Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette | Review

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Late again for this limited edition review! I really should put a halt in buying limited editions. But I confess to being a sucker for palettes and this post has been sitting on my drafts folder for months now.

I’ve already reviewed one Ambient Lighting Blush early on, Radiant Magenta. It didn’t leave a desirable impression as the Ambient Lighting Palette and I barely use it except when it’s on rotation. I’m hoping this palette will change my mind and sweep me off my feet like it did with the ALP.

I’m not letting my previous experience with that blush ruin my expectations from this palette. 

The Promise:

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A limited edition palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Blush, the groundbreaking blush that creates seamless, soft-focus and multidimensional color. Features two of our best-selling shades, Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure, as well as a new shade, Incandescent Electra, which is exclusive to the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette.

Features and Benefits

• Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary and revolutionary.
• Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension.
• The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multidimensional level—effectively reinventing the way you view blush.
• Ambient Lighting Blush is designed to be paired with Ambient Lighting Powder. Using the two products together imbues the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow.
• The hand-made powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike.
• Delivers a natural radiant finish and offers buildable color.
• Features Incandescent Electra, a limited edition shade exclusive to this palette.

The Review:

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The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette is packaged the same way as the Ambient Lighting Palette.  But this time it beholds the same golden colour as the Ambient Lighting Blush. Same price and roughly the same net weight, each pan in the Lighting Palette’s 0.116 oz versus the Lighting Blush Palette’s 0.11 oz. Now compare an individual blush which contains 0.15 oz of product, priced at $35, with the ones in the palette which has 0.11 oz of powder each. That alone I think is enough to tempt you into buying it, don’t you think?

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette size comparison
Size comparison: the palette vs an individual (Radiant Magenta)

Next, consider the shades available. Like the Ambient Lighting Palette, you get 2 permanent shades and one exclusive to the palette. Luminous Flush is described as a champagne rose blush fused with Luminous Light to evoke a candlelit glimmer and looks more like a light to medium rosy pink with some warm tones and a luminous finish. Incandescent Electra is described as a cool peach blush blended with Incandescent Light for a celestial glow and looks like a light peachy pink with some shimmer. Mood Exposure is described as a soft plum blush fused with Mood Light to brighten the complexion but looks like a soft, rosy brown instead. It’s actually my favourite from the palette. It brings a subtle flush on my cheeks and looks quite radiant on me.

The powder is the same as the Ambient Lighting Blush I reviewed before, soft and finely milled but less powdery and less chalky. I can say it’s a step up from the quality. The blush is easy to build up and blend on the cheeks.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette swatches

Since the Ambient Lighting Palette is made permanent months ago, I have an inkling this too will be made permanent. That’s pure speculation on my part. But don’t quote me because I can’t find it anymore on Sephora. It’s still available for $58 in Hourglass online however.  So cross your fingers if you plan on buying this in the future.

If you already have both Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure, then you won’t have need for this unless you’ve already hit pan on both shades and plan on repurchasing them. Why not try Incandescent Electra as well?


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