Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 palette is the newest release from the brand. Every year, Hourglass releases a six pan palette for the holidays that features new and also some of their best selling shades. They usually feature face powders, bronzer, blushes and a highlighter shade. I love these palettes as they are a good way to try the brand for less. Also they make great travel palettes because you get every face powder that you need in one palette.
The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 palette is housed in beautiful limited edition metallic pink compact. The palette has 4 of their best selling shades and also 2 powders that are exclusive to the palette.
It comes with two Ambient Lighting Powders, one Strobe Powder, one Ambient Lighting Bronzer and two blushes (the darker blush has the Strobe Blush formula).
The shades that come in the Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 palette are:
Dim Light (neutral peach beige) – This is a finishing powder that you can use all over the face. It ads a subtle glow on the skin and a “lit in within” look.
Diffused Light (soft pale yellow) – Also a finishing powder that I love to use to add brightness under the eyes.
Euphoric Strobe Light (pearlescent beige) – A subtle champagne beige highlighter that never looks over the top.
Filtered Bronze Light (subtle warm bronze) – This is an exclusive shade to the palette and not available as a single. It is a nice warm toned bronzer that is buildable. In my palette I get more of the finishing powder in the marbling than the bronzer so the shade is lighter. It works really well for my light to medium skin but it would probably be too light for darker skin tones. If you would like more color, look for a palette that has more of the bronzer portion in the marble.
Luminous Glow (bright coral) – a beautiful coral shade that will look great on every skin tone. Hourglass blushes are buildable and give a glow on the cheeks without any noticeable shimmer.
Euphoric Fusion (soft lilac) – This is another shade that is exclusive to the palette. The blush has the Strobe Light formula so it is even glowier than their regular blushes. On my skin, this appears as a bronze mixed with mauve shade that is perfect for the fall.
Swatches L to R: Dim Light, Diffused Light, Euphoric Strobe Light, Filtered Bronze Light, Luminous Glow, Euphoric Fusion
I also wanted to provide swatches of the previous palettes that Hourglass released so you can see the shade difference. They do feature some shades that are repeats in the palettes but I think they are different enough (at least in my eyes).
Swatches of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette Volume 3
Swatches of the Hourglass Surreal Light Ambient Lighting Edit
Swatches of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Palette
The quality of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 palette is on par with the other palettes but also with their powders that are part of the permanent line. They are buildable powders that look natural on the skin and just give a beautiful glow. Hourglass powders are one of the most natural powders I’ve tried. They never look powdery or heavy on the skin and work even on the driest skin.
As I mentioned before, I like these palettes especially for travel. I basically get everything that I need when it comes to face powders so they are space savers. Plus all the shades that come in the palettes usually work for my skin tone which rarely happens with face palettes.
*Many thanks to the Beautylish team for sending me a preview of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit Volume 4 Palette