You know that makeup product that you want so much you justify spending outrageous amounts of money on it even though you know you shouldn’t? That’s Hourglass for me. I don’t even know when I first came across Hourglass products, but I know it all started with the Ambient Lighting Powders. While browsing beauty bloggers’ videos and posts, I kept seeing the Ambient Lighting Powders popping up everywhere. I’ve always loved the glowy skin look, and the powders seemed to be the perfect products to achieve shimmery skin without looking like Edward Cullen. I started lusting after the Ambient Lighting Palette and eventually caved and bought it and decided to throw in the Arch Brow Sculpting Pencil and an Ambient Lighting Blush because they were just too beautiful to pass up. Eventually, I added the Ambient Bronzer to my collection (because it is absolutely beautiful) and a sample of the Veil Mineral Primer because I figured, why not (Oh, hey, look at that selfie)?Veil Mineral Primer $18
Aside from being disgustingly expensive, Hourglass products are BEAUTIFUL! The sleek, metallic packaging is to die for (though extremely fingerprint prone) and the products themselves are just stunning. The bright, shimmery powders look so appealing when swirled around velvety, bronzer and soft pink blushes. I absolutely hate to say that these products are anything but life changing but so far the blush hasn’t quite impressed me as much as I hoped it would. The bronzer is pretty perfect (aside from the horrifying price) and the palette is a pretty good size IMO for the price.
I chose to purchase the darker bronzer even though I’m pretty pale because I recently bought the Body Shop Honey Bronze Bronzing Powder in the light shade and wanted something darker for the summertime. Because it’s darker than my typical shade, I have to be a bit more careful with placement but it really is a gorgeous, shimmery bronzer.
I use this palette everyday and like to swirl the left (Dim Light) all over to set my makeup and then finishing with the middle (Incandescent Light) to highlight my temples, brow bones, nose and cupid’s bow and the right (Radiant Light) on my cheek bones.
This blush really is beautiful but I am not convinced yet that it’s worth $35. Granted, I did pick up the lightest shade so it doesn’t pop on my cheeks as much as I thought it would but it is so shimmery and beautiful on the skin when it catches the light. I’m probably going to hold off on spending on makeup for a bit but I will probably pick up another color (such as Diffused Heat) to see if maybe it will live up to the hype.