The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Made From Beauty The Hourglass Ambient Lighting PaletteIf you’ve been reading Made From Beauty over the past few weeks you’ll know I keep going on and on about all the beautiful things Josh got me for my birthday and today will be the last of those reviews. Today I’m going to review the stunning Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette.

There are very few brands that make products as luxe as Hourglass. I’ve been lucky enough to own some of their Ambient Lighting Powders and Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipsticks in the past (in fact I actually reviewed their Opaque Rouge Liquid Lipstick in Riviera HERE if you wanna read) and have always been blown away by the quality of the range. So it comes as no surprise that I am head over heels for the Ambient Lighting Palette.

Made From Beauty wearing The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

This trio of finely milled, glow giving powders have worked their way into my everyday makeup routine over the past month. I’m hooked on their ability to light the skin in a way no other powder can, offering a long lasting glow that’s natural and subtle, beautiful and perfecting.

There’s three gorgeous shades to choose from, Dim Light, Incandescent Light (an exclusive to this palette) and Radiant Light. Each shade is designed to illuminate the skin softly and mimic the lighting effects of low light environments such as candle lit dinners and reading by the fire.

Made From Beauty The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

The first shade in the palette is Dim Light, a neutral beige toned powder that works well as an all-over powder to blur fine lines and pores, without mattifying the complexion too much. I find Dim Light works beautifully for maintaining the skins natural glow and is perfect for everyday.

The middle shade Incandescent Light is an exclusive to this palette and cannot be purchased separately like the other shades. I find this shade to be the most ‘highlighter-y’ of all. Its pink toned shimmer brings lots of light to the face when natural light hits the skin so works very well on the high points of the face to create a dewy, glistening look. I also love to use this shade under my eyes if I’m lacking on my beauty sleep for an instant pop of brightness.

Radiant Light, the last in the palette, is a golden beige with tiny shimmer particles. I find this shade pretty dark for my skintone at the moment, but I can see myself getting a lot more wear out of it in the summer when I have a tan. At the moment this shade offers a slightly bronzey look that really perks up the complexion and adds warms and light everywhere it goes.

Made From Beauty applying The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette

Over all I am so in love with this palette it’s a little bit embarrassing; I’m recommending it to family and friends, I’m writing about it on Made From Beauty, it’s in the background of all my beauty photographs…but it’s all for good reason! I think the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is a great buy if you have the money to splurge or if you’re looking for something special for a big event like a wedding or holiday. So have you tried the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette? Let me know in the comments below!


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  • B Shannon

    Ah it looks beautiful!! I’d love to own something from this brand, all their products are gorgeous!! I mean, a little pricey for me, poor student problems hahahaha, but I might have to treat myself!! xx
    Becky Shannon xx – Life-by-Becky

    • They are very pricey, you are right, but give such amazing results – I was very lucky to have been gifted this!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • It had been on my wishlist for ages, but I don’t feel like I will get much use out of Iridescent Light, so I am a little hesitant.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • I tend to just swirl all the shades together more often than not for an all over glow!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I have this palette and i love it! I love the air brushed, soft focused finish it creates xx

    • That’s exactly how I would describe it! Skin always looks better with a touch of this!

      Thank you for your comment x

  • This is one of those palettes that I have eyed up for quite some time now but never bit the bullet as it’s quite pricy. I love the gorgeous sheen it gives you, absolutely stunning x

    Beauty with charm

    • I can’t believe you don’t have it in your collection, I think this palette would suit your makeup style & skin tone so much!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • charlotte samantha

    This has been on my to buy list and you have made me want it so much more now

    CharlotteSamantha //

    • Haha! Sorry! I have that effect with beauty products!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • I don’t have any HG products and if I get one, this is definitely one of the things I want to get. It is better than getting these powders separately, I know it is small but it is way cheaper!

    Ela BellaWorld

    • Personally, I love my separate powder in Diffused Light more than the palette – there’s something extra special about that shade!

      Thank you for commenting x

  • Awww since you are loving it so much, I must give it a try too! Thanks for the recommendation!

    • I hope you get to try it out, it’s such an amazing product!

      Thank you for commenting x