Since I am on a blush kick this week, I thought I would take a moment to talk about one of my current favorite blushes. The Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush retails at Sephora for $48. It is available in 4 shimmer finishes and six radiant finishes. Also available in 4 mini sizes for $32. If you are going to get this product do buy the full sized one. Full size is 0.15oz/4.25g whereas the mini size is 0.04oz/1.3g of product.
The packaging on this product is so beautiful. A reflective gold case that admittedly does collect fingerprints easily opens to reveal a huge and beautiful blush pan. A small mirror is included and there is no brush. This is a pigment and powder marriage that is made in heaven. The coverage is soft and buildable. The powder helps to mattify and enhance the skin to glowy levels. I purchased the shade Mood Exposure. It is a deep plum color that works beautifully to give me that flushed look.
The overall effect of this is a soft, glowy look that is so airbrushed and stunning. If you get the chance to look at them in Sephora, I know that you will be just as enthralled as I was. It is a splurge that is worth the money in my humble opinion.
As described on the Sephora website:
What it is:
A groundbreaking hybrid that combines the customized lighting effects of Ambient Lighting Powder or Strobe Powder with a spectrum of breathtakingly modern hues.
What it does:
While traditional blush tends to be flat, the Ambient® Lighting Blush Collection uses Photoluminescent Technology to exhibit depth and dimension with seamless blending. The handmade powders are formulated using an advanced miscelare technique—which means “to mix” in Italian—creating the perfect balance of pigment and powder. No two look alike.
The Ambient® Lighting Blush Collection features airy, lightweight blushes to flatter a range of skin tones. Hourglass’s original collection of Ambient® Lighting Blush fuses universally flattering Ambient Lighting Powders with vivid cheek colors for soft-focus, multidimensional color with a naturally radiant finish. The new collection of Ambient Strobe Lighting Blush fuses the illuminating effects of Ambient Strobe Lighting Powder with modern color to brighten cheeks for glowing, lit-from-within color with a shimmer finish.
What it is formulated WITHOUT:
What else you need to know:
The optically transparent particles alter the appearance of the skin by manipulating and refracting favorable light. The result is skin that looks smooth, even, and enhanced—not masked. The soft-focus technology helps to minimize the look of wrinkles and imperfections, neutralize discoloration, and emulate the appearance of young, healthy skin.
“Traditional blush can read as flat, and so I was inspired to create something that was far more seamless. The Ambient Lighting Blush Collection fuses two advanced formulas to create something entirely new. It’s unlike any other product on the market.”—Carisa Janes, Hourglass Brand Founder
Hourglass products are 100 percent cruelty-free.
Mica, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Octyldodecanol, Benzoic Acid, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Dehydroacetic Acid, Diamond Powder, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Laureth-7, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Phenoxyethanol, Polyacrylamide, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Potassium Sorbate, Silica, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Sorbic Acid, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate. May Contain (+/-): Red 7 Lake (Ci 15850), Yellow 5 Lake (Ci 19140), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Bismuth Oxychloride (Ci 77163), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891)
You may wish to give this product a pass if:
- You are allergic to Dimethicone
- You are sensitive to dyes
- You want a Vegan product
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