The New Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette: Chic Cheeks Are Just a Couple Swipes Away

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette blushes from the left: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Hello, gorgeous. Good afternoon. I don’t want to keep you from the fun I hope you’re having (it is Friday, after all), but do you have time for a 2-minute review? I hope so, because this is one I think you’ll like. πŸ™‚

Are you ready? OK, I’m turning over the hourglass now…

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette blushes from the left: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure

From the left: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure

The new Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette: 2-minute review

  • A limited edition palette containing three Hourglass blushes, two of them re-promotes and one brand new blush shade.
  • Price: $58 US, $67 CDN
  • Coming October 2014 to Barneys New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora and Space NK stores, as well as online to hourglasscosmetics.com.
  • The two re-promoted blush shades are Luminous Flush (a champagne rose blush fused with Ambient Powder in Luminous Light) and Mood Exposure (a soft plum blush fused with Ambient Powder in Mood Light).
  • The single new shade, exclusive to the Ambient Lighting Blush Palette, is called Incandescent Electra, a cool peach blush blended with Ambient Powder in Incandescent Light.
  • Handle with care! Even the packaging indicates that the palette is fragile, so this beauty may not be fit for whirlwind travel.
  • Incandescent Electra, the new peach shade, is much more pigmented than I thought it would be at first blush/glance. One layer is enough for a natural-looking flush.
  • Go really easy on Luminous Flush and Mood Exposure, because you’ll probably only need a bit of either one.
  • All three of these are, unsurprisingly for Hourglass, a breeze to blend, and the powders don’t appear heavy at all on the skin.
  • I think they also look great in pics. Skin doesn’t look oily, and pores don’t look extra-large.
  • Wear time clocks in around 8-9 hours.
  • Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A (an A+ if the packaging felt more fit for travel, but I’m nervous about the blushes breaking!)
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Luminous Flush

Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Incandescent Electra

Incandescent Electra

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Mood Exposure

Mood Exposure

Hourglass Blush Palette Swatches

From the left: Luminous Flush, Incandescent Electra and Mood Exposure

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Mood Exposure

Mood Exposure

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Luminous Flush

Luminous Flush

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette Incandescent Electra

Wearing Incandescent Electra

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

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Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette

Hourglass Blush Palette With the Original Ambient Lighting Palette for Scale

Beside the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette from 2013 for scale… (They’re just about the same size.)

Gah, I love Hourglass! I can already tell this is going to be one of my new favorite things. πŸ™‚

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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  1. Sunny says:

    Wow, Incandescent Electra seems a lot lighter and cooler than what I expected it to be (I was hoping for a pretty CORAL, naturally). I wonder if it’ll look a bit different on my skin tone, but in any case this palette looks really good! Thanks for sharing, Karen!

    Also, what are you wearing on your lips? It’s awesome!
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  2. Kate says:

    I already have Luminous Flush, but this is coming home with me for certain. I was already considering Mood Exposure and Incandescent Electra seals the deal. What lipstick is that, by the way? It’s divine.
    Kate recently posted … making faces :: think outside the palette

  3. evo says:

    ordered this last night! can’t wait for it to come.

    btw…what’s on your lips? you loooook great!

  4. Divya says:

    While I was lucky to snag the powder palette when it released I’m sure no such thing would happen this time! This looks gorgeous but.. *sigh*
    Divya recently posted … The Hair Drama | Lessons Learnt

  5. OMG, this looks absolutely beautiful!

  6. Charlotte says:

    Holy guacamole! I’ve often seen makeup reviews describe a highlighting product as having a “lit from within” effect, but thus is the first one I’ve seen that lives up to that claim O_O

  7. Alison M says:

    So glad I ordered mine! I thought that Incandescent Electra would be warmer, but it’s still so pretty. Can’t wait to try the Ambient Blushes. I held out until now πŸ™‚
    Alison M recently posted … InfraRed Manhunter

  8. I have the Mood Exposure blush already and I’m loving the Incandescent Electra. Hourglass has the best finishing powders and blushes. Maganda!
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  9. Kelly B. says:

    These are incredibly beautiful! I might have to cave and get one of these for Christmas!
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  10. Fancie says:

    Luminous Flush is beautiful! I really like Mood Exposure too. I’m not sure if the middle one will work for darker skin tones though. I could be wrong but it looks a little pale
    Fancie recently posted … Sonia Kashuk Goddess Illuminating Bronzer Review

  11. amanda says:

    Karen, when I saw this I almost screamed with delight!! The Electra looks gorgeous. I can’t wait to get it. I’m really loving Hourglass lately. Their stuff never disappoints. As usual, you look so pretty. In all 3.

  12. Erin says:

    I really like this! I think it’s going to make a lot of folks happy come Christmas!
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  13. These are a lot more pigmented than I thought they would be! I really want this but its only for VIB Rouge customers at Sephora πŸ™
    Ankita@corallista recently posted … Violet and Yellow Eye makeup with Nude Lips

  14. I have been wanting to try these and think this palette is the perfect opportunity! All three of these colors are right up my alley:)

  15. Denise S says:

    They look more pigmented than I thought but not sure if they will work with my skin tone. I own Diffused Heat blush and like it, but returned Radiant Magenta cause it was a little ashy and muted on me.Still excited about this palette, really want a good blush palette for travel.

  16. Jen says:

    WHAAAT. *screams* I need this. Need need need. I’ve been thinking about purchasing an Hourglass blush, but now there’s a palette?? Count me in!
    Jen recently posted … Not-so-recent Wet n Wild haul

  17. rashmi says:

    Gorgeous it looks … cant wait to pick one …
    m still hoping to win ur giveaway to buy luminous powder …

    and now pls tell ur lip shade dear πŸ™‚
    rashmi recently posted … CHANEL Le Vernis Sweet Star from VNFO

  18. Agata says:

    Soo pretty. Incadescent Electra looks beautiful, too bad that I already have Luminous Flash…
    Agata recently posted … Sealed With a Matte Kiss

  19. Donna N says:

    GORG Karen, just gorg!!! Since I have the other two blushes in stand-alone compacts, I was on the fence about getting this new palette (since I’m also eyeing the new Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush palette that’s coming for holiday—all six shades are new…..), but the look of Electra alone may just make me CAVE for this too……I can foresee alot of makeup purchases in the next several weeks—DARN it LOL!!!!

  20. Aaaah, I want this! No, I NEED this! IΒ΄ve been curious about the Hourglass blushes since they first came on the market and now I just have to have this trio!

  21. TOTAL WANT! I threw this one on my wish list as soon as I heard about it πŸ™‚
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  22. Krista says:

    I already have mood exposure (that’s the only hourglass blush I have) so I was kind of hoping it would be three brand new to me shades but oh well!! It’s so beautiful, how could I say no?!
    Krista recently posted … Thursday Thoughts 9-18-14 *Hauls and Kat Von D for $9!*

  23. sandrift says:

    I was fortunate to order this yesterday with my Sephora VIB Rouge access – can’t wait for it to arrive, as I have two Hourglass blushes that aren’t dupes for the repromotes in this palette. How lucky was that?!

  24. Rachel R. says:

    So gorgeous! Lusting after these.

  25. Sylirael says:

    I like Incandescent Electra the best on your cheeks, Karen! πŸ™‚ It looks so pretty and natural.

    Still can’t get over the unintentional bacon theme of the product on the pan. πŸ˜€
    Sylirael recently posted … The Perfect Purple Treasure: HG Goodies with Laura Mercier Amethyst and African Violet!

  26. Shari says:

    Definitely going to get this, Karen! You wear all the shades so well, it’s hard not to be tempted!! πŸ™

  27. smeegal9 says:

    WHATS THAT LOVELY LIPSTICK????

  28. M says:

    I want I want I want!!!

  29. This is SUCH a gorgeous palette. As usual, well done, Hourglass!
    Marina(Makeup4all) recently posted … Fall 2014 Eye Shadows and Liners: Clinique, Jouer, Dolce&Gabbana and Bobbi Brown

  30. Chelsea says:

    God I love the packaging so much and have a lust for this, but let’s be honest, I won’t wear all the colors. Mood Exposure is calling my name though.

  31. Rachel P. says:

    These look stunning both in the pans and on your cheeks! I never got around to purchasing the Ambient Lighting powder palette (as beautiful as it is, and luckily became permanent!) because I already have a couple highlighters and I didn’t think I needed a whole palette… however, I’m looking at these blushes and sure I have even MORE blush than highlighters in my collection, but now I’m starting to weaken at the knees!! Not sure I can resist this time around!

  32. Katy says:

    Karen, while Hourglass ANYTHING is all well and good…please for the love of Brun (I know you love MAC Brun!) tell us your lip color!! πŸ˜›

  33. Morgan says:

    These look beautiful on you! Ugh I can’t decide between this and Tarte’s holiday blush palette…. The only thing pushing me more towards the tarte palette is the better color selection…. These blushes seem to all look the same on the cheeks…. :/

  34. kate tan - nacua says:

    hi karen,

    i was wondering if it shows up pretty well on medium skin tone because a lot of reviews were quite negative about them.

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