HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING PALETTE REVIEW
If you’re thinking of treating yourself, maybe you just had your graduation, landed yourself a new job or just because you’re a girl and have serious shopping withdrawal symptoms, you need to get this item to add to your make up collection.
You may be thinking: “Oh, Jess, stop hard selling this product”… Even if I am hard selling it, once you give it a try, you’ll understand exactly why.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is actually my first product from the brand and if they are all as good as this, I think I may have to save up to treat myself to some more.
The lighting palette consists of 3 different finishing powders, you can use the different shades for different parts of your face or for under different lighting during the day. In a way, you could say these powders are for highlighting your face, but I have found it is actually so much more. I’m still in the process of trying to work out which to use for what lighting because everyone’s complexion is obviously slightly different. I’m also trying to play around with it to see how I can match it with my bronzers/blushers etc.
This palette is actually perfect for those who take a lot of photos, mostly selfies of course, and for those who are vloggers as the powders help to capture, diffuse and soften the way that light reflects on the skin. For example, you know when you use flash on your camera and your foundation looks so white, so white that you look like a vampire, it’s not a good look, but after using this palette, even if you are very “white” it helps to soften the light of the flash and in a way, blend or soften out the whiteness of your foundation, or the darkness of your bronzer. Seriously, it’s the perfect set of powders for every girl, or guy! Not only that... the packaging, just take a moment to admire the packaging.
One thing I hate about using powders is that it sometimes leaves that cakey finish on your face, making you look like your skin is pretty much cracking and falling apart, a bit like clay to be honest… But this powder doesn’t do that at all, this is what made me want it bad. The powders seem to be magical, they actually help to hide pores, hide wrinkles and hide blemishes too, which I think is remarkable, no powder has ever done that for me. This is definitely one powder I am not scared to use and yes, “less is more” but with this palette, “more” doesn’t even affect you at all.
Here are some short descriptions of the results of each powder:
Incandescent Light (exclusive to the palette): An opalescent pearl powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial, holiday glow.
Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with a balance of warm and cool tones.
Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth.
Of course, you do have the choice to buy the powders separately (Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder) but you won’t be able to get the Incandescent Light powder as it is exclusive to the palette itself. Not only that, if you buy the powders separately, they cost £38 each at Space Nk… So it would work out more expensive if you do end up buying 2 for example.
So, remember if you are looking to treat yourself, or you do want to have a powder that’s suitable for every skin tone, help you look radiant and conceal imperfections, you don’t really have to look any further. Maybe the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is for you, so go ahead and add it to your make up collection!