Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder – Simply the Best Product I’ve Tried

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.

Available from John Lewis | Space NK | Sephora
Have you caved? Do you think it’s worth the HYPE?



  1. This sounds amazing, heard so many good things about this product!


  2. I just bought the Diffused one and I love it! It's an amazing powder.

    1. I'd love to try some of the other shades x

  3. I keep hearing such amazing things about these, one day I'll cave and buy one hehe! xx

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    1. I was the same! If it wasn't for Dean going to America I would probably still be "wanting" x

  5. This looks absolutely gorgeous! I have so many Hourglass products on my wish list :) x

    Brenda |

  6. Um... I'm heading to San Francisco in September *adds this to her HUGE list of beauty products to purchase while away*. Super excited!!! xxx

  7. What a gorgeous powder! I would definitely consider spending that much... maybe. xD

    New follower here x

    Sheri | Behind The Frames

  8. Been eyeing up these Ambient powders forever, but I'm not sure if they would work with my combination/oily skin. But I will definitely be splurging on their blushes once I get a hold of them :)

  9. You always have the most beautiful glowing skin anyway...but yes, the powder does look incredible as well. I think its worth it because powders always last for ages and don't go off, so worth the splurge!!

    Sarah |

  10. I am dying to get my paws on one of these powders, I really want the palette too, so beautiful! Gorgeous photographs!

    Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

  11. So beautiful!


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