The latest IT powder to turn the makeup world upside down is the new Ambient Lighting powders by Hourglass (10g $45).
They come in 6 distinctive shade and they have been described to "recreate the most exquisitely flattering types of light" depending on your skintone and lighting desire.
These talc free powders are made to capture and diffuse light evenly onto the skin, they've been infused with soft focus technology to help blur imperfections like fine lines and pores. Hourglass uses photo luminescent technology which makes these powders transparent so that all you see is a "glow"
Lets talk Radiant Light, which is what I'm wearing and have been wearing non stop for close to a month.
Radiant Light is a warm golden beige. Remember, these are finishing powders but you can also use them in certain areas that you want to highlight especially if you have oily skin and like to stay away from the all over luminosity on the skin. I must say that these powders are very fine and soft.
I am wearing YSL Le Teint Touche Eclat foundation reviewed here which provides luminosity on the skin already and I lightly dusted radiant light with Laura Mercier fan brush. You can also set your foundation with a setting powder first and finish with the ambient powder.
What I really love about radiant light is that it doesn't give that visible white cast on my darker skin, thanks to the photo luminescent technology :)
Along with the ambient powders is the ambient powder brush ($35) which is what I used until I figured out how I liked the look with the fan brush when I used it as a setting powder. This brush is very densely packed and made with high grade taklon bristles which is a synthetic alternative to animal hair brushes , you definitely have a lot of control especially when you are only highlighting certain areas on the face
So, breaking it down for ya! I use Laura Mercier fan brush when I use the powder as a finishing touch and I use the ambient powder brush when I only want to highlight certain areas in my face.
Oh, and to make you drool even more, these ambient powders are free of paragons, talc, fragrance, nano-particles and gluten :)
You can't go wrong with these powders, I recommend going into a store and trying it on your face before making a decision as these aren't soo easy on the wallet :)