HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING PALETTE // (here) 58$
Is the Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass really worth the hype and the price tag? That is a question that I have been asking myself for several years now. I have to admit, that even though I have been craving this beauty for some time, I always avoided clicking it home. But since Hourglass is now @ Sephora in America, I couldn’t help it when I swatched these beautiful powders while visiting Los Angeles. They totally spellbounded me even though this is heartbreakingly expensive and I may or may not have whipped a tear together with my abused credit card.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is a trio of soft and finely-milled powders, that are made to create a nice dimension to the face, so you, instead of looking flat, actually look more natural. I don’t know how they’ve done it, but it works.
Left: Dim Light // Center: Incandescent Light // Right: Radiant Light
Dim Light is a neutral beige, and is the only shimmer-free powder in this palette. I like to use this all over my face and I’ve found that It sets my foundation really nicely and gives me this beautiful skin-like sheen. I never used to be a face powder kind of girl, but this powder is beautifully light and sets the base to perfection.
Incandescent Light is probably my favourite. It is a beautiful highlighter with a slight hint of a pale pink and it contains very fine shimmer particles, which are absolutely gorgeous. Even though it has a beautiful glitter sheen, it is not too chunky or intense. When the sun hits your face, you will sparkle like a sophisticated vampire from twilight. This shade is also exclusive to his palette!
Radiant Light is a golden beige which also has shimmer particles but no where as intense as Incandescent light. This is absolutely perfect to use as a natural bronzer, and will give you a beautiful sunkissed look. It sort of reminds me of a less intense version of Glo Minerals Dust 24k Highlighter (read here).
So my over all thoughts – I am happy with my purchase, and yes, I am a fan. There is for sure nothing like the Hourglass Ambient Lightning Palette out there and it truly does work like magic. Is it worth the money? Heck Yeah. This palette is awesome- and as someone who loves everything natural and glowy, I am sad that I didn’t discover the beauty of this palette until now. If you have not tried this, don’t hesitate like I did – purchase it, play with it & love it.