Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is Back! Quick Recap

Press Sample

Hourglass Profile

Hourglass is a fabulous beauty brand that works to develop innovative, luxury products. 
For those of you that have followed me a while, you probably remember me reviewing this palette back during the holidays. I definitely suggest checking out my original review for my original thoughts!

This amazing palette sold out fast and I know it's been spoken about quite a bit. I'm sure you've noticed I use it all the time in tutorials here. It is absolutely a holy grail palette for me! Guess what? It's back! Since I previously reviewed it I'm not going to go over everything in too much detail, but here's a quick recap! 

I do not know if it's back permanently, but will update once I find out.

Update: I have just received confirmation that this is permanent! Additionally, it will launch next Tuesday (4/15/14) on Sephora.com and then in Sephora stores and additional retailers including internationally in early June. Such great news!


This palette retails for $58

Where to Buy

This can be purchased directly through HourglassCosmetics.com 

Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Palette Review

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette L to R - Dim Light, Incandescent Light, Radiant Light


This palette includes the following shades:
  • Dim Light - neutral peachy beige
  • Incandescent Light - cool highlighter
  • Radiant Light - warm, golden light bronze

hourglass ambient lighting palette review and swatches
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette Swatches L to R - Dim Light, Incandescent Light, Radiant Light

On the Face

I use this regularly in both tutorials and in my daily makeup routine. I'm a huge, huge fan of Hourglass's Ambient Lighting Powders and this palette is sensational! I often use Incandescent Light as a highlighter, Dim Light all over (it's actually about the same color as my complexion on my face), and in the warmer months I use Radiant Light for a little additional bronzing and warmth. If you want to see examples of me using this palette input "ambient lighting" in the search bar in the upper right sidebar and you should see a number of tutorials in which I used this palette. 

Final Re-cap


This palette retails for $58

Where to Buy

This can be purchased directly through HourglassCosmetics.com 

Final Thoughts

Obviously, I absolutely adore this palette and I've raved about it since it first came out in 2013. I'm SO glad it's back and highly recommend you grab it asap. It has become an indispensable part of my personal makeup routine and I can't wait to get a second to put in my kit! Phenomenal palette!

Have you been in search of this palette? Are you planning to get it while it's back?

Note: This product was previously sent by PR/the brand during its original launch for review. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 


  1. This palette is/was on my wishlist. Just waiting for the Sephora to open an exit away. If I happen upon it, it will come home with me! :)

    1. I highly recommend it! I don't know if Sephora or Sephora.com will be getting it (will update when I know), but if you don't want to purchase directly from Hourglass (which is my personal preference) you can always get the individual Ambient Light powders from Sephora!

  2. I love this palette! Mine went missing when I moved, so I definitely need to pick up another one! Thanks for the heads up! :D

  3. SO HAPPY they brought this back! Now we need a blush palette!

    1. Right?! Although if they do a blush palette I hope it's diff colors from the regular line b/c I already bought all the ones I wanted lol. Oops ;)


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