I’ve procrastinated over this post for ages! The much hyped about Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder has proved to be so good, I just can’t put it into words... or pictures.
So what is it?
Best described as a finishing powder. It captures, diffuses and softens surrounding light with groundbreaking photoluminescent technology. It’s able to manipulate how your skin looks under different lighting – highlighting and blurring at the same time. In short, it’s like being in soft focus!!!
There’s been a lot of “blogger hype” surrounding these powders and I really didn’t want to cave but review after review this stuff came up trumps. So when my boyfriend went to San Fran in April I decided to take advantage of the favourable exchange rate. UK price £38, US price $45... equivalent to £26 at the time!!!
Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder’s are available in six shades. I went for Luminous Light, which after hours of Googling, appears to be the most universal and popular shade. It’s described as a “champagne pearl”. It’s a light peach with subtle white shimmer but it applies mostly colourless. This shade is designed to “create a soft, incandescent candlelight glow.” Applied as the last step in make up application with a fluffy brush it brightens the complexion, blurring pores and imperfections and adding a tiny bit of warmth. A lit from within, post exercise kinda glow with an all over sheen. There’s nothing obvious about this powder, even a swatch was difficult to capture – see how the picture looks blurry? The texture is incredibly finely-milled. It’s more or less sheer on the face. It’s magically subtle yet amazing powerful at this same time. The effect is, indeed, luminous.
Wearing Luinous Light
Worth the price tag?
I’m never gonna feel good about spending £38 on a powder, but it’s definitely one of the best products I have EVER tried. The acid test is, would I repurchase? The answer is a resounding YES.