Hourglass Surreal Lighting Palette Review + Swatches

Hourglass Surreal Lighting Palette Review + Swatches

The palette everyone is swooning over just now on instagram. The stunning marble, baked and all round perfection of a palette that is the Hourglass Surreal Lighting Palette.... but do you need it? Now that is the question

Hourglass Surreal Lighting Palette Review + Swatches

Let me give you a history lesson on why I bought this:

2014 - Oh my goodness that blush palette is stunning... but its too expensive.

2015 - Oh my goodness that blush/lighting palette is perfection I need it.... but the pans are too small.

2016 - Just fucking buy it Erin. K.

Ok yes. So I bought it, and yes the palette is beautiful, yes its way too expensive, and yes the pans are small, but its been years avoiding it, wishing I had... enough was enough this time. Plus a  £15 off from SpaceNK helped A LOT.

But is it actually any good?

Hourglass Surreal Lighting Palette Review + Swatches

To me the products are hit and miss. The blushes are a complete hit. I love hourglass blushes, and these ones do not disappoint, especially used together. the perfect combo.

The bronzer doesn't show up well on my arm, but I can promise you it gives a warm glow a typical bronzer just doesn't. It's making me want a full sized one....

But to me the downfall is the strobe and setting powder... both are a bit chunky, and glittery. I haven't had much use from them yet, but I am concerned I will just end up looking sparkley not glowy... and that is a huge difference.

Do do you NEEED it? No. You don't. Would I recommend it again and again? No. But do I think it is a good little princess product, something to want rather than need? Hell Yes.

Let me know your thoughts on it down below, have you tried it? Would you buy it?

The palette is available here for £69.00

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  1. It's so pretty! The blushed look lovely. Have a nice weekend. Gemma x

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  3. Ugh! Th reviews have been so mixed about this palette and I am really on the fence about it. On one hand I want to buy it but it's retailing for CAD90 before tax and it's just too pricey for me to get it online. I need to see it in stores before buying.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  4. Great review! I've been reading so many mixed reviews on this one. It looks really beautiful though! I think I'll pass for now. I'm sure they'll come up with a better one next time!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  5. The blush shade is so so pretty!
    Kathy x

  6. Oh my gosh it's so beautiful, but I can't get over how tiny it is for the price! Beautiful photos though lovely xx


  7. The palette looks STUNNING but gosh, I'm pretty disappointed with the review of it. I'm not really much of a hoarder, so I think I'll give it a miss -- even though it's insanely gorgeous. Ugh.


  8. This palette is stunning! I have never tried anything from Hourglass but I definitely need this!

    Emily xo

  9. The swatches is really adorable, love love...

    - Lily Kanaya

  10. This is so stunning, the packaging is just to die for!

    Danielle xx

  11. My favorite one from the swatch is the blush too!
    The color is so beautiful :)


  12. I've always been curious about Hourglass powders, maybe I'll just start off with a single product like a blush rather than a big palette like this but man are these palettes tempting, especially with the marble finish!


  13. I love Hourglass! I'm currently having a Fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment giveaway and will have a new giveaway every Friday with products from UD, Too Faced, Fresh, Hourglass, Buxom and more. You should come check it out!


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