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.


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.


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


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.



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



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.



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.


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


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


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



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