This is yet another blush review, this time the Ambient light blush from Hourglass. One of the products I really love from Hourglass is the Ambient Lighting Powder. So when they launched the new blush range along the same line curiosity got the better of me.
Discover a new way to blush. Hourglass has fused Ambient Lighting Powder, the cutting-edge collection of finishing powders, with an array of vivid cheek colors, creating a hybrid product that is unique, contemporary, and revolutionary. Unlike traditional blush, which tends to be flat, Ambient Lighting Blush uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension. The airy, lightweight powders contain optically transparent particles that amplify the colors to a multidimensional level—effectively reinventing the way you view blush. Each hand-made blush is formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder, and no two look alike. The six shades ranging from soft coral to cool pink are a wardrobe of captivating accent lights for cheeks. They deliver a radiant, natural finish and offer buildable color to imbue the entire complexion with an otherworldly glow.
Price: $ 35 for 0.15oz
How it fared:
Hourglass describes the shade Radiant Magenta as a golden fuschia blush combined with radiant light for a summer glow. Based on the description I had my mind set on a deep bright fuschia shade. Radiant Magenta comes out as a medium bright warm pink shade. Though it didn’t fit the whole fuschia image, it is still a very pretty natural looking pink on me . So I should say I am pretty happy with the outcome.
As with the Ambient lighting powders this does seem powdery when picked up using the brush. But once on, these apply seamlessly and blend well rendering a natural soft flushed look. The pigmentation is medium to buildable. One very noticeable feature is how natural it looks even on layering. It does not turn cakey or touch powdery on layering. The blush blends seamlessly. The texture is smooth and very very finely milled and quite similar to the Ambient lighting Powders. The finish is ore satin without any obvious shimmer or sparkle. The shade Radiant Magenta wore well for nearly 6+ hours on me before showing signs of fading.
- Finely milled smooth texture
- Blends seamlessly
- Gorgeous warm pink shade
- Soft natural flushed look
- Gorgeous finish
- Layers well
- Buildable color payoff
- Lasts for 6+ hrs without fading
Overall Verdict: If you love the texture and finish of the Ambient Lighting Powders, you might find this right up your alley. If you are looking for a bright pop of color in one go, this might not be it. I personally love it and Radiant Magenta is a shade worth trying.