I picked up this palette via a good friend who was visiting the UK from Canada. He asked a really silly question.. “Do you need anything from Sephora?”!!
Well, Im pretty sure with my current stash I could furnish some of Sephora’s shelves all by myself, but I caved and asked him to bring me this palette.
The packaging is typically swoon-worthy…that now archetypal gold box, and when you open it up..a MARBLE pattern palette!!!
When you’ve recovered, you open it up to find five shades nestled within, together with a good size mirror.
The shades are as follows
- Finishing Powder, Surreal Light
- Bronzer, Surreal Bronze Light
- Blush, Surreal Glow
- Blush, Surreal Effect
- Strobe Powder, Surreal Strobe Light.
Hourglass have really gone to town with the word “Surreal” here. I think we get the idea that these powders are meant to have miraculous properties!
So, does it live up to the hype? The Number 4 blush really is lovely on my pale skin (don’t be fooled by the scary-looking shade in the picture!) and seems to really light up the face. The bronzer shade is highly pigmented, and if you are a pale-skinned gal a very light touch is needed!!
The finishing powder is very nice and again, leaves the skin glowing but in a very subtle and natural way.
The colour lasts fairly well, even on my skin which does tend to “eat” make-up! The only shade I can’t really get on board with is the strobing one, on my skin I prefer a less gold highlight colour
Next I’d like to get my hands on the Ambient Lighting Edit Brush, which I think would make applying the colours a dream. It’s a double-ended brush, and since I don’t have a brush like that in my collection I think I can justify it!!
At £69.00 it’s a tad overpriced, but I don’t think anyone who his interested in buying their palette is thinking about the value for money aspect!