This beautiful Palette from Hourglass has caused quite a stir on the inter-web over the past couple of weeks/months. I was umming and ahhing whether to purchase or not, when someone was selling it for less that the RRP. I would have been an idiot not to have snatched it up. It arrived today, in all it beautifulness. I was/am soooo excited to be basking in all it’s ambientness! I can’t remember the last time I was pee my pants happy about makeup. The £65 price tag is, for me, personally a little steep. But for sure is a reeeaaalllly nice Christmas present….
I believe it was released in the last month in the US and has only recently become available here in the UK. It comes in the well known Hourglass packaging, which is very ascetically pleasing, but is a pain in the arse for mucky fingers. I think I must have cleaned my fingerprints off this around five trillion times whilst photographing it.
I have yet to give this a proper go, but do own one of their blushes already and they really are something else. Really finely milled, pigmented and lasts all day. This will be applied to my face tomorrow morning, or the first chance I get!
It contains 6 of their powders in total – 3 ‘strobing’ powders, 2 blush shades and a bronzer. I know some people apply the ambient lighting powders all over their face, while some use them for highlighting. There is a coral/pink blush and one with more of a purple undertone, so I will have to see if that one suits my paleness. The bronzer is certainly not one to be used for contouring, but looks like a really nice colour to give some natural warmth to the face without looking like you’ve smacked yourself in the face with a tub of hot chocolate.
Hourglass is by no means a cheap brand. Everything about it is expensive. The packaging on this products feels very luxurious, as do the powders themselves. Whether this is worth the £65, you will have to decide that for yourselves. As the powders are substantially smaller than their standard ones. I believe it actually works out a little expensive to buy them like this. But it is Limited Edition… So won’t be around forever. Maybe Father Christmas will bring it?… The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit is available (as I write this) here for £65 from SpaceNK.
Have you splurged on a Christmas Limited Edition?