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Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

01/07

Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Vol. 4

Hourglass Vol. 4 Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.29 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday offering that contains four existing shades and two new, exclusive shades (Filtered Bronze Light and Luminous Glow). The powders performed consistently with other Hourglass powders, so those who enjoy these palettes will likely enjoy this one, too, if the included shades work for your skin tone.

The palette contains $10.51 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder, $5.13 worth of Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $20.27 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush, and $9.50 worth of Metallic Strobe Lighting Powder for a total value of $45.41. If you expect to use most of the powders but don’t usually finish products or often travel, it might be “worth” it to you, though typically palettes like these offer more for your money (since you are buying in “bulk” in a way) or else aren’t nearly so drastic in the difference between value and price.

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Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

01/07

Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette

Unlocked

Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition holiday palette that features two Ambient Lighting Powders, one Ambient Lighting Bronzer, two Ambient Lighting Blushes, and one Metallic Strobe Lighting Powder. The upside to this year’s palette (in a way) is that the included shades are new rather than repeated from the permanent range. The palette contains $10.51 worth of Ambient Lighting Powder, $5.13 worth of Ambient Lighting Bronzer, $20.27 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush, and $9.50 worth of Metallic Strobe Lighting Powder for a total value of $45.41. I’m not sure why the Hourglass Ambient Lighting palettes are priced so much over the “value” in the palette (as usually palettes offer more value than purchasing alone).

I’d actually love to see Hourglass bring back trios for the holidays–maybe two or three (at least one for lighter skin, one for deeper skin) rather than attempting a one-size-fits-few kind of palette. I am not fair (I’d classify myself as light-medium) but found that the second Ambient Lighting Powder darkened my complexion noticeably if used all-over, so it was more suitable as a bronzer on me, so I found that it was a palette that seemed most suitable for medium to medium deep skin tones.

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Soft Light

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Filtered Light

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Nude Glow

Limited Edition
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Mood Flush

Limited Edition
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Hourglass Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadows

01/08

Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows | Look Details
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Scattered Light Eyeshadows | Look Details
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow
Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow

Aura

Hourglass Aura Scattered Light Glitter Eyeshadow ($29.00 for 0.12 oz.) is a medium copper with warm, rosy undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had sheer coverage applied in a single layer, and it was buildable to medium coverage in two to three layers. I tried to achieve opaque coverage with this shade and needed four layers and a dampened brush. My guess was that the drier, more flaky texture in the pot resulted in a consistency that was harder to pick up, apply, and blend out. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me with slight fallout over time.

Formula Overview

$29.00/0.12 oz. - $241.67 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to have "buildable" coverage from "a sheer crystal-like shimmer to an opaque prismatic glitter finish." It is a "hybrid cream formula" that "dries down." Each pot has a plastic stopper that sits on top of the eyeshadow, which can be used to press the product together if it loosens over time. The texture was very dense, felt more like a creamy powder than a cream--like if someone hadn't told me it was a hybrid, I would have just assumed it was a powder product. The brand recommends using fingertips for application, and that is the better way to apply for coverage and least fallout. I tried dry and dampened brushes to varying degrees of success (some shades were easier to work with than others). The pigmentation varied, too, from buildable to semi-opaque. They were fairly blendable and had slight fallout during initial application. They lasted between seven and eight hours on me with slight, additional fallout over time (but did not irritate my eyes).

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Ingredients

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Blaze

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Foil

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Reflect

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Smoke

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Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

01/05

Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette
Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Fall 2018

Hourglass Fall 2018 Ambient Lighting Blush Palette ($65.00 for 0.33 oz.) contains three, warm-toned blushes–peach, coral, and mauve–that have a subtle, natural-to-luminous finish. The marbling effect found in the formula can result in variation in color between versions, but all three seemed to have more of the lighter portions that ended up in lighter colors compared to the permanent versions I’ve reviewed in the past. I’m curious if readers who picked one up have noticed theirs are lighter as well. Other than the color difference, the quality was the same–soft, smooth, blendable, and easy to work with. FYI, there’s about $76.00 worth of Ambient Lighting Blush in the palette.

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Luminous Flush

Limited Edition
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Mood Exposure

Limited Edition
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Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

01/08

Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista | Look Details
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista | Look Details
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette
Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette

Vista

Hourglass Vista Graphik Eyeshadow Palette ($58.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a smoky, bronzy palette with a rich golds, deep bronze, and a matte brown and black. The five shades worked well together to create a sultry, warm-toned smoky eye, though I wish the black eyeshadow was a little more blendable.

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