October 18, 2016

Anything marble immediately catches our fancy. It probably has something to do with its luxury, and the ethereal swirls and veins that characterise it. Also, it immediately ups our #flatlay game.

So as we made our way through yesterday’s Sephora Holiday preview, where all the upcoming special edition products, gift sets and coffrets from all our favourite beauty brands were laid out for us to explore. But there was only one thing that had us instantly in love.

Behold, the Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light Holiday 2016 Limited Edition Palette.

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We have already concluded that even on the outside, this marble-patterned palette is impossible to resist. The pattern of the classic white marble with grey swirls is printed on a sleek matte case that feels reassuringly resistant to scratches and stains; but is the inside that will truly seal the deal.

The five shades inside are all new, and include a powder, bronzer, two blushes and one of the famous Strobe Lighting Powder. Hourglass has named them Surreal Light, Surreal Bronze Light, Surreal Glow, Surreal Effect and Surreal Strobe Light; after having seen them up close in real life, we have to agree that they are indeed pretty damn surreal.

Since this is a Holiday edition, unfortunately, they’ll be gone for good once they sell out. And we definitely expect them to sell out, so keep your eyes peeled for them on the Sephora shelves (and the virtual shelves on sephora.sg) once November comes around. We won’t suggest getting it as a Christmas gift, because we know you’ll want to keep it all for yourself. 😉


Hourglass Cosmetics Ambient Lighting Edit – Surreal Light, price TBC. Available in Sephora and on sephora.sg from November. hourglasscosmetics.com

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