Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit

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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.

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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.

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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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