Review: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Price: CAD70.00/USD62.00

Info: A palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that recreates the most exquisitely flattering types of light.

Where can I get it? Sephora, Net-A-Porter

Best for those who:

  • Want a versatile palette for face powders

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Product Range: 1/5

  • Unfortunately there’s only one shade group available for this palette
  • I am between NC20-NC30 depending on the season, and anyone darker than N/NC/NW35 would have an issue with the shades

Longevity: 5/5

  • All three shades last me ~8 hours

Product Practicality: 5/5

  • Since all three shades have fancy names, I will just call them by the order in the palette
    • 1st shade – I use it to set my foundation or BB cream when I don’t want extra coverage with my Mac Studio Fix Plus Powder Foundation. It gives a soft focus look.
    • 2nd shade – I use it almost every day to set my undereyes for a brightening effect
    • 3rd shade – I use it as a bronzer to bronze up my face
  • Depending on the purpose, you can use these as face powders, setting powders, finishing powders, highlighters, and bronzers
  • Three powders in a nice compact with a decent size mirror

Other comments: 5/5

  • These are extremely finely milled with micro shimmer
  • No chunky glitter at all

Overall: 4.5/5

This palette is a staple for me. The concept of this palette is so unique, that I could not find anything remotely similar to it. (In the Similar Products section below, I will list products as close to this as possible) I feel like my face has been photoshopped to perfection whenever I use this. I always bring it on vacations when I travel because it’s 3 different powders in one compact case. The only downside is the shade range for this palette.


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