Hourglass Surreal Edit,is it the real deal?

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

  1. Finishing Powder, Surreal Light
  2. Bronzer, Surreal Bronze Light
  3. Blush, Surreal Glow
  4. Blush, Surreal Effect
  5. 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!! 

You can pick this palette up from Space NK and Hourglass

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! 

So, will you be tempted to pick this baby up?