) and to keep the hype up, they've released a special edition Ambient Lighting palette for the holiday season - and of course, both Sinead and I succumbed and self-gifted.




The Ambient Lighting Palette is made up of three powders - two of Hourglass' most popular ones, Dim Light and Radiant Light, as well as the limited edition Incandescent Light. Dim Light can be used as an all over face powder/pore perfector; Radiant and Incandescent are highlighting/glowy powders, but not of the super-shimmery variety. If you find these Ambient Lighting Powders a bit confusing (I know I did when they first came out), I'd urge you to watch JoshCollierMUA's excellent video on them!


I won't go into Dim Light, but paired with the other two, this makes a nice little skin perfecting kit. Remember that MAC highlighter, Perfect Topping? Well, that's kind of what I feel these powders are - used together or separately, they finish off a make-up look like nothing I've ever used before. I will always love my full-on highlighting powders like Dior's Amber Diamond and Laura Mercier Spellbound, but the two radiance powders in this palette are both brilliant for a subtle, everyday glow. They're also foolproof to apply - you can sweep them all over the your face if you want and you still won't go wrong!

I think Radiant Light is my favourite as it's such a warm colour, but Incandescent Light is pretty special, too. You all know I love my Dim Light powder, and no, I don't regret having it again in this palette because I use it so much!. Overall, this is probably one of the best (and most usable) "holiday" palettes that I've seen so far. If you're tempted, I'd say go for it - it's one of the best high-end items I've bought in ages.

8 comments:

  1. Great splurge girls, I'm still trying to work our my Hourglass powder, some days it looks great other days it just looks kinda obvious on!

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  2. I have this in Diffused Light, really love it... Would love to try it in more shades :)

    http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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  3. this looks incredible! maybe i'll add to my ever growing christmas list... :)

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  4. This is going on the wishlist for Christmas! Don’t think I’d purchase otherwise!

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  5. Agh, I want it, it looks like it would suit my paley skin perfectly.. I've heard good things about hourglass but ne'er tried!

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  6. Right that's it - I'm ordering this now! Well, if I don't treat myself now and then, who else will? ;) Great review, it looks fab! Can't wait to get it now! I'm going to order off John Lewis methinks - whereabouts did you get yours? Thanks girls! :)

    Belle Morte Beauty

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