The hype behind this product finally got to me and I finally decided to invest in it. I was super excited when I bought it, and extremely let down after applying it. It literally did nothing for my skin but add a little sparkle/sheen. only 1 shade (the middle, incandescent, I believe) showed on my skin and it was more like a white powder.
I think this works great for lighter and deeper skin tones, however, I am in the middle, and it did not work for me.
This palette works amazingly to subtly but beautifully enhance my skin. I’m not big into the heavy contouring craze, so I love how these shades are all subtle, easy to blend, yet help to shape and finish the skin. I use Dim all over, to blur imperfections, and I also use it for some subtle nose contouring using a small, dense contour brush. Radiant is used to highlight under my cheekbones. Incandescent goes across my face underneath my eyes, above my brows, and lightly dotted on my cupid’s bow and chin. The powders all blend beautifully. The effect is my skin, but better. I use a matte foundation because I have oily skin, so this product really helps make my face look less masklike without being too shiny.
This is a great and less expensive way to sample some of the Ambient Light powders, which are very nice, luxury indulgences but not exactly as magical as Hourglass’s publicity would like us to believe. Alas, my favourite shade of the 3 is Incandescent and that is not available as a single powder. These make great all over powders, setting powders or subtle, flattering highlighters.