So last month I broke down and joined the herd and purchased the Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Palette. Billed as
a palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder, the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powder that recreates the most exquisitely flattering types of light.
I really did have high hopes for this beautiful palette. Afterall, I loved the Ambient Blushes. Alas, it just wasn’t meant to be for me and the Ambient Lighting Palette.
While the packaging is super beautiful and ties right in with the full size versions of the Ambient Lighting Powders and Blushes, the formulations and colours just don’t work on my skin tone. Sadly, on darker skin, they come off as very chalk like. I tried to apply these in a variety of different ways, with differing results when looking at your face directly in the mirror. Just as I thought that I had worked out the secret, I decided to take a photo of myself and let me tell you, it was not cute at all. What looked fine to the naked eye was revealed to look like I had baby powder on my face in photos. In the end, I just couldn’t justify keeping it so I sold it to Julie hoping that she would be able to get much better use out of it than I ever would.
Don’t get me wrong, I love this product. It feels like silk and it doesn’t smell half bad either. It just really didn’t work for me personally which is such a shame because I really wanted to love it and keep it in all it’s super shiny packaged glory.
Retailed for $67 CAD/$58 US it can be purchased online from Sephora.com