I had a friend buy this for me before the Sephora VIB Rouge Sale went wild. I was sure that once the sale hits, this would sell out. And boy, was I right.
A limited edition palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that features state-of-the-art technology to recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light. Palette includes one new limited edition shade, Incandescent Light, and two existing, Dim Light and Radiant Light.
Dim Light is a neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones. I tried it immediately after putting my usual foundation as a setting powderand my face remained shine-free for only 3 hours. I’ve learned to use a separate mattifying setting powder before this ambient powder. While there is no lasting oil control, it works best as a finishing powder for me to “blur imperfections”.
Incandescent Light is a pearlescent powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial glow. On my face, it doesn’t give the typical sheen which is usual for a highlighter. It is more subtle, like a barely there glow. I also like how it doesn’t make my face look oilier. Of all my highlighters, this was the most forgiving on my oily skin and if I have to use one, I’d pick this without a second thought.
Radiant Light is a sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow. I like this one the best. It gave my skin a “healthy glow”. That’s the best way I can describe it. But really, I was stunned with how it looked. I tried this when I was testing hourglass’s oil-free tinted moisturiser and the effect looked like I had healthier skin, like the sun finally did some good on it.
Overall, I think this palette was a good purchase for someone who wanted to try out the Ambient Powders without the hassle of the price. I would have preferred Mood Light to be included in this palette though. And I do hope Hourglass makes more of these palettes because I want more. On that note, I’ll definitely repurchase the full-sized Radiant Light after I’m done with this one.