Firstly, wish you all a very happy new year!! I am finally back in the US and what a trip its been! Highs and lows.. Nevertheless, I can now be back to posting regularly.. Here’s my review on the Hourglass Ambient lighting palette..
I am a sucker for products that truly work and this product sure didn’t disappoint me.. The Hourglass Ambient lighting palette is a limited edition palette with three of the Ambient lighting powders.. Of these, two are from the regular line (Dim light & Radiant light) and one shade is exclusive to this palette (Incandescent light)… It’s priced at $58.00 and comes with a 0.16 oz sample of the well-known Hourglass Veil mineral primer.. I think the price is good considering you get to try three shades of this gorgeous finishing powder and a sample of a great face primer..
These are extremely finely milled, almost invisible powders that are designed to mimic different lighting effect on your skin, without looking powdery.. These powders give a soft focus effect and are perfect for use in weddings & photography- these are meant to withstand even flash photography!
Off of Sephora’s website “utilizes photoluminescent technology to filter out harsh light and refine the appearance of the complexion. The powders deliver a multidimensional luminescence to every skintone, making it appear softer and lit from within.”
The first shade is Dim light and is by far my favorite amongst the three.. So much so that I have bought a full-size..! It’s a neutral beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion.. I apply this all over my face and it contains a balance of warm and cool colors that balances out the color in my skin.. almost giving an even, tanned effect.. I absolutely love that and I used this shade in particular for my sister’s and my weddings..
The second shade is the limited edition Incandescent light which is an opalescent pearl powder that is meant to brighten the complexion with a celestial glow… I personally use this shade only as a highlight on certain areas of the face – top of cheek bones, arch of eyebrows, cupid’s bow, bridge of nose, etc…
The final shade is Radiant light – A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth… this makes a good overall bronzer and has slight shimmer flecks to it.. I see getting more use out of this shade in summer..
Here are the swatches: L to R – Dim light, Incandescent light & Radiant light
Overall, I am in love with these powders and have bought two of the full sized ones.. You should try one to believe it.. It sure makes the skin look more put together with a soft-focus finish and is a great setting powder.. neither matte, neither too shimmery (varies depending on the shade ofcourse).. each shade brings out a different personality in you.. I would highly recommend the shade Dim light in particular for all skin tones (except for very fair/pale skin)..