Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

The Ambient Lighting Palette by Hourglass is certainly not a newbie – I mean, I’d been lusting over this palette for absolutely ages before now. Then I THANKFULLY visited the Space N K Apothecary store in Stratford-Upon-Avon and finally got my hands on one!


For anyone who isn’t familiar with the cosmetic brand; Hourglass, it’s a much more luxury brand, which I have to say is definitely reflected in the price of their products! I mean, I’d love to try each and every Hourglass product going, as they all look SO gorgeous and from what I hear they’re all pretty amazing too but like so many things, they each come with quite a hefty price tag… so perhaps I’ll just try one here and there for now.

The Ambient Lighting Palette contains a collection of three powders. Each weighing (approx) 3.3g, and they are all housed beautifully, in a vintage style, speckled bronzed brown palette, which closes and clips shut, keeping your three little treasures nice and secure. So, which three powders do you get?! Well, ones called ‘Dim Light’ and this is a neutral peach beige shade that supposedly blurs imperfections and highlights the complexion. Then there’s ‘Incandescent Light’, which is an opalescent pearl powder that supposedly brightens the complexion with a celestial glow. Lastly, there’s Radiant Light, which is a sun-kissed golden beige shade that supposedly enhances the complexion with a believable, subtle warmth.

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After a fair few weeks of trying this palette out, I’ve now concluded my overall thoughts on it…


L – Dim Light
This powder is absolutely beautiful, and a gorgeous one to use for a subtle cheekbone highlight! It has a very subtle shimmering finish, which can sometimes appear a little glittery – my trick here is to simply not apply layer upon layer of this. The shade however is beautiful, as it has a very natural and subtle peachy, champagne beige undertone, which looks gorgeous against a pale skin tone.


M – Incandescent Light
Again, another beautiful shade! Incandescent Light is my personal favourite out of the three and I like to use this as a highlighter – sometimes mixed with Dim Light, and on the inner corner of my eyes too! It’s also the most shimmery out of the three, as it has quite an iridescent finish. The shade however is (I’d say) perfect for all skin tones, as it’s a light, almost champagne white shade that truly glistens naturally against the sun light.


R – Radiant Light
Last but not least, is Radiant Light. This shade is definitely more useable in the Summer time, as it gives the skin a natural warm glow, which tones and gives colour to your complexion. Out of the three, I would say that this is much more matte in finish, as when compared to the other two, I wouldn’t say that this is as shimmery. I really like to use this powder over the top of my bronzer or just simply paired with a soft contour, as then I have achieved both warmth and definition to my complexion.


L-R: Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light

Overall, I like this palette. I use it actually more or less everyday, as it’s great for achieving and giving your complexion a natural and subtle glow and highlight. Would I say that this palette is worth it’s hefty price tag.. hmmm, perhaps not but then I know, read and hear a lot of people saying that there head over heels in love with this palette – so perhaps it’s one you need to go in and swatch for yourself.

What do you think to this palette?!

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  1. 12/10/2016 / 16:39

    I’m yet to try anything from hourglass but I just purchased the ambient lighting powder and I’ve just heard such amazing things about how fine they are – and also can we just appreciate how luxurious of a product it is too? And great that you get such good everyday use out of it! xx


    • jellybluesblog
      21/10/2016 / 18:16

      I really want to try the new Hourglass Vanish Seamless foundation, it looks amazing!!! Plus Hourglass packaging is so pretty anyway, isn’t it!? and I know what you mean, it’s such a luxurious product to use. 🙂 xx

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