Price: $58 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 3 x 0.116 oz / 3.3 g
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette contains three : Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light. Incandescent Light is exclusive to the palette, but the other two can be purchased separately.
A full sized Ambient Lighting Powder contains 0.35 oz of product and retails for $45. This palette only contains 0.348 oz and costs $58, which is actually kind of a rip off even though you get more selection. The Lighting Powders have an amazingly smooth and finely milled formula that just feels expensive and luxurious. When you swatch the colors on your finger the color payoff looks intense, but it is much more subtle when applied to the face. I like to use Dim Light as a contour shade. While I typically wouldn't think to apply a light peachy highlighting powder as a contour, Hourglass suggested it and I actually love how it looks. It gives a more subtle and natural contoured look and it is super easy to blend out. The middle shade, Incandescent Light doesn't show up on my skin as much as I thought it would. It is a rather subtle highlight that I find myself always building up. Radiant Light is really close to my skin color so it just gives off a very light glow. Hourglass suggests applying this shade all over the face, but I don't notice a difference at all. I don't really see the glow or the "pore and imperfection reducing" qualities. Honestly, I think that these powders are a bit over hyped. They do a fine job, but I'm not sure if they are worth the splurge.