Hourglass Ambient Lighting Surreal Light Palette Review and Swatch

December 4, 2016

I have been showcasing this beautiful Hourglass Ambient Lighting Surreal Light Palette (bought here with free international shipping) a lot on my insta lately. The marble packaging totally captured my heart. I have lots of individual Hourglass ambient lighting powder, as well as the Ambient Lighting palette. Since this palette comes in 6 new never-before-released shades, that makes a wonderful excuse for me to add it to my stash.



Basically, the ambient powder adds a soft lit-within glow to the face. All powders are not fully matte, but they are also less shimmery than a traditional shimmer product. It imparts a luminous glow to the face that looks good with all age groups (unlike the ultra glamorous finish that you see on Insta which may not look good in real life!), and all powders go on semi-translucent with a tinge of color so it would look flattering on all skin tones. The application is fool-proof as the pigment is soft and easy to blend, and the powder does not enhance the pores.

The palette contains 1 finishing powder, 2 blushes, and 1 bronzer and 1 highlighter.  All of them contain very fine micro shimmer that does not look visible on the face.

  1. Surreal Light: A sheer nude finish powder that goes on translucent on my NC15/20 skin tone. I like to use it to set my makeup over the center of the face. It instantly brightens, and makes the face look more dimensional and lifted as the powder reflects light softly, as well as controlling the oil all day long.

2.  Surreal Bronze Light: A neutral tan shade. Great for creating a subtle contour, and adding warmth to the face.

3.  Surreal Glow: A pale peachy pink blush that looks very delicate on the skin. Can also be used as a highlighter depending on your skin tone.

4. Surreal Effect: A cool, pink rose fused with a soft, warm peach for a pop of flattering color. Goes on quite bright and adds a flush of color to the cheeks.

5. Surreal Strobe Light: A glimmering golden peach powder, and can also be used wet for an intense highlight.



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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Frances December 4, 2016 at 4:57 pm

Surreal glow looks absolutely beautiful! I would love to add this palette to my collection! xx


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Amber Marie December 4, 2016 at 7:49 pm

I am totally going to invest in this, I am in love! So beautiful, and I love your photography.


Wildfire Charm December 5, 2016 at 4:36 am

So beautiful! All the colours are subtlely glowy. I love the pink blush shade x



Katie December 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm

I swatched this at Sephora and thought it was a little too glittery, but they look so flattering here! Maybe I should give it another try!
Katie Actually


Tiffany December 6, 2016 at 10:39 am

This palette really is goals. Such gorgeous packaging!

Tiffany Tales | Beauty & Lifestyle


Ana December 9, 2016 at 9:24 pm

Beautiful palette, I’d love to try it out. And your photos are just amazing! Keep up the great work 🙂


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