e.l.f. Illuminating Palette

In June, Elf released a highlighting palette it was called the Ambient Palette and it disappeared  soon after its release. A lot of people were upset and then a lot theories came about maybe they didn’t have enough stock to fill the demand but a theory that now seems a bit more logical was the name of the palette was the same as the Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Palette [ Meaning you Ambient® is trademarked], Elf have now released the Illuminating Palette, different name but the palette is exactly the same.
The great thing about this palette is its a great dupe for the Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Palette. These shades aren’t overwhelmingly shimmery, they’re much more subtle than your average highlight, pretty much the same deal with the Ambient lighting Palette.
Texture-wise, they feel a bit different than the Hourglass powders. Both a very pigmented but Hourglass does win in this aspect. Elf will crumble a little while Hourglass doesn’t but at  $6 vs $58, I can deal with a little bit of crumbling. Results for both a very similar.


Do you have the e.l.f. Illuminating Palette or Hourglass Ambient® Lighting Palette? I would love to hear your thoughts…

6 thoughts on “e.l.f. Illuminating Palette

  1. I have the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Edit palette and love it! So very versatile. I can do my whole face including my eye’s with it. Wish my video included my eye’s done with it too but it does show my face done with it. The glow that I get from the top middle and left palettes for my setting powder is so soft and beautiful even my Mom commented on how smooth and youthful my skin looked. It actually makes it look poreless. And believe me I have some pores on my cheeks (though Glycolic acids are correcting them. lol!) And I hadn’t told her that I was using anything different! It was totally unprompted! Check out that video on my blog or search for my channel “K Maria” in YouTube (I have to figure out how to change my name! Lol!) But e.l.f.’s version looks SO cool! So glad you did a review! 😊

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