Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light Palette


My most recent beauty  purchase has been the beautiful Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit / Surreal Light Palette – £69.    I love the majority of Hourglass products and when I first saw the palette the packaging caught my eye straight away and as I had credit on my Space NK N-dulge card I could not resist and decided to treat myself.


The palette comes beautiful packaged as always in the outer gold cardboard box.   Instead of the normal mirrored gold packaging this palette has a matt white / grey marbled effect – absolutely gorgeous, I love that you do not see finger marks on it, the way you do with the normal shiny gold packaging.  It has the perfect size / quality built-in mirror and contains the following five products / shades:

  • Surreal Light: a sheer nude powder – finishing powder – it does give a nice finish but for me personally I would prefer to use this as a finishing powder in the evening or for that night out because of the slight shimmer ,
  • Surreal Bronze Light: a neutral tan shade fused with Surreal Light;
  • Surreal Glow: a pale peony pink blush mixed with Surreal Light;
  • Surreal Effect: a cool, pink rose fused with a soft, warm peach; and
  • Surreal Strobe Light: a glimmering peach powder – it is a good highligher especially for the top of the cheeks and brow bone but want to ‘play’ about with it a bit more.


You are advised to apply the products as follows:

  • Finish: Apply Surreal Light finishing powder all over the face;
  • Bronze: Contour along the temples, hollows of the cheeks, and jaw line with Surreal Bronze Light;
  • Blush: Apply Surreal Glow to the apples of the cheeks for a delicate flush of color;
  • Blush: Layer Surreal Effect to the apples of the cheeks for a brighter pop of color;
  • Highlight: Apply Surreal Strobe Light to the high points of the face – tops of cheeks, bridge of nose, brow bone and cupid’s bow. Can be used wet for a more intense highlight.


I have only had a chance to use the five products a few times and although I enjoyed using them all, initially my three favourites are the two blushes, Surreal Glow just gives that natural flush of colour to your cheeks and is a light peach / rose gold shade and the Surreal Effect is perfect when  you want a bit more colour and is a brighter pink shade.  The Surreal Bronze Light  is perfect for contouring, adding a bit of definition – however I am looking forward to ‘playing’ about with all the products a bit more as these are only my initial thoughts and there are lots of different options.  Note all the shades contain a slight shimmer however I have found this is not very noticeable unless you apply too much.

I definitely would recommend treating yourself or someone special to this  product as I think you will love it and it would also make a beautiful gift and I think most people would be delighted to receive it.  The packaging is beautiful to look at and the products are high quality and very versatile as well especially if you have not got round to treating yourself to any of the other Hourglass palettes.     The best offer I can find at the moment is through Space NK online:

SPACENK UK:,£69 – if this is your first order and you use my referral link here you will get a free beauty gift bag containing 5 deluxe sample / travel sizes (until 14.12.16 or while stocks last) and you will also get to choose three free samples at checkout, while stocks last and free shipping  – however remember to sign up to their N-Dulge scheme to get credit points with purchase and a free gift on your birthday and also remember to sign up or go through Topcashback  first to get cashback on your purchase (if you  sign up using my referral link here  you will also get a £5 Amazon gift card).

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Thank you – take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

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