Ambient Lighting Blush
Hourglass' Ambient Lighting Blush is a mica-based, fragrance-free blush which excels in terms of its velvety-smooth, pressed powder texture that allows you to build color without looking powdery or cakey. The marbleized shade range is built on hues of pink, peach, and beigey-mauve, each with a light-reflective quality that imparts subtle luminosity.
The Ethereal Glow and Dim Infusion shades go on the sheerest, while the others impart more pigmentation but still leave cheeks looking naturally flushed. There isn't a whole lot of variety in the shade range so not everyone will find a color to complement their skin tone, but those that do will love the lightweight texture and super smooth, luminous wear. Consider Ambient Lighting Blush a beauty splurge that's worth the money!
- Velvety, pressed powder texture goes on smooth.
- Buildable color without looking powdery or cakey.
- Subtle, light-reflective luminosity.
- Lack of shades for every skin tone.
Hourglass Cosmetics bills itself as luxury performance makeup, and for the most part that description is apt. The luxury aspect is apparent in the brand's packaging, which evokes sophistication and glamour. As for what's inside, while not every Hourglass product is a blockbuster, it has a number of strong products in its lineup, particularly its Ambient Lighting collection of powder makeup products. There are also some standout options for lip colors, and its Veil Fluid Makeup Oil SPF 15 foundation is a blogger and Beautypedia favorite for good reason (you can find out exactly why in our individual review). Hourglass does offer a small selection of skincare, but when it comes to this brand makeup is truly where its strengths lie.
For more information about Hourglass Cosmetics, visit www.hourglasscosmetics.com or call 310-392-7799.
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