The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($58) is filled with three shades of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush in Incandescent Electra (new, exclusive shade), Luminous Flush, and Mood Exposure. Probably the nicest thing about the palette is the fact you’re getting a brand new, exclusive shade within the palette so if you’re a fond fan of the Ambient Lighting Blush formula that likely has you excited.
I’m actually a hit or miss kinda girl with the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush formula. I both like it and dislike it as told by many of my reviews I did when the product launched a few months ago.
Let’s see how the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette does for me!
As a lover of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder the idea of the Ambient Lighting Blush excited me! I think the blushes have an absolute seamless finish. You really can’t tell where your skin begins and the color ends. It’s a natural, even finish! They look incredibly no matter how lightly or heavily you apply them!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure)
I think where the formula misses sometimes is the glow factor. I don’t really get that candlelit glow that the formula promises. No shimmer, no glitter, sparkle, or luminosity! It seems to buff out to a very soft, even finish but I’m never had the pleasure of seeing the the glow they promise. If you expect glow it could be disappointing to you.
These are actually created with the base of Ambient Lighting Powder and Hourglass just adds a swirl of color into the powder to create the blushing effect. It’s an interesting concept to say the least. I find texture powdery and chalky but the density of the powder and chalkiness blends out to a very airbrushed finish. Although the powdery texture, for me, is a bit wasteful as they do kick up a heck of a lot of powder and this palette and the individual blushes are not cheap and I feel like I’m wasting product at times when swiping my brush through them!
I do think that the better option and cheaper one is Laura Geller Blush n Brighten as the formula is a good deal better and does in fact provide the luminous finish I wanted from these!
On that note, I will say that you do get a good deal of product here as each blush is 0.11 oz in size. Purchasing three shades would set you back $105 and you’re getting three shades at $58. Granted a little smaller than the 0.35 oz full size but still a good deal of variety and product at merely $58.
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (Mood Exposure)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (Incandescent Electra)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (Luminous Flush)
I love the pretty variety of shades but honestly, on my light medium skin they actually end up looking all the same! The undertones of my skin makes each shade look like a pretty peach….even Mood Exposure which has pink swirls ends up looking peach on me.
Even though I already own two of these shades I’m still happy to have purchased the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. I think the blush formula is a hit or miss formulation for some folks (like me!) but I can’t deny they do look incredible on! I just wish for a little more luminosity in the finish that would tip over into the realms of perfection.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette is available now at Sephora.com.
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