First Impressions and Swatches | Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette


When I saw this post on Temptalia I knew I had to have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette. I am already a huge fan of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette and I already had a single Ambient Lighting Blush (Diffused Heat) which I love, so ordering this was a no brainer. As soon as it went on Space NK’s website I immediately pre ordered it – cue weeks of obsessively checking my emails for a dispatch notification. I love the idea of having three of these blushes in a compact palette. I don’t think I have ever used a whole blush up, so this means I can have three different colours in a smaller size that I may actually finish – although I don’t want to, they are so pretty!


Lets start with the packaging shall we. How beautiful does it look. The blushes come house in a gold mirror like palette, it is so reflective it was hard to get a good photo of it. It is nice and compact and there is hardly any wasted space as you will see from the photos below. There is just enough room for all three blushes and a decent mirror in the lid.The three colours in this palette are Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure.


Luminous Flush is a pinky peach blush mixed with a champagne/gold highlight.


Incandescent Electra is more of a peachy coral in colour with a cool toned champagne highlight. This is exclusive to the palette so if you like the look of this blush I would grab it quick before it sells out.


Mood Exposure is a plummy mauve blush with more of a subtle cool toned highlight.


Mood Exposure has to be my favourite of the three as it is the kind of colour I like to wear when I am wearing either a bold lip or a smokey eye. It is that perfect mauve/tan flush that looks very natural. The blush looks quite muddy and is a strange colour in the pan, but it is gorgeous when swatched and on the cheeks.

L- R: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Modd Exposure

L- R: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra, Mood Exposure

Now lets look at the cost of the palette. A full size Ambient Lighting Blush is £28 and contains 0.15oz of product. The Ambient Lighting Blush Palette is £56 and contains three blushes weighing 0.11oz each (0.33oz total). That works out to be approximately £62 worth of blush, so for the price of two full size blushes you might as well get the palette and have three colours instead – but that’s just my opinion.

Overall I am so pleased I managed to get my hands on this palette. Like the Ambient Lighting Palette, this will become a staple in my makeup bag as it contains all the colours I use on a regular basis and it is nice and small.

Did you pick up this palette? If so I would love to know your thoughts on it, let me know in the comments below.

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