The main item I ordered was the Ambient Lighting Blush palette. Behold its glory!
|Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette|
If you are unfamiliar with the Hourglass ambient lighting powders, they are supposed to mimic different types of lighting on the face. The use "photoluminescent technology" to refract light. They are intended to give the skin a lovely airbrushed look, making them look radiant. It is so hard to show the affects in photos but trust me, they work. One of my friends once described it as 'looking like I had glitter on my face... but in a nice way!' They just make your skin look almost soft focus, flawless and radiant.
The blushes are designed to compliment the corresponding ambient lighting powders, and are swirled with the powder itself. There are 6 powders altogether, dim, radiant, ethereal, diffused, luminous, mood and the palette exclusive incandescent. Each has a corresponding blush, and the blush palette has the exclusive corresponding blush for the incandescent light ambient powder, Incandescent Electra.
Okay so lets have a look at the palette again!
|Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure|
I also have one other Hourglass Ambient Blush, but do not have the corresponding powder in Ethereal. Here is a photo to show the difference in size of the blushes.
|Ambient Palette and Ethereal Glow Blush|
The blushes in the palette are 0.11oz, and the full size is 0.15oz so almost 1/3 bigger.
The outsides of the compacts are a mirrored silver, a total magnet for fingerprints but they look beautiful!
Swatches of the four blushes on NW10 skin.
|Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure, Ethereal Glow|
These blushes offer a good range of shades, especially the three in the palette which range from a luminous pink to a dustier peach. They really make you look absolutely glowing and sadly that is an effect which is hard to capture in still photographs!
Here are the blushes next to the Ambient Lighting Powder Palette.
|Dim, Incandescent, Radiant, Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure|
|Blush top - Powders bottom|
SpaceNK was running a £10 off a £40 spend when I ordered the palette so that was a nice bonus. That did however take me below the minimum for free shipping so I decided to add in a liquid lipstick to take me over the limit. Thats my logic anyway!
|Empress and Icon|
|Icon is much more purple than the in the tube, and Icon is deeper|
So that is all for my Hourglass haul and collection post! I really want to try their Mineral Veil primer but the price is slightly crazy even for me so I am hoping to find it on a good discount deal!