I really wanted this Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette when it came out at the end of last year but it sold out too quick. Truth be told I was buying other people their Christmas presents so it wasn’t in budget. However I was thrilled when it popped up on the Space NK site again. It’s priced at £65 so not cheap but it’s a great way to try six different products like I wanted to.
- Dim Light
- Iridescent Light
- Diffused Light
- Mood Exposure
- Luminous Flush
- Luminous Bronze Light
The top three in the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit are all lighting powders so all can be used for highlighting. I was pleasantly surprised that all of them showed on my skin colour nicely. They are really easy to use and build up if you like a heavier highlight look. I personally prefer a subtle highlighter so one brush is plenty for me. You can’t really go wrong or make a mistake with any of these.
There’s two blushes that are both really nice although I prefer Luminous Flush which is a pinker blush. Mood Exposure is much more subtle out of the two on me and is a plum colour but I still like it. I think I’ll use Mood Exposure more in the winter.
Luminous Bronze gives a lovely sunkissed look and again is very easy to build up for a heavy look. I used this where you’d usually contour and liked the subtle look as I don’t usually go too heavy.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit is great for me because I like having something that I can use for my whole look as I think I’ve mentioned before. I love a good multipurpose palette and this provides me with my blush, highlight, bronzer, contour and even shadow if I push it.
Some people have said the pans are too small for their brushes but I haven’t found this to be the case as I won’t be putting a massive powder brush in it! I can see this palette lasting me quite a while so it was 100% worth it for me.
Did you get the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit or have you tried Hourglass?
I also love the summer trio which I blogged about here.