One year, I had almost every shade in the palette, so it would have been pointless for me to buy it. Each palette is heavy duty plastic, they feel nice and weighty. The Holidays are coming! I don’t bronze as I’m so pale, so I would use the bronzer on my eyes and you could use any of the other shades on your eyes too. A few cons: the Ambient Lighting Palette is only really suitable for fair skin. They’re beautiful and useable, so I don’t think they would be the type of palette you buy, use once and then forget about! You get existing shades for the finishing powders and highlighter, but the bronzers and blushes are all new shades, bar one in the blush quad which I don’t own, so they’re all new to me. Your email address will not be published. I think the clear plastic looks a little cheap, especially as you can see the lines down the side of each pan. DISCLAIMER: John Lewis link are affiliate, no others are, all products purchased by me. Overall: I actually really love this quad, despite the price. I would definitely recommend you try these if they’re in your budget! Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Palette: This palette really is the perfect travel palette as you’ve got finishing powder which you can use to set your face, bronzer, blush and highlighter. Again another great travel palette. I have a bug bear with Hourglass and it’s that pretty much every year they put existing blush shades in the palettes. Like everything I review, Hourglass is cruelty-free. Annie is a self-taught baker, recipe developer and food photographer. Filed Under: Beauty, Makeup Tagged With: ambient lighting, beauty, beauty review, blush, christmas, holidays, hourglass, hourglass ghost, makeup, swatches, Oh I absolutely want to try both of these – stunning palettes! The base is clear plastic and the top is silver. More…, Copyright © 2020 Annie Ngai - Privacy Policy, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Streusel Muffins ». I tried cleaing it, but it’s pointless because as soon as you open it, it’s covered again! Whilst these are expensive for what you get, Hourglass is an expensive brand so I wasn’t expecting them to be great value. Ambient Lighting Edit: Blush Quad: REVIEW. Perfect for travel too x, Your email address will not be published. This year though? I feel like you get every type of blush you could need in here, a pink, nude, peach/coral and mauve blush. You’d have more success with the blush quad as the shades are darker and you can build them up, but I still don’t think they are that inclusive. Confession time: While I adore Hourglass so much, this is the first year I’ve bought the Christmas palettes! I am so happy to have these in my collection, Hourglass have not let us down this year; new shades and great quality as always. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Edit – £75 for 6 shades. I wish they had done all silver or all clear. The Bad: Kind of pricey, and the quads are a little small. If you are darker than an NC35/NC40 I think half the palette probably won’t show up on you. I think it would be great if they did a fair/light palette and then a medium/deep one. If I was going away for a couple of nights, I would just take this palette instead of any singles. She has a slight obsession with tennis, motorsport, makeup, handbags and sunglasses! This palette is also more inclusive than the Lighting Edit as the shades are darker; you can totally sheer them out, but also build them up if you have darker skin than me (not difficult since I’m a ghost!!). Today I’m kick starting the Christmas beauty releases by sharing my thoughts on the new Hourglass Ghost palettes; the Ambient Lighting Edit and the Blush Quad. The silver top may look smart… but only for about 5 seconds because it shows fingerprints like a bitch!! This really is the perfect everyday palette, it’s just beautiful and I’m so happy to have it in my collection! This palette is gorgeous, all the blushes are buildable, smooth, pigmented and easy to blend. Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Writer, lover of tennis and makeup. I don’t love it. The packaging is sturdy and great for travel and they have great mirrors for makeup on the go too. Learn how your comment data is processed. I think the Hourglass blushes are one of the best formulas on the market, so when I have the opportunity to get 5 new shades, I’m doing it haha!! Let’s get into my review and swatches. Both palettes have a mirror in the top. Before I’d even used the palette on my face the top was completely covered in marks. This year, I think the packaging is like marmite, you either love it or hate it. Great for me, but not very inclusive. The highlighter is a little glittery, but when it’s on the skin it’s not noticeabley chunky with lumps of glitter. Just something to note. All the powders are beautifully soft and pigmented, they blend like a dream. The Good: The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush quad has four blush options, one of which works as a bronzer for me, meaning I have a blush for a wide variety of looks.Great color payoff. Hourglass Ghost Blush Quad – £45 for 4 shades, Each powder is 1.4g for a total of 5.6g of product, These palettes are limited edition, but you can still currently get them at John Lewis, Cult Beauty, Selfridges, Harvey Nichols, Space NK and Liberty London – AS OF 10/10/19. Upptäck Ambient™ Lighting Blush Quad – Ghost och köp dem sedan från Sephora. Hourglass Ghost Ambient Lighting Palette: This palette really is the perfect travel palette as you’ve got finishing powder which you can use to set your face, bronzer, blush and highlighter. Required fields are marked *, I have read and accepted the Privacy Policy *. I love the variety of shades, Brilliant nude is a little glittery, but the others aren’t. Each powder is 1.4g for a total of 8.4g of product. But I do understand that this year’s theme is ghost, so it does fit the theme. However, if you’re an Hourglass blush lover like me then you will love the fact that 5/6 of the shades are new. Good staying power. Förhöj din skönhetsrutin med Sephoras största märken. Daring Baker’s Challenge – July: Crackers.