November 10, 2015

BEAUTY REVIEW: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

BEAUTY REVIEW: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette


I have to admit I was a bit of a cynic when I first heard about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. I heard endless stories about how amazing it was and that skin looks flawless when using it. I didn’t really buy into it as I’ve always believed, as an adult acne sufferer, that flawless looking skin starts with a good diet, hydration and a good primer.

I was wrong.

I actually bought my palette online at It was $87, so a little pricey, but worth the overall glow and compliments! But, if you’re finding the cost a little steep, check out some of the American companies that sell it and compare the conversion rates as you may be able to get it cheaper than here in Oz. Failing that, if you are going abroad anytime soon as it is coming up to Christmas holidays, maybe plan to buy it then. I know on my recent trip to Ireland, I was able to claim VAT (tax) back when I was leaving the airport to return to Australia.

I can honestly say that I felt amazing wearing this. I have tried so many powders, during my long make up life that I actually used this for 3 months before writing this review as I wanted to wait and see if over time, the glow would fade or if it was a one trick pony product which it most definitely isn’t. I just wish you got more product in the palette.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette has become a staple in my make up routine. It contains 3 powders – Dim Light, Incandescent Light (which is limited edition) and Radiant Light. It claims to be “The high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light”.

I don’t have a particular favorite of the three as I’ve found that they all suit different looks but make it look like I have an Instagram filter on my skin, which I’m not going to lie – I’m pretty happy about.

I don’t usually wear any make up to work but as a trial run, powered my face with this palette for work one day three weeks ago and the amount of comments I have gotten, telling me I look great and healthy! ( if you’re reading – Thanks Ladies 🙂 ).

The downsides to the hourglass ambient lighting palette are the size of the powders, and the packaging. If you are going to use the palette everyday, I can’t imagine it would last very long. The palette is also made from a mirrored material which can look mucky quickly if you have any oil/sweat on your hands and if you use your fingers to apply make up…


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