Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit 3

The most talked about face palette in 2015! Based on other reviews, it doesn’t seem to be value for money. Let me preface by saying this is NOT a must have product. Hourglass cosmetics is a high-end brand and I think people forget that their line of makeup is categorised under luxury. If you can afford it and want to treat yourself, then buy it, because it is a really gorgeous palette.

Minus the fact that it is small in quantity and price point is ridiculous, you get to try 6 different shades. This is how I came to the conclusion that I needed to own it. To me, this palette is like a try-before-you-buy palette as I couldn’t decide which one full size product I wanted to buy. Also, I missed out on getting my hands on the limited edition blush and ambient lighting palettes when they were released last year.


I stalked this product on instagram and read as much reviews as I needed to see if I did need it in my life. I visited the Mecca store to swatch each pan, they are all pigmented and just so lovely. I didn’t own anything like this in my collection of makeup and not to say I desperately needed it, but I did think at the time I did want it.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit packaging kind of just sealed the deal for me and whilst it leaves my icky finger prints all over, I just love the case. It definitely screams luxe and as you open it, the heavens light up and oh gosh, I get this feeling of falling in love. You know, like the first time you realise you are falling in love, that feeling moment.


This buttery and velvety smooth formula is finely milled and there are minimal fallouts. It blends well on the skin and as mentioned before, it has a great level of pigmentation with finishes from matte, satin and shimmer. 

To really get my money’s worth, I will have to use this all the time, because AUD$117 isn’t cheap and it’s my most expensive makeup item I have ever owned. I may never buy another highlighter, blush and bronzer again! This is a nice size for travelling and great for someone who is new to Hourglass Ambient Lighting products.

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