Wednesday, 19 October 2016

The Palette Of The Moment | Ambient Lighting Edit By Hourglass

Hourglass is one of my favourite brands and like any beauty obsessive, that is one bold claim. I love that everything feels so luxurious and the products just never disappoint. If there is one "must have" palette of the moment, it has to be this one. The Ambient Lighting Edit is a limited edition palette for Christmas 2016 and it's already causing quite a stir. 

The Ambient Lighting Edit is a collection of gorgeous ambient lighting palettes, designed to give you everything you need for a flattering glowing complexion. As with all the ambient lighting products, these powders are designed to emulate the power of "magic hour". Magic hour is well known in the photography world, as it's when the sun is setting and it creates a very soft light, which is beautiful on the complexion and creates beautiful photography. What's fantastic for an Hourglass fan like me, is that every shade in this palette is brand new, so there are no duplicates in my collection. Inside the palette there is bronzer, blusher, highlighter and a pretty setting powder. 

Surreal Light is the large powder on the left side of the palette. It's a sheer nude powder, which is specifically designed to give the glow of magic hour. It's a pigmented powder, but Hannah (one of the Space NK pro artists) told the group that most skintones can make use of the shade. Surreal Bronze Light, is the bottom left shade in the quad, it is a neutral tan shade, perfect for adding warmth to the skin and subtle contouring. Of course every palette needs a highlighter and the Surreal Strobe Light powder is here to fill the gap. It's a stunning peach highlighter and it's beautiful on the cheekbones.

Moving onto blusher shades we have Surreal Glow, which is the top left shade in the quad. Hourglass describe this shade as a "pale peony pink" and it's been mixed with the Surreal Light powder for a subtle glow. The second shade is the Surreal Effect, which sits on the top righthand side of the quad. You can see by the pictures that this is a bright pink shade, with a peach hue running through it. 

Of course, what makes this palette even better, is the fact it's finished in beautiful marble-effect plastic. It's so damn instagrammable and it's utterly beautiful in every picture. When I ordered this palette I was worried that it would be really big and bulky, but it's actually a really nice size. I wouldn't think twice about chucking this in my handbag or in my travel makeup bag. It's a truly gorgeous palette that I know that I'll never want to leave my side. You can buy this palette right now from SpaceNK for £69, don't hang around, this won't be around for long.
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