Hourglass Limited Edition Ambient Lighting Palette

October 30, 2013 • Beauty, Fashion Blog


Ever since I tried Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder nearly a year ago in the shade Dim Light, I have not been without it. I’m on my second or is it third one. However, I ponder if one of the other 5 shades would work on me as well. Now I, or you, don’t have to wonder. Just in time for the holiday season, Hourglass has given us the best gift of all – the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette! This limited edition compact contains a trio from the best-selling collection in one portable and covetable palette.

Introduced last spring, the Ambient collection became an instant hit with women who embraced the idea of cutting-edge finishing powders that cast you in the perfect light and imbues skin with a multi-dimensional glow. The limited edition trio contains two existing shades (Dim Light and Radiant Light) and one new limited edition shade (Incandescent Light).

  • Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with a balance of warm and cool tones.
  • Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth.
  • NEW Incandescent Light: A pearlescent powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial, holiday glow.

Unlike traditional powders that use opaque pigments, Ambient Lighting Powders utilize “photoluminescent technology”—micron-size, soft-focus particles that refract light and create transparent coverage. The universal powders make them suitable for every skin tone, and they can be worn for day and night. Better yet, they are Paraben, talc, fragrance, nano-particle and gluten free. Together, they’re just like having your own personal lighting technician, which is especially vital during the holiday season. The box also includes a bonus 5ml Veil Mineral Primer to create the perfect canvas for your best holiday look. Trust me, your skin will look flawless.

“Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette infuses skin with a multi-dimensional luminescence that’s perfect for the party season. Using the Hourglass Ambient Powder Brush, dust Dim Light all over the complexion but focus on the center of the face to soften imperfections. Follow by adding Radiant Light as a contour under the cheekbones, on the temples and on either side of the bridge of the nose to add a subtle warmth,” advises Hourglass Makeup Artist Moani Lee. “Finish off with a light dusting of Incandescent Light on the tops of the cheekbones, under the brow, on the center of the eyelids, the bridge of the nose and the cupid’s bow to brighten the complexion and create a celestial glow. For deeper skin tones, it’s best to test the product on your skin and make adjustments by mixing Radiant Light to add warmth.”

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, $58

– Lauren Dimet Waters

Sample received for review.

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