Quick Review: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder


What is it?

The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder is a finishing powder. It gives your skin the appearance of being in really flattering light. According to Hourglass, the powders capture, diffuse, and soften the way the light hits your skin to give you a luminescent appearance. Basically, they cast a very flattering glowy finish. They all have a powdery texture and require very minimal application. There are about 6 different shades – each one has a different look and serves a different purpose. The shade I have is Diffused Light. It is a soft, pale yellow color that is meant to reduce redness and shine. It also is supposed to “give skin clarity.” This product is extremely versatile. You can use it as a highlighter. You can apply it to the places you want to lighten or draw attention to on your face – I usually apply some to my cheekbones, the bridge of my nose, cheekbones, and  forehead. You can also use it as an all over powder.  This product is different from other highlighters because it gives a very natural finish. It’s not the type of product that you apply and see the difference right away.  It gives you just the slightest natural glow on your skin but really makes you look flawless.


Worth The Hype?

I love this product. Although it is pretty expensive – I bought mine at Sephora for $45 – I think this product is definitely worth it. I hesitated doing a review on this it because it really is hard to say what makes this product so amazing. If you were to just look at it without knowing it’s purpose, you would probably have no idea why someone would spend $45 on it. It really is unlike any other product I’ve ever used. It casts such a flattering glow on your skin – and the best part is it looks natural. I find that with a lot of highlighters, I look like a disco ball after I apply them. I have to sit there blending and blending to achieve a semi-natural look. When I apply this, I don’t even blend it in because it is so light and transparent. You also only need a very little bit of product. I love how many different uses it has. You can create so many different looks with it. There are also so many different shades that will work great for all different skin tones. Diffused Light works perfect for me. I have a lot of redness and this helps to cancel it out while also giving me a luminescent finish. I have very oily skin and I find that using this helps to control shine all day – amazing! It is a very light shade so I can apply it all over without it being too much. This product just really makes you glow. It gives you such a natural and light “barely there” finish but it works better than any other highlighting product I’ve used. The right lighting can really make a difference and Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder proves it!



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