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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

After hastily swatching the palette—running on a 5-minute before meeting back up with everyone deadline!—I went directly to the counter, patiently waiting to pay for this beauty. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette features 3 Ambient Lighting Blushes, one of which is limited edition and only available in this palette. I have big love for the Ambient Lighting range by Hourglass, so picking this up was kind of a no-brainer.

I resisted getting any of the blushes when they first came out, stubbornly insisting that they were nothing special and I could live without them. And then I caved and my best friend had to be my mule. I picked Diffused Heat and was blown away because it was just so stunning. The Ambient Lighting Blushes have pigment marbled into the famed Ambient Lighting Powders, aimed to create a “seamless, soft-focus, and multidimensional color.”

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette - Open Pans

The palette itself has three of the blushes: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, and Mood Exposure, the last of which was something I’d been eying already.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette - Swatches - Diffused Heat, Luminous Flush, Incandescent Elektra, Mood Exposure
Swatched, L-R: Diffused Heat; from the palette, L-R: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Elektra, Mood Exposure

Hourglass - Ambient Lighting Blush - Mood Exposure - Face
Wearing Mood Exposure

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush - Luminous Flush - Face
Wearing Luminous Flush

Incandescent Electra
Wearing Incandescent Electra

Although I use Incandescent Light from the palette pretty regularly, I find that it deposits very visible shimmer that isn’t present in any of the other ALPs—even Luminous Light, which is already pretty generous with shimmer. The same goes for Incandescent Electra, which is beautiful, but quite shimmery.

This is quickly becoming a staple for me, as the shades are all flattering (if I do say so myself…) and quite easy to wear and pair with just about any makeup look. Ultimately, I love the palette as a whole, and am glad that I’ve added to my arsenal of Ambient Lighting Blushes.

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  1. Argh! Lucky you! Hourglass was pulled out of Singapore a few years ago and the suppliers who bring them in mark them up so much. The blush looks beautiful on you!

    • Haha Hourglass hasn’t even reached Manila D: Some retailers ship them out, though. Sending several packages at a time from a mail forwarder comes out cheaper for me.

  2. Soooooo pretttyyyy! And as with the ambient lighting palette, a great value for what you get (because let’s be real, these things will last forever). If I didn’t already own two of their blushes I’d pick this up, but I do have my eye on Dim Infusion!

    • I agree! My favorite is probably still Diffused Heat, though I love Mood Exposure. I thank the Lord everyday that some of the shades are too light for me, and that I am smart enough to not “see if it will show up.”

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