Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light palette

Hi there beauty lovers!

I bring to you a quick review of yet another limited edition high-end product that I just needed to get my hands on!

This is the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light palette


Just like last year, Hourglass came out with a beautiful face palette.  This year, the palette includes a Finishing Powder, 2 Blushes, a Bronzer and a Strobe Powder.  I didn’t pick up the one from last year because I wasn’t a big fan of the packaging nor of the price tag.  However, this year’s packaging is absolutely gorgeous!  It looks like marble! It’s very unique and really something I wanted to add to my collection.  I’m still not a fan of the price tag, which is $80. Considering the powders are travel size, I’m not sure that it is such a good deal…


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Here are some swatches of the shades

(keep in mind that my skin tone is very fair)


In my opinion, all the shades are beautiful! However, I would say that this palette would work best on light to medium skin tones.  On my fair skin, the highlight and the finishing powder look a bit too dark/ too gold, and I have a feeling that the bronzer wouldn’t show up too well on a deeper skin tone.

In short, this palette is the most beautiful face palette I have ever seen! If you are a die-hard Hourglass fan, it is a definite must have 🙂 The blushes are fantastic and so is the bronzer. Keep in mind that the highlight shade is not very blinding. It simply gives your face a natural looking glow.  Personally, because I already own some Hourglass blushes and a bronzer already, and because my skin tone is too fair for the highlight shade, I will have to return this palette.  The makeup hoarder in me is telling me not to, but I know I won’t get my money’s worth by keeping it.

Did you pick this beauty up?  What are your thoughts?

Thanks for reading!




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