Consider this palette a new staple in my makeup bag. The Unlocked edition features 6 new exclusive shades of powder, bronzer, blush and metallic strobe powder. All 6 shades are unique and beautiful. Though the packaging is attractive, it attracts fingerprints. It would be great in summer for a sunkissed glow.
These colors are new to Hourglass and I think a couple are unique while others are not. The palette isn't cheap at but if you have wanted to try some Hourglass products for a while, it is a good opportunity to try a number of them. I would love to see them expand their Ambient Lighting finishing powder range to include full sizes of Soft Light and Filtered Light and perhaps shades in between and darker. I like to use my double ended Pixi Beauty brush which looks pretty similar to the Hourglass one. Hourglass has to become the first 100% vegan, cruelty-free luxury beauty brand by 2020.
It has a golden tone and very minimal shimmer. Love the beautiful reflective plastic rose gold palette with a full-sized mirror inside. I would rather save myself for the next palette release in 2019, plus I have so much stuff that I'm not going to be getting through this any time soon. Let me hear your thoughts in the comments below! Both finishing powders Soft Light and Filtered Light are in colours I can get away with my skin is light medium to medium, with yellow undertones. Considering that these palettes are limited edition items, it surprises me that Hourglass will release 2 similar palettes so close to each other granted colours are different. The entire feel and vibe of this palette is on the neutral side for color with a naturally glowy finish. The online photos showed it to be almost golden in hue.
It fits in the palm of my hand and has a very decent sized mirror. If Hourglass does release this individually, I will absolutely buy it. It gives just a very light sheen on the skin, but is practically invisible on. I expect that the bronzer and blush will show up if you layer it on a bit. It's warm but not too warm, and it's more golden than orange so it's super flattering - plus I love bronzers with golden undertones so this one's perfect. Lasting power is excellent as well.
I love the simple yet powerful design of this logo. Overall, most of these shades will suit a fair to tan skin tone and can be mixed and matched to create a variety of different shades and looks. From the top left, we have 2 finishing powders: soft light and filtered light. Mood is the only color that suits me. All six powders are formulated with pure Photoluminescent Technology to capture, diffuse and soften surrounding light for skin that appears softer, younger and lit from within. This palette is way too expensive for me.
Consistency of colour is good. I would be ecstatic if they ever made Mood Flush and Champagne Strobe Light permanent and would happily buy them full size. The colour payoff is fantastic and a little goes a long way. It boasts 6 brand new shades of finishing powder, bronzer, blush and metallic strobe powder, and it is the first 100% vegan palette by Hourglass. Once my palette is finished I plan to purchase a full size Dim Light.
Swatches left to right: Soft Light, Filtered Light, Golden Bronze, Nude Glow, Mood Flush, Champagne Strobe As you can see, the Unlocked palette contains the one of the darkest shades Hourglass has releases, Filtered Light. The bronzer Golden Bronze Light is just gorgeous and I would love to see Hourglass come out with it separately. What is notable is that the blushes and bronzer do not have striations on them, unlike the regular Ambient Lighting Blush and Bronzer. The overall look and feel of the colors ended up being darker than I anticipated. They stay put on the skin without emphasizing pores or fine lines. It was so easy to travel with and even after developing more a tan from hanging out at the beach, I was able to easily mix shades to create a look that works for my more tanned complexion.
All of the powders do exactly what I've come to expect from Hourglass - so they airbrush the skin, reduce the look of pores and imperfections, and also add a gorgeous, natural glow - and they apply, blend and diffuse beautifully. The question would be do we need it? More glitter-free finishing powders like these ones please! Perhaps too much and decided to skip it. These powders really help blur imperfections and texture while setting your makeup. The champagne shade is truly neutral, as it doesn't lean warm nor cool, which means it should suit most skin tones. I do like it, but manage your expectations. It looks like it has a lot of glitters on the pan and also when swatched. You might have a slight trouble while picking product using bigger brushes.
As previous stated in the Clinique pop blush post, I am a blush junkie! You can find the Hourglass Unlocked Ambient Lighting Edit Palette out now at and. It is however, a major dirt and fingerprint magnet with the highly reflective lid. Also, a great way to try so many different shades in one palette! The next generation of the covered Ambient Lighting Edit series, Unlocked is a 100% vegan palette that is donned in the Hourglass bunny symbol on the outer lid representing their commitment to being a cruelty-free brand. Adds warmth to face giving the perfect sunkissed glow. I must have a funny undertone olive fair? Golden Bronze Light is a beautiful bronzer.
Filtered Light is one that I am unsure how I will use because it's too dark to use as a setting powder on my skin yet it also won't work as a bronzer so if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear. A closer look at the palette in a few different lighting options, swatches and all the shades applied on the face below. The result was that same photo-editing veil I always hope to achieve with my makeup: very soft, yet when the light catches it just right, the prettiest sheen is reflected back. Links may be affiliated links which means that if you make a purchase though one of our links we receive a small commission which helps support and run this website. This really makes this palette perfect for a medium to tan skin tone.