Probably the # 1 product I’ve been wanting for a year now, so if you ask me what were my expectations, let’s just say they were HIGH!!! In fact I’m the last one (ok exaggerating a little bit) to finally put this palette in my Sephora cart. I was longing so much for this baby, the pressure to totally deliver was up there… So (drumroll) I’m a little bit disappointed (not much). Foolishly I taught it would transform my face somehow into this flawless glowy, almost filtered kind of look. (Remember that I heard praises on this palette for a whole year so I’ve amplified the power of these powders a lot …67$CND later here we are)
♥ Hourglass is Cruelty-Free
♥ 3 different FINISHING powders to choose from to achieve a natural sheer glow. (I do think it’s a good introduction to the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder).
♥ A little bit of product goes a long way. (You don’t need much)
♥ Beautiful, elegant and sophisticated packaging.
♥ I really love the fact that it gives the cutest sunkissed effects without looking like you have some powders on (It looks like your skin but better)
The NOT so GOOD:
♥ These powders are so thinly milled and very soft that I always think that I’m wasting a lot of product depending on the kind of brush I use. (Even on the packaging it’s written “please handle with care the powder is fragile”.)
♥ On my fair skin Ethereal Light and Diffused Light would look way better. I have to use a very gentle hand with these powders otherwise they are too noticeable. (Yes! glowing too much can be a bad thing!)
♥ It’s a luxury item that comes with a steep 67$$$CND (58$US) price tag .
While I do enjoy the beautiful effects it provides, I don’t see how it differs from other beautiful highlighters, powders & bronzers that I currently own. I have to admit that the Ambient Lighting Powders breathe life back into my skin after I’ve applied foundations and setting powders, and I do get some extended wear out of my base products. These powders also smooth my skin’s appearance by minimizing pores and imperfections, giving it a natural luminosity (not shiny, not shimmery!!!).
So is it REALLY worth the hype? Well the more I use it, the more I want to say Yessss! but it’s not life-changing or holy grail status for me YET. (The reason being is its effect on my skin complexion rather than the product itself ! I do receive compliments when I wear them *Giggles* …)
How I’ve been using this palette:
♥ I use Dim Light all over my face as my finishing powder. ♥
♥ Then I use Radiant Light where the sun usually hits: forehead, cheeks, nose, chin.♥
♥ Then I finish with Incandescent Light on the tops of my cheekbones, down the centre of the nose, and sometimes in the inner corners of my eyes. ♥
Have a great week my beauties
Ingrid who needs a tan xoxo