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The wild popularity and rave reviews of the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette prompted the company to repromote this superb product, and if you missed it the first time you can take a long sigh of relief that one can now be yours. All I can say is that I haven't been able to put mine down since receiving it, and will definitely be hitting the pan on this palette!Hourglass,
Create your perfect light with this palette featuring three shades of Ambient Lighting Powder. Each of the high-tech, soft-focus finishing powders recreates an exquisitely flattering light source. The powders can be applied individually or layered to imbue skin with a multidimensional glow.
This palette contains:
Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with a balance of warm and cool tones.
Incandescent Light: An opalescent pearl powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial glow (Exclusive to this palette).
Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow.
Dust powders over the face using the Ambient Powder Brush to create an illuminated complexion.
• A trio of our best-selling Ambient Lighting Powders.
• Powders capture, diffuse and soften the way light is reflected on skin, brighten the appearance, and conceal imperfections, pores and wrinkles.
• Unlike traditional finishing powders that use opaque pigments, Ambient utilizes Photoluminescent Technology—micron-size, soft-focus particles that refract light and create transparent coverage.
• The powders can be applied individually or layered to imbue skin with a multidimensional glow.
• Universal powders make them suitable for every skin tone, and they can be worn for day and night.
• Free of parabens, talc, fragrance, nano-particles and gluten.
Left to Right Clockwise: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette, Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light (reviewed here) and Ambient Lighting Blush in Ethereal Glow (reviewed here).
Dim Light: "A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with a balance of warm and cool tones."
Dim Light is a pale neutral to warm leaning light beige with a very subtle luminescent sheen. I love to lightly dust it all over my face, and the result is that it imparts a lovely ethereal glow that is quite natural looking. It works wonders in its ability to blur imperfections, and never settles into pores or fine lines.
Incandescent Light: "An opalescent pearl powder that highlights the cheekbones and brightens the complexion with a celestial glow" (Exclusive to this palette).
Incandescent Light is a lovely very light pale beige shade that is a gorgeously glowing shimmery powder that really does offer a celestial glow as Hourglass suggests. However, the increased shimmer most assuredly does not translate to unrefined glitter that settles into pores or fine lines. Instead, this gorgeous luminous powder captures the light beautifully as in enhances cheekbones and generally brightens and illuminates the complexion. I hope that Hourglass decides to launch Incandescent Light in the full size because it it a spectacular addition to their beautiful Ambient Lighting range of products.
Radiant Light: "A sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow."
Radiant Light is aptly described as "a sun-kissed golden beige powder that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow." While you could certainly lightly brush Radiant Light all of your face, or anywhere you want to create the illusion of a sun-kissed complexion, I prefer to inscribe a "3" and a "reverse 3" on my face. By beginning with a sweep in the shape of a three from my temples, to just below my cheekbones, and then terminating at my jawline- I am able to achieve the perfect lightly bronzed effect. This method, particularly when applied with a light-hand, offers an ethereal sun-kissed glow that appears natural and believable. Therefore, I find Radiant Light to function perfectly as a bronzer, and unlike most bronzers this one does not oxidize on my skin leaving me with an orange cast. Radiant Light is ultra-finely milled, blends beautifully on the skin, and leaves behind a praiseworthy and gorgeous sun-kissed glow.
The first three swatch photographs were applied heavily.
Left to Right: Dim Light, Incandescent Light and Radiant Light
While the formula can be built up or sheered out, for the most natural appearance and natural glow-- I would suggest blending them out to perfection.
Pictures above and below are blended.
$58.00 from Hourglass Cosmetics, Sephora, Space NK US, SpaceNK UK, Barneys New York & Bergdorf Goodman (Affiliate Links).
About Hourglass Luxury Performance Makeup: Hourglass exists at the revolutionary intersection of science, beauty and luxury. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. Complexion products are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create virtually surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging—Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art.
Hourglass is a cruelty-free company.
Press Samples provided by Hourglass Cosmetics. All views expressed are categorically my own.
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