Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

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If there was ever a product to prompt a flurry of heart-eyed emojis then this could be the one! The rose gold packaging, the trio of pretty marbled blushers, the luminous effect they give to your cheeks…I could go on! Until this new addition I had never tried anything from Hourglass Cosmetics, simply admired from afar on various beauty blogs and secretly coveted every time I browsed Space NK. The moment I saw this holiday 2014 limited edition lighting blush palette start popping up on my Bloglovin’ feed I knew it was something that would have to come home with me next time I was in Space NK – and so it did!

Not only is this Ambient Lighting Blush Palette (£56) incredibly beautiful to look at but it is actually a beautiful product to use also and gives your cheeks a lustrous colour with a subtle, seamless radiance. I love my MAC mineralised blushers and I find the formula, texture and finish of the Hourglass powders very similar. They are light and illuminating giving the skin a touch of shimmer and iridescence without being ladened with chunky glitter which is particularly stubborn to blend out and make look natural. These Hourglass powders are formulated with patented Photoluminescent Technology which creates a revolutionary blusher that is buildable and soft-focus with a subtle illuminating finish and multidimensional colour. Each shade brushes onto the skin delicately and gives you a lit-from-within hue that glows and brightens up your makeup instantly. The three shades, from left to right, are: Luminous Flush (a champagne rose blush infused with candlelit glimmer), Incandescent Electra (a cool peach hue with a celestial glow) and Mood Exposure (a soft plum tone to brighten the complexion). These individual ambient lighting blushers can be purchased separately for £28 from Space NK here but Incandescent Electra is exclusive to this palette which is another reason, just in case you needed any more, why this is a must-have purchase!

What do you think of this blush palette? What other products do I need from Hourglass Cosmetics?

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34 Comments

  1. 2nd January 2015 / 8:41 pm

    I'm a massive fan of this palette! I dread the day that I hit pan!

  2. 2nd January 2015 / 8:59 pm

    This palette is so gorgeous! I really want to try some different blushes!

  3. 2nd January 2015 / 9:29 pm

    Oh wow, so pretty!

  4. 2nd January 2015 / 9:55 pm

    This has been on my wishlist ever since it started appearing on blogs. It looks stunning x

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  5. 2nd January 2015 / 9:58 pm

    Such a pretty palette x

  6. 2nd January 2015 / 10:26 pm

    I had been eyeing up this palette for a while now but it wasn't until I popped into SpaceNK last week when I saw how small it was (well in comparison to the normal size powders) but they are great quality. x

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  7. 2nd January 2015 / 10:50 pm

    So pretty!!! Seriously need to try these.. yum!

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  8. 2nd January 2015 / 11:08 pm

    I keep coming back to your blog! Lovely posts, I have never tried Hourglass products but I would love to purchase a few. This looks so chic, I have "a thing" for gold packaging at the moment haha

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  9. 3rd January 2015 / 12:43 am

    I received this palette for Christmas. I agree the palette is stunning and the quality is amazing too. I haven't used another blush since I got it.

  10. 3rd January 2015 / 4:37 am

    My favorite purchase of 2014! Their liquid lipstick is also really good.

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  12. 3rd January 2015 / 2:00 pm

    This looks amazing! I've been after this for a while, but seeing your swatches has made the decision for me! I love your makeup reviews CJ x
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  13. 3rd January 2015 / 3:00 pm

    I love this palette, but some of the shades I really wanted Dim Infusion and Radiant Magenta aren't featured in the palette 🙁 It's still a gorgeous palette tho!

    xoxo Nicole

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  14. 3rd January 2015 / 3:11 pm

    I've been lusting after this for ages. Everything about it is just so stunning ? x

  15. 3rd January 2015 / 5:20 pm

    Lovely review! I haven't tried anything from Hourglass yet, but coincidentally was looking at this just yesterday! It really is so beautiful 🙂

    Beautyosaurus Lex 

  16. 3rd January 2015 / 8:48 pm

    These look just stunning! I love really glowing blushers like this as it's great for everyday colour – no need to add highlight and it definitely perks you up before you head to work lol!

    Kat x
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  17. 3rd January 2015 / 9:54 pm

    Can anything look better than this palette? So luxurious

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  18. 4th January 2015 / 2:28 am

    I was just in Sephora earlier and came across this palette! I've never tried Hourglass before but I'm thinking I might have to purchase this!

  19. 6th January 2015 / 8:22 pm

    I would die to have this palette – it is absolutely stunning. Wish I could let myself buy it but the price is craaaazy! Maybe one day, eh?? I hope so 🙂

    Love Charlotte xxx
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