So, before I go any further, let me confess. I really didn’t need this. I mean, I really, really didn’t need this. It’s been a long time gone that I actually needed much of anything. But when I spied this little beauty, I knew it had to be mine. When I say I didn’t need this, let me clarify. I already own one of the shades in the palette, (Radiant Light) and with a single shade obviously more portable than a triptych, it really does beggar the question; why did I buy?
Well, in my defence, one of the shades, Incandescent Light, is exclusive to this palette and Dim Light is one I didn’t, until now, know I needed. If you’re not familiar with these powders, let me enlighten you. The Hourglass Ambient Light Powders literally recreate flattering light on your face. Think about how candle lighting that can give you an ethereal glow. These powders impart differing soft focus effects to your face, set your makeup beautifully and can be topped up during the day without any cakey-ness (yes, that is now a word!). They soften the way light is reflected off the skin, luminising and blurring imperfections beautifully.
Dim Light (on the far left) is a neutral peachy beige, lovely for an everyday look, Incandescent Light (in the middle) a slightly more shimmery opalescent pearl powder that works beautifully as a highlighter, and Radiant Light (on the right), the warmest of the three shades in the palette (and of the whole range as it currently stands) that works well to add a golden glow. I’m using these with either a Smashbox fan brush or the Wayne Goss Powder Brush, which you can read about here), depending on what effect I’m trying to achieve.
Sleek yet substantial, this beautifully designed package is an investment at £56 but as it’s limited edition, it’s worth deciding sooner rather than later if you want to get your hands on one. Heads up, it’s already sold out at Space NK, but there are still some in stock at Liberty.
Will you be investing?