Sunday, March 24, 2013

Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Radiant Light


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 :)

xoxo
Michelle

14 comments:

  1. Thanks for the review. I picked this up and returned it. I may give it another try.

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    1. You're welcome. Why did you return it? do you remember what color you got?

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  2. It looks very nice on you. Do you prefer this to the Guerlain meteorites?

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    1. Absolutely and one of the reasons why I prefer this is because it's a lot more travel friendly. Also, I feel this shows up a lot better on my skin.

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  3. So glad to see you back! This looks really good on you, how would you compare this to the new NARS translucent powder? I only have room in my budget for one:(

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    1. It's good to be back dear, I hope to post more soon. This is not very comparable to the NARS translucent powder, I tried NARS briefly but I didn't like it so I returned it. Nars is more like a setting powder, it looks matte when applied and in photos it captures light but I thought the loose one had a white cast on me and the pressed on was very hard to get on the brush, It just didnt work out for me.

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  4. This looks lovely on you! Initially I thought this was more for highlight purposes like the Mac ED SKF but it seems it can be used as a finishing powder as well. Does it compare to anything else you have used? uptowngrl575 IG/YT

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    1. Hey girl, yes it's kind of like a 2 in 1 product and the closest thing that I've tried to this is the Guerlain meteorites pearls, they are both in the same category but Hourglass shows up better on me.

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    2. I picked up the hourglass in Dim light... I think I like but I'm testing it on top of different bases uptowngrl575 YT/IG

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  5. Love it! Love the shade and it def looks great on you. I am thinking of trying it out for it seems like it gives a nice coverage.

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  6. This looks great on you, I contemplated getting radiant light, but opted for dim instead. I have a blogpost on it, it has less shimmer so thought it would work better on my combination skin for the summer months, but thinking of getting either radiant or diffused for colder months when my skin is on the dry/dehydrated side. Absolutely loving it though.

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  7. I want to try the Radiant Light for all-over setting powder, and maybe one of the lighter ones for highlighting (not all at once) lol. Do you think it would work for Mac NW47 skin?

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  8. It looks amazing on you and its because of your review and pics that I succumbed and purchased their new LE palette. I am not sure how I feel about it though, it's kind of greasy feeling (after wearing a couple of hours) and seems to highlight my fine lines. No fault of yours though, we can't always love the same products! Anyway I will keep trying to find a way to make it work for me. Maybe as a highlighter only?

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  9. You look absolute radiant in it!!! I have Tan golden/yellow undertone. In some foundations, I am either third or second from last of the darkest shade. I am currently using Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector in Moonstone. Do you think Hourglass Ambient blush in Radient, the shade that you're using now, would work for me?

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