Personally, I prefer the blush palette! I’ve heard quite a few times from people who own the highlighting palette that they don’t reach for it much. I have many Hourglass Ambient Lighting blushes and they are probably my favorite powder blushes that I own, so silky on the skin! The blushes give a slight glow to the cheeks much like the Ambient Powders since they have Ambient Lighting Powders swirled in them.
So when it comes down to it, I’d feel like i’d get more use out of the blush palette. But if you’re a highlighter junkie you might really enjoy the Ambient Lighting palette!
The blush palette has great shades for all year and all occasions. The shades include Luminous Flush (a medium soft pink great for all occasions), Incandescent Electra (bright coral and looks very close to Diffused Heat, great for waking up the skin or in summer/fall) and Mood Exposure (muted plumy pink great for fall/winter).
The Ambient Lighting Palette includes Dim Light (beige with slight shimmer, can be used as an all over radiant finishing powder), Incandescent Light (champagne highlight) and Radiant Light (golden highlight). Great for highlight junkies!