As per tradition, Hourglass came up with two limited edition palette for this holiday season. I have both but I ordered the highlighting palette first so I’ll be reviewing that one first. Continue reading to find out what I thought about it.
This limited edition palette of Ambient® Metallic Strobe Lighting Powders provide the brightest highlight to the skin. With a smooth velvety texture, these highly concentrated metallic strobing powders glide across the high points of the face to reveal a reflective, vibrant glow. Available exclusively this holiday season.
• Formulated with intensely concentrated, multifaceted pearl particles in varying sizes and refraction levels to give the most reflective glow to the high points of the face
• The velvety texture ensures a smooth application as it glides across skin to reveal your most intense, amplified highlight
• Concentrated formula utilizes Photoluminescent Technology to intensify the way light reflects on the skin
• Vegan & gluten free
The Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette has a silver metallic compact in a similar fashion like its previous three-powder-palette predecessors containing 0.30 oz/ 9 g of product. Again, the compact is a magnet for fingerprints but the silver shade feels very festive and reminds me of the silver garlands we put up in Christmas trees.
The three shades are Absolute Strobe Light which is described as a soft pink metallic pearl powder for a captivating highlight; Pure Strobe Light, a pale gold metallic pearl powder for an exquisite highlight; and Lucent Strobe Light which is a rose gold metallic pearl powder for a magnetic highlight.
These powders are very different when compared to the original Strobe Lighting Powders. Now I don’t have the shades from the latter to show how different they are but I do have the Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 3 palette and it includes one Strobe Lighting Powder. Base from that, these Metallic Strobe powders are way more intense. They have fine microglitters in them, though not very obvious from afar, that allows them to provide more glow. The powders are very soft too and blends very well on the skin. A minor powder kick-up has been noted occasionally. Pigmentation is not too opaque but they can be built up easily. On the average, these last for about 6 hours on me.
This highlighting palette gets an absolute THUMBS UP from me. I can’t pick a favorite. All three performed wonderfully on me. And I wish Hourglass will eventually put these highlighters as a part of their permanent range individually and create more shades. Please, please, please!
Anyway, this retails for $62 and is still available over at Hourglass and Sephora. It’s at Php 4,100 however at Sephora PH and is currently out of stock. So who else is loving this holiday palette? How did you find the Metallic Strobe Lighting Palette guys?
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