So with the upcoming launch of the new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette which will be coming out in October 2014 (review coming soon), I thought I would do a post on the Ambient Lighting Powder Palette that was initially launched as a limited edition palette during the 2013 Holiday season. Now it is a part of Hourglass’s permanent collection.

It is a travel-sized trio of Ambient Lighting Powders in Dim Light, Incandescent Light (new) and Radiant Light. The trio also comes with a small sample of their Mineral Veil Primer which I personally love.




The trio contains three shades of the brand’s Ambient Lighting Powders – Dim Light and Radiant Light are both part of the permanent range, and Incandescent Light is a new and limited edition shade.


A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections. The shade is exclusive to this palette.



An opalescent pearl powder that brightens the complexion with a celestial glow.



A sun-kissed golden beige powder that adds warmth.


The powders give a beautiful glow to the skin. I am not a fan of sparkle on my skin as I do have some fine lines and I do not want to accentuate them, so this just glows without the obvious shimmer.

It can be used as a finishing powder at the end of my makeup routine.

Here is how I tend to use them from time to time:

Dim Light: I use this on my T-Zone. I also use Dim Light to set my under-eye concealer and it really brightens the under-eye without being too shimmery. And other times I even use it as an all-over setting powder after I put on my makeup.

Incandescent Light: I use as a Highlighter.

Radiant Light: I use as an all-over Bronzer and as a blush, as it works for my medium to olive skin tone.


IMG_8094Swatches from the left: Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light

Because of the size of the blushes in the palette, I use a Tapered Brush or a small stippling brush which works like a charm.

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette is currently in stock at Sephora and their website.


Price: USD $58, CAD $67 – Three pans of 0.116 ounces for a total of 0.348 ounces of powder.