You know that my love for Hourglass Cosmetics runs DEEP so it should come as no surprise to any of you that I about LOST IT when I found out that they were releasing an Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. Call me crazy but until I picked up this bad boy I hadn’t taken the plunge into Ambient Lighting Blush territory so I figured this would be a great way to try out the products while experiencing a variety of colors all at the same time. I passed on the Ambient Lighting Powder palette that came out around this time last year since I already own a bunch of them individually so I’m really happy I could make this work both for my makeup collection (who has room for all these products?!) and my wallet.
This limited edition palette consists of three shades of Ambient Lighting Blush Powder and was designed to help to illuminate the skin while providing seamless, soft focus, and multi-dimensional color. What exactly does that mean? Well – it pretty much means that you will look airbrushed after using these. They’re that good.
Each and every Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush is a hybrid of sorts – a combination of one of Hourglass’ famous Ambient Lighting Powders and a blush that, when used together, provide an insane glow to the skin that never looks flat or boring. Instead you’re just left with a perfect “other worldly” glow. Sign me up!
Much like with the Ambient Lighting Powder Palette the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette contains two shades that are included in the permanent range and one palette-exclusive limited edition shade. If you already have a few of these in the single pan form you could probably skip this palette if it would mean you’ll have duplicates of some colors (that’s why I skipped the original Ambient Lighting Powder palette) but if you’re venturing into the product for the first time like yours truly definitely check it out!
The colors contained in this palette are (from left to right):
Luminous Flush: Champagne Rose
Incandescent Electra: Cool Peach (Palette Exclusive!)
Mood Exposure: Soft Plum
The color that I’m most excited about is Luminous Flush because the Luminous Light Ambient Lighting Powder is my favorite highlighter of all time. Seriously – if you’ve never at least swatched it at Sephora you’re doing yourself a disservice. It’s absolutely stunning! So the fact that they swirled it into a blush pretty much makes my heart stop.
These blushes are each insanely pigmented but are so easy to blend into the skin for a seamless, barely-there look. They’re so versatile! They are buttery smooth, extremely luxurious, and each color would look great on a variety of skin tones. In short – they’re perfect!
You can buy the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush palette at Sephora or on Sephora.com where it retails for $58. Just like with the Ambient Lighting Powder palette each pan in this palette IS smaller than its single counterpart (.11oz each vs. .15oz) but since I have never hit pan on blush in my entire life I’m totally okay with the smaller size. For what it’s worth, this palette is only slightly larger than my iPhone 6.
What do you think? Is this something that you think you’ll add to your collection? Have you ever tried Hourglass products before? Comment below and let me know!
Until next time 🙂