When this palette first came out, I tried repeatedly to get it both online and in store, but just kept missing it. Needless to say, when it was announced that it was coming back and being made part of Hourglasses permanent collection I was super excited. I ordered mine from the Sephora website (it’s not carried in any of the stores).
The Ambient Lighting Powders are designed to replicate the most flattering type of light for skin. This palette includes two shades Dim Light and Radiant Light, which are sold individually, as well as Incandescent Light, which is a special edition shade for this palette. I previously had a full size of the Dim Light powder, and loved it, but ended up dropping it on my bathroom floor and it shattered and I had to toss it (do not drop this palette, the powders will shatter).
I like to use Dim Light as an all over setting powder, it just gives your skin the most airbrushed look, without looking powdery. I tend to like a more dewy look, so usually shy away from using powder, but with Dim Light, I still get the dewy glow.
Incandescent Light is absolutely amazing, it’s a lighter shade and does an amazing job of setting concealer and brightening the under eye area at the same time. I hope they release this shade as part of their permanent collection, because it will definitely be the one I finish off first. In the pan it does seem to have a little glitter, however that does not translate to the face.
I’ve swatched Radiant Light a number of times in Sephora, and wasn’t ever super impressed, it just seemed light your standard bronzy highlighter when swatched on the hand. Something magically happens when you pop this baby on your face, it gives your face a natural sun kissed glow, without looking like you’re wearing bronzer.
So happy I finally got my hands on this palette! If you haven’t tried these powders, go now, do it! They’re that awesome!
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