/>

Friday, July 19, 2013

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder | Review

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.

12 comments :

  1. Yes, mine is coming in the mail soon!
    So pumped.
    I really liked the radiant one on my skin.
    Maybe it's because I am brown skin and the golden glow already is there
    underneath my skin.
    It seems truly amazing thus far!
    Lovely post as..usual =]

    Velia | Cocoamourr

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers to your parcels and lovely compliment!
      xo

      Delete
  2. This looks absolutely gorgeous, I can't wait to get my hands on it! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ReplyDelete
  3. As usual, another great post Lillian! I've heard so many great things about this, and have wanting to try it out myself as I'm suddenly ditching my love for matte and embracing the glowy skin trend xx

    Daphne | Peanut Butter and Chocolate Life | bloglovin

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ah - thanks, babe. Glow is the way to go.
      xo

      Delete
  4. This sounds lovely! I was off powder for a while because it's winter here even though my oily skin really needs it, because I like the way my skin looks un-powdered. Might have to try this. :) x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You must! It's the most unpowdery powder ever!
      xo

      Delete
  5. I want this so much! gahhhhhh ;)
    xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes, but I think the jealousy is mutual because your recent tweet made me want to dump all my savings into the RMS website. I can't wait for the post!
      xo

      Delete
  6. I've heard so many great things about this but ahh, the price! :(
    xx

    Celina | The Celution

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know, I know. Perhaps one to save for a birthday wishlist?
      xo

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...