This yr Hourglass has three new limited-edition Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked Palettes ($90 every) and they’re gorgeous. They’re at present obtainable on-line at Hourglass Cosmetics and will probably be launching at Sephora beginning 9/22.
You too can customize the palette combination of the compact + palette inside on the Hourglass website (they’ve an unique Owl design) though I ordered the palettes as they’re named/pre-designed. There are repeats in every palette however Hourglass gave us fairly a number of new shades this yr.
Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked – Jellyfish
The Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked – Jellyfish might be my favourite though I’m not thrilled in regards to the ending powder repeats. They’re good to have and work properly to set or blur, however I feel the overwhelming majority of us already personal the setting powder and are craving all new shades.
Lunar Bronze swatches heat on my arm but it surely’s truly extra impartial. The pink blushes are impartial and the brand new highlighter pulls cool-toned on me. I’m at present in between MAC NC30 and NC35 (I’m carrying NC35 within the new MAC Studio Radiance Serum Foundation) and this one surprisingly reveals up on me. At first look I believed there could possibly be an opportunity it might be too mild but it surely works for me!
- Subtle Mild Ending Powder (repeat, obtainable individually)
- Rose Fusion Blush (new)
- Opal Strobe Mild Strobe Powder (new)
- Bronzer Lunar Bronze (new)
- Subtle Warmth Blush (repeat, obtainable individually)
- Ethereal Mild Ending Powder (repeat, obtainable individually)
Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked – Leopard
The Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked – Leopard Palette appears probably the most versatile to me but it surely has quite a lot of repeats in it. I do suppose for those who’re new to Hourglass or make-up and need a good mixture of shades which you could put on with virtually any lip, that is it.
- Dim Mild Ending Powder (repeat, obtainable individually)
- Celestial Strobe Mild Strobe Powder (repeat from Vacation 2022 Butterfly Palette and 2023 Blush & Glow Palette)
- Temper Publicity Blush (repeat, obtainable individually)
- Iridescent Rose Blush (repeat from Vacation 2019 Ghost)
- Ethereal Flush (new)
- Lustrous Bronze Mild Bronzer (repeat from Vacation 2022 Elephant)
Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked – Snake
The Ambient Lighting Edit Unlocked – Snake is probably the most distinctive because it has virtually all new shades. It pulls very heat and jogs my memory of the Vacation 2022 Tiger Palette, however isn’t as orangey. This yr’s Snake Palette has extra pink tones however nonetheless pulls heat.
- Radiant Mild Ending Powder (repeat, obtainable individually)
- Coral Haze Blush (new)
- Infinite Strobe Mild Strobe Powder (new)
- Solar Beam Blush (new)
- Mystic Flush Blush (new)
- Photo voltaic Bronze Bronzer (new)
I attempted to get the identical digicam and lighting settings as final yr to do aspect by aspect swatches. I feel they’re shut sufficient to provide you an concept of how completely different/comparable they’re. Full evaluation of Holiday 2022 here.
Vacation 2023 vs Vacation 2022 Palettes
Total I feel the Vacation 2023 palettes are actually stunning. For me they had been definitely worth the splurge although they’re extremely costly. Are any of them must-haves? I feel it is determined by what number of different Hourglass palettes you personal, however I do suppose this yr’s palettes are among the many prettiest ones I’ve tried.
Based mostly on the suggestions from a lot of you, opinions appear combined. A great portion of you’re like me: love these and gather them yearly, even when there are duplicates and similarities. Then there are fairly a number of who handed on the final yr’s palettes and aren’t fairly certain about this yr’s since you personal one or two from a number of years in the past and both by no means used them or suppose there are too many similarities to justify one other one.
With the vacation season approaching (units come out earlier and earlier yearly), I feel there will certainly be some upcoming gross sales like Associates and Household reductions or reward card occasions and so forth. You would possibly need to bookmark these or add these to your wishlists for these occasions.
What do you consider these palettes? Did you order any of those but?