Oct 30, 2013
Almost all makeup junkies and enthusiasts I know and have posted on makeup forum sites have all been raving about this palette. It’s a limited edition palette for the holidays and you get 3 highlight powders with 1 limited edition shade for a little over the price of one. The palette includes: Dim, Incandescent and Radiant Light. Each of the 3 works with a specific task on me. The palette also includes a 5 ml. Veil Mineral face primer as an added bonus in a deluxe sample size. This palette is very handy and can fit any purse for a touch up quickie.
Hourglass Dim Light is described as a neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones. I use this as my all-over finishing powder. It gives out an added glow into my skin minus being shimmery.
Hourglass Radiant Light is described as a sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow. I apply this over my contouring matte bronzer on my cheek bones to help out with my facial contour, and it does help a lot! I got a very prominent cheek bones, especially when I smile, that makes my face rounder on the contrary. So I do contour my face daily.
Hourglass Incandescent Light (limited-edition) is described as a pearlescent powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial glow. I apply this as my T-zone highlighter. Works very well and brings out that inner J-Lo glow in me.
Below are the swatches and photos where I’ve used the palette on 3 different looks. Have you noticed the glow?
The Bottom Line:
The palette is worth the hype! I got this at 20% off using my Friends & Family code from Sephora a couple weeks back. And I’m glad I took the leap into the hype bandwagon. Once you’ve tried this, you can never go back to your old highlighter, kiss it goodbye. Or shall I say, it may take a discrepant mindset to switch into something new. I love that it got a silky smooth and feels like butter in consistency without being too dry nor chalky. It lasted for an average of 9.5 hours on me which I expect it will be longer than that within the next few months since it will be a lot drier. I got dry skin most of the year and turns into a combination type during the hot humid summer days. This highlighter trio is very flexible and works for all skin tones. You have an option which ones to use as a main highlighter or a contouring aid.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Palette A+
Overall Quality: 9.5/10 Formula: 10/10 Pigmentation: 10/10 Application: 10/10 Longevity: 10/10
Price: $58 / 0.35 oz. pan
I purchased this!