Normally, for a dewy-makeup maven like myself, powder is a no go. Why would you want to apply a matte, cakey mask over your already good-looking complexion in the first place? Well, I was this girl - that was, until Hourglass Cosmetics answered my prayers. Their Ambient Lighting Powders promise a complexion grazed with (you guessed it) light. Varying from that of a 'radiant', 'dim', 'mood', or 'ethereal' they universally recreate a flattering light effect for the complexion. Yours truly hasn't chosen a powder for a golden beige sunset or whatever else the makers have concocted, but she has gone for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Diffused Light.
Although yellow and shimmery in appearance, it's deceiving (as I would know from experience). In fact, on the skin, it's pretty darn gorgeous. Even in hefty doses and with my heavy handedness, it still remains undetectable on the skin. Despite the con of running out quite quickly and the well known beauty fact that 'less is more', in this case, more really is better.
So where does the 'diffused' part come in? I hear you, I hear. Upon first application, I wasn't quite sure myself, but with insistence, a near epiphany took place on my skin. Imperfections (read: spots and scars), dull looking skin and other complexion blahs fixed...with a powder. Although the shade promises redness reduction, Hourglass is neither telling truth or fib, but the other properties are far worth it. For matte faced lovers, firstly, you're probably looking at the wrong blog, and, secondly, this isn't the powder for you. There's no glitter in sight, but also no contrary - just pure, glowy heaven.
So, I've told the tale of my powder-convert-ness. At $45 a pop, it's not cheap, but, on the other hand, you won't find something like this anywhere else. The finish and outcome means it has earned a prime spot in my daily makeup application....even on 'simple' days, and you know that those come often.