Hourglass Sculpture is a limited edition cheek palette that retails for $80.00 and contains 0.29 oz.
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Hourglass Sculpture Ambient Lighting Edit Palette ($80.00 for 0.24 oz.) is a new, limited edition six-pan face palette that features three existing shades and three new shades. The palette contained two finishing powders, one highlighter, one bronzer, and two blushes. It performed consistently with past Hourglass' palette releases with the finishing powders being very consistent and meet their claims. The blushes aren't quite as buildable as marketed, though using a lighter hand/picking up less product could achieve that, but they are definitely not lacking in pigment.
The Hourglass palettes are not a "value" kind of palette--you aren't getting a ton of product for your money, but you are able to get six products for less than the cost of purchasing six, individual and full-sized products, which is really the upside. If you're someone who expects to mix between the two finishing powders, then the size of each palette may not be a big deal, but using them alone is a pain point for those who like working with a traditional powder brush. I just find they get over-applied by using smaller brushes and/or take forever to apply.
The Ambient Lighting formulas are really lovely, and the finish of some shades can be hard to replicate with other formulas, which is why so many people have taken the time to give feedback to the brand by asking for more diverse product offerings--they want the brand to do better. At this point, I'm probably less surprised as I am disappointed by this year's offerings. I thought last year's blush quad was a move in the right direction, but alas, they did not continue in a forward trajectory.
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