As some of you may know, I got this gorgeous Ambient Lighting palette by Hourglass for Christmas. After using it non stop every day since then, I thought it was time I shared a review, in case some of you were eyeing it and needed a final 'push' to get your hands on it soon.
Retailing at £65, it's definitely not something that most of us can just buy on a whim. It's a lot of money and despite the stunning packaging and the amazing products in there, I almost felt guilty for even mentioning it in my wishlist.
What You Get
The palette comes with six 'base' shades as I like to call them. They're meant to help you create the most gorgeous finish to your face, adding glow, colour and blurring imperfections. From top left you get:
I have combination skin and the texture on my face isn't the smoothest. That was one of the reasons I stayed away from this kind of illuminating products, because I was worried they'd look off on me, almost highlighting all the bumps underneath my skin or my dry patches.
I was very pleasantly surprised when I used Diffused Light under the eyes to set my concealer and it just applied easily and slightly blurred off some imperfections, like a primer. Even better as a 'dust all over the face' kind of product is Dim Light, because it gave me an overall glow and splash of life, making me look relaxed and fresh, as if I've had a sold 8 hours sleep. The Bronzer and the blushes are so natural looking on the skin that they only give a hint of colour yet make a significant difference in the overall final result.
- Perfect for travel because you can use it to set, contour and highlight all in one.
- Shades are pigmented enough that you don't need to over use it, hence it will last longer than you expect.
- Goes on like silk & is weightless on the skin.
- Lasts all day.
-Makes you look like you have victoria secret's skin no matter what your complexion is.
- Only one new shade so if you already own most of the Ambient lighting powders, this would't be worth it.
If you're like me and you don't own any of the powders yet, then definitely give the Ambient Lighting Edit a shot. Yes, it's pricey, but you get the most perfect compact with all of the best shades from this Hourglass range.
Here's a GIF that you can stare at for five minutes. Isn't this palette just perfect? It's worth mentioning that I got the idea from Anna and Helen which use GIFs sometimes and make me love their blogs even more.
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