Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) includes three Ambient Lighting Powders, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Ambient Lighting Bronzer in a large, plastic palette with an interior mirror. If you don’t mind having to finagle your brushes just so or have no issues using two or three shades at a time, and you’re a fan of the Hourglass Ambient formulas, then it might be worth looking at. I think that with how out of line it is compared to their other palettes that it is hard to recommend, even if the quality is good, because I see more value in picking up one or two that you’d use often and love. I had some texture issues with Luminous Flush, which was much more powdery/dusty this time around. Otherwise, the blushes/bronzers were more or less of one shade due to the nature of it being a mixed composition (so they can vary from pan to pan quite a bit).

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Holiday 2015 Ambient Lighting Palette Ambient Lighting Edit
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
4.5
Total
91%
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Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator

Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “warm, rose gold.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with lighter gold and pink shimmer paired with a frosted finish. MAC Cheeky Bronze (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Luster (P, $30.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Perfectly Poised (Outer) (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals The Many Splendors #3 (LE) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Center of the Universe (LE, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Most Necessary (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gold Deposit (P, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Medium/Dark Glow (P) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Too Faced Luminous Peach (LE) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). NARS Frenzy (Right) (P) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Becca Blushed Copper (LE, $38.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Peach Nectar Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator Peach Nectar
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Anastasia Riviera Illuminator

Anastasia Riviera Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “sun-kissed coppery hue.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm, rosy undertones and a metallic sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Candlelight) (LE) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Nude Glow (LE, $46.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Pink Quartz (P, $46.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Superb (LE, $30.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Riviera Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator Riviera
A
Product
9
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
93%

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator

Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “shimmery bronze hue.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. Anastasia Bubbly (LE) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). MAC Oh, Darling! (LE, $30.00) is warmer (95% similar). Laura Geller Gilded Honey (P, $24.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Frenzy (Left) (P)(95% similar). MAC Whisper of Gilt (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Dior Glowing Nude (002) (LE, $58.00) is lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Sun Light (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Dior Transatlantique (LE, $58.00) is darker (90% similar). Becca Champagne Pop (LE, $38.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Opal (P, $38.00) is darker (95% similar). Bobbi Brown 24 Karat (P, $46.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sephora Collection Jubilant (21) (P, $15.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Mimosa (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Rush (P) is lighter (90% similar). Burberry No. 02 Nude Gold (LE, $68.00) is more muted, cooler (85% similar). L'Oreal Golden (P, $12.99) is darker, warmer (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia So Hollywood Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator So Hollywood
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8.5
Application
5
Total
91%

Anastasia Starlight Illuminator

Anastasia Starlight Illuminator ($28.00 for 0.32 oz.) is described as a “sheer, luminescent white.” It’s a light, white gold with warm undertones and a luminous, almost metallic, sheen. Tom Ford Beauty Moodlight (Daylight) (LE) is less shimmery (95% similar). Surratt Beauty Auréole (P, $32.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Born to Dazzle (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Lunch Money (P, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Estee Lauder Courreges (LE, $32.00) is darker (90% similar). theBalm Solid Gold (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Albatross (P, $30.00) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Crushed Pearl (LE) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Divergent Gleaming Pearl (LE) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Champagne (LE) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is warmer (95% similar). NYX Ritualistic (P, $9.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Rosy Glow (Left) (P) is darker (85% similar). theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer (P, $24.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Anastasia Starlight Illuminator
Anastasia Illuminator Starlight
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
88%

Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated

Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated ($30.00 for 0.20 oz.) is described as a “soft bronze shimmer with golden bronze sparkle.” It’s a muted, medium-dark tan brown with warm, yellow-orange undertones and gold sparkle. MAC Delicates (LE, $35.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Paradise Cove (P, $8.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Goddess (P, $54.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Hourglass Luminous Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Chanel Lumiere d'Ete (LE, $65.00) is warmer (90% similar). Hourglass Radiant Bronze Light (P, $50.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Gilded (P, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Bronze Glow (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #20M (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Spice (LE) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Carry-On (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Make Up For Ever #25I (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). bareMinerals The High Dive (P, $24.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Urban Decay Lit Naked Illuminated
Urban Decay Naked Illuminated Shimmering Powder Lit
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
84%