Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Preview | Holiday 2015

Hello Hunnybees!

One of the perks of being a Sephora VIB Rouge member is getting early access to brand new goodies. The second I got the e-mail that I was able to purchase the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Holiday palette I did. Like for seriously, I bought it within seconds. 

Photo by: Kristen Hollis

Photo by: Kristen Hollis

I had seen several sneak peaks of the palette on Instagram and fell in love. These powders are my holy grail products for weddings, pictures and for just looking damn fine at any time! They make your skin look radiant, smooth and perfected. 

Many reviews are saying negative things about the price of the product for what you actually get. A full size Ambient Lighting Powder is 0.35 oz. for $45. The Holiday Palette has six Ambient Lighting Powders at 0.049 oz. each for $80. That is a very steep price to pay for such little product, especially in comparison to one full size powder. Here is a comparison of the full size Ambient Lighting Powder and last year's Holiday trio so you can compare the size of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit. 

Photo by: Kristen Hollis

Photo by: Kristen Hollis

The palette includes:

- 0.049 oz Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder in Iridescent Strobe Light (*NEW*LIMITED EDITION*)
- 0.049 oz Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light
- 0.049 oz Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light
- 0.049 oz Ambient Lighting Blush in Luminous Flush
- 0.049 oz Ambient Lighting Blush in Mood Exposure
- 0.049 oz Ambient Lighting Bronzer in Luminous Bronze Light 

Photo by: Kristen Hollis

Photo by: Kristen Hollis

My thoughts on the palette:

These powders are so finely milled to perfection that they will last you a VERY long time. I still have my Ambient Lighting Palette trio from Holiday 2014 and have barely put a dent in it and I use it all the time. While it is a high price to pay for such little product, it is convenient to have a perfect medley of face powders all in one compact that isn't too large and is easy to to take with you on the go. The quality is just as good as the full size products. The price is high but if you are a lover and collector of makeup like myself, it is worth the price tag. 

-Kristen