A Love Letter To Hourglass

Beautiful packaging, gorgeous palettes and illuminating formulas, it really is no wonder that Hourglass Cosmetics was one of the most Instagramed brands of 2016!


It was that damn Golden Ambient Lighting Palette that first caught my eye and it’s apparently not just me! If you believe everything you read in the papers, Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie and Madonna are major fans of the brand too!

To say the formulas are dreamy is an understatement. Any selfie queen knows that the secret to a flawless picture is great lighting, but thanks to Hourglass’s Ambient Lighting your ring light is now basically redundant. This unique technology works to capture rays in a way that makes your skin glow and appear imperfection free – who doesn’t want that?! The collection is available to buy as a blush, eye shadow, highlight or even an overall cover-up powder.


Now a great formula is all well and good, but to truly capture my heart you’ll need to photo well too. Wow, that makes me sound shallow… just remember I’m talking about products here and not people! If you’ve seen the latest Ambient Lighting Palette adorned in gorgeous marble packaging, you’ll know that Hourglass has been created with the camera in mind. If you haven’t seen the palette, where the hell have you been?!

I pretty much use all of my Hourglass products daily and each time I open up a compact, I can’t help but admire its prettiness. Honestly, I can only see my obsession (and collection) growing! Each product lasts for ages, gives a beautiful glowing finish and provides endless Instagram opportunities. Yep, I can admit it, I’m in love.

  • I love the packaging of hourglass too. I have the stick foundation and it’s the one I use to work everyday. The brush that comes with it it’s my favorite

    The Color Palette

    • Tiffany Tales

      I’ve heard great things about the foundation, I might need to give it a go x

  • Girl, yes! Hourglass is one of my favorite brands. Their powders are just such good quality, work so well, and that packaging gives me major heart eyes. I love taking pictures of their stuff.

    Nida | Caked To The Nines

  • I picked up the newest Ambient Lighting Palette pretty much as soon as it came out! I kept regretting not picking up the original when it came back in stock for like a week and then missing it, so decided to treat myself. I love the palette, packaging and the formulas just wish they were a little cheaper xx
    Charlotte’s Road

    • Tiffany Tales

      Totally hear you on price! x

  • I have the blush palette from a few years back and I love it! Such a beautiful formula!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

  • Josie

    I don’t know how I managed to get through 2016 without trying this brand out because it was EVERYWHERE. May have to treat myself this year though… x

    Sick Chick Chic

    • Tiffany Tales

      It’s a great present for busting January blues! x

  • Hourglass is amazing! There is nothing more perfect than having a beautiful product, packaging and formula wise. I want to get one of the palettes soon! x

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  • Xojohnnielynn

    Hour Glass palettes are so pretty… I need to get some soon.

    • Tiffany Tales

      Agreed :) x

  • I’ve never tried any Hourglass, and I wish I had! All of their products look so so so gorgeous, I just haven’t got round to picking any up yet. I definitely want to try one of the Ambient Lighting palettes x

    Charlotte / Colours & Carousels

  • I have the Ambient Lighting Blush palette and another solo blush which are all stunning! The formula is like no other. Their primer is also perfect! xo

    Love, Catherine

    • Tiffany Tales

      I need to try their primer x

  • I have always wanted to try these they look so pretty xx

    Zoe Mountford x

  • I love this post and I love Hourglass!


    • Tiffany Tales

      Thanks lovely x

  • I love Hourglass – in fact my favourite ever product from there is the primer, but I haven’t used it for ages! You’ve reminded me to put it on my shopping list. Gorgeous photos!

    Lynnsay x

  • Frances Kayleigh

    Yes – the ambient lighting palette! Was my first Hourglass product too and I feel like the first ‘big’ thing for them. I just found your blog – you have such a gorgeous layout !! xx


    • Tiffany Tales

      Thank you so much x

  • Caroline Malone

    I’m going to make it my mission to pick up my first hourglass product in 2017. they are so pricey but from what I’ve heard it’s just so worth it and therefore feel as if I need to just take the plunge and grit my teeth and buy one! xx


  • Ever since I got the last year’s palette I’ve been in love with Hourglass powders, they’re incredible! And of course I had to get the new palette as well :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

    • Tiffany Tales

      Jealous, I need the new one in my life x

  • I have fallen in love with Hourglass and wouldn’t be without their powders in my everyday life now!! Such beautiful products!! Just discovered you blog lovely and its beautiful!! xxx

  • I’ve never heard of Hourglass, however after reading and seeing this post, it sounds amazing!x

    Millie x

    • Tiffany Tales

      You totally need to check it out x

  • I love the blushes, I find them to be so pretty!

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  • I NEED to get the hourglass ambient lighting powder!
    Aleeha xXx

    • Tiffany Tales

      You really do! x

  • wanderlust boulevard

    The hourglass palette looks so pretty! Ah I need to get one as soon as possible! x


  • I absolutely love the blushes and they’re probably my favourite formula :) I wasn’t that wild on the powders though, for the price

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  • thisgirlloveschic

    love hour glass their products are amazing

    This Girl Loves Chic xx