Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Palette Volume III

 Today I wanted to pop onto the blog and do a quick review of the new Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Volume 3 palette which is the newest and darkest shade range available for this palette collection.  This palette has three new shades (L to R): Eternal Light (finishing powder), Transcendent Light (finishing powder), and Prismatic Strobe Light (strobe powder). In basic makeup terms, the first two are setting powders and the last one is a highlighter. 

This palette has generated a lot of controversy in the melanated makeup community for not being deep/dark enough, and I think it's true. As a Fenty 370 founation shade, I think I am definitely on the edge of the spectrum of people who can use all the shades included in the palette which means there is a LARGE portion of the melanated community that cannot use this product. Hourglass isn't winning any awards for inclusivity. 

As for how the product actually functions, it is the same amazing formula that everyone loves about Hourglass. Each shade lasts for at least 8-9 hours on the skin. If you have to wear a mask for work, I think it's important to note that this product does last under a mask, but does tend to fade a little.

My  thoughts on each of the shades:

Eternal Light- I really don't know what to do with this shade on me right now to be completely honest. I can't use it as a setting powder because I feel like there is too much subtle glitter in this shade for setting purposes and just makes the wearer look like a glitter bomb.
Transcendent Light- This is my go-to contour shade right now. It's perfect for my Fenty 370 skintone and blends flawlessly. I look naturally chiseled with this product on my jawline.
Prismatic Strobe Light-As a highlight, this is very subtle on my skintone. It produces that natural glow on film or camera so it's perfect for holiday pictures.

Will you be purchasing this product in the future? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comment section below!


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