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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Review

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

From the moment I as much as heard about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette I knew it would be mine. I managed to snap mine up while in the US and I kid you not stared at it a good fortnight before as much as plucking up the courage to try it out - it is just that beautiful. I will openly say that the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes were slow burners for me (not this palette the solo blushes) but once you get to grips with the formula there is no going back.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush 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.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Okay now on to the good stuff - three powder blushes contained which are utterly beautifully and worth every penny. The concept of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes (and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette) is that each blush not only contains pigment to create a flush of colour but each blush has been combined with one of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders to illuminate and add radiance. By doing so you eliminate the need for highlighting powder - you can of course still use a separate highlighter should you wish. The best way I can describe the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes to those who have yet to test one out is that they are most akin with MAC MSF's in texture and ease of use - soft, easy to blend out and fairly flattering to less than perfect skin textures. I do find the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blushes to veer slightly on the sheer side but they can be layered on for a more pigmented finish.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Within the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette there is three shades: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Light and Mood Exposure. Incandescent Light is a limited edition shade and can not be purchased individually (this may change in the future but for now this is the case). The other two shades are permanent and can of course be purchased in full size. Hourglass Luminous Flush Blush is described as a champagne rose blush which has been infused with Hourglass Luminous Light. The overall shade is a bright, slightly golden toned pink which is not worlds apart from MAC Stereo Rose MSF albeit a little deeper. Hourglass Incandescent Electra Blush has been listed as a cool peach blush which has been combined with Hourglass Incandescent Light Lighting Powder. Overall Hourglass Incandescent Electra Blush is a light, blue toned pink that would best suit light to medium skin tones, on deeper complexions it may be more suited as a highlighting powder. Lastly we have Hourglass Mood Exposure Blush which is a plum blush combined with Hourglass Mood Light, overall this is a brown come pink tinged blush which reminds me of a slightly shimmery version of MAC Mocha Blush.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette £56 via Space.NK - link.
This is a limited edition palette at the moment but as with anything this can all change.
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17 comments:

  1. I'm so glad this is a good review. I just ordered one of their blushes (I couldn't bring myself to pay for this palette, because I'd never tried any of their products before), and now I'm really excited to get it in the mail!
    xx
    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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  2. These are so pretty, I'm desperate to try something from Hourglass as I always hear rave reviews! I think I'd maybe get more use out of the Lighting powders as opposed to the blushers x

    Charlotte / coloursandcarousels

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  3. Neeed these in my life! Lilly xx http://alittlelilly.blogspot.nl/

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  4. These blushers look so beautiful! Disappointed to read about the quality of the packaging though, especially as it looks so solid - I like some good, weighty casing when I'm spending so much on a luxury product x

    www.madeleineslittleblog.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. The packaging looked so good in the pictures, thanks for letting us know the real deal. Truth be told I am dyyyingg to get this.

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  6. This really is gorgeous! I have a solo blusher and it's lovely!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  7. I want this palette so bad! It's just so darn expensive! It's so pretty though!
    Jodie xo // La Lune Song

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  8. Need this is my life. Gorgeous x

    pintsizedbeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. The shades look so beautiful, I've never tried the Hourglass range but this review was so good to see first!

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty - www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. I'm honestly obsessed with incandescent electra!!! It's so so so pretty for everyday! Great review :) I already own the palette but its always nice to be reassured of how awesome it is! Haha

    Sarah | Bows & Pleats

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  11. This palette looks stunning, Hourglass's blushes are always beautiful!

    www.angerawrs.co.uk

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  12. This is such a stunning palette and definitely something I'm lusting after. Mood Exposure really appeals to me!

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  13. They are beautiful but for me the price is just ludicrous! x

    Jasmine // Magpie Jasmine

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    Kisses xo | GIVEAWAY 

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  15. Everything about this is so beautiful, I want it so bad. Definitely on my Christmas wishlist :-) Lovely review xxx

    Love Charlotte xxxx
    scarletslippers.blogpost.co.uk

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  16. This is another elegant and gorgeous blush ;)
    xo,
    ~Pauline @ NYX Philippines

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