Review and Swatches: Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder in Dim Light and Radiant Light

Hourglass Ambient Lighting PaletteA case of bronchitis complicated by a severe allergic reaction to penicillin (full body drug rash?! #aintnobodygotimeforthat) that left me in a semi-comatose Benadryl induced stupor…wait, where was I going with this? Oh, right. I’m very behind on blogging. Because I was sick and stuff.

There won’t be any arm swatches for at least another three days because I am still splotchy and unsightly. Thankfully I tend to swatch and photograph products in bulk so I am set for writing material until I have fully recuperated. The time for the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder has come and gone, but two of the three shades are permanent and worth of praise.

hourglass ambient lighting radiant dimDim Light, Incandescent Light (LE), Radiant Light

I am completely besotted with the whole range of Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders. If you are still on the fence, rest assured these are NOT a gimmick! Each powder has a unique purpose and can be used all over the face or in strategic areas. I recently acquired Dim Light and Radiant Light in smaller versions as part of the Limited Edition Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette. The middle shade, Incandescent Light, is equally wonderful but was limited edition. I’m thinking of starting a petition to make it permanent. It’s a dream to highlight with.

hourglass ambient lighting swatch radiant dimDim Light, Incandescent Light, Radiant Light
Top with Flash in Low Light
Bottom with Flash
hourglass ambient lighting swatch dim radiant

Dim Light: A neutral peach beige powder that blurs imperfections and highlights a radiant complexion with the perfect balance of warm and cool tones. This shade can be applied all over the skin in a sheer layer or more concentrated to the high points of the face as a highlighter.

Radiant Light: A sun-kissed golden beige that enhances the overall complexion with believable, subtle warmth, and also extends a summer glow. One of the most pigmented of the Ambient Lighting Powders, I think it is best suited as a topper to blush (or in lieu of) and over bronzer, especially if you have fair skin like me. Medium skintones could use this as a highlighter.

For a full review and swatches of Diffused Light, Ethereal Light, Luminous Light and Mood Light, click here.

Grade: A+

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