Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Review

Hello lovelies!!

This week has fairly seen the temperature plummet in Belfast. I’ve had to dig out the hat, scarf and gloves and I’m definitely going to have to invest in a new pair of winter boots soon. (Please let me know if you have seen any nice ones on the high street recently!!).

However, despite the freezing temperatures, one thing that has made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside and has been giving me that “lit from within” look has been the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette. This was another holiday palette that I picked up in my crazy “let’s buy everything” in Sephora haul and it’s also yet another product that I’m glad found itself in my basket.

Once again and similarly to the Tarte palette, I absolutely love this packaging. Its compact and the gold makes it feel even more luxurious (albeit a nightmare to photograph).


The palette has an excellent sized mirror inside with 6 pans of product. The top row has three different shades of Hourglass’ cult Ambient Lighting Powders:

Dim light

A pale beige powder that claims to blur Imperfections while adding a healthy glow. I would recommend this powder for setting make up.

Iridescent strobe light

A limited edition, never before seen rose toned highlighter with a pearl finish

Diffused light

A pale yellow toned powder perfect for concealing redness around the under eye area.

On the bottom row there are two Ambient Lighting blushes:

Mood exposure

A plum toned blush that is marbled with the mood light ambient lighting powder.

Luminous flush

A fuschia toned blush marbled with luminous light ambient lighting powder.

On top of this, the bottom row also houses a pan full of Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light which gives a beautiful incandescent honey toned glow to the skin.

inside palette

What I like most about this palette is that it takes care of almost all face make up needs in one: setting; highlighting, blush and bronzer. However, the price is the main pitfall for me. At £65, it’s fairly steep, and to be honest, the pans are very small in relation to the price. Each pan only houses a tiny 1.4g of product, but the full sized products have approximately 10g, so price wise, it isn’t a great deal.

That being said, I still recommend this product to those of you who have not tried any Hourglass powders before now as Hourglass is a high end brand, and to try these products separately would cost a pretty penny anyway.

What are your favourite Hourglass products?

Lynsey xox

2 responses to “Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Review”

  1. I already own the 3 products in the bottom row of this palette so won’t buy it but am tempted to but the ambient lighting palette because I’d like to try the powders! xx



    1. I have to say I’m really loving the powders so far! They’re gorgeous for setting make up! Xx


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