Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light Palette

My first ever Hourglass palette landed! It’s stunning.

In the past I have always steered away from Hourglass powders because I felt it didn’t give me enough ‘coverage’ or was too sheer. I saw this palette and immediately fell in love and had it on my wishlist.

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Two reasons I needed this – marble, HELLO and theΒ colours were enticing.

As much as I love to wear makeup, I also love my natural days and this palette is perfect to achieve that look.

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You get 5 pans in this palette:

1. Finishing Powder, Surreal Light
2. Bronzer, Surreal Bronze Light
3. Blush, Surreal Glow
4. Blush, Surreal Effect
5. Strobe Powder, Surreal Strobe Light

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I feel the colours give a natural earthy glow. I am NW25 in MAC, and I think if your a few shades darker this may not show up on your skin tone.

Swatches

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L-R: Strobe Powder (Surreal Strobe Light), Blush (Surreal Effect), Blush (Surreal Glow), Bronzer (Surreal Bronze Light) and Finishing powder (Surreal Light)

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Texture

the texture is quite light, but the powders blend quite smoothly. You do not need to spray any fix plus when using this because it gives you a smooth application.

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Longevity

I wore this powder for 8 hours straight and there was no patchiness, no flaking or cracking. My face stayed in place and the powder did not move or oxidate.

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You May Not Buy This Because…

  • It is quite expensive
  • Packaging feels quite light as it is plastic
  • Limited edition and some shades will no longer be available
  • Better suited to pale, light olive tones

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Reasons to Buy This..

  • You want to splurge
  • You love marble
  • Your a fan of the Hourglass formula
  • Your travel a lot and need compact makeup

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It’s available to purchase right here from Space NK. Did you get your hands on this gorgeous piece?

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