This contouring thing is getting old. I mean, I admit the concept is valid and with the right products and techniques the highlighting effect gives your face beautiful dimension like none other. The problem is the market is saturated with products promising the perfect finishing touch with just a simple swipe. Frankly, it doesn’t work that way and even seasoned artists are going to struggle with subpar products. This is why the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Platte tops my list as the easiest, most all-inclusive set of easy to use contour and highlight for beginners and experts alike.
This limited-edition set includes not one but TWO bronzers neither of which are a solid color but an expertly blended shade of lighter/darker and golden/matte that blend seamlessly for the ultimate dose of all over warmth and sculpting at the jawline. I always add a swipe down the bridge of my nose, my chin, and hairline where the sun naturally hits. Then comes the blush, a perfectly subdued pink duo with undertones of gold, peach, and amber that looks great on almost everyone. Application to the apple of your cheeks leaves you with a natural, subtle flush that’s neither too sweet nor too dramatic.
Finally, you’re left with a dose of finishing powder that converts this die-hard matte queen into illuminating oblivion. The finish is not shiny nor is it too sheen, but it simply breathes life into the skin and I get compliments every time. The final look is amazing on camera and it builds effortlessly so you can easily take it from daytime to evening. An all-around winner and sure to become a beauty legend.