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Friday, November 01, 2013

Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette Review

Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette


I hate to be that guy and use the age old make-up adage "if you purchase one thing this weekend let it be this" but once you see the swatches and are able to resist well my friend you are stronger woman than I!
Three beautiful pans of multi-purpose highlighters that feel as good as on the skin as they look no to mention there is an exclusive and limited edition shade...like I said strong I am not.

Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette

The packaging is nothing special truth be told but rather an elongated version of the original Hourglass Ambient Powders which I am not the biggest fan of - the contents yes, the style of packaging nope. This is mainly due to it being pretty flimsy, the chocolate brown metallic plastic which is very, very light and does worry me that it would crack/crumble on the first fall. As someone who spends a vast amount of their time navigating on and off public transport and battling up and down busy city streets it just doesn't seem ideal for general daily wear and tear. If you have tried any Kevin Aucoin powder products then you will understand what I mean. Other than that it is fairly pleasing to look at, a decent enough size and it does contain a well proportioned mirror which always comes in handy especially now the weather has took a turn for the worse. I should also mention that the Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette comes complete with a mini vial primer which I have yet to test.

Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette

Okay now on to the good stuff the three powders contained within are utterly beautifully and worth every penny. The concept behind the Ambient Lighting Powder's is to create the most flattering light cast on the skin from moonlight to candlelight and all that's in-between there should be something for everyone's taste and skin colouring for that matter. Some of the shades within the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder range can be used as an all over pressed powder due to the soft focus, subtle glow aspect. To the touch the powders are somewhat firm but once brushed on the formula feels soft and weightless not to mention the powder some what melts on to the skin and doesn't have a typical powder finish. By that I mean the finish is more akin with a liquid highlighter but with the ease of a powder, they really are worlds apart from any highlighting powder I have used in the past.

Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette

The three shades within the Hourglass Ambient Lightening Palette are: Dim Light is a neutral peach beige shade that can be used as a setting powder on most light to medium skin tones to help blur imperfections. On deeper skin tones or depending on your taste this can be applied as a highlighter or as an eyeshadow. Incandescent Light is the limited edition and exclusive shade that is a very light almost warm ivory toned typical highlight offering. This won't blur imperfections as it does have a slight glittery cast but as the flecks are so tiny they won't draw attention to problems such as fine lines or enlarged pores. Rather it illuminates any area it is applied to and creates a lit within glow. It reminds me ever so slightly of MAC Soft and Gentle only more refined and is essentially a suit all offering. Last but not least we have Radiant Light which is a soft light and golden toned tan bronze which has been created to not only add warmth but also radiance to the skin. In my opinion this will be a bronzer on light to medium skin tones but of course only a highlighter on deep complexions. Much like Dim Light the shimmer within this shade is exceptionally minimal and could be a radiance boosting setting powder for certain skin tones as well as an eyeshadow.

Basically this is the highlighting palette of my dreams and I will be holding it closely to my heart.
Now excuse me while I drool over it a little longer...

You can find this via Space.NK for £56 - link.


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23 comments:

  1. I am in lust with this ever so bad, but I just can't bring myself to shell out over £50 on some face powder. One day... x

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  2. Omg I need this, it sounds like a dream! Why why why do u have to post about all these fabulous products!
    thank you sweetie have a lovely weekend. X

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  3. I can't wait to get my Palette. I've ordered it in the USA because here in germany it will cost about 80 Pounds :/

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  4. I have added this to my christmas list!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  5. Ahhhh! I've been lemming this for MONTHS. I am just trying so hard not to buy any more cheek products... maybe for Christmas, I will cave. Hehe.

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  6. For the record, I think Radiant Light looks amazing on you, hehe. I also think it'll look great on me.

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  7. This is sooooo gorgeous! I would purchase but the price is a little steep for my students budget lol. Fantastic swatches x

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  8. I have the Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light.. I love it so much I want another one! I wish I held out for this once..

    Rachael | overdosedemaquillage.blogspot.com ♥

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  9. These are so pretty & I love the packaging too. I just wish I have the pennies to buy one.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  10. Your swatches look much more glittery than the product actually is. I don't really notice glitter in my palette or on my skin. I agree with you that this is a must-have product for everyone :) Thanks for sharing!!

    xx Lauren
    Dirty Blonde Ambition

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  11. Oh god, I want this palette so much! It looks so beautiful. x

    Gemma // DuggyDimples

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  12. I actually really like the packaging!
    and the products inside look amazing.

    AmeliaRose | Beauty Blogger

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  13. truely beautiful palette

    http://pomegranateandcoffee.blogspot.co.uk

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  14. So so amazing. God I wish I could afford this ....

    Nx

    http://naomigabriellatc.blogspot.co.uk/

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  15. This is why I aspire to have a good job! I need to be able to afford things like this! Hahah!

    www.emandthem.co.uk

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  16. I'm so gutted this has sold out on Space NK, I've been lusting after it for ages. I really really want to buy it off the Liberty site!

    Beth @ BethBlogsBeauty
    xx

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  17. Oh my goodness. This looks absolutely stunning! I'm actually tempted to spend some of my New York holiday money on this - i'm going there next week this would be lovely to take with me. . Conundrums. thanks for sharing this lovely. Laura xxxA Scottish Lass ❤ Beauty & Lifestyle

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  18. These shades look beautiful :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  19. great post!
    xx
    daniella
    simplybeautifulelegant.blogspot.com

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