It’s £69 and available to preorder from SpaceNK. This is a limited edition palette with 5 completely new shades.
I took a lot of photos of my swatches in different lighting as I hate to say it but two pans didn’t show very well… I have seen other swatches online and some look a lot more pigmented than this but I can only assume they have swatched quite heavily.
Blush Surreal Effect- I love this, it’s a gorgeous rosy pink and perfect for the apples of your cheeks.
Blush Surreal Glow- Also love this peach toned blush and it will be nice for a subtle blush on more natural days.
Strobe Powder Strobe Light- This is perfect for strobing/ highlighting and it’s a lovely golden tone without any heavy glitter that comes with some other brands.
Bronzer Bronze Light- Unfortunately you can barely see this on me it’s just not a deep enough colour.
Finishing Powder Surreal Light- As a finishing powder it’s not a surprise it’s hard to see on my swatches. I’d use it but not sure it would make a noticeable difference.
It’s worth remembering my inner arm is paler than my face so the bronzer would be even less noticeable if I used it.
So overall first impressions of the Hourglass Lighting Edit Surreal Light…. I love the packaging a lot! I’m also head over heels for the two blushers. The strobe powder would be lovely for a subtle look rather than see your highlight from the moon effect. The bronzer I’m not sold on yet, I really don’t want to say that because I love Hourglass. Lastly the finishing powder I’m undecided on as I think I’d use it but I’m not sure it would add much. For perspective I am 3W2 in Estée Lauder Doublewear. The Ambient Lighting palette is more pigmented overall I think but I’ll see how they compare side by side.
If you are lighter skinned I think this is a palette you really should try. Olive or tanned skin may struggle with this palette without really packing on the product. I can’t see this working on darker skin at all I’m afraid.
Will I still pick up my palette? Yes I will, mostly because I really want the two blushers! I’ll let you know how I get on once I’ve managed to try it out properly.
Have you reserved the Hourglass Lighting Edit Surreal Light or are you going to?