Back in September, Hourglass launched a new makeup palette–the Ambient Lighting Edit in Surreal Light. This limited edition palette consists of 1 bronzer, 2 blushes, 1 finishing powder, and 1 strobe powder and retails for $80. Also, all of the powders are original to this palette., which is refreshing.
I’ve never used an Hourglass face powder before, so I was really excited to try something in a palette like this, where I can get a feel for multiple types of products at once. The verdict? I love it. Why have I never used Hourglass powders before?
I’m really fair, and everything shows up with a lot of pigment on my skin; however, I’m not sure how this would apply on darker skin tones. I apply the bronzer with a fluffy brush around the perimeter of my face focusing along my cheekbones, under my jaw, and along my forehead. And I’ve been using the blushes almost every day since purchasing this with either a soft blush brush or a stippling brush. Then, I dust the finishing powder all over my face with a light hand. It really blends everything together, sits nicely on the skin, and adds a healthy glow.
These powder blend amazingly and go on like a dream.
However, the palette is $80, and that’s a lot of money. So let’s break down some pros and cons.
- The powders blend and sit nicely on the skin.
- You get a variety of product. So if you’ve never tried any products from Hourglass, this is a good way to do it.
- It’s going to be really great for travel.
- There’s a really big, clear mirror, again making it great for travel.
- The price tag
- The pans are a little small if you plan on using large brushes.
- It’s a limited edition product.
In my opinion, this is worth the money, and I am really happy I purchased it. If you were on the fence about it, I hope I clarified your concerns. But I’d be happy to answer any questions you have before purchasing.