Hourglass Cosmetics Sculpture Holiday 2020 Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette

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Updated: 12/22/20

Hourglass released their Sculpture Holiday 2020 collection, which features their Ambient Lighting Edit – Sculpture in their popular 6-pan palette, the Confession Refillable Lipstick Duo, and the Ambient Lighting Edit Mini, a 4-pan condensed version of their bestselling Ambient Lighting palette. In this post, I will be sharing a preview of the Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette.

Although every product in this curated collection intrigued me, I decided to go with the Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette, as I’ve never tried any of the brand’s much talked about Ambient products. This post is going to be a preview of the Mini Palette that includes key details about the palette. A full review is forthcoming.

This vegan and cruelty-free palette is part of Unlocked, a collection supporting our mission to unlock the cages of wild animals in captivity. We donate 5% of profits from Unlocked to the Nonhuman Rights Project, the only organization in the US working to secure civil rights for nonhuman animals.

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How Much Does the Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette Cost?

The Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette costs $58 USD and includes 4 shades that are .04 oz. each, compared to the full-sized palette which costs $80 for 6 pans that are also .04oz each.

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Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette Swatches

Shades

The photos online of this palette are a little deeper than when you actually see it in person. The Ambient Light formula is meant to enhance the complexion and provide a soft glow to the skin. When I swatched these on my inner arm (which is much lighter than my face), the shades were very faint but I think that’s how they’re meant to be. I’m interested to see how these perform on my skin over the next few weeks as I test these out for the full review.

These shades are re-releases from previous popular palettes, so if you own other palettes from Hourglass, double check if you have these shades before purchasing.

  1. Finishing Powder in Soft Light
  2. Bronzer in Golden Bronze Light
  3. Blush in Mood Flush
  4. Metallic Strobe Powder in Champagne Strobe Light

Packaging

The Sculpture Holiday 2020 collection comes in a beautiful gold packaging that is geometrically shaped. This palette is the perfect size for someone like me that gets overwhelmed by too many options. It’s a little on the bulkier side for travel but not completely inconvenient. I also love the big mirror inside of the compact.

The Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette features the Hourglass logo with the bunny to indicate it’s also a part of the Unlocked collection, which is a collection supporting the brand’s mission to unlock the cages of wild animals in captivity. They donate 5% of profits from Unlocked to the Nonhuman Rights Project, which I think is amazing to see a luxury cosmetics brand doing.

Where to buy the Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette

The Hourglass Cosmetics Sculpture Holiday 2020 Collection is currently available at HourglassCosmetics.com, Sephora, and Nordstrom.

Stay tuned for my full review of the performance and pigmentation of the Ambient Lighting Edit Mini Palette in an upcoming post. You can also subscribe to my newsletter below to make sure you don’t miss it.

Review

Updated 12/22/20, almost 3 months after purchasing

I’ve been using this palette for the last 2 months and while it gives me a really nice soft-focus glow, I find that it could be a bit problematic for anyone with a deeper skin tone than mine. I love the size of the palette and the blush and bronzer gives just enough pigment to my skin. However, I haven’t been wowed by this product and I’m disappointed with the versatility when it comes to a diverse range of skintones. There are a lot of other brands that make similar styled palettes that offer different shade combinations that would accomodate deeper tones. For those reasons, I would suggest skipping this palette.

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