Oct 11, 2013

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

I have been eyeing on the Hourglass ambient lighting powder for the longest time. Did several swatches at Sephora and as nice as it seems, I find it hard to take the bite to buy a single lighting powder/illuminizer at CAD $52.

Last Friday night when I was ready to go to bed, checked on some Twitter feeds and found out from MakeUpAndBeautyBlog that Hourglass has released a limited edition of Ambient Lighting Palette, I knew I had to make a late night Sephora online order.


Ambient Lighting Palette (@ Sephora)
CAD $67

To me, this palette is an awesome deal. With 3 lighting powders( dim light, radiant light and a new limited powder: incandescent light) and a deluxe sample size of veil mineral primer and priced at $67 seems like a much better deal than getting just the one powder at $52. When I was testing the different powders at Sephora, I had a hard time to choose between a couple of them. This palette is perfect for me. 


Left: Tarte The Bright Time Deluxe Maracuja Oil & Eye Treatment
Right: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette


To qualify for free shipping, I added this Tarte set. I have heard so much about their maracuja oil and I am always trying new eye cream so this set is perfect.



From L to R: Dim Light, Incandescent Light, Radiant Light

What it does:
Create your perfect light. Ambient Lighting Powder is a groundbreaking collection of finishing powders that capture, diffuse, and soften the way light reflects on your skin. Unlike traditional powders, which merely cloak imperfections, Ambient Lighting Powder 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 finishing powders enhance skin in any type of light, including flash photography. With three universal shades available in the Ambient palette, you can create your desired effect. 

Sephora has recently improved their shipping time in Canada. This order took only 5 business days to arrive at my doorstep which I am so impressed. I recall orders could take up to 3 weeks before. So this is a huge improvement. 

I am super-excited to try this palette. Have you tried this or other Hourglass products? What are your favorites?



12 comments:

  1. i'm new to the brand but i've tried the mineral primer sample before. it was super nice! i also think the price is a little steep, though. the powder looks very delicious. can't wait to hear what you think about them later on. :)

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    1. I have heard so many great reviews about the lighting powder from Hourglass. It is such a pricey brand. So I'm glad I picked up this palette to try it out first and if I like it enough, will get the full-sized ones.

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    1. I'm so happy to finally try this highly-raved powder from Hourglass. Will definitely give a review once I try it out for a while.

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  3. Wow this products sounds great, if it really does do what it claims then it is well worth the money.

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    1. Hourglass is such a pricey brand and I am so happy they came up with this palette so I can try more than 1 product at a time.

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  4. I have been eyeing this is well. Dont know if I need it though :P

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    1. that's the thing, we don't "need" anything but when you hear enough great reviews about the brand, you're convinced you " need" it haha!

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  5. I wonder are the powders in the palette the same size as the single ones or smaller? I'm guessing smaller, but it would be interesting to know by how much. I actually just picked up this in Dim Light after debating between that and Diffused Light. I think this is a terrific deal though, especially if undecided about what shade to pick!

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    1. The ones in the palette are smaller (0.116 oz each), compared to the 0.35oz for the regular size. It is a great palette for gals like you and me who can't quite make up their mind about the shades.

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  6. I've never tried any type of finishing powder. I'm super white and I live in a state where there's a lot of sun. I always have to wear sunscreen under my makeup. Do you know if this would work over sunscreen by any chance?

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    1. I wear sunscreen daily as well(a very lightweight one, La Roche Posay) and I have no problem with applying this all over. If you're of very light skin-toned, you would probably get more use out of 2 of the 3 powders in this palette. But you can always use the darker shade as a bronzer and it's just as beautiful.

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