HOURGLASS AMBIENT LIGHTING BLUSH

I spent the second half of 2013 raving about the Hourglass Ambient Lighting powders which barged their way into my non-powder using life and changed it forever. I can’t get enough of the light textured, glow inducing powders and so when I heard of a possible blush sibling I was a very excited girl. Blush is my thing and one of the products I can’t live without so I’ve been putting them to test and I’m ready to report back. 

The blushers are £28 each and are now available on pre-order on Space NK. There are six different shades, each individual blush with it’s unique hand-made swirl. The effect is somewhat along the same lines as the original powders, illuminating, glowing and give that ‘lit from within’ look. Although the brighter blush shades are all mixed in with lighter powders, they still give really good pigmentation and show up more than you would think. The shades are easy to blend and leave a flush of colour with a beautiful sheen for a subtle highlight. 

The shade ‘Mood Exposure’ didn’t appeal to me at first, as out of all of them it is more like a bronzer but after trying it, I’m now in love. It sits in the same category at NARS Douceur as a sort of “contour with a flush” shade, although I’d say it’s rosier than Douceur. For something brighter, ‘Radiant Magenta’ is a combination of a fuchsia blush with a soft Radiant Light Ambient Powder. Swirled together and applied on the cheeks it can either be worn as a sheer bright pink or built up to be something more dramatic. 

I love the finish of these and they remind me of the MAC mineralize blushers. I’d definitely recommend them and I’ll be looking into some of the softer, peach shades too!

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