Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette packaging
That packaging though.

So.  This little guy (girl?) has been sitting around since the early VIB release at Sephora.  I ordered the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette right away and then…let it sit.  This was in keeping with my non-makeup-wearing funk so it was nothing personal against HG.  But when I did finally get around to opening him/her up, the timing was perfect.

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

I needed quick, brightening, and chic.  The Ambient Lighting Blushes were just the ticket.  All of three shades are wearable with any look and are appropriate year round. The only difference I find is placement based on depth of color.

Luminous Flush / Incandescent Electra / Mood Exposure
Luminous Flush / Incandescent Electra / Mood Exposure

(No, my arm isn’t nearly that tan anymore.  I miss you, September!)

I’ll be honest and say that the swatches aren’t anything spectacular.  The real beauty of these blushes is on the cheeks and the way they catch the light.  I opt for Luminous Flush right at the centers of my cheeks, Incandescent Electra higher and toward the inside, and Mood Exposure lower and toward the back.  Not all at once, of course.  That would just be silly.  (Or would it?!  Blush fiends, unite!)  But based on the color, that is simply how I wear blush.

Luminous Flush
Luminous Flush
Incandescent Electra
Incandescent Electra
Mood Exposure
Mood Exposure

The color pay-off is superb, though naturally I have to use a bit extra of the lighter Incandescent Electra on my medium complexion.  Fair skinned beauties might want to use a light hand to insure they don’t over do it, but overall the pigmentation is impressive.  They each have a gentle yet stunning glow that makes the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette a perfect multi-tasker and essential for travel.  The value is quite impressive for a luxury product, the packaging solid, and the mirror inside is useful.  Hats of to Hourglass for hitting this one out of the park!

Did you snag the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush during the Sephora VIB sale or is it on your holiday wish list?

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