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She Shops Makeup | May 24, 2017

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REVIEW: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder

Hi there! This is an extremely delayed post… what’s new? hehe


Several months back, I purchased the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Limited Edition Palette from It was my first time trying out the Hourglass Ambient Powders.





As we all know, palettes are often much more economical  as compared to individual powders, especially for beauty junkies like myself where I rarely ever come close to finishing a powder, unless it’s loose powder or foundation setting powder aka my MAC Mineralised Skinfinish Natural in Medium Plus 😉


Anyway, this palette came with 3 colors – Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light. When I first swatched these individually at MECCA in Melbourne, I was drawn to Radiant, Luminous and Mood Light. I thought, since it’s got one of the 3 that I liked, plus a limited edition champagne shade – Incandescent Light, getting the palette was undeniably justifiable. heh.






Since I have normal to dry skin, my biggest fear of finishing powders was the potentially over-powdered look that can make my face look flat rather than radiant. So when I started using this powder, I was careful not to pile on too much and used only my MAC 187 stippling brush to lightly dust the powder all over. Even though I loved that it was very finely milled and provides a lovely smooth finish, I felt that I was not using the palette enough.


One day, I just thought perhaps I should try using this palette on the eyes and voila, it worked beautifully! I love using Radiant Light all over the eyelids on days when I want to spot a bright eyeliner or days when I just don’t want to look too made up but still want to look fresh. The warm golden sheen from Radiant Light gives the eyelids color without making it look yellow/orangey and sallow. I LOVE IT! I also love using Incandescent Light and Dim Light as brow bone highlights, depending on my eye look. These colors are so subtle but works wonderfully to give the illusion of lifted brows 😉


Here are some looks I created using Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder on my eyes.



Yes, the picture above was from my last video review. I simply used the Hourglass on the eyes and smoked out my Suqqu eyeliner with a pencil brush to create the very simple look.


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  1. Celia

    Hi! Where did you buy the hourglass palette?

  2. anya

    Thanks for reviewing this. Which one works as a superior skin-perfector; Dim Light vs Nars LRP?

    • Mabel

      I think NARS LRP is a better skin perfector 😉

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